Mantras are the soul of Hinduism and have been a part of our culture since ages. These are magical vibrations, the enunciation of which creates a magnetic field around us and transform the negative thoughts into positive ones. These sacred enchants when spelled out repeatedly, cleanses up the mind and body, reduces anxiety and help in achievement of desired results.
Yogis and saints have been following the tradition of enchanting mantras to meditate since time immemorial. These sacred chants enable an individual to re connect with the inner self and boosts up the concentration power, thus aligning the universe in parity with what is being manifested. Mantra Japa is an old age tradition which is not only unique to Hinduism, but is also a part of other predominant religions like Buddhism and Jainism. Be it, pleasing deities, performing a spiritual conduit, seeking protection against enemies and establishing a connection with oneself, mantra enchanting has been the core of all.
Let’s take you through a journey of self-fulfilment and help you in knowing yourself better by enchanting the below mantras while meditating:
Aum or Om is the fundamental and most powerful mantra of Hinduism. It is considered as the voice of Universe and is the only reality which is supposed to exist before and after Life. This is why the mantra is also known as “Pranava” or the energy that flows in our breath. It is a combination of three syllables (Au-Oh-Mm) , the reverberation of which three times, is believed to cause immediate calm to the chaotic thoughts in our mind and provides rejuvenation. Research states that the vibrations produced while enchanting Aum improves the efficiency of the Spinal Cord and fuels up the detoxification process of the body.
Om Namah Shivaya –
This mantra is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the most significant mantra of Shaivism and one of the most important mantra of Hinduism. The three Syllables stand for the below-
Om- The Voice of Universe
Namah- Bowing down
Shivaya- Lord Shiva who is perceived as ones’ Inner Self
The chant literally means paying a tribute to ones’ deepest inner self. Research states the relevance of the five key syllables of the mantra- Na, Ma, Si, Va, Ya with the five sense organs of the body and enchanting it repeatedly is believed to cure all diseases associated with these organs and refine the sense of sight, hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling. Vedic Scriptures also relate these syllables with the 5 core components of existence – Earth, Water, Fire , Air and Void.
“Om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ prachodayat”
The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most powerful mantra enchanted while meditating and has its origin from the Rigveda. It pays a tribute to the Sun God and the Divine Light, who is contemplated as the creator of Universe.
“Oh Divine Light, we pray and meditate on you and pleed to you take away the negativity and darkness from our lives, and illuminate our intellect”
Enchanting the pious Gayatri Mantra every day in the morning helps to gain control over the emotional state and stay positive even in dire circumstances.
“Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah”
This mantra is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is widely known as the Lord of Beginnings. As per mythological records, Lord Ganesha has been granted a boon, of being worshipped at the first and foremost place before beginning any religious procession or worshipping any other deity. Meditating and enchanting this mantra is believed to remove all the obstacles and challenges that life throws at an individual and helps him in achieving the life goals.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra-
“Om tryambakam yajaamahe
Dedicated to lord Shiva, the Mahamrityunjaya mantra , like the Gayatri mantra has its association with the Rigveda. Known by several names like the Rudra mantra, it highlights the enraged aspect of the Lord, the Tryambak mantra referring to the third eye of Lord Shiva, this enchant effects the physical, mental and emotional well-being of a yogi in a positive light.
“Oh three eyed lord, who is a supreme being, we worship you to bestow growth and nourishment. As a fruit is released from its bondage, free us from the cycle of birth and death”
Believe it or not but this mantra is also known as the Mrita Sanjivani mantra that has life restoring power and enchanting it every day, tends to protect human life by avoiding and curbing any unknown or unpredictable miss happening leading to damage or loss of life…!
Enchant the above mentioned mantras every day while meditating, and embark yourself on a spiritual journey to establish a connect with the inner self for healing and rejuvenation of mind and body.
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