Invocation

09/10/2012

  

 

योगेन चित्तस्य पादेन वाचां मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन ।

योऽपाकरोत्तं प्रवरं मुनीनां पतंजलिं प्रांजलिरानतोऽस्मि ।।

आबाहुपुरुषाकारं शंखचक्रासिधारिणं ।

सहस्रशीरसं श्वेतं प्रणमामि पतंजलिम् ।।

 

 

yogena cittasya padena vācāṁ

malaṁ śarīrasya ca vaidyakena

yopākarottaṁ pravaraṁ munīnāṁ

patañjaliṁ prāñjalirānato’smi

ābāhu puraṣākāraṁ

śaṅkha cakrāsi dhāriṇam

sahasra śirasaṁ śvetaṁ

praṇamāmi patañjalim

 

I bow with folded hands to Patanjali, best of sages,

who removed the impurities of the mind through yoga;

[the impurities]  of the speech  through grammar; 

[ the impurities] of the body through medicine.

Him whose upper body has a human form,

who holds a conch and  cakra (disc weapon),

who is white and has a thousand heads,

that Patanjali I  worship.