Sanskrit mantra chanting and their meaning

Find your life solutions through the powerful Mantra chanting!!!

In Sanskrit, ‘man’ means “mind” and ‘tra’ means “freeing.” So chanting of mantra is a combination of spiritual sounds meant to liberate the mind. Enlightened people selected the words of mantras and arranged them so that they not only convey meaning but also create the specific power of righteous wisdom through their utterance. Chanting of mantras removes all obstacles in our path to increased wisdom and spiritual growth and development. So, it is a powerful measure to protect from negative energies that can put obstacles in one’s spiritual journey.

Mantra chanting focuses on controlling the mind, for in our normal condition, we are slaves to any whimsical thoughts, desires, ego, etc.

“For one who has conquered the mind, then his mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will be the greatest enemy.” (Upanishads)

In Sanskrit, it is said, Manana trayate iti mantra”( Mantra is that which saves you from repetitiveness). A repetitive thought is cause of stress and worry. Mantras help to free you from your worries. Often we wonder why we chant some sounds without understanding their meanings.  The meaning of every mantra is infinity. It is a sound vibration beyond the cognition of the mind.

The chanting of mantra creates a vibration of sound that cleanses the mind, freeing it from anxiety and illusion. Mantra is for people of all religions, all nations, all colors and genders. Come! Join our yoga retreat course and experience the power of mantra which can turn your life upside down. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can try the chanting for yourself and experience its result.

Mantras start a powerful vibration which corresponds to both a specific spiritual energy frequency and a state of consciousness in sound form. The great wave of the mantra stills all other vibrations of consciousness and the mind becomes calm. Ultimately, the mantra produces a state where the organism vibrates at the rate completely in tune with the energy and spiritual state represented by and contained within the mantra. Mantras are the healing sounds which heal you in every aspect of life.

When you chant a mantra correctly and systematically with proper intonation, there is immediately set up a vibration in the nervous system in such a manner that a harmony is established in the whole body and mind, which leads to the final goal and the highest fruit of chanting is complete God realization and pure consciousness within.

If life appears to be very complicated, mantra chanting will make it very simple and joyful. The more you practice, the greater the strength and peace it will give you. The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher levels of consciousness. They give us the power to cure diseases, ward off evils, gain wealth, acquire supernatural powers, worship a deity for exalted communion and for attaining a blissful state of liberation.

Here are some points to know for mantra chanting.

  1. In Sanskirt there is one sloka that is- Tat japah tadarthabhavanahthe recitation, chanting or japa of the mantra is to be accompanied by contemplation on its importance or meaning. As a matter of fact, japa, according to Patanjali, is not merely a mechanical chanting of the name but it is tadartha bhavana or the contemplation on the meaning of the mantra.
  2. Choose a mantra for chanting according to interest and problem.
  3. Set aside a few minutes and get into a comfortable position. At first, it’s best to have a quiet room, free of distractions. Slowly you may find yourself able to practice mantra chanting anywhere and under more chaotic circumstances.
  4. Close your eyes and repeat your mantra to yourself. As you do so, try to focus only on the sound and feel your mantra meaning and nothing else.
  5. If the mind is moving you can chant a little faster, otherwise chant normally. You can repeat the sound silently in your head if you’re more comfortable with that. Redirect your attention away from distractions, and back to your mantra.
  6. Time: You can start with 5 to 10 minute sessions. After a few days, mantra becomes a part of your life; then any practice time is better. The maximum benefit of chanting the mantra is said to be obtained by chanting it 108 times. A person can either chant at least 108 mantras or a mala daily. 108 is important because it has a great mathematical calculation and astrological importance. The ideal times for chanting mantra is early morning and evening time but mantras can be chanted anytime of the day.
  7. If you chant in a holy place like a temple, monastery, beside a river or on a beach by the ocean, you will benefit more.
  8. The healing and nourishing forces enter the human body through food, medicines, supportive emotions, and encouraging thoughts. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra attracts these forces and creates an inner environment to enhance their effectiveness.
  9. Mantra japa(chanting) can be of two kinds: external verbal japa, as well as internal manasika japa, or mental japa. First you can start with external verbal japa then you can go internal manasika japa (chanting with your heart) in silence.
  10. Continual practice of mantra makes you mentally and spiritually stronger. It will realize profound peace and deeper contemplation. But just repeating the sound of mantra alone, without necessary awareness, makes the mind dull and blunt. So, you need a guru (teacher) who can guide you in the right way of chanting. A mantra is a powerful tool when it is chanted with a right awareness and the proper understanding.
  11. If the person concentrates on his third eye or heart chakra and chants slowly and gradually he will start to feel the positive energy and love inside.
  12. In the beginning concentrating on the third eye might be painful because your mind will not be able to resist the pain but with practice you can really do it well and later everything you do will be successful as your third eye will show you everything in advance.
  13. Chant the mantra with sincerity, faith and devotion.
  14. You can chant mantra anytime, anywhere with pure devotion and love.
  15. Make a practice of mantra chanting at least 9 times before you go to the office or leave the house.
  16. Make a practice to chant mantra a minimum of 9 times before you go to bed.
  17. Make a practice to chant mantra at least 3 times before you start driving.
  18. Make a practice to chant mantra at least 9 times before taking any medicines.
  19. If your friends or relatives are suffering from cancer or some complicated disease, play the mantra or chant regularly to reduce their pain.
  20. If you are feeling tired or exhausted or just unable to put your mind to work, then all you need to do is make a practice of chanting OM in the very first hour after you wake up.

Mantra’s significance

Mantra will bless you with strength and power, and fill you up with positive energy. You can use mantra to feel different, powerful and energetic. The word “mantra” comes from two Sanskrit words: “Manas,” which means mind, and “tra,” which means to “free from.” Therefore, mantra, in the literal sense, means “to free the mind.” So, mantras are powerful vibration tools that can free your mind. The mantras fill you with strength and courage, which makes you more powerful than the problems you face.

  1. The chanting of mantra is like a fire which will burn up all the negative desires and negative thoughts.
  2. When you chant a mantra correctly and systematically with proper intonation, there is immediately set up a vibration in the nervous system in such a manner that a harmony is established in the whole body, mind and reduce stress and anxiety.
  3. Different mantras produce different vibrations and they invoke different energy centers.
  4. Mantra chanting rejuvenates, bestows health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity and contentment.
  5. The healing and nourishing forces enter the human body through food, medicines, supportive emotions, and encouraging thoughts. The mantra chanting attracts these forces and creates an inner environment to enhance their effectiveness.
  6. Improves your breathing:While chanting the mantra you are required to take deep controlled breaths. So when this is done regularly, it helps to improve your lung function and therefore breathing. Apart from breathing deeply it also helps oxygenate the entire body therefore keeping you healthy.
  7. Improves the working of your nerves:As you chant the mantra the pressure that is exerted on your tongue, lips, vocal cords, palate and the connecting regions in and around your brain create a resonance or a vibration that helps strengthen and stimulate the functioning of your nerves.
  8. When we chant mantras, or listen to them, we get purity of mind and word. This leads us to profound meditation and then our practice of mantra chanting becomes mantra meditation. As a result of the sound vibrations, different patterns of the mind re-arrange themselves to become tranquil. Agitation is reduced, helping us to turn inward.
  9. If your life appears to be very complicated, it would become a very simple and joyous process when you practice mantra chanting (mantra japa).
  10. This releases your endorphins that make you feel refreshed and relaxed.
  11. Mantra chanting leads towards liberation by purifying your past life bad karmas (action) and bad impact which is suppressed in your subconscious.
  12. Chanting of mantra purifies the environment around you and creates positive vibrations. The mantra benefits the person who is chanting and also the people around them wherever its vibrations flow.
  13. Chanting of Mantra generates divine vibrations that ward off all the negative and evil forces and creates a powerful protective shield (aura).
  14. Your concentration increases when you chant mantra in its universal hymn. Mantra chantingremoves bad energy from your body. It is said to give you better immunity and self-healing power.
  15. It improves your concentration and helps you focus on whatever your goals may be.
  16. The chanting of specific mantras caused the release of the hormone melatonin and also helps oxygenate the brain, reduce our heart rate and high blood pressure and creates calm brainwave activity. It also boosts the immune system.
  17. Mantra chanting can place you in a meditational state which gives you deep relaxation, sound sleep, assists mindfulness and yoga asanas.
  18. It gives you energy and makes your life more radiant. You develop a more positive spirit towards life, and thus you will become happier each day and even make others happy, which makes your life more prosperous.
  19. Regular chanting of mantra will protect you from sudden death, accidents, famine, misfortunes of any kind, calamity and unexplained situations.
  20. It brings stability to life and helps people to decide what is right and wrong in their lives, thus helping them to always make good decisions.
  21. Chanting actually improves your voice by giving strength to your vocal cords and the muscles around it. This is very helpful during old age. Also the vibrations open up the sinuses to clear the airways.
  22. Regular chanting of mantras will take you on a spiritual journey to greater happiness and positivity.

LIST OF MANTRAS

  1. Om Mantra (AUM)
  2. So-Hum mantra
  3. Om-Tat Sat mantra
  4. Shiva Mantra (Om Namah Shivaya)
  5. Hare Krishna Maha Mantra
  6. Krishna Mantra (Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya)
  7. Shanti Mantra (Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah…)
  8. Shanti Mantra (Om Dhauh Ahanti…)
  9. Enlightenment Mantra (Om Asato Maa Sat Gamaya…)Shanti Mantra
  10. (Om Purnamadah  …….)
  11. Shanti Mantra (Loka Samasta Sukhino bhavantu)
  12. Universal Mantra (Om Sarveshaam Svastir…..)
  13. Yoga Mantra (Om Saha Navavatu………………….)
  14. Ganesha Mantra (Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah)
  15. Maha Mirtunjaya Mantra (Om tryambakam…….)
  16. Buddha Mantra (Om Mani Padme Hum)
  17. Bij Mantra or Chakra mantra
  18. Surya Namaskar/ Sun salutation Mantra
  19. Guru Mantra (Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu……)
  20. Guru Mantra (Dhyanamulam gurormurti………)
  21. Guru Mantra (Akhandmandalakaram …………..)
  22. Guru Manta (Tvameva Mata………………………….)
  23. Guru Mantra (Brahmanadam paramsuk….…….)
  24. Guru Mantra (Na Guror-Adhikam …………………)
  25. Gayatri Mantra (Aum Bhoor Bhuwah……………)
  26. Rassi Mantra (Zodiac Mantra……………………….)
  27. Mantra to remove obstacles (Shree Ganeshaya Namaha)
  28. Mantra after finishing work (Iti Ganeshaya Namaha)
  29. Laxmi Mantra for wealth
  30. Saraswati Mantra for intelligence
  31. Vishnu Mantra (Om Namo Narayanaya)
  32. Hanuman Mantra (Om Ham Hanumate Namaha)
  33. Sarawathi Mantra (Om Shreem Hreem Saraswatyei Namaha)
  34. Durga/Kali Mantra (Om Dum Durgaya Namaha

Mantra: OM !!!

The Om Mantra or “AUM” is the highest sacred symbol in yoga. It contains the main theme from the Vedas.  AUM has three letters A, U, and M, so AUM is the representation of the Hindu trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The yogi believes Brahma is the generator, Vishnu is the operator and Shiva is the destroyer.

This single word produces a sound and vibration which allows you to feel at one with the universe. It is considered a positive wave and energy so OM is recited before every mantra. Chanting the sound OM brings us into harmonic resonance with the universe – this is a scientific fact.

OM is natural musical pitch of the Universe. OM represents the music of soul, the soundless sound, the sound of silence. OM represents the inner most music of our authentic being, the sound of inner harmony which happens when our body, mind, soul are in deep totality and unified.

Meaning: The sound of the universe. It’s the first, original vibration, representing the birth, death and re-birth process.

A: God Brahma, representing the principle of creation

U: God Vishnu, the principle of sustenance

M: God Mahesh or Shiva, The principle of dissolution for further creation.

Om is one of the most chanted sound symbols in mantra. It has a profound effect on the body and mind. Most mantras and Vedic prayers start with Om. Om is the universal name of the Lord. It is made up of the letters A, U and M. The sound emerging from the vocal chords starts from the base of the throat as decreasing your frequency to coincide with that of the Universe and stills the fluctuations of the mind.

So-hum

The So- Hum mantra comes from the Vedas. The So – Hum mantra was devised by Vedic Maharishi 8000 years ago. The meaning of this mantra is “I am that source (He/That). I am part of God.”

The meaning is “I am soul.”

In Vedic philosophy it means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality.

Om Tat Sat

“Hey God! Om you are the ultimate truth.”

Om Namaha Shivaya!!!

Meaning: I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation and peace who represents the truest, highest self.

Hare Krishna Mantra

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

The Hare Krishna mantra is a chant meant for enhancing consciousness to the greatest possible degree. Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra can give peace, happiness, realization, freedom from repeated birth and death, and total self-fulfillment. Also known as maha-mantra, great chant, it consists of three Sanskrit names of the Supreme Being; “Hare,” “Krishna,” and “Rama.

Meaning:

“The mantra is most commonly translated as, “O Lord, O Energy of the Lord, please engage me in your service and embrace me in your love.

Krishna and his energy are fully present in the sound of the mantra, so even if we don’t know the language or intellectually understand how it works, by coming in touch with Krishna we’ll become happy, and our life will become sublime.

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya‘ is a mantra of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.  Second name of Krishna is Vasudeva.

Meaning:

Meaning of mantra is “Prostration to Loard Vasudeva.”

‘Surrender to Sri Vasudeva’ is implied therein. The prostration, salutation, is an external symbol of the internal union. “Bhagavan Vasudeva, I am one with you” is a spirit of surrender, and here begins meditation on Bhagavan Vasudeva. When this mantra is chanted you have also created the requisite atmosphere in the mind for contemplation on Bhagavan Vasudeva, to begin meditation and to feel his presence. This rule applies to all other mantras, also.

Shanti Mantra

Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah | Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning: Om! May all become happy,

May all be free from suffering,

May all look to the good of others,

May none suffer from sorrow.

Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

Shanti mantra

Om Dyauh Shantir-Antarikssam Shantih Prthivii Shantir-Aapah Shaantir-Ossadhayah Shantih.

Vanaspatayah Shaantir-Vishve-Devaah Shaantir-Brahma Shantih Sarvam Shantih Shaantireva Shaantih Saa Maa Shaantir-Edhi.

Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti || Meaning: -Om, may there be peace in heaven, may there be peace in the sky, -May there be peace in the earth, may there be peace in the water, may there be peace in the plants, -May there be peace in the trees, may there be peace in the gods in the various worlds, may there   be peace in brahman, – May there be peace in all, may there be peace indeed within peace, giving me the peace which grows within me, Om, Peace, Peace, Peace

Shanti Mantra

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya . Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya . Mirtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya . Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih Meaning:

Om (O Lord) Lead me from ignorance to truth (eternal self),

Darkness (ignorance) to divine light (spiritual knowledge),

And from fear of death to immortality (Knowledge of the Immortal Self beyond Death),

Om, peace peace peace.

Shanti mantra

OM Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat Purnamudachyate Purnasya Purnamadaya Purnamevavashishyate  OM Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Meaning: 1: Om, that is complete, this is also complete, from completeness comes that completeness, 2: Taking completeness from completeness, completeness  indeed remains. 3: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

 Universal Mantra (Om Sarveshaam Svastir….)

Om Sarveshaam Svastir-Bhavatu |

Sarveshaam Shaantir-Bhavatu |

Sarveshaam Purnnam-Bhavatu |

Sarveshaam Manggalam-Bhavatu |

Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || Meaning:

May there be Well-Being in All,

May there be Peace in All,

May there be Fulfillment in All,

May there be Auspiciousness in All,

Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

Shanti Mantra

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Meaning: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

Shanti Mantra

Om Saha Naavavatu

Saha Nau Bhunaktu

Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai

Tejasvi Navadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai

Om Shanti! Shanti!! Shanti!!!

Meaning:

Om, may we all be protected.

May we all be nourished.

May we work together with great energy.

May our intellect be sharpened

Let there be no animosity amongst us

Om, Peace in me, peace in nature, peace in divine source.

Also it can be translated as: “May the Lord protect and bless us. May he nourish us, giving us strength to work together for the good of humanity. May our learning be brilliant and purposeful. May we never turn against one another.” A perfect mantra to start a yoga class, a new day, or even a new business with. It unites the participants and sets a tone of non-competitiveness, unity, and working together towards a common goal

Ganasha Mantra

Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah

Meaning: I bow to the elephant-faced deity (Ganesh) who is capable of removing all obstacles. I pray for blessings and protection.”

This mantra is not only to remove obstacles but also gives success in one’s efforts.

Maha MIrtunjaya Mantra

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam.

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat.

Meaning

It is a combination of three Sanskrit language words i.e. “Maha” which means Great , “Mrityun” means Death and “Jaya” means Victory which turns into conquer or victory over death. It is also known as “Rudra Mantra” or “Trayambakam Mantra”. Rudra refers to Lord Shiva. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is a prayer to Lord Shiva for healing, overcoming death. With this mantra one is able to conquer all one’s enemies (anger, hatred, jealousy and greed). It is the source of longevity, health and well-being. This mantra restores health, happiness and brings calmness in the face of death.

Buddha mantra

Om Mani Padme Hum

Meaning:    

The most common meaning offered for the mantra is usually something like “Behold! The jewel in the lotus!” or “Praise to the jewel in the lotus.”

OM Symbolizes the pure body speech and mind, MANI means jewel which symbolizes the path of enlightening, compassionate and loving. PADME means lotus which symbolizes wisdom and purity. HUM indicates indivisibility.

So the meaning of OM MANI PADME HUM is to transfer the body, mind and soul into the path of enlightenment by wisdom of the indivisible.  

But it is almost impossible to give one exact meaning for “om mani padme hum,” since it has been interpreted in many ways. Also, we might say that its meaning as a spiritual sound goes beyond the literal meaning of its syllable

Bij Mantra

The syllables of the mantra are said to positively affect all the chakras or energy centers in the human body – hence, proper pronunciation and enunciation are very important. These mantras will protect you from harm wherever you are, make your intellect shine, improve your power of speech, and dispel the darkness of ignorance.

The mantra is like a seed has the potential to become a tree. Similarly these sound vibrations contain the possibilities of ultimate peace. Some mantras are in the seed form, called the bij mantras. Each chakra has a mantra associated with it, and chanting that mantra activates that chakra point to increase energy flow and revitalize your life force. To perform chakra meditation, you chant mantras and visualize colors moving beneath your palm while placing your hand over each chakra site.

Bij Mantra Chanting

  • Sit in a comfortable position, focus on the bij mantra and the associated chakra.
  • Chant each mantra up to 10 times for the associated chakra.
  • Once done move to the next chakra
  • Lum- Root chakra
  • Vam – Sex Chakra
  • Rum- Navel Chakra
  • Yem- Heart chakra
  • Ham- Throat cakra
  • Om- Third eye chakra
  • Gam- Amrit Chakra
  • So-hum- Crown chakra

Surya Namaskar Mantras

The Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskara has 12 postures with 12 mantras. These twelve mantras represent the twelve names of the sun. Surya Namaskara is a tonic and a complete warm-up for the entire body. We can do Surya Namaskara as a warm-up before yoga asanas.

The Sun Salutation has lots of benefits and  if we do  it with mantra the benefit will be amplified. Surya Namaskara tones up the digestive system by the alternate stretching and compression of abdominal organs and the nervous system.  This posture with mantra improves memory and normalizes the activity of the endocrine glands – especially the thyroid gland. Surya Namaskara improves muscle flexibility, helps to reduce fat, lends grace and ease of movements to the body and maintains the spirit of youthfulness. If you practice Surya Namaskara with mantra you will get more mental and spiritual health. Here are the 12 sun salutation mantras corresponding to the 12 poses of Surya Namaskara.

  1. Om Mitraaya Namaha

      Meaning: Who is friendly to all

  1. Om Ravaye Namaha

      Meaning: The shining one, the radiant one

  1. Om Suryaya Namaha

      Meaning:  Who is the dispeller of darkness and responsible for bringing activity

  1. Om Bhaanave Namaha

      Meaning: One who illumines, the bright one

  1. Om Khagaya Namaha

      Meaning: Who is all-pervading, one who moves through the sky

  1. Om Pooshne Namaha

      Meaning: Giver of nourishment and fulfillment

  1. Om Hiranyagarbhaaya Namaha

      Meaning: Who has golden color brilliance

  1. Om Mareechaye Namaha

      Meaning: The giver of light with infinite number of rays

  1. Om Aadityaaya Namaha

      Meaning: The son of Aditi – the cosmic divine Mother

  1. Om Savitre Namaha

      Meaning: One who is responsible for life

  1. Om Aarkaaya Namaha

      Meaning: Worthy of praise and glory

  1. Om Bhaaskaraya Namaha

     Meaning:  Giver of wisdom and cosmic illumination

Guru Mantra

Gururbrahma guruvishnuh gururdevo mahesvarah l Gurursaksat parabrahma tasmai shriguruve namah ll Meaning: 

‘Guru is the representative of Lord Brahma (the Creator), Lord Vishnu (the Protector) and Lord Shiva (the Destroyer). He is the eternal live god. I bow down to that great Guru.’

Guru Mantra

Dhyanamulam gurormurtih pujamulam gurohpadam l Mantramulam gurorvakyam moksamulam guroh krpa ll Meaning: ‘The Guru’s body is the root of meditation. The feet of the Guru are the root of worship. The teaching of the Guru is the root of all mantras. The Grace of the Guru is the root of Salvation.’

 Guru Mantra

Akhandmandalakaram vyaptam yena caracaram l Tatpadam darsitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah ll Meaning: ‘Prostrations to the guru, who shows the truth contained in the word ‘That’ (in the supreme statement ‘That Thou Art’), who pervades the whole universe of moving and unmoving creation in the form of the undivided Infinite.’

 

Guru Mantra

tvameva mata cha pita tvameva; tvameva bandhuscha sakha tvameva l tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva; tvameva sarvam mama deva deva ll

Meaning: ‘You are my mother; You alone are my father. You are my kinsman; You alone are my friend. You are knowledge; you alone are wealth. O Satguru! O God of gods! You alone are my all in all.’

Guru Mantra

Brahmanandam paramsukhadam kevalam jnanamurtim Dvandvatitam gaganasdrsam tattvamasyadilaksyam l Ekam nityam vimalamacalam sarvadhisaksibhutam Bhavatitam trigunarahitam sadgurum tam namani ll Meaning:

 ‘I offer my humble obeisance to Sri Gurudeva, Who personified the bliss of Brahman; Who is the giver of supreme happiness; Who is knowledge consciousness personified; Who is beyond the pairs of opposites (happiness and sorrow, heat and cold, etc.); Who is subtle and all-pervading like the sky; Who is the One’ meant by the Supreme statements such as Tattvamasi ( thou art that) etc. Who is one and eternal, pure and constant; Who is a witness to all intellects. Who is above all mental conditions and beyond the three gunas (sattva, rajas and tamas).

Guru mantra

Na Guror-Adhikam Tattvam Na Guror-Adhikam Tapah |

Tattva-Jnyaanaat Param Naasti Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah || Meaning:

(Salutations to the Guru (teacher)) neither is there any reality beyond the guru, nor is there any austerity higher than the guru. There is no knowledge of truth beyond what comes from the guru; salutations to that Guru.

Gayatri Mantra

AUM BHOOR BHUWAH SWAHA, TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGO DEVASAYA DHEEMAHI DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODAYAT.

Gayatri Mantra, the foremost mantra in the Vedas (oldest scripture), inspires wisdom. Its meaning is that “May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path”. The mantra is also a prayer to the “giver of light and life” – the sun (savitri). The Gayatri Mantra consists of twenty-four syllables – three lines of eight syllables each. Hence, there exists a whole family of Gayatri Mantras, which serve as meditative aids to pray for the blessings of a particular personal God.

Meaning:

  • Aum= the supreme name of god;
  • bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual energy(pran) ;
  • bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ;
  • swaha = embodiment of happiness ;
  • tat = that ;
  • savitur = bright like sun ;
  • varenyam = best, choicest ;
  • bhargo = destroyer of sins ;
  • devasya = divine ;
  • dheemahi = may imbibe
  • dhiyo = intellect ;
  • yo = who ;
  • naha = our ;
  • prachodayat = may inspire!

Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life, Remover of pain and sorrow, The Bestower of happiness, Oh! Creator of the Universe, May we receive thy supreme sin-destroying light, May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.

A basic translation also can be given as-

Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the

RAASI MANTRAS

Aries – Om Vishnave Namah Taurus – Om Vasudevaya Namah Gemini – Om Keshavaya Namah Cancer – Om Radha-Krishnaya Namah Leo – Om Hariharaya Balamukundaya Namah Virgo – Om Hrim Pitambaraya Paramatmane Namah Libra – Om Sri Ram Dasrathaye Namah Scorpio – Om Narayanaya Namah Om Naraya Namah Sagittarius – Om Hrim Shrim Krim Dharani Dharaya Namah Capricorn – Om Shrim Vatsalaya Namaha Aquarius -Om Krim Govinda-Gopalaya Namah Pisces – Om Krim Rathanga – Chakraya Namah

Mantra before to start new work or a journey

Shree Ganashaya Nama!!!

Meaning: Bestow me power to succeed in my work and journey.

Mantra after finishing your work and journey.

Iti ganashaya nama!!!

Meaning:

Thanks lord Ganesha you helped me to complete my work and journey.

Laximi Mantra for wealth

Om Hring kling Maha Lakshmyai Namah!!!

Meaning: Mata Laxmi is the deity of the Lakshmi Mantra. She is the dynamic energy of lord Vishnu. She bestows one with wealth, prosperity, luxury and abundance. She is believed to relieve all sorrows caused by dearth of money.

Saraswati Mantra for intellect

Om Shreem Hreem Saraswatyei Namaha

Meaning: Saraswati mantra improves speech, memory and concentration in studies. Saraswati mantra has power to dispel ignorance and confusion and bestow intelligence to the chanter.

Vishnu Mantra

Om Namo Narayanaya!!!

Meaning:

Om- the eternal source-sound-vibration of creation.

Namo: (Same as “namaha”) To honor or solute. Narayana: A name of Vishnu, supreme God, as the preserver of the universe. I would like to bow my head for Narayana who is the operator of this universe.

                          

Hanuman Mantra

Om Ham Hanumate Namaha!!!

Meaning:

To built mental and physical power the Hanuman mantra is effective

Durga/Kali Mantra

 Om Dum Durgaya Namaha.

To overcome our enemy, the Durga mantra is powerful.

May the Almighty Lord give you strength to do more and more mantra chanting!!!

Om! Shanti! Shanti!! Shanti!!!

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