If you follow our blog, you know that last week we offered a guide to begin a mantra practice. This week, we share some of our favorite mantra’s. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of mantra’s to choose from. If you are feeling like you need a certain mantra for a specific outcome any google search will lead you to the mantra you seek. Just remember that some mantra’s come with a warning.
Check out five of our favorites below. As you embrace a mantra practice, notice the contentment it brings the mind and the changes it can and will have on your life.
MANTRA: Eck Ong Kar
Eck Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad
Sat Gur Prasad Eck Ong Kar
There is one Creator of all Creation. All is a blessing of the One Creator. This realization comes through Guru’s Grace.
This excerpt is taken from Gabby Bernstein to provide some guidelines on chanting this mantra
This mantra is the only Kundalini mantra that comes with a warning. This is such a powerful and creative mantra that you must watch your thoughts and actions after you chant it. You will be in such a state of manifestation, that your thoughts will accelerate into being. Luckily, the energy within the mantra itself will help you switch your thoughts to the positive. It takes your own negative thought, stops it in its tracks and reverses it into positivity. A thought rides into your consciousness to be processed with “Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad,” and comes out pure with, “Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar.”
– Spirit Voyage
Any time you research a mantra be sure to understand all the recommended “warnings” and read the fine print.
MANTRA: Guyatri Mantra
The Guyatri mantra is one of the most powerful mantra’s in the world.
Bhoor Bhuvah Suvaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dheeyo Yonah Prachodayaat
We meditate on that most adored Supreme Lord, the creator, whose effulgence (divine light) illumines all realms (physical, mental and spiritual). May this divine light illumine our intellect.
The Guyatri Mantra is such a revered mantra, that is was actually only revealed to the Western World within the last hhalf-century Chanting the Guyatri mantra will probably take you about 3 hours a day if you want to do it 108 times. According to the source above, you can even chant it three times, three times a day, to break the bonds of karma or wrong doing created during the day. Just as the sun sees all beings in a divine light without judgement, expectation or attachment so too shall we.
This is a great mantra to have on your playlist and pull up anytime throughout the day.
MANTRA: Om Ganapataha Namaham
This is a powerful mantra to Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. He is said to be the remover of obstacles, and chanting this mantra is said to help you remove obstacles from your path too. Make sure you know WHAT obstacles you want to remove before you begin.
Om Ganapataha Namaham
- Om – is the pranava mantra. The term oṃkarasvarupa in connection with Lord Ganapati refers to the belief that He alone is the personification of the primal sacred sound.
- Gam – represents the secret power sound of Vighneshwar. It is His bija syllable. When you chant ”Gam”, you are reciting ”Ganesha.” In addition, it represents that part of you that is powerful and wise yet still deeply sweet.
- Ganapataye – represents another name of Lord Ganesh, the breaker of obstacles.
- Namaha – translates as ”to honor” or ”to salute.”
If you want to manifest change in your life, after all you can’t make room for new gifts if you don’t remove the obstacles that are no longer serving you first.
You can practice this every day for 40 days as part of a dedicated mantra practice.
MANTRA: Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha
This mantra calls upon the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity and abundance, Lakshmi. Wealth should not always be associated with money and income there are other ways in which one may seek wealth or abundance perhaps through love or opportunities. Make sure you are specific when calling upon this Lakshmi with this mantra.
Om shreem maha Lakshmiyei namaha
- Shreem is the sound of Lakshmi energy or abundance.
- Maha is a Sanskirt word meaning “great.”
- Lakshmiyei is the formal name of the goddess.
- Namaha is a salutation that means “not mine,” but is usually translated as “I bow to you.
Typically you would chant the seed sound “Om” at the beginning of this mantra. Like the mantra to Ganesh, this is a great mantra to incorporate as part of a 40-day practice.
MANTRA: Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha
This chant has not gained as much widespread popularity as some of the mantra’s we’ve already included, but that does not discount its power. Deva Premal does a beautiful version of this song!
Saraswait makes up the powerful Hindu trinity of Lakshmi, Parvati and Saraswait. This mantra calls upon the many powers of this sacred feminine deity but it most often associated with relationships and friendships with the self, others, and the divine. It can also offer up a field of protection to those who chant it and surrounding the practitioner with positive energy.
Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha
Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha
Om Eim Saraswatiyei Namaha
Om Eim Saraswatiyei Namaha
May the light of friendship shine through me, drawing noble companionship.
Om and Salutations to the feminine Saraswati principle.
Want to learn more about mantra? In Sadhana Yoga School we incorporate mantra as part of our program curriculum.