Invocatory Prayers

The traditional start to a Veda recitation class – Gaṇapati Prārthana invoking the blessings of Gaṇapati for auspicious beginnings and an obstacle free practice followed by Sarasvatī Prārthana so we can benefit from a higher wisdom through our practice. You will also be able to learn a Śānti mantra through this module. We have included an invocation to Patañjali for students of Yoga to learn and practice in their classes or study.

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How this Course Works

Through step by step audio, video and text lessons, you will be able to learn each mantra and hymn by repeating after a teacher just as if in a live class.

All the Vedic phonetics have been explained either through a text file or through a short video explanation, often a combination of both as you need to read some text to understand the video. All the information you would receive in an oral traditional teaching, is available in this module.

You can leave a comment or a question in the discussion area within the module if you have specific questions or doubts. I hope you enjoy your study here.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome!
    30 minutes
  • Download text for chanting
    3 minutes
  • Śrī Gurubhyo Namaḥ
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 1 – Gaṇapati mantra slow practice
    15 minutes
  • lesson 2 (video) – Vedic phonetics part 1
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 3 – Gaṇapati mantra half sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 4 (video) – Vedic phonetics part 2
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 5 (video) – Mahāprāṇa Sounds
    3 minutes
  • Lesson 6 – Gaṇapati mantra full sentence
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 7 – Mahā Gaṇapataye Namaḥ
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 12 – Gaṇapati Mantra – Full Mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 9 – Gaṇapati Full Mantra practice on C pitch
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 10 – Guru Ganapati Mantra Practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 11 – Key terms and meaning (Video)
    30 minutes
  • Lesson 12 – Sarasvati Mantra Slow Practice
    20 minutes
  • Lesson 13 – Vedic phonetics & mahaprāṇa sounds
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 14 – Sarasvatī Mantra Half Sentence Practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 15 – Sarasvatī Mantra full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 16 – Sarasvatī full Mantra Practice in Pitch B
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 17 – Sarasvatī Prārthana – meaning (video) – part 1
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 18 – Sarasvatī full Mantra Practice in Pitch C
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 19 – Guru Gaṇapati Sarasvatī Mantra practice
    20 minutes
  • Lesson 20 – Sarasvatī Mantra extended slow practice
    30 minutes
  • Lesson 21 – Vedic phonetics – extended Sarasvatī mantra
    30 minutes
  • Lesson 22 – Sarasvatī extended 1st sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 23 – Sarasvatī extended 2nd sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 24 – Sarasvatī extended half sentence practice
    20 minutes
  • Lesson 25 – Sarasvatī extended full sentence Pitch B Practice
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 26 – Sarasvatī Prārthana – meaning (video) – part 2
    30 minutes
  • Lesson 27 – Sarasvatī extended Pitch C Practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 28 – Full extended Invocation C Pitch
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 29 – Saha nāvavatu – slow practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 30 – Video lesson – Vedic phonetics Shanti Mantra
    4 minutes
  • Lesson 31 – Saha nāvavatu – fast practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 32 – Meaning (video)
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 33 – Saha nāvavatu – final practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 34 – Saha nāvavatu – Guruji practice with his daughter
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 35 – Patañjali invocation slow practice 1st half
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 36 – Patañjali invocation slow practice 2nd half
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 37 – Phonetics (video)
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 38 – 3 Patanjali invocation fast practice 1st half
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 39 – Patanjali invocation fast practice 2nd half
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 40 – Meaning (video) and key terms
    20 minutes
  • Lesson 41 – Patañjali invocation full practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 42 – Link to Samādhi Pādaḥ
    10 minutes
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Your Course Includes

Audio Lessons

Audio lessons recorded in a way that allows you to repeat word by word after a teacher. On gaining some competence, you will have the options of repeating mantras with full sentences.

Video lessons

Short video lessons will explain the meaning or some specific rules of pronunciation for you to be aware of.

Texts to downloads

You will be able to download for free, the correct English transliteration text files for your practice and reference.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is self paced learning course of 2 weeks of duration. You are free to take this course based on your need.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can watch the videos and techniques explained for as much number of time you wish.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor

No, this is an online self paced course with video demonstration. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our direct messaging system or leave a question in the discussion area within the course.

Does this course have any certificates?

No, this is just a basic course on the starting prayers of a traditional class. . This is not a professional certification course.

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