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Mantrapushpam chanted in Sanskrit in MP3 format. Mantrapushpam is from Taittareya Aranyaka (1.22) of the Yajur Veda. It is one of the most famous of all veda mantras. It is normally sung in a chorus by all the priests together after performing any puja (worship) or yajna.

 

Yopam puspam veda

Puspavan prajavan pasuvan bhavati

Chandramava Apam puspam

Puspavan, Prajavan pasuman bhavati

Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda

Ayatanam bhavati.

 

He who understands the flowers of water,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, progeny and cattle.

Moon is the flower of the water,

He who knows it to be so,

He becomes the possessor of flowers, progeny and cattle.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in his Self.

 

Agnirva Apamayatanam

Ayatanavan Bhavati

Yo agnerayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Apovagner ayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati.

 

Fire is the source of water,

He who knows the source of Fire,

Becomes established in his Self,

Water is the source of fire,

He who knows it to be so,

Becomes established in his Self.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in his Self.

 

Vayurva Apamaya tanam

Ayatanavan bhavati.

Yova Yorayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati|

Apovai va yorayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati.

Ya Evam veda

Yopamayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan Bhavati.

 

Air is the source of water,

He who knows the source of Air,

Becomes established in his Self,

Water is the source of air,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in his Self.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in his Self.

 

Asowvai tapanna pamayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Yo musya tapata Ayatanan Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Apova Amusyatapata Ayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ya Evam Veda

Yopa mayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

 

Scorching sun is the source of water,

He who knows the source of the Scorching Sun,

Becomes established in his Self,

Water is the source of scorching sun,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in his Self.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in his Self.

 

Chandrama Vama pamayatnam

Ayatanavan bhavati.

Yascandra masa Ayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Apovai Candra masa Ayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ya Evam Veda

Yo pamayatanam veda

Ayatanavan bhavati.

 

Moon is the source of water,

He who knows the source of Moon,

Becomes established in his Self,

Water is the source of moon,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in his Self.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in his Self.

 

Nakshtrani va Apamayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Yo Nakshtrana mayatanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Apovai Nakshtrana mayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ye evam Veda

Yopamaya tanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati.

 

Stars are the source of water,

He who knows the source of the Stars,

Becomes established in his Self,

Water is the source of stars,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in his Self.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in himself.

 

Parjanyova apamayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Yah parjanyasya syayatinam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati

Apovai parjanya Syayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ye Evam veda

Yopa maya tanam Veda

Ayatanavan bhavati.

 

Clouds are the source of water,

He who knows the source of the Clouds,

Becomes established in his Self,

Water is the source of clouds,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in his Self.

He who knows the source of water,

Becomes established in his Self.

 

(Note: The following paragraph has got a hidden meaning – this is to say that there is a raft available to cross over all the forces of Nature and to see the God beyond all of them – God himself is the raft – we have to seek His help to see Him. We need to understand that He, indeed is the raft. This paragraph also makes the serious reader wonder on what is the real meaning of the word "water" used throughout this mantra.)

 

Samvastaro Va Apamayatanam

Ayatavan bhavati

Yassavatsa rasyaya tanam Veda

Ayatavan bhavati.

Apovai samvasara ayatanam

Ayatanavan bhavati

Ya Evam veda

Yopsu Navam pratistitam veda

Pratyeva tistati.

 

Rainy season is the source of water,

He who knows the source of Rainy Season,

Becomes established in his Self,

Water is the source of rainy season,

He who knows this,

Becomes established in his Self.

He who knows that there is a raft is available,

Becomes established in that raft.

 

(This stanza is included in some versions of mantra Pushpam.)

 

Om tad Brahma,

Om it is Brahma

 

Om tad Vayu.

Om it is air

 

Om tad Athma

Om it is the soul

 

Om tad Sathyam

Om it is the truth

 

Om tat Sarvam

Om it is everything

 

Om That puror nama

Om salutations to that Purusha

 

Anthascharathi bhootheshu Guhyam Viswa Murthishu

That which is inside all beings secretly is that Universal God

 

Tvam Yajna

You are the fire sacrifice (Yajna),

 

Tvam vashatkara

You are the the personification of Vedic sacrifice

 

Tvam Indra

You are the Indra

 

Tvam vayu

You are the air

 

Tvam Rudra

You are the Rudra

 

Vishnus tvam

You are the Vishnu

 

Brahmastvam

You are the Brahma

 

Tvam prajapathi

You are the Lord and saviour of all beings (prajapati)

 

Om tadhapa apo jyothi raso amrutham brahma bhur bhuvasuvarom

Om water is light, the essence is the nectar and the concept of Brahma is in all the seven worlds.}

 

Rajadhi rajaya Prasahya Sahine|

Namo Vayam Vai Sravanaya Kurmahe

Samekaman Kama Kamaya mahyam

Kamesvaro Vai Sravano dadatu

Kuberaya Vai Sravanaya

Maha rajaya Namah.

 

King of kings, we praise thee,

Who is the giver of all victories,

Who is the fulfiller of all desires,

Please bless me with wealth,

To fulfill all our desires,

Oh, Kubhera, we praise thee,

Salutations to the king of kings.

 

(The last stanza is normally recited by priests while giving back prasada after performing an Archana in all temples)




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