The GOAL of meditation is to attain a thoughtless state.
A state of FULL CONSIOUSNESS and PURE BLISS.
A state in which one could realize Shiva and Shakthi in unison.
Mantras are energy-based sounds
Mantra is vibration of sounds that facilitates one to attain this state. These sounds that does not mean anything is just a tool to attain the state of "FULL CONSIOUSNESS and BLISS" or Enlightenment.
These sounds initialed with HamSa Mantra (Oum or Om) becomes powerful.
One such mantra is:
Shreem Hreem Kleem
Glaum Saoum NaMaHa.
Chanting this sounds and allowing that sound to vibrate from the base of the spine to the crown of the skull, seated in PadMaSaNa (Seated Crossed leg) ,as seen in above shiva's image, will help one to feel the bliss and be in eternal consciousness.
Some easier MANTRA for Shiva, which in 4 stages.
1st stage : OM Na Ma Shi Va Ya
2nd stage : OM Shi Va Ya Na Ma
3rd stage : OM Shi Va Ya Shi Va
4th stage : Shi Va Shi Va (each stage for 12 minutes)
Doing shiva mantra meditation for 48 minutes i.e., 24 minutes before and 24 minutes after SUNSET on 13th Day from New Moon and Full Moon which is Called SHIVA’s time.
If that 13 day is MONDAY / SATURDAY it is more auspicious.
It is belived that Continuous 120 Meditation session during this time gives limitless benefits and salvation.
Fasting on this day from sunrise and having dinner after meditation secession will be of immense help for deeper meditation benefits. When hungry eating fruits like banana, vegetables cucumber and fistful of nuts like peanuts / seeds like sunflower seeds is allowed.
Once a YEAR on 13th night/14th day from new moon of the month of February is the most auspicious time for this mantra. This day i.e., once a year continuing the fast through the night till the 14th day morning and NOT SLEEPING through the night will be of immense benefit. One should make sure the 14 day will tiresome so there should be no intense activity during that daytime.
Again 13th night of the new moon, during the month of feb / march most auspicious day.
Another Astotramantra eight syllable for Vishnu.
Om Na Mo Na Ra Ya Na Ya.
Similarly like Shiva MANTRA this Vishnu MANTRA can be meditated on eleventh lunar day 11th day from NEW / FULL Moon day is spiritually beneficial day for this MANTRA. Observing fast and meditating from sunset on the 10th day to 48 minutes after sunrise on the 12th day.
SEED MANTRA. Like a small ACORN seed germinate when it finds access to adequate water, sunlight and soil nutrients and grow into an enormous tree, these sound when used appropriately, in chanting creates condusive circumstance to manifest thought.
2 DUM : Protection.
5 SHREEM : Contentment and Satisfaction with Wealth.
6 AIM : Knowledge.
7 KLEEM : Contentment and Satisfaction with Desire and Senses.
8 HOOM : Valor.
9 GAM : Removing OBSTACLES
10 GLAUM : Luster or Brilliance.
11 KSHRAUM : Ferociousness.
Mantra to remove obstacles
Om bhu svaha
Om bhuvah svaha
Om suvah svaha
Om bhur-bhuvahssvah svaha
Om srim svaha
Om srim hrim svaha
Om srim hrim klim svaha
Om srim hrim klim glaum svaha
Om srim hrim klim glaum gam svaha
Om srim hrim klim glaum gam haridra ganapataye svaha
Om srim hrim klim glaum gam haridra ganapataye varavarada svaha
Om srim hrim klim glaum gam haridra ganapataye varavarada sarvajanam me svaha
Om srim hrim klim glaum gam haridra ganapataye varavarada sarvajanam me vasha maanaya svaha.
Om gam ganapataye namaha amruta-pitaana-masi
Om tat purushaaya vidmahe Vakra tundaaya dhimahi Tanno danti pracodayaat
To REJUVENATE all chakras.
Om Gananam tva Ganapatigum Havamahe,
Kavim Kaveenam Upamashravastamam,
Jyeshta Rajam Brahmanam, Brahmanaspata,
Aanah Srunvan Ootibhih Seeda Saadanam.
Sri Maha Ganadhipathaye Namah.
Aim Hrim Srim Aim Klim Souh Hamsah Sivah Soham Hasakaphrem Hasaksha-malavarayum Hsauh Sahakshamalavarayim Sahauh Svarupa Nirupana Hetave Svagurave Sri Annapurnamba Sahita Sri Amritananda Natha Sri Guru Sri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah (Top of Head) (2)
Om Srim Hrim Klim Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varada Sarvajanam Me Vasamanaya Svaha (Base of Spine) (2X4 +1) 2X4+1 means: once while coming down, once while going up in Muladhara chakra which has 4petals (2X4); and once while going up in center (+1). Similarly in the following.
Om Srim Hrim Klim Aim Saum Saravana Bhavaya Namah (Genital) (2X6+1)
Aim Hrim Klim Chamundayai Vichche (Navel) (2X10 + 1)
Klim Krishnaya Govindaya Gopijana Vallabhaya Svaha (Heart) (2X12 + 1)
Om Hrim Dram Dattatreya Hare Krishna Unmatta Ananda Dayaka Digambara Mune Balapishacha Jnana Sagara Dram Hrim Om (Neck) (2X16 +1)
Om Hrim Haum Namasivaya (Eyebrow Center) (2X2 + 1)
Ka e i la Hrim / Ha sa ka ha la Hrim / Sa ka la Hrim (108)
Aim Klim Sauh Sauh Klim Aim (108)
The science of Mantra is very complex.
In the modern world, the power of gross sound vibration is just beginning to be utilized in physical therapy, and its potential is being tapped in other fields.
The ancient Indian sages had this sophistication thousands of years ago. They have used sound in its gross and subtle states to penetrate the planes of human consciousness and to reach the divine vibration that is the experience of God.
Beginning in OM and dissolving in OM, the Mantra comes full cycle.