This Mantra should be chanted on waking up. Look at your palms and say:
Karaagre vasate Laxmih,
Karamadhye tu Govindah.
Goddess Laxmi resides on the tip of the fingers.
Goddess Saraswati resides on the wrist.
In the center of the palm resides Lord Govinda Himself.
In this manner you look at your palms.
(Submitted by Shyam Mishra)
Another version of the same Mantra:
Karaagre Vasate Laxmih
Karmooley tu Govinda
The above Mantra is a version from Shri Sathya Sai Baba class as submitted by a student
Mantras for other times
At mealtimes the Gayatri is the best one to say.
Before bed the following Shloka is good,
Kara charana krutam vaak kaayajam karmajam va
Shravan naya najam va maanasam vaaparaadham
Vihita mavihitam va sarvametat shamasva
Jai Jai Karunabdhe Shri Maha Deva Shambho.
Whatever I have done with my hands or feet (kara charan), or speech (vaak), my body or my actions (kaayajam karmajam), whatever I have
heard or seen (shravan naya najam), or thought (manasam), all my mistakes
(aparadham), wether knowingly or unknowingly (vihitam avihitam), please
forgive them all (shamasva), great all forgiving God (karunabbdhe),
A Like in ‘but’
Aa Like in ‘Far’
Ai Like in ‘hair’
Ey Like in Whey
I Like in ‘Pin’
Oo Like in ‘Shoot’
Oon ‘n’ has got a nasal sound.
U Like in ‘Put’
Sanskrit believes that the sound of the word never gets ruined and that it has an everlasting value.
Words in Sanskrit open out from their seed (beej) form.
A root is always a single syllable that contains one of the basic sounds a, I, u, ri
The root or seed may create a word, yet the word will vibrate to its best, and gives it tremendous power.
The Vedic or the Sanskrit view gives more importance to the special sound it should produce, than to the meaning of the spoken word.