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Prayer to Overcome Temptation in Hindu Religion

Temptation is the result of us having no control over the senses. The senses force us desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid. Most of the time we fall into the trap of temptation set by the senses. Here is a prayer to overcome temptation in Hindu religion.

Vishnu Prayer to Overcome Temptation

Sit under a peepal tree or in a quiet place and meditate. Chant the mantra 108 times and keep count on a Tulsi or Chandan mala.
नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय नमः
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
After chanting the mantra, read a chapter of Bhagavad Gita. The second chapter is ideal for overcoming earthly temptations.

Shiva Prayer to Overcome Temptation

ऊँ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात।।
Om Tatpurushaya Vidamahe Mahadevaya Deemahi Tannoh Rudra Prachodayat
Sit before a Shivling and offer prayers by pouring some water on the Shivling. Offer white flowers and bilva leaves.
Sit in meditation and chant the mantra 108 times.
After chanting the mantra perform donation. Feed birds and animals on the day.

Hanuman Prayer to Overcome Temptation

Visit a Hanuman temple in the evening.
Offer prayers and offer a yellow color banana.
Sit and meditate and then chant the Hanuman chalisa or read the Sundarakhand chapter from the Ramayana.

Overcome Temptation

  • Chant any one of the above mantra
  • Those facing trouble due to temptation should sleep early.
  • Daily read scriptures like Gita or Yoga Vasishta or Srimad Bhagavad Purana.
  • Avoid alcohol and other intoxicants.
  • Avoid reading, hearing or watching things that can easily affect your senses.