Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Shvetashvatara Upanishad
तमॆकनॆमिं त्रिवृतं षॊडशान्तं
शतार्धारं विंशतिप्रत्यराभिः ।
त्रिमार्गभॆदं द्विनिमित्तैकमॊहम् ॥ ४ ॥
Hymn as Romanized text
tamEkanEmiM trivRutaM ShODashAntaM
shatArdhAraM viMshatipratyarAbhiH |
trimArgabhEdaM dvinimittaikamOham || 4 ||
( tam Eka nEmiM tri vRutaM ShODasha antaM
shata ardha araM viMshati pratyarAbhiH |
aShTakaiH ShaDbhiH vishva rUpa eka pAshaM
trimArga bhEdaM dvi nimitta eka mOham || )
Meaning of the Prayer Hymn:
For Him - One wheel there are three tyres, sixteen ends,
fifty spokes, twenty wedges, six sets of eight, all encompassing form
and one belt. It moves in three directions and ech revolution giving
rise to two.
1. vRutam - envelope; antam - ends; aram - spoke; pratarAbhiH - wedges;
pAsham - belt.
2. This hymn praises the expanse of the Supreme Shiva with the wheel
as a metaphor to depict the various tattvas like the three fold time, the
Dvantvas that are created etc. It is all encompassing - vishva rUpa;
It is bound by one belt - the Dharma. God governs by the dharma.