Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi


Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi,
Karamuule Saraswati.
Karamadhye Tu Govinda,
Prabhaate Kara Darshanam.

The front part of the hands (the fingertips) are ascribed to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, the middle part (the palm proper) to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, and the root (the part of hand near the wrist) to Govinda (God).

Therefore, every morning, one should have a respectful look at one’s hand, which symbolizes honest labor.