Chant this Mantra when you wake up in the morning:
Karagre vasate lakshmi kara madhye saraswati
kara mule tu govindah prabhaate kara darshanam
Sanskrit to English Word Meaning:
Karagre-on the tip of your fingers; vasate- dwells; Lakshmi- the Goddess of Prosperity; aramadhye-palm; Saraswati- the Goddess of Knowledge Saraswati; karamule- in the wrist; tu-whereas; Govindah-the Lord Govindah; prabhate-in the morning; karadarshanam-look at your palm.
On the tip of your fingers is Goddess Lakshmi; on the palm is Goddess Saraswati; in the wrist is Lord Govinda. In this manner, look at your palm. Some times the words „karamule sthite Gowri‟ are seen instead of „kara mule tu Govinda‟. With this substitution, we are praying Laxmi, Saraswati and Durga for giving us wealth, the appropriate knowledge to use that wealth, and the strength to
This is a morning prayer called “karadarshana”. One begins the day with this prayer. “Kara” means the palm of the hand and it stands for the five karmendriyas, or the organs of action. While looking at the palm, one invokes the Lord in the form of various deities, thus sanctifying all the actions that will be done during the day. By acknowledging the Lord as the giver of the capacity to perform actions and as the giver of the fruits of those actions, one sanctifies the actions. Thus, one prays in the morning to reinforce the attitude that all actions are performed as a service to the Lord.