We are thinking all the time, sometimes we are having good thoughts and sometimes may be negative. We keep repeating some of the things we are thinking like: “I am never going to make it” or “I hate myself.” These are your thoughts and guess what? You may be repeating these daily over and over again through different circumstances without knowing it. It has become a part of your thinking, it has become ‘your’ mantra. So, mantras are nothing but conscious thoughts that we turn into reality. Imagine thinking of a positive thought every day. I assure you that if nothing else, your perspective on life will change drastically.
1. OM Mantra
The single word “OM” produces the sound and vibration which allows you to feel at one with nature. Chanting this sound, cleanses our aura, removes negative thoughts from your mind, and boosts self-confidence.The vibrations of OM improve our endorphins level which improves your mood and you feel refreshed and relaxed. You can chant OM aloud or silently, just focus on your breathing and how vibrations are travelling through the body as you chant this primordial sound.
2. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu Mantra
This is a prayer each one of us can practice every day. It reminds us that our relationships with all beings and things should be mutually beneficial if we ourselves desire happiness and liberation from suffering. The meaning of this mantra is very beautiful: ‘May all my thoughts, words and actions contribute in some way to the happiness of all beings.’
3. Om Mani Padme Hum
We should Practice this mantra regularly to cultivate deep love and compassion and bring more meaning to our lives, bringing us to the highest blissful state. The meaning of OM Mani Padme Hum Mantra:
- Om is the sound of the universe, and helps us to align ourselves with the frequency of the universe.
- Mani means jewel – the jewel of love.
- Padme means the lotus flower – the flower of wisdom
- Hum helps us to keep all the negativity and suffering away.
4. Om Shri Anantaha Narayana Mantra
This mantra is very powerful mantra to start your mornings with. Make it a habit to chant this every morning by adding this to your routine. To start with, you can play this track each time while meditating or in the background and over time you can memorize the mantra and chant on your own. After a few days, you will start feeling a difference in your energy levels and attitude.
This mantra is dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu (one of the principal deities in Hinduism.) With this mantra, we call upon the peaceful, powerful, positive energies of the Supreme creator.
- OM is the Primordial Sound of the Universe
- Narayana is the Vedic Supreme God according to Vedas, and is also known as Vishnu and Hari.
- May auspiciousness be unto Lord Vishnu,
- May all auspiciousness be unto the one who has the Garuda as his flag,
- May all auspiciousness be unto the Lord with lotus-like eyes,
- And auspiciousness to Hari
5. Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
It’s a powerful mantra to start Kundalini Yoga. We all came from the same source, and are part of that source, that energy, that wisdom. It is there inside of us all. So this mantra allows us to take our attention inside, search for the wisdom inside.
- Ong Namo: I Bow to the creative power – divine energy – force, that created this entire universe, this cosmos.
- Guru Dev Namo: I bow to the great divine teacher that is within me.
6. Om So Hum Mantra
‘So Hum’ is derived from Sanskrit and literally means “I am That.” It means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality. As we meditate on this, we realize that we are all one, we have all come from one Infinite Source, and a part (Ansh) of that infinite source is present in all of us. We are all connected.
OM is the sound of the universe.
Om So Hum – I am the universe, I am part of it, I am connected to that Infinite source.
7. Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra, the foremost mantra in Hinduism and Hindu beliefs, inspires wisdom. Its meaning is that “May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path”. The mantra is also a prayer to the “giver of light and life” – the sun (Savitr).
The ideal times for chanting the mantra are three times a day – at dawn, mid-day, and at dusk. These times are known as the three Sandhyas – morning, mid-day and evening. The maximum benefit of chanting the mantra is said to be obtained by chanting it 108 times. However, one may chant it for 3, 9, or 18 times when pressed for time.
8. Om Namah Shivay Mantra
One of the ancient Vedic mantras – Om Namah Shivaya is an adoration to Lord Shiva, preceded by the mystical syllable OM or Aum. It is also known as Shiva Mantra, and is said to be a mantra of Transformation.
Chanting this mantra helps in overcoming internal limitations and negativity and leads us to a path of higher consciousness.