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Praises to the Twenty-One Taras (English And Tibetan Versions)

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Praises to the Twenty-One Taras is a traditional prayer in Tibetan Buddhism to the female Bodhisattva Tara. When you chant these praises, something magical happens and you feel yourself transcend into another realm. Every word/syllable you pronounce with your deep concentration transcends your consciousness. In this article, I will introduce you to the Twenty-One Taras and to the magical practice of Praises to the Twenty-One Taras.

Twenty-One Taras

Each of the twenty-one emanations of Tara is a different color and an entity in her own right, addressing different manifestations of our existence that require assistance from the goddess.

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Here is a description of the Twenty-One Taras:

  1. Red Tara, the quick heroine who grants the power of control and effective persuasion.
  2. The Great Peaceful White Tara, who pacifies spirit harms, negative karma, delusions, and diseases.
  3. The Great Increasing One, Golden Tara, who increases life, merit, good fortune, fame, and prosperity.
  4. The Great Long-Life Yellow Tara, who grants longevity.
  5. The Great Hum-making Orange Tara, who brings other beings close to you.
  6. Black-Red Tara, victorious over the Three Worlds, who protects from spirit harm.
  7. Black Tara, slightly wrathful, who dispels all black magic and harmful spells.
  8. Red Tara, destroyer of the enemy Mara, who destroys the four types of mara.
  9. White Tara, the three sublime, who protects all beings from fear and danger.
  10. Red Tara, destroyer of maras, who controls the world.
  11. Orange Tara, eliminator of poverty, who brings wealth.
  12. The Orange Tara of auspicious beauty, who makes everything auspicious.
  13. Fire-Blazing Red Tara, who pierces your enemy (which is the delusion of your own mind).
  14. Black Tara, slightly wrinkled and wrathful, who pierces interference.
  15. White Tara, the great pacifier, who brings harmony.
  16. Red Tara, liberating with wisdom-Hum, for wisdom and increasing the power of mantras.
  17. Orange Tara, shaking the three worlds, who controls the power of mantras.
  18. White Tara, who eliminates poisons and overcomes their effects.
  19. White Tara, for release from prison and overcoming quarrels and fights.
  20. Orange Tara, for eliminating contagious diseases.
  21. White Tara, whose venerable actions make all activities successful.

How To Practice Praises To The Twenty-One Taras?

Go slowly initially, and feel the words, syllables, and their meanings transcending your consciousness. Soon you will discover your own rhythm.

As you recite, contemplate as follows: with each praise and prostration, just as one spark of fire comes from another, a replica of Tara manifests and sinks into you.

Visualization

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While reciting the Praises to the Twenty-One Taras it’s very beneficial to perform the following visualization.

Visualize how The white syllable āḥ consisting of light, appears in your heart. It turns into a white lunar disk. In the center of the disc appears the green syllable Tāṃ. This syllable represents the essence of the bliss-filled, omniscient mind of Tara, embodying wisdom and compassion. There are the syllables of the mantra OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA around the Tam syllable on the lunar disk. These syllables of the mantra are created out of the green light.

Visualize how a rainbow light emanates in all directions from the syllable Tam. This light is calling Tara, who then appears in the space in front of you.

Tara is sitting on the Lotus flower and the moon disk. She is young and extraordinarily beautiful. Her Divine body is made of emerald light. Her right-hand rests on her right knee in a gesture of giving.

With her left hand, she is holding the blue Lotus.

Her left leg is tucked in and her right leg is slightly extended. Her face is radiant with beauty, and with loving-kindness she is smiling.

Space around Her is filled with 21 Tara, as well as all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Visualize that all living beings are sitting around you. And you are performing Praises to the Twenty-One Taras for all these beings and the whole world.

The Praises To The Twenty-One Taras (English Version)

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Let me and all who needs protection,
Enter beneath your right-hand mudra
Of granting boons and refuge mudra,
And be relieved from every fear.

OM I prostrate to the goddess foe destroyer, liberating lady Tara
Homage to TARE, saviouress, heroine,
With TUTTARE dispelling all fears,
Granting all benefits with TURE,
To her with sound SOHA, I bow.

Invocation

From your sublime abode at the Potala, O Tara,
Born from the green letter TAM
Your crown adorned with Amitabha,
Action mother of the buddhas of the three times,
Tara, please come with your attendants.

The gods and demi-gods bow to your lotus feet, O Tara,
Your who rescue all who are destitute,
To you, Mother Tara, I pay homage.

The Praises

Om! I prostrate to the noble transcendent liberator!

1. Homage! Tara, swift, heroic!
Eyes like lightning instantaneous!
Sprung from op’ning stamens of the
Lord of three world’s tear-born lotus!

2. Homage! She whose face combines a
Hundred autumn moons at fullest!
Blazing with light rays resplendent
As a thousand star collection!

3. Homage! Golden-blue one, lotus
Water born, in hand adorned!
Giving, effort, calm, austerities,
Patience, meditation her sphere!

4. Homage! Crown of tathagatas,
Actions triumph without limit
Relied on by conquerors’ children,
Having reached every perfection!

5. Homage! Filling with TUTTARE,
HUM, desire, direction, and space!
Trampling with her feet the seven worlds,
Able to draw forth all beings!

6. Homage! Worshipped by the all-lords,
Shakra, Agni, Brahma, Marut!
Honored by the hosts of spirits,
Corpse-raisers, Gandharvas, yakshas!

7. Homage! With Her TRAD and PHAT sounds
Destroying foes’ magic diagrams!
Her feet pressing, left out, right in,
Blazing in a raging fire-blaze!

8. Homage! TURE, very dreadful!
Destroyer of Mara’s champion(s)!
She with frowning lotus visage
Who is the slayer of all enemies!

9. Homage! At the heart her fingers,
Adorn her with Three Jewel mudra!
Light-ray masses all excited!
All directions’ wheels adorn her!

10. Homage! She so joyous, radiant,
Crown emitting garlands of light!
Mirthful, laughing with TUTTARE,
Subjugating maras, devas!

11. Homage! She able to summon
All earth-guardians’ assembly!
Shaking, frowning, with her HUM sign
Saving from every misfortune!

12. Homage! Crown adorned with crescent
Moon, all ornaments most shining!
Amitabha in her hair-knot
Sending out much light eternal!

13. Homage! She ’mid wreath ablaze like
Eon-ending fire abiding!
Right stretched, left bent, joy surrounds you
Troops of enemies destroying!

14. Homage! She who strikes the ground with
Her palm, and with her foot beats it!
Scowling, with the letter HUM the
Seven levels she does conquer!

15. Homage! Happy, virtuous, peaceful!
She whose field is peace, nirvana!
She endowed with OM and SOHA,
Destroyer of the great evil!

16. Homage! She with joy surrounded
Tearing foes’ bodies asunder,
Frees with HUM and knowledge mantra,
Arrangement of the ten letters!

17. Homage! TURE! With seed letter
Of the shape of syllable HUM!
By foot-stamping shakes the three worlds,
Meru, Mandara, and Vindhya!

18. Homage! Holding in her hand the
Hare-marked moon of deva-lake form!
With twice spoken TARA and PHAT,
Totally dispelling poison!

19. Homage! She whom gods and their kings,
And the kinnaras do honor!
Armored in all joyful splendor,
She dispels bad dreams and conflicts!

20. Homage! She whose two eyes bright with
Radiance of sun and full moon!
With twice HARA and TUTTARE
She dispels severe contagion!

21. Homage! Full of liberating
Pow’r by the set of three natures!
Destroys hosts of spirits, yakshas,
And raised corpses! Supreme! TURE!

The following dedications may be made:

Due to the vast merit, I create with this practice, please, Mother Tara, may I soon attain your enlightened state that I may liberate all sentient beings from their suffering. May the precious bodhi mind in me, not yet born, arise and grow. May the bodhicitta already born within me have no decline but instead, increase forevermore.

In all my rebirths may I never be separated from perfect spiritual masters and enjoy the magnificent Dharma. May I complete all qualities and stages of the path and may I quickly attain the state of Vajradhara.

The Praises To The Twenty-One Taras (Tibetan Version)

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Invocation

PO TA LA YI NÄ CHHOG NÄ
TAM YIG JANG KHU LÄ THRUNG SHING
ÖPAG ME KYI U LA GYÄN
DÜ SUM SANG GYÄ THRIN LÄ MA
DRÖL MA KHOR CHÄ SHEG SU SÖL

Prostration

LHA DANG LHA MIN CHÖ PÄN GYI
ZHAB KYI PÄ MO LA TÜ DE
PHONG PA KÜN LÄ DRÖL DZÄ MA
DRÖL MA YUM LA CHHAG TSHÄL LO

The Praises

OM JE TSÜN MA PHAG MA DRÖL MA LA CHHAG TSHÄL LO

  1. CHHAG TSHÄL DRÖL MA NYUR MA PA MO
    CHÄN NI KÄ CHIG LOG DANG DRA MA
    JIG TEN SUM GÖN CHHU KYE ZHÄL GYI
    GE SAR JE WA LÄ NI JUNG MA
  2. CHHAG TSHÄL TÖN KÄI DA WA KÜN TU
    GANG WA GYA NI TSEG PÄI ZHÄL MA
    KAR MA TONG THRAG TSHOG PA NAM KYI
    RAB TU CHHE WÄI Ö RAB BAR MA
  3. CHHAG TSHÄL SER NGO CHHU NÄ KYE KYI
    PÄ MÄ CHHAG NI NAM PAR GYÄN MA
    JIN PA TSÖN DRÜ KA THUB ZHI WA
    ZÖ PA SAM TÄN CHÖ YÜL NYI MA
  4. CHHAG TSHÄL DE ZHIN SHEG PÄI TSUG TOR
    THA YÄ NAM PAR GYÄL WAR CHÖ MA
    MA LÜ PHA RÖL CHHIN PA THOB PÄI
    GYÄL WÄI SÄ KYI SHIN TU TEN MA
  5. CHHAG TSHÄL TUTTARA HUM YI GE
    DÖ DANG CHHOG DANG NAM KHA GANG MA
    JIG TEN DÜN PO ZHAB KYI NÄN TE
    LÜ PA ME PAR GUG PAR NÜ MA
  6. CHHAG TSHÄL GYA JIN ME LHA TSHANG PA
    LUNG LHA NA TSHOG WANG CHHUG CHHÖ MA
    JUNG PO RO LANG DRI ZA NAM DANG
    NÖ JIN TSHOG KYI DÜN NÄ TÖ MA
  7. CHHAG TSHÄL TRAD CHE JA DANG PHAT KYI
    PHA RÖL THRÜL KHOR RAB TU JOM MA
    YÄ KUM YÖN KYANG ZHAB KYI NÄN TE
    ME BAR THRUG PA SHIN TU BAR MA
  8. CHHAG TSHÄL TURE JIG PA CHHEN PO
    DÜ KYI PA WO NAM PAR JOM MA
    CHHU KYE ZHÄL NI THRO NYER DÄN DZÄ
    DRA WO THAM CHÄ MA LÜ SÖ MA
  9. CHHAG TSHÄL KÖN CHHOG SUM TSHÖN CHHAG GYÄI
    SOR MÖ THUG KAR NAM PAR GYÄN MA
    MA LÜ CHHOG KYI KHOR LÖ GYÄN PÄI
    RANG GI Ö KYI TSHOG NAM THRUG MA
  10. CHHAG TSHÄL RAB TU GA WA JI PÄI
    U GYÄN Ö KYI THRENG WA PEL MA
    ZHE PA RAB ZHÄ TUTTARA YI
    DÜ DANG JIG TEN WANG DU DZÄ MA
  11. CHHAG TSHÄL SA ZHI KYONG WÄI TSHOG NAM
    THAM CHÄ GUG PAR NÜ MA NYI MA
    THRO NYER YO WÄI YI GE HUM GI
    PHONG PA THAM CHÄ NAM PAR DRÖL MA
  12. CHHAG TSHÄL DA WÄI DUM BÜ U GYÄN
    GYÄN PA THAM CHÄ SHIN TU BAR MA
    RÄL PÄI KHUR NA Ö PAG ME LÄ
    TAG PAR SHIN TU Ö RAB DZÄ MA
  13. CHHAG TSHÄL KÄL PÄI THA MÄI ME TAR
    BAR WÄI THRENG WÄI Ü NA NÄ MA
    YÄ KYANG YÖN KUM KÜN NÄ KOR GÄI
    DRA YI PUNG NI NAM PAR JOM MA
  14. CHHAG TSHÄL SA ZHII NGÖ LA CHHAG GI
    THIL GYI NÜN CHING ZHAB KYI DUNG MA
    THRO NYER CHÄN DZÄ YI GE HUM GI
    RIM PA DÜN PO NAM NI GEM MA
  15. CHHAG TSHÄL DE MA GE MA ZHI MA
    NYA NGÄN DÄ ZHI CHÖ YÜL NYI MA
    SVAHA OM DANG YANG DAG DÄN PÄ
    DIG PA CHHEN PO JOM PA NYI MA
  16. CHHAG TSHÄL KÜN NÄ KOR RAB GA WÄI
    DRA YI LÜ NI NAM PAR GEM MA
    YI GE CHU PÄI NGAG NI KÖ PÄI
    RIG PA HUM LÄ DRÖL MA NYI MA
  17. CHHAG TSHÄL TURE ZHAB NI DEB PÄ
    HUM GI NAM PÄI SA BÖN NYI MA
    RI RAB MANDHARA DANG BIG JE
    JIG TEN SUM NAM YO WA NYI MA
  18. CHHAG TSHÄL LHA YI TSHO YI NAM PÄI
    RI DAG TAG CHÄN CHHAG NA NAM MA
    TARA NYI JÖ PHAT KYI YI GE
    DUG NAM MA LÜ PA NI SEL MA
  19. CHHAG TSHÄL LHA YI TSHOG NAM GYÄL PO
    LHA DANG MI AM CHI YI TEN MA
    KÜN NÄ GO CHHA GA WÄI JI GYI
    TSÖ DANG MI LAM NGÄN PA SEL MA
  20. CHHAG TSHÄL NYI MA DA WA GYÄ PÄI
    CHÄN NYI PO LA Ö RAB SÄL MA
    HARA NYI JÖ TUTTARA YI
    SHIN TU DRAG PÖI RIM NÄ SEL MA
  21. CHHAG TSHÄL DE NYI SUM NAM KÖ PÄ
    ZHI WÄI THÜ DANG YANG DAG DÄN MA
    DÖN DANG RO LANG NÖ JIN TSHOG NAM
    JOM PA TURE RAB CHHOG NYI MA

TSA WÄI NGAG KYI TÖ PA DI DANG
CHHAG TSHÄL WA NI NYI SHU TSA CHIG

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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Here Is the Most Powerful Protection Mantra For Emergency Help

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We live in an unprecedented time when it’s hard to feel safe and protected. What seemed to be solid and stable yesterday, feels unsafe and fragile today. The world economy, health systems, and even jobs and schools don’t provide us with a sense of security anymore. Along with that traditional beliefs and old systems are so shaky that it seems like that they can collapse anytime. This is all a big lesson that’s teaching us how to look beyond the material and see the spiritual support and guidance despite the chaos. It is only when we reconnect with the Divine within us can we make sense of what’s really happening in the world. Therefore, in this article, we want to share with you a very powerful protection mantra for emergency help that will assist you on your spiritual journey and create a sense of spiritual safety and stability during the turbulent times we live in.

Sacred chants in Sanskrit can make miracles for those who consistently practice them because they are a powerful appeal to Divine energy. And one of the most powerful keys to this is the mantra Om Mahadevaya Namaha, an appeal to the Absolute.

How Does Protection Mantra Work?

The protection mantra is a powerful tool you can use in difficult and dangerous situations when you feel hopeless. The sacred sounds of the mantra are endowed with a special power that gives you energy and strength to protect yourself from negative energy, evil eye, people with bad intentions and even save your life in a dangerous situation.

The protection mantra has the power to change the negative vibration of the situation by neutralizing them. By pronouncing the sacred sounds of protection mantra you’re expressing your trust in the Universe and Highest Powers to solve your problem in the most harmonious way.

Shiva Protection Mantra

Now let’s take a look at what Om Mahadevaya Namaha means.

The literal translation of the mantra is:

OM” — the original sound of the cosmic vibration, the root cause of everything that exists. Being a Maha-bija mantra (“maha” – great,” bija “– seed), it repeatedly enhances the energy and effect of mantras.

MAHA” — translates as “Great”.

DEVA” — translates as “God/Lord”.

NAMAHA” — can be translated as ‘I respectfully bow/greet/humbly trust/worship/thank you’.

Who Is Mahadev?

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Mahadev is one of the principal deities of Hinduism, also known as Shiva.

Lord Shiva is revered and glorified all over the world, his image occupies an honorable place in many philosophical and religious movements around the world. According to the authoritative Indian researcher R.N. Dandekar, Shaivism (recognition of Shiva as the Supreme Deity) is the oldest of the currently existing religions of the civilized world. A number of researchers believe that yoga was precisely the pre-Aryan heritage associated with the cult of Shiva.

Shiva represents the cosmic consciousness, the static masculine principle of the Universe (Purusha). He is in union with Shakti (Prakriti), which symbolizes the dynamic material beginning of the Universe and embodies its creative energy.

Shiva is the key deity in the philosophy of Hinduism, where he is recognized as part of the supreme Divine triad — Trimurti. According to classical Hindu philosophy, our universe exists due to three Divine aspects: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Brahma is perceived as the creator of the universe, Vishnu is the deity responsible for maintaining life, and Shiva is revered as its destroyer.

Mahadev manifests himself in the most difficult situations, supports life, protects the Dharma, brings order to the universe, destroys illusions, and gets rid of obscurations. Shiva is the Supreme God, and both the Gods (Devas) and the Asuras worship him equally.

His mind is calm and unshakable, like Mount Kailash, his heart is filled with the greatest compassion. Lord Shiva himself, unlike other Deities, constantly performs his sadhana, staying in deep meditation, and also helps spiritual seekers on their spiritual path. His protection makes a person almost invulnerable.

How to Practice Protection Mantra?

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First of all, you need a quiet atmosphere so that no one distracts you from chanting.

The second important condition is the inner attitude and firm belief in the power of the sacred sound.

The third thing to pay attention to is the correct posture. Ideally – the basic yoga asana – Lotus position. However, you can just sit comfortably on the mat. The main thing is to keep your back straight.

First, chant the mantra along with the audio recording. When you learn the proper pronunciation of the Sanskrit words, you can start chanting without audio recording.

When chanting, listen to your own voice and feel how your body reacts to the sound. Count the number of repetitions. It should be 108 times. For your convenience use mala beads with 108 beads.

To enhance the effect of mantra chanting use visualization. For protective purposes, it’s good to imagine an energy shield around you that is reflecting all the negativity. You can also visualize Shiva and His protective shield.

After mantra chanting practice, stay in a meditative state so that the results are fixed. Also, it’s essential to tell gratitude to Shiva for His love and protection.

The Bottom Line

The law of concentration says: “you become what your attention is constantly directed to”. By practicing the protection mantra, a spiritual seeker seeks to achieve unity with Mahadev, cultivating the qualities of a Great Lord in himself. Once you make the protection mantra chanting practice a part of your daily routine, you will face far fewer troubles and danger. The positive vibrations of your aura will not resonate with negative people, toxic environments, and dangerous situations, therefore you will stop facing them.

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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 brings 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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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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