Prātaḥ smaraṇam (śaṅkarācārya)

This morning prayer of only three verses, directs our mind, speech and body to the Absolute. Chanted in the morning, dawn becomes the outer symbol of our inner awakening and sets the tone for how the rest of the day could potentially unfold for us.

Composed by Śaṅkaracārya, this prayer captures the essence of Vedanta in just three masterful verses. In this self-paced workshop, you can learn to chant these verses, understand their significance and the role of prayer in one’s life.


Course objectives

At the end of this self-paced workshop, you will:

        • Learn the hymn Prātaḥ smaraṇam – following chandas (meter) and honouring Sanskrit pronunciation.
        • Understand the significance of this hymn.
        • Understand the role of prayer in one’s life.
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Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to your course!
    5 minutes
  • Download your workbook
    2 minutes
  • REPLAY – LIVE 1.5 hour workshop
    90 minutes
  • Prātaḥ smaraṇam – half sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Prātaḥ smaraṇam – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Prātaḥ smaraṇam – full hymn practice
    10 minutes

Your Course Includes

Complete recording from 1.5 hour live workshop

The entire recording of the 1.5 hour workshop taught online in June 2023 is included with this course for the full “classroom” experience.


Workbook with text in English transliteration, Devanāgari and significance.

Audio exercises

Additional audio exercises for each verse in the hymn, practising in small segments to full verses, helping students of all levels learn easily.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

As a self-paced course, students can start and finish at their own pace. Those registered for the LIVE workshop will receive details to join the live class via email.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can come back to the material as you please.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor

Those registered for the LIVE workshop being taught in June 2023 will be able to ask questions in the class. If study is through self-paced, there is no teacher interaction element to this course. But the recording from the live class is included for the “classroom” experience.

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