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Manjushri Mantra: a Powerful Practice For Wisdom and Enlightenment

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The bodhisattva Manjushri represents the highest wisdom, intelligence, will, and omniscience, and exercises complete illumination. His name means “Gentle Glory”. In this article, I want to share with you a very powerful Manjushri mantra that enhances wisdom and improves one’s skills in debating, memory, writing, and other literary abilities. Moreover, a regular practice of this mantra can help reach enlightenment and reconnect with your divine nature.

But first, let me tell you about Manjushri.

Who Is Manjushri?

Manjushri is one of the Four Great Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism, the other three being Ksitigarbha, Avalokitesvara, and Samantabhadra.

Manjushri is also revered as the patron of the arts and sciences, orator, patron of astrologers. For example, Buddhist writers, before starting to write a book or a poem, first turn to Manjushri for help or begin creation with a prayer in his honor.

Buddhists ask Manjushri to grant them wisdom, transcendental knowledge, mastery in studying, ability to interpret sacred texts, eloquence, and a good memory. He is the patron of literature. He helps to consciously use the power of the word as a tool for liberation from ignorance. Anyone can ask Manjushri for enlightenment and he will surely give one all the tools you need to reach it. However, only one’s discipline and devotion can lead to enlightenment.

Manjushri’s Mission

Manjushri, who once attained the state of a Buddha, refused to enter Nirvana until people freed themselves of ignorance and misery.

He appears as a constant assistant to Buddha Shakyamuni in his enlightening mission.

Manjushri’s mission as a bodhisattva is to eradicate ignorance and the evil it generates. Therefore, Manjushri is depicted as a beautiful young man with a flaming sword raised in one hand and a book in the other.

Symbolism

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Manjushri is usually depicted in a sitting cross-legged position on a Lotus throne. He is dressed in the usual bodhisattva clothes.

Usually, Manjushri is depicted as a young man 26-years old. This important symbol reminds us that Manjushri is the beginning of insight. The youth symbolism is vital, since most suffering humans, even the most advanced among us, could be said to be just at the “beginning” of understanding and insight.

Most often we can see Manjushri having a Golden yellow body, which symbolizes the wealth of his knowledge.

In his right hand, he holds a Fiery sword that cuts through ignorance and duality.

In his left hand, he holds a Lotus that symbolizes purity of thoughts and motivation.

There is the Sutra laying on the Lotus which symbolizes the Transcendental Wisdom.

The symbols and iconography can vary depending on the culture. However, all the symbols are always related to wisdom.

There are also different specialized forms of Manjushri: Black, Orange, Four-armed Namsangiti, wrathful Yamantaka, and many others.

Manjushri Mantra Benefits

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In traditional Buddhist schools, the beginning of any training starts with Manjushri mantra chanting. This is how Buddhists tune themselves in learning and mastering new knowledge.

Manjushri mantra is chanted for both inner wisdom and worldly knowledge. It gives both intellectual wisdom and wisdom beyond all words and thought.

It helps in learning, developing intelligence and good memory. It also brings good insight and intuitive knowledge.

Manjushri mantra practice also helps in:

  • learning and understanding astrology;
  • improving debating skills;
  • boosting memory;
  • writing;
  • reaching enlightenment;
  • reconnecting with your divine nature.

Manjushri Mantra

Manjushri mantra is a symbol of the ultimate essence and profound simplicity. Each of the seven syllables of this mantra is deeply profound — conveying within in it the essence of all other mantras.

Here is the text of Manjushri mantra:

OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHIH

Manjushri Mantra Meaning

Now I want to share with you a beautiful commentary on the essence of Manjushri mantra from a Tantric Buddhist point of view delivered by Khenchen Pracchimba Dorjee Rinpoche.

OM represents a combination of the three pure sounds that signify the holy body, speech, and mind.

AH represents the insight that all Dharmas and all “things” are unproduced. This realization develops as we examine everything. That means that we ask questions such as: What do my body and mind consist of? What do all the things around me consist of?  As a result of repeated inquiry and contemplation, the realization of emptiness as the true nature of our mind, as well as all external phenomena, arises. Understanding the emptiness of everything is the path of wisdom.

RA represents an understanding of emptiness. This approach emphasizes the emptiness of the self but believes that at the deepest level everything consists of very small subatomic particles.

PA stands for meditation. There are two basic types of meditation: the conceptual (thinking) and the non-conceptual (without thinking) meditation. In conceptual meditation, we rely on thinking about various concepts such as impermanence, suffering or karma. This is actually not considered a meditation in the strict sense. The ‘real’ meditation is non-conceptual and means that we see the nature of phenomena directly. In our practice, we usually first combine the conceptual and the non-conceptual meditation until we are able to rest in the nature of mind completely without thinking. For example, if you have to ask yourself whether your meditation is conceptual or non-conceptual you are practicing conceptual (thinking) meditation. If you engage in a true non-conceptual meditation you don’t have to check whether your meditation is conceptual or non-conceptual – your feeling of resting in the nature of mind is so reassuring that there are no questions to be asked.

TSA symbolizes the importance of samsara and nirvana. The exact nature of both nirvana and samsara is emptiness. But if we don’t understand the exact nature of samsara, it manifests to us in the form of three sufferings.

The three sufferings are:

  • the suffering of change;
  • the suffering upon suffering;
  • the suffering of everything composite.

If we exactly experientially understand the real nature of samsara it will instead appear to us in the form of three kinds of peace:

  • arhat peace;
  • bodhisattva peace;
  • Buddha peace.

NA stands for karma. In short, it means that all the suffering we experience is the result of our previous non-virtuous actions and all our happiness results from our previous virtuous deeds. There are two basic kinds of karma: the individual karma and the collective karma. Our individual karma is related to our personal deeds and their results. We need to understand that with each action of our body, speech and mind we are sewing the seeds of our future experience.

DHIH represents the wisdom path teachings. It is the fruition of all the practices represented by the previous syllables. We can imagine that our samsara mind is like a block of ice flowing in the water of nirvana wisdom. The syllable DHIH represents the fruition of our practice that melts the ice of our samsaric mind into the water – its real Buddha-nature.

How To Practice Manjushri Mantra?

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Before chanting Manjushri mantra you should set your intention. You can do it in any form. For example: “I dedicate the Chanting of Manjushri mantra to … (name your request).”

After setting the intention, chant Manjushri mantra for 108 times and practice the visualization described below while chanting.

Visualization

Visualize a horizontal moon disk in your heart.

Imagine a six-spoked wheel on it, and at its hub, there is an upright orange seed syllable DHIH.

Just above the wheel’s spokes, there are the syllables OM AH RA PA TSA NA standing clockwise. Light emanates from the DHIH and other mantra syllables.

Imagine how this light fills your body and cleanses all negative karma and obscurations, especially those arising from ignorance.

Now visualize how the darkness of ignorance is completely eliminated and the light of wisdom increases to illuminate all objects of knowledge.

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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How To Connect With Vasudhara: the Goddess Of Abundance & Wealth

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Vasudhara is a goddess of wealth, prosperity, spiritual wealth, and wisdom. She is considered to be one of the 21 Taras, also known as “Golden/Yellow Tara“. This beautiful Goddess blesses anyone with spiritual and material abundance to anyone who recites her mantra. In this article, I will introduce you to Yellow Tara and share with you her sacred mantra that can help you significantly improve your spiritual and material wellbeing.

Who Is Vasudhara (Yellow Tara/Golden Tara)?

Vasudhara, whose name means “stream of gems” in Sanskrit, is the Buddhist bodhisattva of wealth, prosperity, and abundance. She is also known as Golden Tara or Yellow Tara.

The goddess originated in Indian Buddhism and was later transmitted to Tibet. In India, Vasudhara is compared to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and abundance. Both goddesses have identical iconography and often appear with their husbands. Lakshmi’s husband is Vishnu, and Vasudhara’s husband is Dzambhala.

Vasudhara’s heart is filled with compassion and loving-kindness toward all beings. She is the embodiment of the boundless generosity which is the first of the six transcendent perfections that are fundamentals for the Bodhisattva path. According to the Buddhist tradition, Vasudhara is able to materialize the wealth for the one who chants her mantra and performs the rituals that invoke the goddess.

The origin of Vasudhara in Buddhism appears in the Buddhist text “The Vasudhara Dharani”. According to a legend “The Inquiry of the Layman Sucandra,” described in the text, an impoverished layman named Sucandra came to the Buddha Shakyamuni and asked if he could give him a way to obtain large amounts of gold, grain, silver, and gems in order to feed his large family and engage in acts of charity with the surplus fortune. Shakyamuni said that the Vasudhara mantra would suit this purpose. He gave Sucandra the Vasudhara mantra and sacred ritual that when followed would result in good fortune and prosperity brought on by Vasudhara herself. Upon commencing the rituals and teaching them to others, Sucandra began to prosper. Noticing his success, the monk Ananda asked Shakyamuni how he had obtained this fortune so quickly. Shakyamuni instructed Ananda to also practice the Vasudhara mantra and the ritual and told him to “impart it to others ‘for the good of many’.

Vasundhara is a bodhisattva-liberator, who gives a person piously acquired wealth. This beautiful goddess also ensures that spiritual wisdom is accompanied by favorable circumstances: high standard of living, longevity, and happiness.

Yellow Tara Symbolism

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Yellow Tara is beautiful and attractive. She is youthful as a sixteen-year-old, and her golden body scintillates with radiant light.

Her skin color is golden-bronze. This color is associated with precious metals and symbolizes nobility and generosity.

The goddess has three beautiful smiling faces. Her right face is red, which represents control. The middle face is golden, which represents increase. And her left face is red, which represents compassion.

The goddess is adorned with the five divine silks and the eight jeweled ornaments.

Usually, Golden Tara is depicted seated on a lotus flower base in the lalitasana, or royal pose, with one foot tucked in towards her and the other hanging off the flower base but resting on a small treasure. She can, however, also be depicted in a standing position.

The number of her arms may differ from image to image. She can have as few as two arms and as many as six. The two-armed representations are more common in Tibetan and Indian art, while six-armed representations are almost exclusive to Nepalese art. Although the six-armed image originates in India, they are rare and only a few examples have been found.

Her first right-hand makes the gesture of generosity, while her other two right hands hold the ‘Three Jewels of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, – symbolizing the necessity of maintaining the commitments of refuge to the three jewels, and a golden rosary, symbolizing continuous practice and self-examination, vital to enlightenment path.

With her three left hands, she holds a small treasure-vase (a symbol of long life and initiation), an ear of grain (a symbol of abundant harvests and earthly benefits), and a sacred text (a symbol of wisdom).

Representations with more arms, such as the six-armed Nepali representation, also depict Golden Tara as a goddess that is holding a full vase and the Book of Wisdom. With her free hands, she performs mudras. The most common mudra in paintings and figurines featuring Vasudhara is the Varadamudra, also known as the charity mudra, which symbolizes the “pouring forth of divine blessings.”

When depicted with two arms and one face, Vasudhara has a golden body (which symbolizes the earth element) and Ratnasambhava in her crown. Sometimes she is depicted with two or three eyes. The three eyes depiction represents perfect awareness, understanding, compassion, wisdom, and insight into the past, present, and future. Her two hands holding a sheaf of corn represent the process of sowing the seeds of enlightenment. A single wish-fulfilling jewel or a bowl of wish-fulfilling jewels represent wealth and wish-fulfillment.

In Tibetan iconography, the goddess is depicted sitting beside her husband Dzambhala or in union with him. In these cases, she holds a stem with grains in her left hand and a rosary in the right.

In her Tantric depiction, the goddess is red in color, with ornaments of bones holding a stem of grains or precious gems in the right hand, and a skull cup with blood in her left hand. Her red form is also depicted in union with Dzambhala, who is in the same color.

Vasudhara Mantra

Vasudhara practice requires dedication and self-discipline. Therefore, before starting the practice make sure you’ll be able to invest your time and energy into it.

Preparation:

Before starting your practice, write down your intention on a piece of paper. Speak from your heart. Start with words: “I dedicate my Vasudhara mantra practice to … (describe what you intend to gain)”

Instructions:
  • On the first day, you should recite the mantra 800 times.
  • Then, every day afterward, recite the mantra 300 times. 100 times in the morning, 100 times in the late afternoon/evening, and the final 100 times before going to bed. Or, you can recite the mantra 300 times all at once at any time of the day.
  • It is advisable to get a Vasudhara statuette or Yellow Tara thangka so that you can recite the mantra in front of it.
  • While reciting the mantra, visualize Golden Tara and how her blessings are coming to you in a form of golden energy.
  • Always express your gratitude to the Goddess before and after practice.
Mantra text:

Om Śri Vasudhara Ratna Nidhana Kashetri Soha

Though it may seem like a lot of work, such dedication will definitely pay off. It is said that devotees of this practice will accumulate seven kinds of prosperity – wealth, quality, offspring, long life, happiness, praise, and wisdom. Vasudhara will bless you with enough resources to be able to engage in spiritual practices without worrying too much about your finances. It also believed that this practice leads to spiritual enlightenment.

Short Vasudhara Mantra

If you don’t have enough time or energy to dedicate to the full Vasudhara mantra practice, you can recite a short version of the Vasudhara mantra. The practice of this mantra increases good luck and well-being, as well as helps to overcome difficulties and achieve progress in many directions.

The text of the mantra:

Om Vasudhare Svaha

Recite this mantra 7, 21, or 108 times.

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Want to Find Your Personal Mantra? Take a Quiz!

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Deeply rooted in various Eastern spiritual traditions, mantras have been used to unlock inner potential and powers within. By concentrating on your personal mantra, your mind stills and you enable your limitless inner power to rise to the surface and materialize whatever you’re lacking in life.

A consistent practice of the mantra will shed the light on the darkness of your subconscious, and let you see clearly what actions should be taken and what thought patterns should be transformed in order to improve your life in whatever way it needs to be improved.

This quiz will help you to find your personal mantra and your own way to practice it.

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What sphere of your life is the most problematic one?

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How would you describe your romantic life?

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How would you describe your financial situation?

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What is your health status?

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Do you have problems with mood swings or depression?

Do you struggle with your weight – not able to lose or keep off weight permanently?

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Do you consider yourself a successful person?

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Do you have nightmares/astral attacks?

Do you get attacked by negative spirits/entities?

Are there any toxic people/energy vampires in your environment?

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How successful are you in your job/career/business?

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What do you have a tendency to worry about?

What do you care/focus the most on?

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Personal Mantra Quiz
Medicine Buddha Mantra

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Your personal mantra is: TAYATA OM BEKHANDZYE BEKHANDZYE MAHA BEKHANDZYE RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA Medicine Buddha is a special aspect of Buddha that helps in healing various diseases, protects from physical and mental sickness, and helps to eradicate the three poisons – attachment, hatred, and ignorance – which are the source of all sickness and danger. The Medicine Buddha mantra clears away negative karma that quickly eliminates suffering from diseases and pacifies harmful spirits. Its chanting brings success and fulfillment of all desires. Also, this mantra is very effective for healing mental diseases. Besides that, the Medicine Buddha mantra can help you not only in healing physical ailments but also to overcome the underlying internal painful afflictions, hatred, jealousy, desire, greed, and ignorance. If you want to protect yourself from diseases, visualize Medicine Buddha and chant his mantra 7, 21, or 108 times daily. While chanting the mantra, imagine how the purifying rays of light are streaming from the heart and the Holy body of Medicine Buddha, completely filling your body from head to toe. These rays of light are cleansing you from all diseases and pollution caused by spirits, negative karma, and obscurations. Visualize that your body is becoming light, purified, clean, and transparent like a crystal.
Lakshmi Mantra

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Your personal mantra is: OM HREEM SHREEM LAKSHMI BHYO NAMAHA Lakshmi, often called Shri, is the eldest wife of Vishnu, one of the triad deities in Hinduism. People turn to this Goddess of abundance in an effort to bring happiness, well-being, wealth, luck, and glory to their lives. The four hands of the goddess indicate her ability to give people: righteousness, prosperity, material stability, and spiritual liberation. Chanting Lakshmi mantra gives abundance, prosperity, promotes the disclosure of noble qualities, wisdom, compassion, virtue, increases sattva-guna, helps to develop telepathy and clairvoyance, helps your consciousness to rise to a higher level. Lakshmi mantra practice should be accompanied by good intentions, genuine trust, sincerity, and focus on the energy of prosperity, together with visualization. Chant the mantra 108 times daily, visualizing how Lakshmi is blessing you with abundance, prosperity, and wisdom.
Green Tara Mantra

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Your personal mantra is: OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SVAHA Before reaching Buddha consciousness, Tara was a woman walking on the bodhisattva path. This woman made a vow to continue her journey until she reached Enlightenment in the female body. After reaching the highest Enlightenment, she manifested herself in different female forms. Green Tara is able to bring harmony to your personal life, attract the right partner, improve your relationship, attract love and romance into your life. Green Tara helps everyone who makes a sincere request to her. She is the guardian of the family. Chanting Tara mantra helps to open the heart, attract love, and create a family. Moreover, this beautiful mantra even helps women to get pregnant and have an easy childbirth. Regular practice of Tara mantra also lengthens life and removes all obstacles. By chanting Green Tara mantra we receive her divine blessings, which purify everything that isn’t pure in us. We transform our body, speech, and mind into Tara’s holy body, speech, and mind. Chant Tara mantra 108 times daily for 7 or 21 days. For connecting to Tara's energy, you need to light a green candle. While reciting the mantra, try to concentrate on the candle flame, visualizing that the space around you is filled with emerald green energy. Let the candle burn completely (do not extinguish it!).
Ganesh Mantra

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Your personal mantra is: OM SRI GANESHAYA NAMAHA Ganesh, also known as Ganapati, in the Hindu traditions represents wisdom and prosperity. He is the patron of wealth, prosperity, good luck, and trade. According to the Vedic tradition, Ganesha is the embodiment of the mantra “Om”. The elephant’s head crowning the body of the deity resembles the symbol “Om” in its shape. Its large size symbolizes wisdom. Big ears are called to listen carefully and to separate good from evil, truth from lies. They hear everything, but at the same time, they perceive only good and true. For this reason, Ganesh responds only to those requests that come from the heart of the petitioner. Ganesh mantra helps to attract success, prosperity, and victory. Regular practice of this mantra will give you the knowledge of how to find the key to the heart of every person, develop your intellectual abilities, and become successful. By chanting this mantra you will be able to reach the desired level of success, wealth, and wisdom. Chant Ganesh mantra 108 times daily. While chanting, visualize how Ganesh is removing all the obstacles from your path to success and you're reaching the desired result.
Shiva Mantra

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Your personal mantra is: OM NAMAH SHIVAYA Shiva-Mahayogi was a Great Yogi and the First Guru, who gave the world the benefit of knowing the way of Yoga, Tantra, and Liberation. He is ascetic, detached from the world but influences the material world. Shiva is a model of detachment from worldly cares and liberation of consciousness for spiritual development. Shiva mantra brings changes in all spheres of life, activating the energy of the Universe. Its practice has a beneficial effect on health, it purifies the aura and space around you, and attracts the positive energy of the cosmos. The very process of chanting “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” calms the mind and stops thoughts and as the mantra of the Liberator and destroyer of illusion (Maya) leads to Samadhi and gives liberation. Unlike other mantras, giving temporary wealth, prosperity, siddhi, love, etc., Shiva Mantra bestows eternal good – Satchitananda (being/truth, knowledge/consciousness, bliss) and liberation. Shiva mantra is one of the most powerful protective mantras that can be read during danger, when you're having a nightmare, or if you are attacked by negative spirits. The destroyer of all false, Shiva cleanses the mind from layers of contradictory aspirations and ideas. Shiva helps us to see our true selves and liberates us from other people’s opinions, false ideas, conditionality, restrictions, etc. He clarifies our true desires, our Dharma, and our purpose. The best time for Shiva mantra practice is 4 a.m. However, if you can’t wake up so early you can practice it at any convenient time. Chant Shiva Mantra 108 times daily. It is preferable to use Rudraksha prayer beads for Shiva Mantra chanting. But if you don’t have this kind of beads you may use any other kind. While you’re chanting the mantra, try to distract yourself from extraneous thoughts. Try to concentrate on internal feelings, to identify yourself with the sound of the mantra.

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Planetary Mantras: Align Yourself With the Energy of the 9 Planets

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From the Vedic astrology perspective, the planets of our Solar system influence every level of our existence. Thus, each of us is a unique reflection of the various combinations of planetary energy. Vedic astrology recognizes the planets in our Solar system that are visible to the naked eye along with the two nodes of the Moon – Rahu and Ketu – that considered to be the “shadow planets” because the nodes of the Moon do not have any mass. In this article, I will share with you how the energy of the 9 planets of our Solar system influences our lives and how planetary mantras can help us to be aligned with these planets.

Read on.

The 9 Planets In Vedic Astrology (Jyotish)

Vedic astrology states that there are 9 planets that influence our life:

  1. the Sun (Surya or Ravi)
  2. the Moon (Chandra or Soma)
  3. Mars (Kuja or Mangala)
  4. Mercury (Budha)
  5. Jupiter (Guru or Brihaspati)
  6. Venus (Shukra)
  7. Saturn (Shani)
  8. Rahu (the North Node of the Moon)
  9. Ketu (the South Node of the Moon)

According to Maharishi Parashara, these planets were created as a means through which the results of our karma are transmitted. However, the influence of the planets upon you is similar to that of a thermometer and your body temperature. The thermometer only indicates the temperature of the body but does not itself bring about a change in your body temperature.

Similarly, the 9 planets represent transmitted energy, but not an originated power. These planets do not dictate but rather indicate the energies (or our karma) that are influencing us and our lives.

Significant Power of Mantras

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Mantra chanting is one of the most powerful tools that we can use for aligning ourselves with the energy of the 9 planets.

Mantras are sound vibrations that tune our bodies and the world around us to certain frequencies.

The Vedic science of the universe, or Sankhya, is in fact the forerunner of modern metaphysics. It considers Shabda Brahman, or the primordial cosmic sound that triggers the process of creation, as the basis of being. According to Vedic science, all things remain in the ether in the form of sound, and only then takes on a gross material form. Modern science explains Vedic knowledge in the language of quantum physics and string theory.

Interesting research was conducted in the middle of the last century by Hans Jenny, a physician and natural scientist from Switzerland. With the help of photographic equipment, he was able to record the effect of sound on matter. Jenny placed sand, water, and other substances on a metal plate attached to an oscillator – a vibrator that creates vibrations of different frequencies. Under the influence of vibrations, regular geometric shapes were formed, incredibly similar to Vedic yantras – sacred symbolic images of mantras. Surprisingly, under the influence of the OM mantra, Jenny received a clear image of the Sri Yantra, which contains the creative energy of the Universe.

Thus, both the Vedic scriptures and scientific research confirm the significant power of mantras.

Now let’s take a closer look at each of the 9 planets, what types of energies they represent, what they are responsible for, and the mantras that can help us to align ourselves with their energies.

Planetary Mantras

#1: The Sun

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Sanskrit name: Surya or Ravi

Day of the week: Sunday

Represents: one’s own Self; the physical body

Responsible for: ego, soul, self-realization, status, individuality, identity, leadership, willfulness, authority, royalty, independence, government

Promotes: absorption of prana and the enkindling if digestive fire (Agni)

Strengthens: the heart, small intestine, blood vessels, bones, and eyesight.

Planetary Mantras

OM SURYAYA NAMAHA

or

OM GHRINI SURYAYA NAMAHA

Instructions: Sun mantras should be chanted 108 times at sunrise on Sunday.

Benefits:
  • promotes health and vitality
  • boosts creativity
  • increases willpower
  • helps in achieving a high social status
  • promotes the ability to make independent decisions
  • gives respect and recognition
  • promotes leadership
  • helps to develop organizational skills
  • promotes self-expression

#2: The Moon

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Sanskrit name: Chandra or Soma

Day of the week: Monday

Represents: the Mind

Responsible for: emotions, changeability, intuition, nurturing, memory, sensitivity, imagination

Promotes: longevity, rejuvenation, peace of mind.

Strengthens: blood, eyesight, stomach, lungs, digestive system.

Moon Mantra

OM SOM SOMAYA NAMAHA

Instructions: chant Moon mantra 108 times at sunrise on Monday

Benefits:
  • promotes emotional balance
  • boosts intelligence
  • improves memory
  • increases imagination
  • develops intuition
  • promotes lucid dreaming
  • helps to develop musical talents;
  • increases empathy

#3: Mars

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Sanskrit name: Kuja or Mangala

Day of the week: Tuesday

Represents: Energy

Responsible for: action, anger, courage, strength, initiative, impulsiveness, enemies, aggression, wounds, accidents, surgeries

Promotes: wound healing, physical prowess, cunning, strength, courage

Strengthens: muscles, hemoglobin, marrow, sinew, ligaments

Planetary Mantras

OM KUJAYA NAMAHA

or

OM KRAN KRIN KRON SAH BHAUMAYA NAMAHA

Instructions: Mars mantras should be chanted 108 times at sunrise on Tuesday

Benefits:

  • strengthens the will
  • promotes courage and determination
  • develops leadership and organizational skills
  • boosts endurance
  • helps to develop quick response
  • activates good luck in acquiring property

#4: Mercury

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Sanskrit name: Budha

Day of the week: Wednesday

Represents: Speech

Responsible for: communication, intellect, logic, business/trades, healing arts, discrimination

Promotes: quality of speech (eloquence and vocabulary), intellect, lustre of skin, dexterity of hands.

Strengthens: nervous system, lungs, skin and mucus membranes.

Planetary Mantras

OM BUDHAYA NAMAHA

or

OM BRAN BRIN BRON SAH BUDHAYA NAMAHA

Instructions: chant Mercury mantras at sunrise on Wednesday

Benefits:
  • helps to develop logical and analytical thinking
  • boosts intellect
  • helps in studying
  • develops communication skills
  • improves public speaking abilities
  • activates good luck in commercial matters

#5: Jupiter

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Sanskrit name: Guru or Brihaspati

Day of the week: Thursday

Represents: Wisdom

Responsible for: education, dharma, fortune, righteousness, finance, spiritual knowledge, expansion, principles

Promotes: wisdom, intelligence, devotion and physical endurance, reduction of negative astrological influences

Strengthens: liver, gallbladder, glandular system, synovial joints, cartilage

Jupiter Mantra

OM BRIM BRAHASPATYA NAMAHA

Instructions: chant Jupiter mantra 108 times at sunrise on Thursday

Benefits:

#6: Venus

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Sanskrit name: Shukra

Day of the week: Friday

Represents: Love

Responsible for: artistry, comfort, pleasure, ability to relate to others, sex and sensuality, flowers, beauty, gems

Promotes: fertility (both male and female), youthful looks, lustre of skin, beauty and strength of eyes, supple limbs

Strengthens: reproductive secretions (semen/ovum), kidneys and urinary systems, eyesight, general immunity

Venus Mantra

OM SHUKRAN SHUKRAYA NAMAHA

Instructions: chant Venus mantra 108 times at sunrise on Friday

Benefits:
  • helps creative expression in music, singing, and visual art
  • increases charm and attractiveness
  • attracts material goods and pleasures
  • helps to build romantic relationships and find happiness in love
  • brings comfort

#7: Saturn

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Sanskrit name: Shani

Day of the week: Saturday

Represents: Grief

Responsible for: tradition, introversion, duty and responsibility, focus, truth, work, organization, limitations, democracy, asceticism, fairness, karmic lessons

Promotes: endurance, strength, tolerance, detachment, devotion and relief from suffering and pain

Strengthens: teeth, colon, bones, joints

Saturn Mantra

OM SHAN SHANAISCHARAYA NAMAHA

Instructions: chant Shani mantra 108 times at sunrise on Saturday

Benefits:
  • mitigates negative karma
  • boosts concentration
  • increases loyalty
  • helps to develop prudence
  • boosts willpower
  • develops patience
  • promotes organizational and executive qualities
  • attracts patronage of the elderly and influential people

#8: Rahu

planet rahu image

Sanskrit name: Rahu

Day of the week: Saturday

Represents: Excessive ambition

Responsible for: past life karma, strong desires, delusion, resourcefulness, material destiny, toxins, poisonous bites, unusual innovation, foreign people/things, hair loss, addiction to tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.

Rahu Mantra

OM RAM RAHAVE NAMAHA

Instructions: chant Rahu mantra 108 times at sunrise on Saturday

Benefits:
  • helps to find the right direction in life
  • boosts spiritual development
  • purifies past life karma
  • helps to overcome illusions
  • boosts prosperity
  • helps to overcome fears and doubts
  • boosts intuition
  • helps to quit addiction

#9: Ketu

Ketu image

Sanskrit name: Ketu

Day of the week: Tuesday

Represents: Moksha

Responsible for: chaos, separation, rejection, mysticism, intuition, liberation, surprises, humiliation

Ketu Mantra

OM KE KETAVE NAMAHA

Instructions: chant Ketu mantra 108 times at sunrise on Tuesday

Benefits:
  • liberates from the shackles of worldly desires and leads to enlightenment
  • helps to get rid of empty efforts
  • promotes guidance to liberation and wisdom
  • removes obstacles
  • sharpens the perception
  • increases focus and concentration

The Bottom Line

As you can see, there is a planetary mantra for each day of the week. By chanting planetary mantras daily, you will eventually align yourself with all of the 9 planets. Before you start chanting, make sure you say your intention that you can formulate yourself based on the benefits of the mantra described in the article. Let your intention be clear and sincere. Ask the energy of the planet to come into resonance with you for your highest good. Very soon you will notice that you started seeing your life from a higher perspective and your energy will become more harmonious.

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