|INVOCATION TO LORD PATANJALI
yogena cittasya padena vacam
malam sarirasya ca vaidyakena
yopakarottam pravaram muninam
sankha cakrasi dharinam
sahasra sirasam svetam
Let us bow before the noblest of sages Patanjali,
who gave yoga for serenity and sanctity of mind,
grammar for clarity and purity of speech and
medicine for perfection of health.
Let us prostrate before Patanjali, an incarnation
of Adisesa, whose upper body has a human
form, whose arms hold a couch and a disc, and
who is crowned by a thousand-headed cobra.
Let us prostrate before Lord Adisesa who manifested
himself on earth as Patanjali to grace the human
race with health and harmony.