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Monday, October 28, 2013

Prayers Too Many...


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 भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः 
तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑ण्यं 
भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि। 
धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त्॥ 

Gayatri Mantra was my first lesson in hymns. I recited it with closed eyes and folded hands every time my mother asked me to. At 4, all I knew was if you recite it with devotion, closed eyes and folded hands, all your prayers would be answered. Well, I kind of still believe in it. A pure heart and an honest prayer never go wrong.

My reasons for prayer are too many. From a tiny glitch I'm unable to solve to the happiness of my loved ones, I pray to Almighty for various reasons. Praying is my way of connecting with God. I feel even if my prayers won’t be answered, I will find peace of mind and positive energy to face all the difficulties. When I pray, I ask for God’s wishes so that I can complete my task. Sometimes, I bribe him with ladoos and sleep with faith that He will swing his magic wand and my wish will be fulfilled. God may be late in answering my prayers but they never go unanswered and that's why my list of prayers has only increased over the years.

~ My reasons to pray ~

Everyday divine ritual, 
Of Diya and Agarbathi,
Closed eyes, folded hands,
Praying to Deities adorned with garlands.

Holy chants echo,
During the festive season.
I pray for money, health and family,
Sometimes I pray for no reason.

I sing vedic hymns,
Faith resonating everywhere.
Praying for prosperity,
At times I offer a silent prayer.

Let me be more wise, 
My brother less spend thrift.
Oh God! Don’t let ongoing cricket match, 
Create a dining table rift.

I pray to Almighty,
Even for a stress-free day,
To take away my biggest of fears,
I whisper prayers in Nandi's ears.

Keep my family blessed,
My loved ones happy,
Peace all around and hatred go away,
With devotion I pray.

Come Diwali,
Come this festive season.
With increased fervor,
I'll pray for endless reasons.

And this Diwali when I'll worship Goddess Lakshmi, I won't keep any stone unturned to make her happy. I'll make sure to sing the slokas and arti with proper pronunciation and doing the pooja without missing anything and for that I would buy Lakshmi Pooja Pack. No matter how much planning I do, in the rush of festivities, I always miss a thing or a two. Last year, I forgot to keep roli in pooja thali. And when you know that all the preparations are done, you can do pooja without rush, enjoy and teach the traditions to the little ones in the family. So, this Diwali no matter whether you pray for a high rank in school or a big car, don't forget to be prepared with Lakshmi Pooja Pack and make the celebrations a memorable one.

...And I hope all your prayers will be answered.

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44 comments:

  1. Lovely post Saru :) Prayer indeed has the power to bring peace to our souls. Prayers turns the 'impossible' to 'possible'. And yes 'God's delays are not God's denials' - I have experienced it personally :)

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Diwali :)

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  2. It's been a joyous celebrating post....
    May god bless all of us...!

    It was a soulful prayer.

    Have a blast this "DIWALI". Enjoy....

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  3. Lovely take. In an age where even God has been corrupted and scammed, the most important things to pray for are a discerning multitude and peace in the land (and homes).

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  4. Lovely Lines... :)
    Indeed Everyone has a Reason to Pray and Our Prayers never go unanswered.. :D
    Good Luck for the Contest.. :D

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  5. I pray for reasons known and unknown. It started as a prompt and I now continue it because it keeps me at peace. Nice one Saru!

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  6. Well written. Yes sometimes our prayers are for silly things like dining table rifts over cricket. Wish u a happy Diwali

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  7. Beautiful prayer! Am sure Godess Laxmii heard your prayer Saru and blessing would follow:) BTW we all forget a thing or too when gettng ready for prayer, sometimes the flowers at other times camphor!

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  8. Wish you a very Happy Diwali in advance Saru :)

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  9. Let us pray and hope...Having it all answered is God will...Lovely post

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  10. really its true reasons for prayer are too many. wonderful blog. Visit my blog: detox diet plan

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  11. wish you a happy diwali in advance.

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  12. Happy diwali Saru...yes, we all pray for different reasons on different seasons. Sweet post.:-)
    Good luck for the contest..

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  13. Oh God! Don’t let ongoing cricket match,
    Create a dinning table rift.


    This one was the most genuine and different reason to pray that anyone has mentioned :D

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  14. 'A pure heart and an honest prayer never goes wrong.'
    So true...well written.

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  15. Nice post! i love the mention of cricket in your prayers, gave it a nice touch :)

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  16. Saru,
    I enjoyed reading it. Prayers help calm our minds. I sometimes wonder, if God would have really eaten all the ladoos that we offer, will we still continue offering those?

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  17. Prayer is a source of communication with God. Prayer can clear human obstacles out of the way in order for God to work.!!! Nice Post

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  18. liked the way you used Gayatri Mantra here for the post ! .. well written as always :)

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  19. Here after a long time........happy as always :)

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  20. Thank you so much....I so need prayers for healthy life ahead

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  21. I'm of the opinion that people don't need prayers as much as a good heart.

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  22. I agree with you., list of prayers have increased.

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  23. True Prayer in my Heart is the backbone of my Confidence in life!

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  24. Where there is hope, there is prayer :)

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  25. Happy Diwali, Saru and all the best. :)

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  26. Touching, heartfelt and connecting !! Loved it and yeah, we all have that corner of asking more and more from God knowing one day or the other those wishes will come true. The Faith, The God.... Wishing you and your family a very very Happy & Prosperous Diwali !!

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  27. Beautifully penned as always...Reasons and ways to pray vary but indeed the bottom line is same, to make our wishes come true.
    Happy Diwali to you and you family... and Good luck with the contest dear :)

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  28. Let me be wise and my brother less spendthrift...ha ha. That is so sweet. Lovely as always.

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  29. Me too an ardent fan of Gayatri Mantra... thats my best prayer any time of the day..

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  30. Cool Saru! I feel Prayer is the only means of communication between God and a devotee..

    Happy Diwali :)

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  31. Very nice, saru!
    congrats for the prize! :)

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  32. have a safe diwali :) Congrats for the win Saru :) truly a wonderful and well deserved post it is :)

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  33. Very True. When we pray, we give words to our problems, it helps us understand what our problems are. A sincere prayer from the heart will always reach the ears of God. And More importantly, it will reach our ears and help us understand it better :-)

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  34. @Everyone - Thank you for your warm wishes. :)

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