Sunday, August 26, 2012

Praise & Prayer

A large portion of the veda mantras are of the praise or prayer form. A praise is an expression ( often of the glory) of the name, form, action or relationship of a devata. A prayer is asking specifically for something - health, wealth etc. Some mantras are praise and prayer both. Even when it is just praise, a prayer is implied ( no one praises without a motive).