Calluna V. (callunav) wrote in little_details,
Calluna V.

Hindu prayers/mantras/meditations for muttering when troubled.

Can anyone tell me if there are any prayers or other short utterances which someone who was raised Hindu might use when worried or in danger, in the way a Roman Catholic might mutter a "Hail Mary," and some protestants might go through the "Our Father"?

It would be best for me if they were in Hindi, but some of the other languages from the north of India might also work. Ideally, I'd be looking for something to Durga in one of her many names, or, secondarily, to Kali. It could be unspecific, but it couldn't be specifically to a male figure.

I don't speak or read Hindi (or any of the other languages from India), so I would need them transliterated into the Roman alphabet.

I've done some online research and found some prayers, but because I don't actually know the religion, language, or culture, I have no idea if they would be remotely realistic to use in this way or not.

I'd be very grateful for any help. Thanks in advance.
Tags: ~religion: hinduism

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