Each day, the Yogaville family gathers to pray together over their shared meals in the Sivananda Hall dining room. This is just one of the many ways that we connect with each other and strengthen the bonds of community. Over the years, many guests have asked if they could get a transcript of a recording of this daily prayer. We are happy to offer it here for you to listen and read along with in traditional Sanskrit and in the English translation. The translation is the one given to us by Sri Swami Satchidananda. We hope you enjoy this beautiful prayer offered to the infinite bounty of Mother Nature in your daily life, too.
1. Meal Prayer - Sanskrit
2. Meal Prayer - English
|Om Annapoorne Sadaapoorne
Shankara Praana Vallabhe
Jnaana Vairaagya Siddhyartham
Bikshan Dehee Cha PaarvatiMaataa Cha Paarvati Devee
Pitaa Devo Maheswaraha
Baandhavaah Siva Bhaktaaha
Swadeso Bhuvana TrayamHari Om Tat Sat BrahmaarpanamastuLokaah Samasataah Sukhino Bhavantu
|Om Beloved Mother Nature.
You are here on our table as our food
Your are endlessly bountiful,
benefactress of All.
Please grant us health and strength,
wisdom and dispassion
to find permanent peace and joy and to share
this peace and joy with one and all.
Mother Nature is my mother,
my father is the Lord of all.
The whole creation is my family,
The entire universe is my home.
I offer this unto OM
that truth which is Universal.
May the entire universe be filled with
Peace and Joy, Love and Light.May the light of Truth overcome all darkness.
Victory to that light!Jai Sri Sadguru Mahaaraaj Ki!