How to Pray before reading any scripture

manojavam maruta tulyavegam
jitendriyam buddhimataam varishtham
vaataatmajam vaanara yooth mukhyam
srirama dootam sharnam prapadye 
om apadamapa hataram dataram sarva sampadam
lokabhiramam sriramam bhuyo bhuyo namamyaham
This is a prayer offered to Lord Hanumam and Lord Srirama.

Meaning
  • manojavam - the one who is swift as thought,
  • maruta tulyavegam - the one who is more powerful than the wind,
  • jitendriyam - the one who has conquered his senses,
  • buddhimataam varishtham - the one who is supreme among all intelligent beings,
  • vaataatmajam - the son of the wind god (vaayu),
  • vaanara yooth mukhyam - the commander of the army of forest creatures,
  • srirama dootam - lord srirama's Messenger, the mighty lord hanuma,
  • sharnam prapadye - please accept me and my prayers at your feet.
  • apadam - any obstacles in life,
  • apahartaram - stealing, carrying off, taken away,
  • dataram - gives, bestows,
  • sarva - all, everything,
  • sampadam - wealth, success, accomplish,
  • lokabhiramam - pleases all the people,
  • shriramam - lor srirama,
  • bhuyo bhuyo - again and again;
  • namamyaham - bow to you.

I bow again and again to Srirama who removes all obstacles and grants all wealth and pleases all. This prayer is offered at the start of reading any scripture as per tradition.

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