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Experience the power of ‘Mantra’ with these Seven Chants

A mantra is a precise sound vibration that directs an individual to spirituality and self-consciousness

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  • Mantra is a mystical phenomenon, which are known for their healing powers

  • They are divided into three categories- Sabhri, Tantra and Vedic
  • Om vibrates at 432 Hertz as opposed to 440 Hertz frequency of contemporary music

Mantra, which is known to be a mystic phenomenon, is essentially a Sanskrit word that means sacred syllable(s) or sacred word(s). It can be a word or a sentence which, when uttered or recited silently within in a specific manner can make the impossible possible and opens the door to mukti (salvation).

Mantras are divided into three broad categories-first is Sabhri, which empowers one with siddhi (mystic powers). Second is Tantra that bestows amazing demonstrative powers at the mystic level. And the third is Vedic mantra, which directs an individual towards achieving eternal peace for the soul, said the speakingtree.com Website.

However, because they are specific sound vibrations that create geometric patterns, it is important that they are pronounced correctly with fitting intonation.

Om, a powerful mantra Image source: Youtube.com
Om, a powerful mantra Image source: Youtube.com

Mantra aids in achieving dharma (religious righteousness and duty), artha (philosophical interpretative value or meaning and even the means), kama (procreative universal truth and sensual satisfaction) and moksha (salvation from birth and rebirth).

It is also believed that the stronger the faith, determination and emotion is, the better is the mantra and its healing power.

Chanting a mantra is like experiencing a Dynamo effect, the more you recite it, the more it strengthens you with divinity. Having said that these are the 10 powerful mantras listed by Speaking Tree to help you sail through tough times:

(i) Om/Aum: The most powerful of all the mantras, it is the sound of the cosmos that puts the mind to peace. It’s the primary vibration that represents the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. This mantra is said to vibrate at 432 Hertz as opposed to 440 Hertz frequency of contemporary music. Om is also an idyllic way to start and end meditation.

(ii) Om Namah Shivaya: The sacred incantation means ‘I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation.’ It helps to achieve confidence, iterating that we are all made up of divine energy and should treat ourselves with respect and dignity.

(iii) Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu: Translated as ‘may all beings everywhere be happy and free’, it is primarily associated with the Jivamukti Yoga School. This chant inspires people to cooperate, feel compassion and live in harmony with the environment, animals and our fellow human beings.

(iv) Om Saha Naavavatu, Saha Nau Bhunaktu, Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai, Tejasvi Aavadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai Om: This mantra encourages us to practice unity and work towards a common goal. The mantra means ‘may the lord protect and bless us. May he nourish us, gives us strength to work together for the good of humanity.’

(v) Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: The chant has impeccable healing powers and works with Shiva (male) energies to destroy negative influences. It is the great mantra for overcoming fears, negative energy, and ultimately death.

(vi) Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat: Known as Gayatri Mantra, it is translated as ‘may the god help to direct our mental faculties in the right direction.’ It is a chant of forgiveness and helps in channelizing positive energy.

(vii)  Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah: In Hinduism, Ganesha is known as the god of wisdom and success and the destroyer of obstacles. The mantra means ‘I bow to the elephant-faced deity (Ganesha) who is capable of removing all obstacles. I pray for blessings and protection.’

-This article is compiled by a staff-writer at NewsGram.

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