Popular Mantras in Hindu Religion
I got a mail yesterday asking me to write about a Hindu mantra which I have already written here and some additional details. As a result of my interest in Hindu religion, I have already written about most of the popular mantras in Hindu religion. However, with 40 hubs on mantras alone and more to come and over 250 articles in total here I think it’s high time I create a master hub to link all my Hindu mantra articles and also create a gallery of Hindu gods to familiarize an average reader about them. This is my second master Hub here the first being a master hub on Precious and Semiprecious Gemstones which was well appreciated. However, I don’t consider myself as an expert on Hindu Mantras and whatever my limited knowledge on this subject I have tried to share through my Hindu religion hubs. If I have made any mistake please feel free to correct me.
What are Mantras?
Mantras are energy-based sounds. It is a mystical power charged with divine Energy which enable us to connect with the nameless, formless, timeless, space less divine Power that can take any form to appear before an earnest devotee, anywhere or at any time. Mantras were originally conceived in the Vedas, India’s oldest and most revered spiritual text. The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words, "manas" which means “mind” and "trai" which means “to free from”. So the word “mantra” literally implies “to free from the mind". Research has proved that Mantras when chanted properly with devotion and faith evokes the production and spreading of curative chemicals in the brain. Mantras are said to be helpful in controlling blood pressure, cholesterol levels, adrenalin level and even normalize heart beat rate. Mantras can remove negativeness like fear, anger, jealousy etc and bring in positives like improved concentration and memory power, control over emotions, improved blood circulation and also activate our body’s natural healing processes. Mantra Chanting therefore brings in a calming effect on our Nervous System helping us to relax and be stress free. Mantras can be used to awaken the Kundalini and stimulate the Chakras. They also can be of great help when doing meditation. Mantra meditation, these days, has gained great popularity as a relaxation technique and stress buster.
Easy links to the popular mantras in hindu religion like the mahamrityunjaya, durga, sri rama, sri krishna, annapurna, kalabhairava, brahma, saraswati, gayatri, hanuman, ganesh, kartikeya, surya, shani, lakshmi, kubera,rahu,ketu, kali and navagraha mantras are given below. Please visit the link to know more details of these mantras and to watch the relevant youtube videos.
- Mantras of Ketu
According to Hindu mythology, Ketu is generally referred to as a "shadow" planet. Ketu is the descending lunar node. Ketu is the representation of karmic collections both good and bad, spirituality and supernatural influences.
- Mantras of Rahu
Rahu is normally depicted as a dragon head with no body riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Rahu is considered as a malefic planet and its effects are equated with that of Saturn.
- Mantras of Shani - The Ruler of our Destinies
According to Vedic Astrology the planet Saturn is called Shanaiswara. Shani Dev is one of the most popular deities that the Hindus pray to ward off evil and remove obstacles. This God keeps an eye on our deeds and based on our Karmas reward us.
- Mantras of Kubera - The God of Wealth
According to Hindu mythology Kubera is the god of wealth and son of Sage Vishrava who is the son of Lord Brahma. Kubera is widely known as the god appointed the guardian of the treasures of the gods and the nine special treasures.
- Mantras of Goddess Lakshmi - The Goddess of Wealth
Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most worshiped Deities in Hindu Religion. Goddess Lakshmi is the consort of Maha Vishnu and the goddess of wealth, beauty and auspiciousness.
- Mantras of Kalabhairava - The Lord of the March of T...
Lord Bhairav is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Kalabhairava is the Lord of the March of Time. The Sanskrit meaning of the word ‘Bhairava’ is ‘Terrible’ or ‘Frightful’.
- Mantras of Annapurna - The Goddess of Food and Nouri...
Goddess Annapurna is the Hindu Goddess of food and nourishment and is considered as the sustainer of prosperity. In Sanskrit Language the word ‘Anna’ means food and grains and ‘Purna’ means full or complete.
- The Mantras of Goddess Kali – The Black Goddess
Kali is the personification of time and death. Maha Kali is the fiercest form of Maa Durga representing the destroyer of evil. But Kali is also a compassionate mother who loves her devotees.
- Mahamritunjay Mantra of Lord Shiva
The Mahamrityunjay Mantra, which is addressed to Lord Shiva, is a centuries old technique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss.
- Mantras of Lord MahaVishnu - The Preserver of the Un...
According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishnu plays the role of the preserver of the Universe. According to Vishnu Sahasranamam Vishnu is considered as the supreme god of the Universe.
- Mantras of Sri Rama
Lord Sri Ram is regarded as the seventh incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu. Lord Rama is one of the most popular gods in the Hindu religion and also the central character in the great epic Ramayana. The character of Ram is that of an ideal person.
- Mantras of Sri Krishna
Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and worshipped deities of the Hindu religion. He is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu and central character of the great Epic Mahabharata. The death of Krishna marks the beginning of the Kaliyuga.
- Mantra of Lord Hanuman- The incarnation of Lord Shiv...
Lord Hanuman is a very popular God in Hindu Religion.He is considered to be the eleventh incarnation of Lord Shiva. His mantras give strength, divinity, courage, knowledge and devotion.
- Mantras of Lord Kartikeya
Lord Kartikeya or Muruga is one of the most worshipped Gods in South India, especially Tamilnadu. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvaty.He is an avatar of Lord Shiva.
- Navagraha Mantra for removing Obstacles in Life
Navagraha Mantra is a popular mantra in Hindu Religion. Navagraha Mantras are chanted to remove obstacles in life.Navagraha Mantra (Navgraha Mantra or Nava graha mantra) is used to please the planets and influence them positively.
- Mantras of Lord Dhanwantari, the Celestial Healer an...
Hindus know Dhanwantari as the celestial healer and physician of the Gods. Lord Dhanvantari is regarded as the god of ayurvedic medicine in the Hindu religion.He is an Avatar of Lord Maha Vishnu.His Mantras can bring in good health.
- The Story of Lord Narasimha and Mantras to worship h...
Lord Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu who incarnated to kill Demon Hiranyakashyap and to save his devotee Prahlada. Given are his details of the Story of Prahlada, Lord Narasimhas 9 forms and his Mantras.
- Mantra of Goddess Saraswati - The Goddess of Knowled...
Goddess Saraswati is a popular goddess in Hindu religion. She is the consort of Lord Brahma and is the Goddess of wisdom and learning. Goddess Saraswati is considered as the personification of all knowledge and purity.
- Mantras of Goddess Durga - The Universal Mother
Goddess Durga is one of the most popular goddesses in Hindu religion. It is believed that She is said to be the combined form of powers of Goddess Laxmi, Kali and Saraswati.
- Mantras of Lord Ganesha - The remover of Obstacles
Lord Ganesha is worshipped in Hindu Religion as the god of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect and remover of obstacles. Any prayer, ritual or occasion begins by chanting Lord Ganesha mantra.
- Gayatri Mantra of Goddess Gayatri
Goddess Gayatri is worshipped as the mother of all Gods in Hindu Religion.The Gayathri Mantra is one of the oldest and most powerful of Sanskrit Mantras.
- Surya Mantra
Sun worship in India dates back to ancient times. Sun Worship is a ritual followed by thousands of devotees in Hindu Religion. Most Hindus start their day by worshipping the sun God by offering water and chanting mantras.
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