C O N C E P T O F M A N T R A S P R A Y E R S A N D I T S M E A N I N G Dr. Shamanthakamani Narendran M.D. (Pead), Ph.D. (Yoga Science)
DEFINITION OF MANTRA
Mantra is an invocation or a mystical formula, which aids the person to release the self and attain bliss and ultimate fulfillment.
The sounds in a Mantra generate unusual mystic power.
Mantra produces a set of vibration in the surrounding atmosphere & its force depends on the attitude of the person and the intensity of concentration.
Mantras are performed with faith, the results cannot be analyzed measured, weighed, seen, but are felt.
The force of Mantra can be only felt.
It should be performed with due faith and all rituals, then it is fruitfull.
You must have complete faith in Mantra you are reciting and must know its meaning.
Do the things as per prescribed methods. You will experience sensation and vibrations during or at the end of Japa, this is a sufficient proof to believe.
Mantra requires faith, Japa, hard work ad per laid dictums to realize the desired objects and vibrations.
Each Mantra has a different use.
The vibrations of sound create desired reactions within the body too.
PREPARING THE BODY FOR MANTRA
THREE WAYS TO PERFORM MANTRA
UPANASU JAPA : Only lip movement in there while chanting.
MANASICA JAPA : The Japa only in the heart without any sound or lip movements.
VACHANIKA JAPA : Recite action in a low, medium or high tone.
For pleasing different deities or worshipping different planets there are different Mantras. Every planet has its own power & qualities.
"Surya Kavacham", "Surya Stotra" or "Surya Ashtottara Shat Namavali".
"Om Namo Bhagvate Suryae Namaha".
TYPES OF MANTRA
DIVISION OF MANTRA
These mantras are for warding off the malefic effects and influence of planets and go for cure of the diseases.
These mantras when used in a specified way are to bring under your control any Devta, Soul, Woman, man, officer, minister etc. and thus you can gain according to your desires.
These mantras deals with all the persons etc. as above to stop acting against you.
These mantras deal for creating differences between the two or many.
These mantras deals with the distraction of mind of enemies, opponents and other persons so that they remain away to harm you. Also can be used for persons working against their country, birth place, residence, home and family members. It creates quarrels between two and many.
These are death inflicting mantras through which any body can be killed.
Mantras are of different types viz.
Vedic Mantras are mantras prescribed in our oldest Four Vedas, devoted recitation of these mantras or chanting them devotedly and in prescribed manner, frees the person from all troubles and miseries.
Mind can he controlled by devotedly worshipping the God or praying to HIM in his language of Vedic mantras. His holy monosyllable is 'OM'.
'OM' is very comprehensive and represent Brahma, It is a Very powerful word.
No mantra can be formulated without His word. Vedic Mantras can be analysed, measured or weighed; the result of there mantras are visible.
TYPES OF MANTRA
During meditation beads are a must. Different beads are there in rosary according to the purpose. Beads may be padam beej, rudraksha, tulsi, shankh, pearl, gold, silver, gem, root of khush. All beads in a rosary should be of equal size, free from decay and unbroken.
One additional bead of a bigger size than others is put at the top of the rosary. The number and type of beads in a rosary vary with purpose.
Shiva shakti mantras - Rudraksha.
Vishnu and Lord Krishna mantra - Tulsi
Death inflicting mantras - Padam Beej
Mantras for wealth - gems, jewels, gold and silver.
A seed when sown grows into a fruitful tree, like that Beej Mantra is a fun of shakti.
There are Various Beej Mantras which are an important part of Mantras and each Beej mantra has its own power and when mixed with mantras adds extra power to the traits of that mantra.
According the mantras which contain up to nine words are termed Beej Mantra, ten or twenty words forms Mantra and beyond are known Maha Mantra.
Broadly mantras are divided into three parts as Satwic, Rajsic, and Tamsic which respectively indicate Atma uplift, religious and material comforts and death, Uchatan, loss of enemies and opponents.
Kshasraum - Narsimha bija.Removes all sorrows and fears.
Aim - Saraswati bija.Makes proficient in all branches of learning.
Shree - Lakshami mantra.Leads to prosperity and contenment.
Hareem - Bhuvaneshvari mantra.Makes a person leader of men and help get a person all he needs.
Kaleem - Kamraj mantra. Fulfills one's desires.
Kreem - Destroys enemies and gives happiness.
Dum - Durga beej. One gets whatever one wants.
Gam Glaum - Ganesa beej. Removes all obstacles and promotes success.
Lam - Earth beej. Helps to secure good crops.
Yam - Vayu beej. Help secure rains.
Aam Um Ram - Beej mantras ao Brahma,Vishnu and Rudra.
The specified words used in a mantra.
These can be used in the beginning, middle or at the end of a mantra.
The Samputa has a great value in Mantra Shakti or in other Mantras and be used carefully.
In English we can pronunciate the above samputa like as :
Om aeeng kaleeng soo - for proficiency in words.
Om shareeng hareeng shareeng - for wealth and comforts.
Om aeeng hareeng kaleeng - enemies are destroyed, troubles vanish and the individual is blessed with joy and happiness.
Om shareeng hareeng kaleeng - Blessed with progeny.
Om hareeng - Recovery from diseases.
Om aeeng hareeng kaleeng - Protection from all evil forces. Hopes and wishes are realised.
Mantras one should use in its daily life ( Beej Mantra ) Astroshastra provides you a few important Mantras, method of their recitation, use and other aspects. More of them STAND TESTED and are very useful for day to day life.
These mantras have been selected from Puranas, Hindu religion and old texts.
Other religious persons may follow their corresponding words, which are equally applicable and can be recited beneficially.
These basic Beej mantras are for every time use by the Sadhaka, which lead early to the siddhi of your mantra.
1. Om Namah Shivaye. 2. Om Namah Narayane Aye Namaha.
PRACTICAL USES OF MANTRAS
For education : "Om kreeng kreeng kreeng"
For attaining moksha : "Om shree hreeng kreeng krishnaye swaha"
For wealth : "Omnamo dhandaye swaha"
For success in elections : "Om emminder vardhaye shteriyame ma emam vishmek virsham kirinu tawan"
For fame : "Om giravargrateshu hirnye ch goshu cha"
For successful completion of all jobs : "Om namo sarvarthsadhni swaha"
For reduction of rash temper : "Om shante parshante sarv karodh pashnon swaha"
To attract one or all : "Om chamunde tarutatu amukaye akarshaye akarshaye swaha"
Panch Akshari - "Om Namah Shivaye" - It fulfills all desires.It leads to moksha and all sins are destroyed. It has no methodology assocaited and can be recited by anyone anytime.
Asht Akshari - "Om Namah Narayanaya" - One can achieve and can be blessed with anything.
Ganpati Mantra - "Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha" - It not only removes all obstacles but also gives success in one's efforts.
Hanuman Mantra - "Om Hoom Hanumate Rudratamakaye hoom phut swaha" - There is no favour that Hanumanji cannot bestow. Hanumanji is the embodiment of all good qualities which he freely gives to his devotees.
Saraswati Mantra - "Om Aim Kleeng Saum Saraswatiya Namaha" - It makes a person a learned scholar and he attains high profeciency in education. This mantra should be recited all morning pujas.
Dattatreya Mantra - "Om Hareem Parambraham Parmaatmane Hari Harbrahyendraya Dattatroyaye swaha" - Dattatreya can bestow everything on his followers.
MANTRAS AND PRAYERS
A mantra is a sacred syllable, word or verse, which has been revealed to a sage in deep meditation.
A mantra, when recited with devotion, concentration and understanding, revitalizes the body and mind with mystic power, and harmonizes thought and action.
A mantra, when repeated constantly during meditation, first loudly and then through silent and mental chanting, changes the consciousness.
KIRTAN AND BHAJAN
When a mantra is sung or chanted, whether by oneself or in a group of devoted aspirants, it is termed as kirtan — the glorification of God.
Prayers or symbolic stories of God may also be sung in a kirtan.
The singing and chanting of kirtan creates an elevated mental condition for practicing meditation or entering into an intense form of spiritual practice.
Kirtan is a powerful and unique method of recharging the subconscious with spiritual vibrations.
EFFECTS OF MANTRA
GREEN TARA MANTRA SHEET
Worldly realm, is based on views of "Self" and grasping to "Self.“
Thus, to comprehend worldly affairs one should observe and discern from the point that each and every one is self-centered.
Views of "Self" not only confine people, but also prevent people from recognizing reality.
Psychology is also constructed on the notion of "Self," and hence applications based on psychology could hardly avoid the mistakes of not being in touch with reality.
To relieve sufferings in the worldly realm one needs to comprehend Dharma that is beyond the views of "Self."
Only then can we expect guidance that will lead to true emancipation.
EFFECTS OF GAYATHRI MANTRA
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is for overcoming untimely death, begetting relief from even the most dangerous disease and enjoying relief from severe trouble in life.
Recitation of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra has been recommended for overcoming the malefic effects of certain planets.
We Meditate on the Three-eyed reality Which permeates and nourishes all like a fragrance. May we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality, Even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.
Hare Kryszna Hare Kryszna Kryszna Kryszna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare A mantra comprising of the names Hare, Krishna and Rama. It appears originally in the (Kali Santarana Upanisad):
THE SHANTI MANTRAS Om sahanaavavatu Sahanau bhunaktu Saha viiryan karavaavahai Tejasvi naavadhiitamastu Maa vidvishhaavahai Om shaantih shaantih shaantih May we be protected together. May we be nourished together. May we work together with great vigor. May our study be enlightening May no obstacle arise between us. Om peace, peace, peace.
UNIVERSAL PRAYER Sarveśām Svastir Bhavatu Sarveśām Sāntir Bhavatu Sarveśām Pūrnam Bhavatu Sarveśām Mangalam Bhavatu May there be auspiciousness for all. May there be peace to all. May there be fulfillment for all. May there be blessedness for all.
Sarve bhavantu sukhina | Sarve santu nirāmayā || sarve bhadrā i paśyantu | Mā kaścit dukha bhāgbhavet || May all be happy. May all be healthy. May all realize that which is the ultimate truth. May no one ever be unhappy.
Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Poornat Poornamudachayate. Poornasya Poornamadaya Poornamevavashisyayate. Om Shantih, shantih shantihi. All that is perceptible here is basically infinite. The 'cause' of all of this 'effect' too is one infinite truth. If we just negate the notion of 'separate independent existence' of all 'effects' then we come to directly realize the one transcendental infinite divinity as our very Self. May there be peace to all.