Shlokas for Kids

My 4-year-old daughter sings ‘Chittiyan Kalaiyaan Ve’,’ Lamberghini’ with great gusto. 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. 

  1. Chanting helps in improving concentration and keeps the mind alert.
  2. It helps in regulating breathing and reduces stress.
  3. It also promotes healing.
  4. Vibrations are produced while chanting shlokas and they calm the mind. 

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 first. 

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) 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.

Happy Chanting and Bonding! 

About the Author

Megha is a Human Resource Professional and a Lecturer in University. After becoming a Mother, Megha set herself up as a freelance writer and consultant. 

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