Invocation to Patanjali

yogena cittasya padena vacam
Yoga for consciousness, grammar for speech

malam sarirasya ca vaidyakena
medicine for the ills of the body;

yopa karottam pravaram muninam
he gave us these things, the sage

patañjalim pranjalir anato’smi
Patañjali, to whom I pay my respects.

abahu purusakaram
His upper body (arms) of human form,

sankha chakrasi dharinam
holding conch and disc,

sahasra sirasam svetam
thousand headed cobra (over his head)

pranamami patañjalim
I pay my respects to Patañjali

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