Shlokas for kids for healthy calm mind
My 5-year-old daughter sings Rangi Saari’,’ Bachpan ka pyar’ and ‘Chaand Baliyan’ with great gusto. She remembers all the bollywood songs.
This made me think to broaden her horizons. I decided to teach her some shlokas that we learnt when we were kids.
It went very well and she repeated it several times. Soon she was able to recite the same on her own.
There are numerous benefits of chanting shlokas which we as parents and kids should know.
- Chanting helps in improving concentration and keeps the mind alert.
- It helps in regulating breathing and reduces stress. It regulates the functioning of lungs and keeps the heart healthy as chanting helps to take deep breaths and hold it for few seconds.
- It also promotes healing.
- Vibrations are produced while chanting shlokas and they calm the mind.
- Chanting helps to align all the chakras which are responsible for our health and well being. If these chakras are not in equilibrium then we tend to fall sick more often. So chanting shlokas helps to fight infections as well.
Below are a few simple and easy to chant shlokas with their meaning.
1) Aum, Bhoor Bhuvah Svah, Tat savitur varenyam, Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat.
Meaning - Oh God, the giver of life, remover of pains and sorrows, bestower of happiness and creator of the universe, Thou art most luminous, pure and adorable. We meditate on Thee, May Thou inspires and guide our intellect in the right direction.
2) Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwara, Guru Saakshat, Param Brahma, Tasmai Shri, Guruve Namaha
Meaning- Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu, Guru Deva is Shiva. Guru is the supreme brahman, Salutations to that Guru.
3) Om sahana vavatu sahanau bhunaktu, Sahaveeryam karavavahai, Tejas vinavati tamastu ma vidhwishavahai, Om shanti shanti shanti hi..!
Meaning - This shloka puts highlight on teacher and student relationship and asks god to nourish their relationship and protect both on their journey towards attaining knowledge. May there be no hate or hostility among students and teachers. Let there be peace in me, in nature, and in the divine force.
4) Ugram Veeram Maha Vishnum, Jwalantam sarvato mukham, Nrisimham Bheeshanam Bhadram, Mrityor Mrityum Namamyaham.
Meaning – I bow to Lord Narasimha who is heroic and ferocious like Lord Vishnu. He is terrific, auspicious and the death of death personified.
I have also told my daughter that besides all these shlokas, she can always talk to God whenever she wants and he will listen.
Please make chanting a shloka a part of your life to give you happiness and strength and for the God to shower his blessings onto us.
Happy Chanting and Bonding!
Tips – Do not force your child to chant. Help your kid to chant the shlokas in the morning. Having a routine helps. If you want to make your child chant shlokas then you need to do it regularly in your routine first. Your kid will follow you.
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