Hindus offer prayers in the morning, afternoon and evening. Hindu Early Morning Prayers (Karaagre Vasate) invoke the Divine and prepare the person for the coming day by offering the actions of the day to God. The worshiper is then prepared to receive blessings throughout the day.
Regard your hands, which are symbols of hard work. Each morning, prayerfully recognize the blessings that you have received in order to perform a good day's work. Each part of the hand symbolizes an important Hindu goddess or god. The Goddess Lakshmi is designated to the fingertips. She is the goddess of wealth. Saraswati, the goddess of learning, is recognized in the palm of the hands. Govinda is represented by the part of the hand just above the wrist.
Recite with devotion, "Oh! Mother Earth, who has the ocean as clothes and mountains and forests on her body, who is the wife of Lord Vishnu, I bow to you. Please forgive me for touching you with my feet." You may also chant the Gayatri Mantra: "We meditate upon the glorious splendor of the Vivifier Divine. May He Himself illumine our minds."