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The following are mantras and accompanying meditations for various Hindu gods and the gifts you can receive from them. While any number of times you repeat them works, the traditional number of times you say a mantra is 108 (the number on eastern prayer beads).

Agni
God of Fire
Mantra:

agne naya supatha raye'saman
visvani deva vayunadi vidvan
yuyodhyamaj juhur anameno
bhuyistham te nama uktim vidhema



Meditation:
O fire! O self-effulgent, omniscient lord, cast out from us all debasing and sinful desires and habits, and lead us by the path of righteousness to the attainment of all true knowledge and worldly riches. For this we offer unto you profound obeisance and praise.

Blessings:



  • Improved digestion


  • True knowledge and worldly riches


  • Acquisition of inner powers through yoga


  • Freedom from debasing desires and habits




Ardhanarishwar
The Divine Androgyne
Mantra:

prapanca-srty-unmukha-lasyakayai
samasta-samharaka-tandavaya
namah sivayai ca namah sivaya



Meditation:
She dances to create the world, while he dances to wind it all up. She is the mother of the universe, he is its only father. I bow down to Shiva and Shivani.

Blessings:



  • Felicity in married life


  • Raising the kundalini energy


  • Transcendental knowledge of universal oneness


  • Ability to harmonize opposing viewpoints or forces




Balaram
Wielder of the Plow
Mantra:

namas te halika rama namas te musalayudha namas te revatinatha namas te bhakta-vatsala namas te balinam srestha namas te dharani-dhara pralambare namas te'stu trahi mam krsna-purvaja



Meditation:
Salutations to you, bearer of the plow and club. Salutations to you, O husband of Revati, who is so affectionate to his devotees. Salutations to you, the best of the powerful, the lifter of the earth, the enemy of Pralamba and the older brother of Sri Krishna. Please protect me!

Blessings:



  • Protection and loyalty


  • Brotherly love and service


  • Spiritual and moral strength


  • Freedom from the evils of intoxication




Bhadrakali
Goddess of Darkness
Mantra:

jayanti mangale kali
bhadrakali kapalini
durge ksame sive dhatri
svadhe svahe namo'stu te



Meditation:
Victorious one, auspicious one, Kali! Bhadrakali! Wearer of the skull garland! O mother! All-forgiving protector and nurse! Sacred syllable of the sacrifice, I bow down to you.

Blessings:


  • Worldly power


  • Earthly enjoyment


  • Fearlessness in battle


  • Access to feminine powers and virtues



    Bhumi

    Mother Earth

    Mantra:


    samudra-mekhale devi


    parvata-stana-mandale


    visnu-patni namas tubhyam


    pada-sparsam ksamasva me



    Meditation:


    O Bhumi! You are girdled by the oceans and the mountains are your breasts. O wife of Vishnu, I offer you my salutations. Forgive me for treading on you.



    Blessings:



    • Fertility of the land


    • Expansion and growth


    • Profusion of natural resources


    • Protection of the natural environment




    Brahman

    God of Creation

    Mantra:


    om na tvad etany anyo


    vista jatani parita babhuva


    yat-kamas te juhumas tan no astu


    vayam syama patayo rayinam



    Meditation:


    O lord of all creatures! None other than you excels all these and other created things. You are above all. You are supreme. May you fulfill our cherished desires and may we possess bounteous wealth and other things of the world.



    Blessings:



    • Instills creativity


    • Overcoming infertility


    • Happiness in this world


    • Aids in the learning process



    Brihaspati

    Preceptor of the Gods

    Mantra:


    devanam ca rsinam ca


    gurun kancana-samnibham


    buddhi-bhutam trilokesam


    tam namami brihaspatim



    Meditation:


    I bow down to Brihaspati, god of the planet Jupiter. He is the spiritual master of all the demigods and sages. His complexion is golden, and he is full of intelligence. He is the controlling lord of all three worlds.



    Blessings:



    • Power and prestige in society


    • Worldly knowledge, especially of law


    • Capacity to act as teacher and spiritual master


    • Ability to carry out advisory and ministerial duties




    The Buddha

    Lord of Compassion

    Mantra:


    yasya sabhru-bhramakampa


    mara-ramah sa-sainakah


    cakur na ragam na dvesam


    sa santyai sugato'stu vah



    Meditation:


    May the one who achieved enlightenment, who felt neither attraction nor hate for the countless armies of courtesans sent to tempt him by the lord of this world, bring you peace.



    Blessings:



    • Nonviolence


    • Attainment of nirvana


    • Detachment from worldly temptations


    • Readiness and ability to pass knowledge on to others




    Chaitanga Mahaprabhu

    The Golden Avatar

    Mantra:


    namo maha-vadanyaya


    krsna-prema-pradaya te


    krsnaya krsna-caitanya-


    namne gaura-tvise namah



    Meditation:


    O incarnation of great munificence, O Krishna Chaitanya, you have come to give love of God to all the world. You are Krishna himself, but your color is golden. I pay homage to you.



    Blessings:



    • A compassionate nature


    • Love of God and humanity


    • Munificence, charity and service


    • Perfection in the chanting of God's name




    Chandra

    The Moon God

    Mantra:


    dadhi-sanki-tusarabham


    ksitrodarnava-sambhavam


    namami sasinam somam


    sambhor mukta-bhusanam



    Meditation:


    Salutations to the Moon God, who adorns Lord Shiva's crown. His complexion is the color of curd, conch shells and snow. Born of the ocean of milk, he is the bestower of the nectar of immortality.



    Blessings:



    • Purification of the blood


    • Nourishment of the crops


    • Subduing mental ills and anxieties


    • Overcoming pessimism and madness




    Dhanvantari

    God of Medicine

    Mantra:


    vande dhanvantarim visum


    dyur-veda-pravartakam


    piyusa-purna-kalasam


    smrta-matrarti-nasanam



    Meditation:


    I offer homage to Dhanvantari, the portion of Vishnu who initiated the practice of medicine. He holds a container full of ambrosia, and simply remembering him removes all physical suffering.



    Blessings:



    • Freedom from disease


    • Greater health and well-being


    • Mastery of the medical sciences


    • Spiritual knowledge and liberation




    Durga Devi

    Goddess of Material Energy

    Mantra:


    yu devi sarva-bhutesu


    saki-rupena samsthita


    namas tasyai namas tasyai


    namas tasyai namo namah



    Meditation:


    I bow down again and again to the goddess who is manifest in all creatures as strength and power.



    Blessings:



    • Personal empowerment


    • Destruction of ignorance


    • Development of spiritual forces


    • Suppression of negative psychic influences




    Ganesh

    Remover of Obstacles

    Mantra:


    gajananam bhuta-ganadi-sevitam


    kapittha-jambu-phala-sara-bhaksitam


    uma-sutam soka-visana-karanam


    namami vighnesvara-pada-pankajam



    Meditation:


    I pray to the lotus feet of Ganesh, the remover of obstacles, the elephant-headed lord of all creatures, who drinks the juice of the kapittha and jambu fruits, the son of Uma who destroys all sorrows.



    Blessings:



    • Removing obstacles


    • Peace and prosperity


    • Physical and mental powers


    • Success in initiating new ventures




    Ganga

    Goddess of Heavenly Ambrosia

    Mantra:


    baddhanjalir naumi kuru prasadam


    apurva-mata bhava devi gange


    ante vayasy anka-gataya mahyam


    adeha-bandhaya payah prayaccha



    Meditation:


    With folded hands, I offer you my salutations, O Ganga Devi! Please be compassionate and treat me like your own child. I pray that on my last day on earth you will take me into your watery lap and grant me liberation from this body.



    Blessings:



    • Purification from sin


    • Pacification of worldly desires


    • Liberation at the time of death


    • Remedy for physical disease




    Garuda

    Carrier of Vishnu

    Mantra:


    garuda vinata-suno


    tarasvin visnu-vahana


    vihagendra namas tubhyam


    namo-bhujanga-bhaksine



    Meditation:


    O Garuda, sone of Vinata, you fly through the skies carrying Sri Vishnu on your back. O king of the birds, I offer salutations to you, the eater of snakes.



    Blessings:



    • Devotion to God


    • Protection from snakes


    • Security while traveling


    • Improved ability to serve God




    Gayatri Devi

    Mother of Devotion

    Mantra:


    brahma-rupini gayatri


    divye sandhye sarasvati


    ajare amare caiva


    brahma-yone namostu te



    Meditation:


    O Gayatri! You are the personification of Brahman. You are the goddess of knowledge, the divine twilight. You are ageless and immortal. You are the mother of the Vedic knowledge. I bow down to you.



    Blessings:



    • Peace of mind


    • Spiritual knowledge


    • Greater concentration


    • Ability to please all of the gods




    Gopal

    Lord of the Cows

    Mantra:


    alokya matur mukham adarena


    stanyam pibantam sarasiruhaksam


    sac-cin-mayam devam ananta-rupam


    balam mukundam manasa smarami



    Meditation:


    I meditate on the child Mukunda, the eternal god of unlimited spiritual forms, who looks affectionately at his mother's face as he suckles her breast.



    Blessings:



    • Perfection of parental love


    • Protection of one's children


    • Fertility and the well-being of newborns


    • Devotion to Krishna and those closest to him




    Hanuman

    The Monkey God

    Mantra:


    manojavam maruta-tulya-vegam


    jitendriyam buddhimatam varistham


    vatamajam vanara-yutha-mukhyam


    sri-rama-dutam sirasa namami



    Meditation:


    I bow down in homage to Hanuman, the general of the army of apes and Sri Rama's messenger, who travels with the speed of the mind and with the force of the wind, for he is the son of the wind god. He has conquered his senses and is the wisest of the wise.



    Blessings:



    • Capacity to persevere


    • Physical strength, fighting ability


    • Superhuman power to accomplish acts of service


    • Ability to increase one's attitude of love in performing selfless service



    Indra

    King of the Gods

    Mantra:


    yasman na rte vijayante janaso


    yam ydhyamana avase havante


    yo visvasya pratimanam babhuva


    yo acyuta-cyut sa janasa indrah



    Meditation:


    Without his help, no one is ever victorious. When in the midst of battle, it is to him that one should appeal for help. He is a match for all in this universe, for he moves the immovable - that is Indra.



    Blessings:



    • Physical virility


    • Wealth and success


    • Heroism and leadership


    • Security in times of aggression and war




    Jagannath

    Lord of the Universe

    Mantra:


    deva-deva jagannatha


    prapannarti-vinasana


    trahi mam pundarikaksa


    patitam bhava-sagare



    Meditation:


    O god of gods! O lord of the universe! Destroyer of the ills of those who have taken refuge in you! O lotus-eyed one! Please save me from the ocean of material existence into which I have fallen.



    Blessings:



    • Worldly power


    • Devotion to Krishna


    • Freedom from the cycle of birth and death


    • Perfection of the arts in the service of God




    Kali Ma

    Goddess of Destruction

    Mantra:


    pracanada-canda-mundayor maha-balaika-khandini


    hy aneka-runda-munda-yug-rane balaika-dayini


    kvacit tv asakti-karini rama-valasa-dayini


    mude'stu kalika sada samasta-papa-harini



    Meditation:


    May Kali, who takes away all sins, bring you joy. She was the only one able to destroy the terrible demons, Chanda and Munda. Kali gives courage and strength to a warrior on a battlefield littered with headless corpses. She robs the strength of those wno devoted to her, though she gives good fortune to those who are.



    Blessings:



    • Purification of the subtle force centers


    • Ascension of the divine kundalini energy


    • Happiness and fulfillment in this world


    • Divine ecstasy of the transcendent reality




    Kalki

    Destroyer of the Iron Age

    Mantra:


    kalkih kaleh kala-malat prapatu


    dharmavanaya krtavatarah



    Meditation:


    O Vishnu in the form of Kalki! Please rise up like the morning sun and pierce the darkness that has been brought on the world by the faithless and impure in this age of Kali.



    Blessings:



    • Strength in adversity


    • Overcoming arguments


    • Determination in combating evil


    • Escaping the negative influence of the age of Kali




    Kama Deva

    God of Love

    Mantra:


    namas te hema-garbhaya


    namas te makara-dhvaja


    ratikanta namas tubhyam


    trahi mam sambarantaka



    Meditation:


    Salutations to the golden one, whose banner is the dolphin. O destroyer of Shambara, husband of the goddess of sexual pleasure, be kind to me.



    Blessings:



    • Freedom from desire


    • Success in love or romance


    • Enhanced sexual performance


    • Ability to amuse and make people laugh




    Lord Kapila

    Knower of Matter and Spirit

    Mantra:


    param pradhanam purusam mahantam


    kalam kavim tri-vrtam loka-palam atmanubhutyanugata-prapancam


    svacchanda-saktim kapilam prapadye



    Meditation:


    I take refuge in Lord Kapila, the fully independent, powerful and transcendental lord. He is the master of the sum total of matter and the element of time. He is identical to the universe both because he is all-pervading and because he is its cause.



    Blessings:



    • Scientific knowledge


    • Power of discrimination


    • Divine understanding and liberation


    • Knowledge and mastery of the material elements




    Sri Krishna

    Lord of Love

    Mantra:


    he krsna karuna-sindho


    dina-bandho jagat-pate


    gopesa popika-kanta


    radha-kanta namo'stu te



    Meditation:


    O Krishna! Ocean of compassion! O friend of the most fallen! Lord of the universe! Lover of the gopis, O lover of Radha! I pay my obeisances to you.



    Blessings:



    • Sense of humor


    • Universal love and charity


    • Success in loving relationships


    • Carefree attitude toward life




    Kurma

    The Tortoise Avatar

    Mantra:


    ksitir ativipulatare tava tisthati prsthe


    dharani-dharana-kina-cakra-garisthe


    kesava dhrta-kaccapa-rupa jaya jagadisa hare



    Meditation:


    O Keshava! You became incarnate in the form of a tortoise! The world rested on the ample expanse of your shell, creating circular marks on it. Hail to you, Hari, lord of the universe!



    Blessings:



    • Diplomacy


    • Ability to provide support


    • Steadiness and dependability


    • Skills to manage contradictory forces




    Lakshmi

    Goddess of Fortune

    Mantra:


    siddhi-buddhi-prade devi


    Bhukti-mukti-pradayini


    mantra-murte sada devi


    maha-laksmi namo'stu te



    Meditation:


    O Maha Lakshmi! Bestower of success and intelligence, worldly ejoyment and liberation, I bow down to you, O goddess, whose form is the mystic syllable.



    Blessings:



    • Improved social status


    • Increased wealth and luxuries


    • Career promotion or acknowledgement


    • Good and faithful marriage partner, especially a wife




    Mahadev Shiva

    God of Destruction

    Mantra:


    om try-ambakam yajamahe


    sugandhim pusti-vardhanam


    urvarukam iva bandhanan


    mrty moksiya mamrtat



    Meditation:


    I worship the fragrant three-eyed god, Lord Shiva, who nourishes all beings. May he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality, as easily as one separates a cucumber from its stalk.



    Blessings:



    • Sexual prowess


    • Union with a good marriage partner


    • Detachment from life's unexpected changes


    • Numerous benefits, from worldly enjoyment to liberation




    Hohini Murti

    Divine Enchantress

    Mantra:


    asad-avisayam anghrim bhava-gamyam prapannan


    amrtam amara-varyan asayat sindhu-marthaym hapata-yuvati-veso mohayan yah surarims


    tam aham upasrtanam kama-puram nato'smi



    Meditation:


    Assuming the form of a young woman and thus bewildering the demons, the lord distributed the nectar produced from the churning of the ocean of milk to his devotees, the gods. Unto that lord, who always fulfills the desires of his devotees, I offer my respects.



    Blessings:



    • Taste the nectar of immortalilty


    • Ability to not be overcome by sexual guile


    • Perception to see through tricksters and cheats


    • Knowledge of when it is appropriate to give preferential treatment




    Nandi

    Carrier of Shiva

    Mantra:


    ghantalankrta-kanthaya


    nilakanthasya vahine


    namas te dharma-rupaya


    kutasthaya kakudmine



    Meditation:


    I offer salutations to the humped white bull, Nandi, whose neck is decorated with bells. He is the carrier of the blue-throated Shiva, the embodiment of dharma, as unshakable as the Himalayas.



    Blessings:



    • Grace of Shiva and Arvati


    • Ability to car out one's duty


    • Ability for ever-increasing service


    • Knowledge and understanding of one's duty




    Narasingha Deva

    Half Man, Half Lion Avatar

    Mantra:


    ito nrsimhah parato nrsimho


    yato yato yami tato nrsimhah


    bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho


    nrsimham adim saranam prapadye



    Meditation:


    The man-lion is here, the man-lion is there. Wherever I go, there is the man-lion. He is outside of me, yet he dwells in my heart. I take refuge in Narasingha, the man-lion, for he is the ultimate shelter



    Blessings:



    • Protection from evil forces


    • Ability to see God everywhere and in all things


    • Skillful sublimation of one's anger when it is not needed


    • Strength and courage to defy conventional authority for truth and justice




    Narada Muni

    Sage of the Gode

    Mantra:


    namo virinci-putraya


    devarsi-naradaya te


    bhagavam-nama-saktaya


    vina-vada-vinodine



    Meditation:


    I ovver salutations to Narada, the sage of the gods, the son of Brahma. He rejoices in playing the vina, which accompanies his constant singing of God's names.



    Blessings:



    • Musical ability


    • Knowledge of Vedic literature


    • Mastery of Bhakti yoga


    • Attachment to the singing of God's names




    Nataraj

    Lord of the Dance

    Mantra:


    sivaya natarajaya


    namas te visva-murtaya


    nupura-jhana-jhankaraih


    pada-khandita-mrtyave



    Meditation:


    I salute Shiva, the form of the universe and lord of the cosmic dance. With his ankle bells tinkling, he crushes death under his feet.



    Blessings:



    • Fearlessness


    • Joy of creativity


    • Perfection in the arts of music and dance


    • Finding pleasure in all circumstances of life




    Nityananda Prabhu

    Deliverer of the Most Fallen

    Mantra:


    nityanandam aham vande


    karunamaya-vigraham


    harinama-pradam devam


    avadhuta-sirosanim



    Meditation:


    I offer salutations to Nityananda Prabhu, the embodiment of compassion, who appeared as the topmost renunciate in order to distribute the holy names of God to all.



    Blessings:



    • Love of God


    • Empathy and love for humankind


    • Munificence, compassion and charity


    • Perfection in the chanting of God's name




    Parashuram

    Slayer of Demons

    Mantra:


    abhagnam jamadagnyo vah


    prayacchatu jayodayam


    yat kuthara-kathoragnau


    bhupalaih salabhayitam



    Meditation:


    May the son of Jamadagni, Parashuram, whose sharp ax was doom to the wicked kings, just as fire to the moth, bring you endless victory.



    Blessings:



    • Teaching ability


    • Ultimate justice for all


    • Skill in the martial arts


    • Converting warrior spirit and qualities into peaceful ones




    Parvati

    Queen of Ascetics

    Mantra:


    sarva-mangala-mangalye


    sive sarvartha-sadhike


    saranye try-ambike gauri


    narayani namo'stu te



    Meditation:


    O auspicious one, O partner of Lord Shiva! O golden one! You make all things possible. You are the refuge of all. You have the third eye of knowledge. I bow down to you.



    Blessings:



    • Defeat of enemies


    • Victory over obstacles


    • Strength in asceticism


    • Union with a spiritually powerful life partner




    Sri Radha

    Supreme Goddess

    Mantra:


    tapta-kancana-gaurangi


    radhe vrndavanesvari


    vrsabhanu-sute devi


    pranamami hari-priye



    Meditation:


    O golden-skinned Radha, queen of Vrindavan, daughter of Vrishabhanu and beloved of Krishna, I offer salutations to you.



    Blessings:



    • Faith in the power of love


    • Ability to win the heart of one's beloved


    • Increased devotion and attainment of divine love


    • Liberation from the pains of thwarted love




    Sri Rama

    King of Dharma

    Mantra:


    apadam apahartaram


    dataram sarva-sampadam


    lokabhiramam sri-ramam


    bhuyo bhuyo namamy aham



    Meditation:


    I repeatedly bow down to the pleasing form of Rama, who destroys all dangers and bestows all benedictions.



    Blessings:



    • Fidelity in marriage


    • Obedience as virtue


    • Security, name and status


    • Adherence to truth; keeping one's word




    Sesha Naga

    King of the Serpents

    Mantra:


    Yasyaika-sirse prthivi grhita


    siddharthavad dhy eva sahasra-murdhnah


    ananta-murteh phanti-nayakasya


    sesaya nagaya namo'stu tasamai



    Meditation:


    I bow down to Sesha Naga, the leader of all the hooded serpents, who takes an infinity of forms and who holds this earth like a mustard seed on just one of his thousands of heads.



    Blessings:



    • Patience and fortitude


    • Ability to serve with humility


    • Physical and mental strength


    • Ability to adjust to various circumstances




    Sita Devi

    Queen of Chastity

    Mantra:


    udbhava-sthita-samhara-


    karinim klesa-harinim


    sarva-sreyaskarim sitam


    nato'ham rama-vallabham



    Meditation:


    I offer my reverence to Rama's beloved Sita, the source of the world's creation. maintenance and destruction, the remover of all miseries and the bringer of all auspiciousness.



    Blessings:



    • Fidelity in love


    • Devotion to truth


    • Penance and tolerance


    • Power to improve upon one's self



    Skanda

    God of War

    Mantra:


    sad-ananam kunkuma-rakta-varnam


    maha-matim divya-mayura-vahanam


    rudrasya sunum sura-sainya-natham


    guham sadaham saranam prapadye



    Meditation:


    I take refuge in Karttikeya, the son of Shiva, who is the god of six faces that are as red as kunkum. This greatly wise deity leads the army of the gods while riding on the back of his divine peacock



    Blessings:



    • Preservation of youth


    • Prowess in the military arts


    • Strategic thinking in politics


    • Leadership qualities in times of peace




    Subhadra

    Bestower of Devotion

    Mantra:


    jaya devi bhakti-datri


    prasida paramesvari


    jaya devi subhadre tvam


    sarvesam bhadra-dayini



    Meditation:


    Glories to you, Subhadra, the bestower of bhakti! Be kind to me, O ruler of the universe! Please bestow auspiciousness on us all.



    Blessings:



    • Removal of illusion


    • Worldly power and grace


    • Blessing of devotion to Krishna




    Surya

    The Sun God

    Mantra:


    japa-kusuma-sankasam


    kasyapeyam maha-dyutim


    tamo'rim sarva papa-ghnam


    pranato'smi divakaram



    Meditation:


    Let us sing the glories of the sun god, whose beauty rivals that of the hibiscus flower. I bow to him, the greatly effulgent son of Kashyapa, who is the enemy of darkness and destroyer of all sins.



    Blessings:



    • Honor, status and fame


    • Reunion with one's beloved


    • Freedom from disease and ailments


    • General vitality, respect and power




    Varaha

    The Boar Avatar

    Mantra:


    vasati dasana-sikhare dharani tava lagna


    sasini kalanka-kaleva nimagna


    kesava dhrta-sukara-rupa jaya jagadisa hare



    Meditation:


    Hail to you, O lord of the universe! You have taken the form of a boar! The earth rests in peace on the tip of your tusk, like a stain on the disk of the moon



    Blessings:



    • Banishment of fear


    • Protecting the world's ecology


    • Intelligent use of the world's resources


    • Freedom from the fear of dirt and darkness




    Varuna

    Lord of the Seas

    Mantra:


    varunaya namas te'stu


    jala-vasa hari-priya


    yado-natha rasesana


    kalyanam dehi me sada



    Meditation:


    I bow down to Varuna, who lives in the oceans, is lord over the aquatic creatures, the deity of all liquids. May he ever bring us auspiciousness.



    Blessings:



    • Navigation of the seas


    • Success in fishing


    • Forgiveness for transgressions


    • Increase in love between man and woman




    Sri Vishnu

    Maintainer of the Universe

    Mantra:


    namas tibhyam suresaya


    visnave prabhavisnave


    purusaya puranaya


    nigunaya gundya ca



    Meditation:


    I offer homage to you, O master of all the gods! O Sri Vishnu, O supremely powerful one, you are the original conscious being. You are beyond the material qualities and yet you possess all the eternal virtues.



    Blessings:



    • Illumination of the heart


    • Achieving all success in life


    • Welfare for one's family


    • True reverence for life




    Vrinda Devi

    Goddess of Devotion

    Mantra:


    vrndayai tulasi-devyai


    priyayai kesavasya ca


    krsna-bhakti-prade devi


    satyavatyai namo namah



    Meditation:


    Salutations to you, Vrinda Devi! You are most dear to Keshava. O goddess! O form of truth! You bestow devotion to Krishna, so I bow down to you again and again.



    Blessings:



    • Residence in a holy place


    • Proximity to natural beauty


    • Devotion to Krishna or Vishnu


    • Physical health and well-being




    Vamana

    The Dwarf Avatar

    Mantra:


    trivikramo'stu bhutyai vah


    prag-laghvi madhyama tatah


    yasya pascad anantabhut


    sat-sangatir ivakrtih



    Meditation:


    May the god who took three steps ever bring you opulence. After taking one step he was still small; with his next, he grew larger, and then he revealed his infinite form with his third and final step, expanding just like good deeds in the company of the pious.



    Blessings:



    • Receiving charity


    • Resisting cheats and tricksters


    • Being charitable in the right spirit


    • Ability to use trickery for a good cause




    Yama

    Lord of Death

    Mantra:


    mrtyave kala-dandaya


    yamaya ca mahatmane


    namas te dharmarajaya


    sarva-bhuta ksayaya ca



    Meditation:


    Salutations to you, Yama, the lord of death, the punisher who comes in the form of time. Salutations to the god of the law and the ultimate destroyer of all beings.



    Blessings:



    • Knowledge of the law


    • Righteousness in action


    • Overcoming the fear of death

    • Steadfastness in the face of judgment