Guru


Mantras dedicated to the Guru

गुरौ न प्राप्यते यत्तन्नान्यत्रापि हि लभ्यते।
गुरुप्रसादात सर्वं तु प्राप्नोत्येव न संशयः॥

Transliteration:
gurau na prāpyate yattannānyatrāpi hi labhyate।
guruprasādāta sarvaṃ tu prāpnotyeva na saṃśayaḥ॥

English translation:
Whatever is not obtained from the Guru, cannot be obtained from elsewhere.
With the grace of the Guru one indeed gets everything.

Source: SkandaPurana V. K. Karti. Ma. 2.7-8
Thanks to resanskrit.com. They have some great posters.

There are also a number of slokas about Guru at prokerala.

Guru Stotram

There's a PDF of the Stotram with devanagari and IAST, along with an English translation. http://www.chinmayahouston.org/pdfs/gurustotram.pdf

You can find an English transliteration and English translation of the Guru Stotram on this TimesNowNews page

And here's a video with Latin-ized text and an English translation. It's sung slowly and clearly.

Guru Paduka Stotram

Written by Adi Shankara, this stotram glorifies the sandals of the Guru. He didn't feel worthy of even writing about his Guru's feet, so he composed this stotram to worship his Guru's footwear.

The text in IAST and in devanagari.

VedicFeed has the lyrics along with a video of a beautiful rendition: https://vedicfeed.com/guru-paduka-stotram/

How to chant correctly:

Learn the first three stanzas:

The middle three stanzas:

The final three stanzas:

Guru Ashtakam

Written by Adi Shankara.

Here's a YouTube playlist of each shloka with a word-by-word meaning and pronunciation.

Full chant with lyrics and meaning.