[Those who do Parayana of Bhagawad Gita, should chant this prayer before starting reading Gita. This remarkable prayer brings out the greatness of Bhagawad Gita brilliantly]
Om Parthaya prathi bodhithm bhagawataa naaraayanena swayam, Vyasaena gratitaam Puraana muninaa madhye Mahabaratam Advaitamruta varshaneem bhagawteem ashta dashaa dhyayineem, Ambaa twaam anusandadhaami bhagavad geete bhava dweshineem || 1 ||
Meaning: Bhagavad Gita taught to Arjuna, by Lord Narayana himself, written in the middle of the Mahabharata by the Old Sage Vyasa. O Divine mother, she who showers Elixir of Advaita on us, O mother of 18 chapters, I meditate on thee, O Bhagavad gita, the destroyer of illusion of manifestation (Samsaara).
Namosthuthe Vyasa vishala buddhe, phullaravindayatha pathra nethra Yena tvayaa Bhaarata thaila poorna prajvalito jnanamayah pradeepah || 2 ||
Meaning: Salutations O Vyasa(the author), one with the great intellect, with eyes like the fully blossomed lotus, Through whom, the lamp of light is filled with oil of knowledge.
Prapanna paarijaataaya, totra vetraika paanaye Jnaana mudraaya Krishnaaya geetamrita duhe namah || 3 ||
Meaning: Salutations to Krishna, the bestower of all desires of the desirees.The holder of JnanaMudra, the milker of the Elixir of Bhagavad Gita.
Sarvaopanishado gaavo dogdhaa Gopala Nandana Partho vatsah sudheer bhoktaa dugdham Geetamritam mahat || 4 ||
Meaning: All the Upanishads are cows; the Milker is Krishna, the cowherd boy;Arjuna is the calf; Wise and pure men drink the milk, the supreme, immortal nectar of the Gita.
Vasudeva sutam devam kamsa Chanoora mardhanam Devaki paramaanandam Krishnam vande Jagad Gurum || 5 ||
Meaning: O son of Vasudeva, O Lord who destroyed Kamsa and ChanuuraO Joy of mother Devaki, Salutations O Krishna, the teacher of the world.
Bheeshma drona thata jayadratha jalaa, Gandhaara neelothphala, Shalyagrahavatee, kripena vahanee, karnena Velaakulaa Aswathama Vikarnaa ghora Makaraa Duryodhana varthinee, Sotheerno khalu Pandavai, rana nadhee kaivarthakah Kesavah || 6 ||
Meaning: Bheeshma, Drona were the two banks , Jayadrada was the water, Shakuni (king of Gandhara) was the blue lotus, Shalya was the crocodile , Kripa was the tide , Karna was the mighty wave.Aswathama and Vikarna were the dangerous alligators, Duryodhana was the whirlpool, Pandavas crossed this river of war with Krishna as their helmsman.
Paraasharayavacha sarojamamalam Geetartha gandothkatam, Nanakhyanaka kesaram harikatha sambodhanaa bodhitam Loke sajjana shat padairaharaha pepeeyamaanam mudaa, Bhooyad Bharatha pankajam kali mala pradhwamsinah shreyase || 7 ||
Meaning: May this lotus of the Mahabharata, born in the lake of the words of Vyasa (Son of Parashara), with intense sweet fragrance of the essense of Gita, with many stories as its stamens, fully opened by the discourses on Hari, the destroyer of the effects of Kaliyuga, and drunk joyously by the bees of good men in the world, day by day become the bestower of good to us.
Mookam karoti vaachaalam, pangum lankayathe girim Yath krupa thaham vandhe Paramananda madhavam || 8 ||
Meaning: I bow down to Shri Krishna, the source of all joy, whose compassion brings speech from the lips of the dumb and carries the lame over mountains.
Yam brahmaVaruna indra Rudra marutah sthunvanthi divyai stavai, Vedai saang padakrama upanishadai gayanhi yam Saamagaah Dhyanasthita tadgatena manasa pasyanti yam Yoginah, Yasyantam na viduh surasura ganaah devaaya tasmai namah || 9 ||
Meaning: Salutation to him who is worshipped with divine chants by Brahma, Varuna, Indra , Rudra, Maruta, Who is pleased by singers of Sama Veda by singing Vedas and Upanishads following the word sequence, Who is seen by yogis who are absorbed in him, with their mind merging in him, And whose end is not known even by the hoards of devas and Asuras.