The Pancha Tattva Maha Mantra is a prayer for deliverance and protection. It is often recited before the chanting of the Maha Mantra.
Pancha Tattva Maha Mantra
The Maha Mantra is a prayer for deliverance, protection, and engagement in the Lord’s service.
Japa (Sanskrit: जप) is a spiritual discipline involving the meditative repetition of a mantra or a divine name. The mantra or name may be spoken softly, enough for the practitioner to hear it, or it may be spoken purely within the reciter's mind.
The Sanskrit word kirtan generally means glorification or praise, specifically of the Supreme Being, Krishna (God). When performed in a group setting, with musical instruments and call-and-response chanting, it is called sankirtan, or "complete kirtan."
Invoking The Holy Rivers
Ganga cha Yamuna chaiva Godavari Saraswati,
Narmada Sindhu Kaveri jalesmin sannidhim kuru
In this water, I invoke the presence of holy waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri.
Offering of bhoga
idam naivedyam aim gurave namah
[offering of fruit, water, sweets, grains, etc.]
idam sarvvam aim gurave namah
[Everything here prepared im offering to Guru Gauranga]