Yogena Chittasya Padena Vacham , Malam Sharirasya Cha VaidyaKena, Yopakarotham Pravaram Muninam , Patanjalim Ranatosmi , Abahu purusakaram, Sankha carkrasi dharinam , Sahasra sirasam svetam , Pranamami patanjalim
|| Yogena cittasya padena vacam ||
I salute sage Patanhjali who gave us the science of yoga to purify our mind and consciousness, who gave us grammar so as to use the words with perfection.
(yogena = through yoga. Citta = mind. Pada = words. Vacca = speech).
|| Malam sarirasya ca vaidyakena ||
He gave us the science of medicine through Ayurveda to remove the impurities of the body.
(malam = impurity. Sarira = body. Vaidyakena = through medicine)
|| Yopakarottam pravaram muninam ||
Oh God, let me be closer to the sage who gave us all these things.
Pravaram = the greatest
|| Patanjalim pranjalir anato’smi ||
Let me bow down, with my folded hands, in front of Lord Patanjali.
|| Abahu purusakaram ||
He has the shape of a human from the hand upto the head.
(abahu = very big. Purusakaram = human shape)
|| Sankha carkrasi dharinam ||
On one hand he holds the conch, and the disc on the other hand.
(sankh = conch. carkrasi = disc) dharinam = hold/adorn)
|| Sahasra sirasam svetam ||
He being the incarnation of Adishesha, he has, on the top of his head, a thousand hoods of cobra.
(sahasra = one thousand. Sirisam = head. svetam = white )
|| Pranamami patanjalim ||
I bow down to Patanjali.