Get to know our traditional Gujarati prayers. Prayers are an essential part of daily living in the Gujarati culture. Reciting these 2-line prayers throughout your day is a great way to memorize the language. Prayers show up in the morning right when you wake up, before you eat, then evening prayer time to ground you for the night. Children particularly like these because then if you take them for a visit to India, they feel like they can connect because they know the same prayers that people there are saying.
There are so many prayers that I have broken them into 2 separate, easily digestible packages, so you can start with one, then when you are ready, come back and do the other part.
This is Gujarati Prayers (Part 1). There are 10 unique prayers videos and pdfs included.
In addition to the videos in this curriculum, I have created a beautiful, colorful pdf where the prayers are written in English and include the phonetic version of the Gujarati words to make the learning so much easier.
Vaishali was born and raised in Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat, India and lived there until the age of sixteen. She was schooled at New Era High School, and was blessed with amazing teachers who instilled within her the love of language and a deep understanding of the rich heritage of the Gujarati culture.
After coming to the United States, she completed her high school and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Today, she enjoys her life in San Diego with her husband, two children and her extended family, blending the best of both worlds into her modern life. She feels blessed that every day the vibrancy of the food, dance, language, games and history of the Gujarati culture are an integral part of everything she does.
Vaishali has been teaching Gujarati language, garba, raas and folk dances for the last fifteen years.