Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Rig Veda
परि॑णॊ हॆ॒ति रु॒द्रस्य॑ वृज्या॒ः परि॑त्वॆ॒षस्य॑ दुर्म॒तिर्म॒हीगा॑त् ।
अव॑स्थि॒रा मघ॒व॑द्भ्यस्तनुष्व॒ मीढ्व॑स्तो॒काय॒ तन॑याय मृळ ॥ २.३३.१४ ॥
Mantra as Romanized text
pariNO hEti rudrasya vRujyAH paritvEShasya durmatirmahIgAt |
avasthirA maghavadbhyastanuShva mIDhvastokAya tanayAya mRuLa || 2.33.14 ||
(pariNO hEti rudrasya vRujyAH pari tvEShasya durmatirmahIgAt |
ava sthirA maghavadbhya tanuShva mIDhva stokAya tanayAya mRuLa || )
Meaning of the Prayer Mantra:
May the weapons of Rudra exclude me!
May the anger of the Powerful Lord as well exclude!
May the bows of the Liberal Lord not get tied!
May the Bountiful bless the little ones and the sons.
1. pariNa - go around; hEti - weapon; vRujyA - exclude;
tvEShas - energy; maghava - munificent; mIDhvas - bountiful;
stOkAya - little; tanaya - son.
2. Should the all merciful God show anger? Can that Lord
use the weapon on us? Yes, the Lord could! When we
need to be corrected the Lord feeds us back some of the
effects of our ill karma making us feel and correct ourselves.
This is like the parent disciplining the child. Even though we
are responsible for the misery on us, we seek the mercy of the
Lord, so that we do not suffer much in the process and this
prayer itself corrects us from the ill karma as well.