Invocation to Sri Patanjali

Sanskrit

Yogena Cittasya Padena Vacam
Malam Sharirasya ChaVaidyakena
Yopa Karottam Pravaram Muninam
Patanjalim Pranjalir Anatosmi
Abahu Purashakaram
Shankha Chakrasi Dharinam
Sahasra Shirasam Shvetam
Pranamami Patanjalim 


English Translation

I bow before the noblest sage Patanjali
Who brought peace of mind by his work on yoga
Clarity of speech by his work on grammar
And purity of body by his work on medicine
I salute the Adisvara (Lord Shiva)
Who taught first the science of Hatha Yoga
A science that stands out as a ladder
For those who wish to scale the heights of Raja Yoga



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