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medha sooktam

aum yaschandasAm rishabho viSvaroopah
chandobhyo dhyamrtAt sambabhoova
samendro medhayA sprNotu
amrtasya devadhArano bhooyAsam
Sareeram me vicharshanam
jihvA me madhumattamA
karnAbhyAm bhoori visruvam
bhramhaNa: kosho si medhayA pihita:
srtam me gopAya
om Santi Santi Santih

Aum is the best sound of all vedas.
It arose from the nectarine essence of the vedas.
May I hold the immortal teaching in my mind.
May my body be strong
May my speech be sweet
May I hear a lot of wisdom
O Aum, you are the receptacle of the Supreme Truth
Remove the wordly intelligence that is obstructing my knowledge of you

(from Stōtra mālā By Central Chinmaya Mission Trust):

aum medha devi jushhamaa Naa na aagaad vishvaachi bhadraa sumanasya maanaa
tvayaa jushTaa nuDamaanaa duruktaan brahad vadema vidathe suviiraaha

May the all penetrating goddess of intellect who is beneficial, favorably disposed to, delighting in us, visit us. O goddess, may we, who were delighting in futile speech before thy visit, now as a result of thy delight in us, become enlightened and also capable of expressing the supreme truth along with our heroic sons and disciples.

tvayaa jushTa rishhir bhavati devi tvayaa brahmaa aagatshrii Ruta tvayaa
tvayaa jushTa schitram vindate vasu saano jushhasva draviNo na medhe

O goddess of intellect, favored by thee, one becomes seer; one becomes a brahmana or knower of Brahman. Favored by thee one obtains manifold wealth. Being such, O goddess of intellect, delight in us.

medhAm ma indro dadAtu medhAm devi sarasvati
medhAm me ashvinaa vu bhaavaadhattAm pushhka rasrajA

May Indra grant me intelligence, May goddess Saraswati grant me intelligence. May the two Asvins wearing garlands of lotus flowers, awaken the intelligence in me. and confer on wealth.

apsara suchayA medhA gandhar veshhu cha yanmanaha
devim medhA sarasvati sAmAm medhaa surabhir jushhaTAm svaahaa

Hail the intelligence!  May that intelligence favor me that which is possessed by Apsaras, that which is mental power in Gandarvas, that intelligence expressed as the divine vedic lore and that intelligence which spreads like fragrance.

Aamaam medhaa surabhirr vishvaruupaa hiranya varnaa jagatii jagamyaam
Uurja svatii paya sA pinva mAnA sAmAm medhA suprateekaa jushhantaam

May that goddess of intelligence, come to me with a joyful face and favor me – That goddess of intelligence who is pervasive like fragrance, who is capable of examining all objects, who possesses golden letters in the shape of the syllables of Vedas, who is continuously present, who is fit to be resorted to by the seekers of the values of life again and again, who possesses flavour and strength and who nourishes me with milk and other wealth.

mayi medhAm mayi prajAm mayi agnis tejo dadhAtu
mayi medhAm mayi prajAm mayi indra indri yam dadhAtu
mayi medhAm mayi prajAm mayi sooryo bhrAjo dadhAtu

May agni render in me intelligence, continuity of progeny , and splendour born of vedic study. May Indra render in me intelligence, continuity of progeny and virility. May surya render in me intelligence, continuity of progeny and prowess the strikes fear in the hearts of enemies.

Aum hamsa hamsAya vidmahe paramahamsAya dheemahi tanno hamsa prachodyA

ॐ यश्छन्द॑सामृष॒भो वि॒श्वरू॑पः ।
छन्दो॒भ्यो‌உध्य॒मृता॓थ्सम्ब॒भूव॑ ।
स मेन्द्रो॑ मे॒धया॓ स्पृणोतु ।
अ॒मृत॑स्य देव॒धार॑णो भूयासम् ।
शरी॑रं मे विच॑र्षणम् ।
जि॒ह्वा मे॒ मधु॑मत्तमा ।
कर्णा॓भ्यां॒ भूरि॒विश्रु॑वम् ।
ब्रह्म॑णः को॒शो॑‌உसि मे॒धया पि॑हितः ।
श्रु॒तं मे॑ गोपाय ॥

ॐ शान्तिः॒ शान्तिः॒ शान्तिः॑ ॥

ॐ मे॒धादे॒वी जु॒षमा॑णा न॒ आगा॓द्वि॒श्वाची॑ भ॒द्रा सु॑मन॒स्य मा॑ना ।
त्वया॒ जुष्टा॑ नु॒दमा॑ना दु॒रुक्ता॓न् बृ॒हद्व॑देम वि॒दथे॑ सु॒वीरा॓ः ।
त्वया॒ जुष्ट॑ ऋ॒षिर्भ॑वति देवि॒ त्वया॒ ब्रह्मा॑‌உ‌உग॒तश्री॑रु॒त त्वया॓ ।
त्वया॒ जुष्ट॑श्चि॒त्रं वि॑न्दते वसु॒ सा नो॑ जुषस्व॒ द्रवि॑णो न मेधे ॥

मे॒धां म॒ इन्द्रो॑ ददातु मे॒धां दे॒वी सर॑स्वती ।
मे॒धां मे॑ अ॒श्विना॑वु॒भा-वाध॑त्तां॒ पुष्क॑रस्रजा । अ॒प्स॒रासु॑ च॒ या मे॒धा गं॑ध॒र्वेषु॑ च॒ यन्मनः॑ ।
दैवीं॓ मे॒धा सर॑स्वती॒ सा मां॓ मे॒धा सु॒रभि॑र्जुषता॒ग्॒ स्वाहा॓ ॥

आमां॓ मे॒धा सु॒रभि॑र्वि॒श्वरू॑पा॒ हिर॑ण्यवर्णा॒ जग॑ती जग॒म्या ।
ऊर्ज॑स्वती॒ पय॑सा॒ पिन्व॑माना॒ सा मां॓ मे॒धा सु॒प्रती॑का जुषन्ताम् ॥

मयि॑ मे॒धां मयि॑ प्र॒जां मय्य॒ग्निस्तेजो॑ दधातु॒ मयि॑ मे॒धां मयि॑ प्र॒जां मयीन्द्र॑ इन्द्रि॒यं द॑धातु॒ मयि॑ मे॒धां मयि॑ प्र॒जां मयि॒ सूर्यो॒ भ्राजो॑ दधातु ॥

ॐ हं॒स॒ हं॒साय॑ वि॒द्महे॑ परमहं॒साय॑ धीमहि ।
तन्नो॑ हंसः प्रचो॒दया॓त् ॥

ॐ शान्तिः॒ शान्तिः॒ शान्तिः॑ ॥

तैत्तिरीयारण्यकम् – 4, प्रपाठकः – 10, अनुवाकः – 41-44

Source: vignanam.org

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Written by maald

February 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm

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