Hand Mantra



This beautiful mantra was taught by the dear master, Kusum Modak, creator of Yoga Ayurvedic Massage.


Karagre vasate Lakshmi

Kara Madhya Sarasvati

Kara muleshu Govindam

Prabhate Kara Darshanam


At the start of the hand lives Lakshmi, goddess of wealth

At the middle of the palm lives Sarasvati, goddess of wisdom

At the end of the hand live gods Shiva and Krishna

Thus, every morning when you wake up, you should look first thing at your hand and give thanks. Say Namaste to the gods who live there


Text and photo from the book “Ayurvedic Yoga Massage – Transformation Through Touch” by Alda Martinelli