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.


Course objectives

At the end of this 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 as approached in Vedānta.
  • A short overview of the spirit of Vedānta, and the problem it solves.


Your Course Includes

Recording of workshop

This course includes the full recording of the 1.5hr workshop taught to a live audience in June 2023.


Workbook with text for chanting in English transliteration,Devanāgarī and meaning.

Audio exercises

Additional audio exercises to practice the stotram in small sections for efficient learning.