Have you ever wondered? Why ancient mantras have become so remarkably popular these days. In Sanskrit, “mantra” is interpreted as “an instrument of the mind.” They are the words or phrases that you repeatedly say to yourself, silently or out loud, while breathing.
For thousands of years, mantras have been used to quiet the mind, experience stillness, enhance the virtues like empathy, and experience “God.” Chanting the mantras can create a vibration in the body that harmonizes you with your surroundings and helps you relax your mind from all the de-cluttering.
Meditation with the Mantras is a powerful way to silence the mind, create harmony, and develop compassion, patience, love, and generosity.
Everyone has their different needs, desires, and preferences; that’s why it is important to choose the mantra that appeals most to you. Pay attention to the Mantras and their underlying meanings; pick one that resonates with your body, and create a positive environment for you.
Om Namo Narayanaya
Om Namo Narayanaya mantra is not an easy mantra to pronounce, but its basic translation means “to bow to the resting place of all living entities.” This mantra is said to invoke Lord Narayana’s blessings and is regarded as a highly sacred mantra. This mantra is a chant for the Universe to receive peace, love, health, and happiness and is considered very beneficial for those seeking self-realization and oneness. When chanted with devotion and faith, this mantra can lead to the experience of divine consciousness.
Om is a sacred mantra and a Universal sound. It is the name of infinity. In Sanskrit, “Om” means All. It is a sacred sound that created the Origin of the Universe. Om symbolizes peace, tranquility, and unity that remind the people to slow down and breathe. By chanting Om with mantras, you can create vibrations that help to calm the mind and central nervous system. Om is that eternal sound that is present in the Universe all the time.
“Om bhūr bhuvaḥ suvaḥ
dhiyo yo naḥ prachodayāt”
Gayatri Mantra is a universal prayer that is expressed as an expression of gratitude to the Sun God and inspires us to be grateful for our lives. This mantra is an expression of gratitude to the creator, the one who is the embodiment of light and knowledge, the remover of Sin and ignorance. May he opens our hearts and enlightens our way to seek knowledge and wisdom. This mantra’s vibrations activate the chakras and help to calm your mind and bring positivity into your life. It is a true reflection of spirituality, which will help you to achieve everlasting peace and fulfillment.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu means “may all beings, everywhere, be free and happy and may my thoughts, words and actions contribute to that happiness and freedom for all,” This mantra can be chanted, sung, or meditated upon, and reminds us that we all are one and a part of this Universe, and we must care equally for the other inhabitants. This mantra helps us become aware of our irrevocable connection with all of life and opens our hearts to understanding, love, and compassion for others.
Om mani Padme hum
It is the most important mantra in Buddhism. It means “jewel in the lotus.” This is a way of saying we are all jewels waiting to be uncovered in the mud of self-limitation. By chanting this mantra, we will unlock the compassion that is hidden within and bring good intentions.
- Om – The sound vibration of ‘Om’ dissolves our ego and pride.
- Ma– The ‘ma’ syllable takes away your jealousy
- Ni – ‘Ni’ dissolves our attachment to desire and passion.
- Pad– ‘Pad’ syllable removes the judgemental notions of ours
- Me – The ‘me’ dissolves our possessive behavior and establishes concentration.
- Hum – ‘Hum’ dissolves our attachments to hatred and establishes wisdom.
Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian word mantra that means, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” It is the mantra to practice forgiveness and reconciliation. It is more than just a prayer; it is about making things right in the relationships. It helps you to understand and heal the experiences of life.
Om Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya is the mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most powerful mantras in Hinduism. Reciting this mantra will lead you to a transcendental mode or a state of universal consciousness. The nature of the mantra is calling upon a higher self; it is God Shiva’s calling, the divine consciousness that dwells inside every one of us. This mantra Relieves stress and brings tranquility to one’s life.
My personal favorite mantra is “Gayatri mantra” because it gives me a lot of positive energy and helps me to focus on things. It eliminates all the negative energy that surrounds me and also keeps me calm.
These are the few mantras you can try while meditating. A mantra should resonate with your mind and soul. There are many other mantras too that you can try. Pick the one that appeals to you on a deeper level and make a habit of chanting it every day to see positive changes in your lifestyle.