Mantra - The
Power of Mantras
Mantras are single or strung together syllables.
Mantras are used in rituals, whispered or chanted in combinations and
contexts, setting up patterns of vibrations. One must learn to pronounce
them properly and understand their meaning.
sadhana is very difficult as if during practice any drawbacks remain, it can
inflict losses. Guidance of a competent guru is quite necessary to attain
A sadhak should observe some rules and regulations very strictly while
practicing mantra shakti.
completely believe in the shakti and should avoid anger, egoism. He should
observe brahamcharya and should not fear if he sees any miracles during
sadhana. The food of a sadhak should be simple and must not contain meat,
onion, garlic, etc.
One's subconcious mind can help to find the solution through meditation and
recitation of mantras. Continuous sadhana will enable the sadhak to find
solution to all problems, achieve peace of mind and removal of mental
Aasanas During Meditation
The posture arousing mantra shakti is known as asana.
Siddh Asana : This Asana is very useful to
acquire Sidhi. Even fat persons can practice it. Place one heel at the anus
and keep the other heel at the root of generative system. The feet or legs
should be so arranged that the ankle joints should touch each other. Hands
should be placed straight on the knee joints. Sit for 15 minutes with closed
eyes concentrating on God. This asana is useful in curing rheumatism and
keeps the mind and body in order. The eyes must be focussed if not closed,
on the space between eyebrows (Trikuti).
Padma Asana : Place the right foot on the left
thigh and then carefully bring the left foot on the right thigh. This is the
physical position for the spiritual process. One must press the tongue
against the teeth and chin against heart. The sight should be focussed on
the tip of the nose. Breathing should be slow. It destroys diseases.
Pranayam : Pranayam removes all diseases,
purifies the Nadis, steadies the mind in concentration, improves digestion
and increases the appetite. It helps awaken the Kundalini. Sit in Padma or
Siddh asana. Close the right nostril with the thumb. Draw in the air very
slowly through the left nostril. Then do it like wise with the right
nostril. Retain the air as long as you can comfortably. Then exhale very
very slowly, through the nostril after removing thumb or finger. Do twenty
rounds in the morning and twenty in the evening. Increase it gradually.
Trataka : This involves steady gazing at a
particular point or object without blinking to increase concentration. It is
a very effective method to control the mind, improve the eyesight, and
develop will power. It can be done by concentrating one's attention on a
black or white dot on the wall, a picture or on Om,etc.
Pooja : Deva or Deity should be kept in one's mind
while reciting the mantra. Each mantra has a tremendous force and draws
maximum benefit. This can be performed in three ways: 1. Vaikhari (Verbal)
by speaking loudly. 2. Upamsu (Whispering). 3. Mansik (Mental).
Aagni Hotra : Homa is performed with fire in
accordance with prescribed rituals.
Lights In Meditation
Various lights are manifested during meditation.In the beginning a bright
light of the size of the pin point will appear in the forehead in the
trikuti,which is called the 'Ajna chakra'. Different lights are seen when
eyes are closed. These lights appear in mental space, and are tantric lights
having it's specific colors. Frequently it is combination of white and
yellow but red and blue lights are rarely seen. Initially small balls of
light are seen which later become dazzling lights.
become stable with advancement of meditation. Also at higher stages of
meditation figures as sadhus or other physical forms are seen in stable
light.One should not pay much attention to these figures and should
concentrate on the ultimate goal only. These are simply to make one
convience that there is existence of God and super physical and meta
physical realities. This is 'sadhana shakti'. If carried out with
faith, one can achieve marvellous results, get siddhi and can benefit both
the oneself and the mankind.
Rosary, Beej Mantra And Samput
Rosary : 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.
Beej Mantra : A mantra is full of shakti and there
are various beej mantra each with it own power. When mixed with other
mantras, they provide extra power to that mantra. Basic beej mantra "Om" is
further expanded into the following types of beej - yog beej ,tejo beej,
shanti beej and raksha beej, which are respectively known as aeng (aim)
hreem, sreem, kreem, kleem, dum, gam, glaum, lam, yam, aam or um or ram.
There are some one word beej mantras which are particularly suitable to
young boys and girls who can repeat them with zest and faith, to secure good
results. Few of them with their purposes are -
1. Kshasraum - Narsimha bija.Removes all sorrows and fears.
2. Aim - Saraswati bija.Makes proficient in all branches of learning.
3. Shree - Lakshami mantra.Leads to prosperity and contenment.
4. Hareem - Bhuvaneshvari mantra.Makes a person leader of men and
help get a person all he needs.
5. Kaleem - Kamraj mantra. Fulfills one's desires.
6. Kreem - Destroys enemies and gives happiness.
7. Dum - Durga beej. One gets whatever one wants.
8. Gam Glaum - Ganesa beej. Removes all obstacles and promotes
9. Lam - Earth beej. Helps to secure good crops.
10. Yam - Vayu beej. Help secure rains.
11. Aam Um Ram - Beej mantras ao Brahma,Vishnu and Rudra.
Samput : Samput are some specific words used in the
mantra. These can be used at the start, middle or end of the mantra. The
samput has great shakti and should be used carefully.
Gayatri Mantra "Om bhur bhavasuha tatsa vitur vareneyam bargo devasyaha
dhimahi dhiyo yonah parachodayat." Few words can be added after Om bhur
bhava swaha as samput to fulfill various desires.
Division Of Mantra And Their Use
The uses of mantra is divided into six categories
SHANTIKARAN : These mantras deal with the
cure of diseases and warding off the malefic effects of the planets.
One example will be of no use as there is different mantra for different
KARAN : Through these mantras one can put under one's control any
woman, man, officer, minister, devta, soul, animal, etc. and can fulfill
STAMBHAN : These mantras are used to stop all the
persons, souls etc. from doing any harm to you.
VIDESHAN : these mantras are used for creating
differences between two or many individuals.
UCHCHATTAN : These mantras deal with
distraction of the mind of the enemy so that they may remain away from their
country, birthplace, residence, work and family members. It is also used if
the sadhak wants aperson to remain at war with others.
MARAN : These are death inflicting mantras through
which you can kill anybody at any distance without disclosing your identity.
To avoid it's harmful use it is not been given.
mantra given in each category, there are many mantras with different number
of times they are to be recited under each category. Also specific time, day
and the articles used for different mantras vary from category to category.
The basic mantras for every day recitation and early siddhi attainment of
one's mantras are -
"Om Namo Shivaye".
"Om Namo Narayane Aye Namaha".
"Om Namo Bhagwate Vasdev Aye Namaha".
Practical Uses Of Mantras
For education : "Om kreeng kreeng kreeng"
For attaining moksha : "Om shree hreeng kreeng krishnaye swaha"
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"
successful completion of all jobs : "Om namo sarvarthsadhni swaha"
reduction of rash temper : "Om shante parshante sarv karodh pashnon swaha"
one or all : "Om chamunde tarutatu amukaye akarshaye akarshaye swaha"
Besides these purposes given above,there are mantras for fulfilment of all
kind of desires and for reduction of all kind of flaws. There are mantras
for worship of different Gods and Goddesses and pleasing them to fulfill
Some Important Mantras
Some simple mantras are given which can be recited by anyone and help
achieve what the sadhak wants. They have simple or no methodology associated
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
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
Dattatreya Mantra - "Om Hareem Parambraham
Parmaatmane Hari Harbrahyendraya Dattatroyaye swaha" - Dattatreya can bestow
everything on his followers.