Invocation to Patañjali

yogena čittasya – by the means of mind control
padena vāčam – the studies of vocabulary and speech
malam śarīrasya ča – maladies of the [composite] body as well as
vaidyakena – the science of medicine

yopākarot-tam – who removed
pravaram munīnām – most honoured of the sages
patañjalim
prānjaliranato’smi – [with] folded palms, bowed

abahu puruṣakaram – shoulders, [taking] human form
śańkha čakrasi dhariñām – conch [and] discus, bearing
sahasra śirasām śvetam – thousand headed, white
pranāmami patañjalim – bow down to Patañjali

śri mate – sage
anantāya nāga-rājāya – everlasting, supreme king of snakes
namo namaha – salute to thee

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