Gayatris and Other Mantras for Assistance
 

             This includes prayers and gayatri mantras to Vishnu, Lakshmi, Narayana, Narasimha, Ganesh, Shiva, Durga, Brahma, Sarasvati, Kuvera, and others, the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, mantras for the well-being of society, mantras to the planets, and for each day of the week for benefits and welfare.


Gayatris to Lord Sri Krishna, for spiritual success:

Aum Devkinandanaye Vidmahe

Vasudavaye Dhi-mahi

Tanno Krishnah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Krishna, beloved son of Devaki and Vasudeva. May that Lord Krishna of dark complexion, who steals the heart, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Om Dhamodharaya Vidhmahe

Rukmani Vallabhay Dheemahe

Tanno Krishna Prachodayath


Translation: Om, Let me meditate on the God whose belly was tied by a rope, Oh, consort of Rukhmani, give me higher intellect, and let God Krishna illuminate my mind.


Om Govindaya Vidhmahe

Gopi Vallabhaya Dheemahe

Tanno Krishna Prachodayath


Also this one to offer obeisances to Lord Vasudeva, the Supreme Person, for requesting that He reveal the supreme spiritual truth to us:

Om namo bhagavate vasudeya


Translation: Om, Let me meditate on the god who takes care of all beings, Oh, darling of all gopis, give me higher intellect, and let God Krishna illuminate my mind.


To Radha, for increasing our devotion and divine love:

Aum Vrashbhanujaye Vidmahe

Krishnapriyaye Dhi-Mahi

Tanno Radha Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Radha, the beloved of Sri Krishna, the daughter of Vrishabhanu. May that Radha Devi inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Vishnu, for welfare:

Aum Narayanaye Vidmahe

Vasudavaye Dhimahi

Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Narayana, the Lord who dwells in all beings, and is known as the Sovereign of the world. May that Sri Vishnu inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Goddess Lakshmi, for increasing wealth, luxuries, promotion, status:

Aum Mahalakshmaye Vidmahe

Vishnupriyaye Dhimahi

Tanno Lakshmih Prachodayat


Similar Gayatris for Lakshmi are:

Om Mahalakshmyai cha vidmahe

Vishnu patnyai cha dhimahi

Tanno Lakshmihi prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the Great Goddess Sri Lakshmi, the consort of Sri Maha Vishnu. May that effulgent Maha Lakshmi Devi inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Om Mahadevyaicha Vidhmahe

Vishnu Pathniyaicha Dheemahe

Thanno Lakshmi Prachodayath


Translation: "Om, Let me meditate on the greatest goddess, Oh, wife of Lord Vishnu, give me higher intellect, And let Goddess Lakshmi illuminate my mind."


             Another to Goddess Lakshmi. This mantra is said to get siddha or perfection after chanting it 108 times a day for 11 days. This mantra is never failing for one who seeks success in business and financial prosperity, or who faces barriers in business growth, or other obstacles to prosperity. This mantra is very dear to Goddess Lakshmi, who told Vasistha that, "I am very pleased by this mantra and if any person recites this mantra even once, I will establish myself in his home." It is:


Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem

Laxmirachagachha

Mama Mandire Tishtha-Tishtha Swaha


             Another mantra to Lakshmi. Shring is the seed. Japa is 100,000 times after which one gets the blessings of peace and prosperity:

Aum Shring Hring Kleeng Maha Lakshmaye Namaha, Aum.


The Shri Rig Veda Maha Lakshmi Devi Mantra is:

Om Shrim Hrim Shrim

Kamale Kamalalaye

Praseedha Praseedha

Shrim Hrim Shrim Om

Shri Mahalakshmi Devyai namaha


The Shri Soubagya Mahalakshmi Mantra is:

Om Shrim Hrim Klim Aim

Kamala Vasinyai Swaha


Another to Lakshmi is:

Sarva mangala mangalye

sive sarvardha sadhike

saranye trayambake devi

narayani namostute

 

Another traditional mantra to Lakshmi is:

Om sreem hreem kleem

kamale kamalalaye

prasida prasida

sreem hreem kleem

sri maha lakshmyi namaha


Translation: Underlying vibration of all creation, abundance please, cherishing your lotus feet, be pleased Great Lakshmi Goddess, I bow to You.


The Sri Mahalakshmi Mula Mantra:

Om srim hrim klim hrim srim

mahalakshmayai namaha


To Lord Rama, for security and status:

Aum Dasharathaye Vidmahe

Sita Ballabhaye Dhimahi

Tanno Ramah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the divine son of King Dasharatha. May that Sri Rama, beloved husband of Sita Devi, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Srimati Sita, for increasing power to work on oneself, penance, and tolerance:

Aum Janaknandiniye Vidmahe

Bhumijayai Dhimahi

Tanno Sita Prachodayat


To Lord Narayana, to increase administrative power:

Aum Narayanaya Vidmahe

Vasudevaya Dhimahi

Tanno Narayanah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the Great Lord Narayana who pervades all creation. May that glorious Maha Vishnu, who appeared on Earth as the adorable Sri Krishna, son of Vasudeva, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Venkateswara Gayatri Mantra:

Nirnajanaya Vidmahe

Nirapasaya Dheemahe

Thanno Srinivasa Prachodayath


Translation: Om, Let me meditate on the god who is eternal truth, Oh, God who does not have attachments, give me higher intellect, and let God Srinivasa illuminate my mind.


To Lord Narasimha, to increase our ability to help others:

Aum Ugranarsinghaye Vidmahe

Vajranakhaye Dhi-Mahi

Tanno Narsingha Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the fierce and terrible form of Lord Narasimha, the half-man and half-lion form. May that great God, with nails hard and strong as diamonds, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


A similar Narasimha Gayatri is:

Om Narasimhaya vidmahe

Vajra nakhaya dhimahi

Tanno Narasimha prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Narasimha, who incarnated as half-man and half-lion. May that Lord with adamantine claws inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Hamsa, for increasing power of discrimination:

Aum Paramhamsaye Vidmahe

Mahahamsaye Dhimahi

Tanno Hamsah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Hamsa Deva, the glorious, pure white divine swan of supreme discrimination. May that great Lord in the form of a swan, who exemplifies paramahamsas, blissful self-realized souls, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”



To Hayagriva, to increase courage and remove fear:

Aum Vanishwaraye Vidmahe

Hayagrivaye Dhimahi

Tanno Hayagrivah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the glorious Lord Hayagriva, who is the embodiment of Sri Maha Vishnu. May that great Vagishwara, the Lord of Speech, and consort of Vagishwari, Sarasvati Devi, the Goddess of Knowledge and Speech, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Lord Shiva, for easing problems, and giving peace & prosperity:

Aum Panchvaktraye Vidmahe

Mahadevaye Dhimahi

Tanno Rudra Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great Lord with five faces. May that fierce Rudra inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Om Tat Purushaya Vidhmahe

Mahadevaya Dheemahe

Thanno Rudra Prachodayath


“Om. Let me meditate on the great Purusha, Oh, greatest God, give me higher intellect, and let God Rudra illuminate my mind.”


To Goddess Durga, for victory over obstacles, pains & enemies:

Aum Girijaye cha Vidmahe

Shiva Priyaye cha Dhimahi

Tanno Durga Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Girija Devi, Daughter of the Mountain. May that beloved of Lord Shiva inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Om Kathyayanaya Vidhmahe

Kanya Kumari cha Dheemahe

Thanno Durgaya Prachodayat


“Om. Let me meditate on the goddess who is daughter of Kathyayana, Oh, maiden Goddess, give me higher intellect, and let Goddess Durga illuminate my mind.”


To Ganesh, for removing obstacles:

Aum Eikdantaya vidmahe

Vakratunaye Dhimahi

Tanno Buddhih Pracodayat


Another Ganesh Gayatri similar to this is:

Aum Eka dantaya vidmahe

Vakra tundaya dhimahi

Tanno dantih prachodayat


Translation: "Om. Let us meditate on Sri Ganesh, the lord with one tusk. May that great lord with curved elephant trunk inspire and illumine our mind and understanding."


To Brahma, for increasing productivity:

Aum Parmeshwaraye Vidmahe

Paratattvaye Dhimahi

Tanno Brahma Prachodayat


Another similar Gayatri for Brahma is:

Aum chatur mukhaya vidmahe

Hamsarudhaya dhimahi

Tanno brahma prachodayat


Translation: “Let us meditate on the glorious lord with four divine faces, who is seated on a pure white swan. May that great Brahma, Creator of the Universe, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Also to Brahma is:

Om Vedathmanaya vidmahe,

Hiranya Garbhaya Dheemahi,

Thanno Brahma prachodayath


“Om, Let me meditate on the God who is the soul of Vedas, Oh God, who holds the entire world within you, give me higher intellect, and let the Lord Brahma illuminate my mind.”


To Goddess Saraswati, for memory, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity:

Aum Saraswateye cha Vidmahe

Brahmaputriye cha Dhimahi

Tanno Saraswati Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Saraswati Devi. May that glorious consort of Lord Brahma inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Om Vakdeviyai cha Vidhmahe

Virinji Pathniyai cha Dheemahe

Tanno Vani Prachodayath


“Om, Let me meditate on the goddess of speech, Oh, wife of Lord Brahma, give me higher intellect, and let Goddess Vani illuminate my mind.”


To Indra, for security in aggression or war:

Aum Sahasra-Netraye Vidmahe

Vajra hastraye Dhimahi

Tanno Indrah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Indira, the Lord with a thousand eyes. May that great God who holds the invincible thunderbolt in his hand inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


The Devendra (Indra) Gayatri:

Om Sahasra nethrayeVidhmahe

Vajra hasthaya Dheemahe

Tanno Indra Prachodayath


“Om, Let me meditate on the thousand eyed one, Oh, Lord with Vajra as weapon, give me higher intellect, And let Indra illuminate my mind.”


To Hanuman, for love of selfless service

Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe

Mahabalaye Dhimahi

Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat


Another similar Gayatri for Hanuman is:

Aum anjani sutaya cha vidmahe

Vayu putraya cha dhimahi

Tanno marutih prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Hanuman, whose mother is Anjani Devi. May that supremely brave and strong Maruti, son of the Wind god, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Yama the lord of death, for freedom from the fear of death:

Aum Surya-Putraye Vidmahe

Mahakalaye Dhimahi

Tanno Yamah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great son of the sun god. May that Yama Deva, the lord of time, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Varuna, for increase of love between man & woman:

Aum Jalbimbaye Vidmahe

Nila Purushaye Dhimahi

Tanno Varunah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great Lord Varuana. All the waters in the world are His reflection. May that glorious Varuna Deva, whose form is a beautiful luminous blue, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Agni the fire deity, to provide vitality and ojas to the body & mind:

Aum Mahajwalaye Vidmahe

Agnidevaye Dhimahi

Tanno Agnih Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great God of fire in the form of blazing flames. May that radiant Agni Deva inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Two additional mantras to Agni:

Om angimile purohitamyyajnasya devamritvijam

Hotaram ratnadhatamam harih om harih om

 

“I glorify Agni, the high priest of the (agnihotra) sacrifice, the divine, the ministering priest, who offers oblations (to the gods), and is the possessor of great wealth. Om, glories to Hari.”


Agna ayahi vitaye

Grinano havyadataye

Nohota satsi barhishi

Harih om harih om


“Please come oh Agni, the luminous, pervading and giver of enjoyable objects. Thou art worthy of adoration, present in the world and our self, like a Hota (priest) in the ritual. Om, glories to Hari.”


The Subrahamanya Gayatri Mantra:

Om Tat Purushaya Vidhmahe

Maha Senaya Dheemahe

Tanno Shanmuga Prachodayath


“Om. Let me meditate on that great male, Oh, commander in chief, give me higher intellect, And let the six faced one illuminate my mind.”


To Prithvi, for stability, patience, cooperation:

Aum Prithvidevaye cha Vidmahe

Sahasramoortaye cha Dhimahi

Tanno Prithvi Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Prithvi Devi, Mother Earth. May that Mother Prithvi of a thousand forms inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


To Kam, for increase in stamina, vitality, & sexual power:

Aum Kamdevaye Vidmahe

Pushpvanaye Dhimahi

Tanno Kamah Prachodayat


The Sri Tulasi Gayatri for clarity in our devotion and spirituality:

Aum tulasi devyai cha vidmahe

Vishnu priyayai cha dhimahi

Tanno brindah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Tulasi Devi, who is very dear to the heart of Lord Maha Vishnu. May that glorious Devi, the divine embodiment of the sacred tulasi plant also known by the sweet name of Vrinda, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


The Devi Varahi Mantra:

(Mantra to the consort of Lord Varaha for ridding oneself of negativity)

Om shreem hreem kleem dhum

jwaalaa jwaalaa

shulini asya yajamaanasya

sarva shatroon samhara samhara

kshema laabham kuru kuru

dushta graham

hum phat svaha


The Garuda Gayatri Mantra:

Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe

Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe

Tanno Garuda Prachodayath


"Om. Let me meditate on that great living being, Oh, Bird with golden wings, give me higher intellect, And let the God Garuda illuminate my mind"


The Sudharshana Chakra Gayatri Mantra:

Om Sudharshanaya Vidmahe

Maha Jwalaya Dheemahe

Tanno Chakra Prachodayath


“Om. Let me meditate on the holy wheel of Sudharshana, Oh, Wheel which has great brilliance, give me higher intellect, And let the wheel illuminate my mind.”


The Gayatri Mantra for Nandi, Shiva’s Bull Carrier:

Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe

Chakrathundaya Dheemahe

Tanno Nandi Prachodayath


“Om. Let me meditate on that great living being, Oh, Lord of devas, give me higher intellect, And let the God Nandi illuminate my mind.”


The Famous Sri Gayatri Mantra


Om bhur bhuvaha svah

tat savitur varenyam

bhargo devasya dhimahi

dhiyo yo nah prachodayat

(Rig-veda 3.62.10)

 

This Sri Gayatri is a very important and well known Gayatri mantra, chanted silently in the mind, three times a day. It translates as: “Om, Let us meditate on that worshipable effulgence of the divine sun, Savitri, Creator of the Earth, Heaven and ether, and who enthuses our meditation.”


Word for word meaning of this mantra is:

             Om or aum - It is the chief and the most appropriate name for God. This word is made of the combination of 'a', 'u', and 'm': 'a' means creator of the universe, 'u' means sustainer of the universe, ‘m' means annihilation of the universe. Thus the word 'aum' imbibes in itself all the chief qualities of God.

             Bhur - The substratum of life; dearer than even life; the Giver and Sustainer of all life.

             Bhuvah - The destroyer of all kinds of miseries; the Remover of all sorrows.

             Svah - The form of pleasure and the bestower of pleasure/bliss.

             Tat - That God

             Savitur - The progenitor of the entire world; The Creator of the Universe; One who always inspires us.

             Varenayam - Worth acquiring, the superior most; You alone are worthy of worship.

             Bhargo - Of the pure form; You are the light that illuminates us, the Fire which burns away all our evil desires.

             Devasya - Of God; You are the Supreme Being.

             Dhimahi - Let us meditate upon.

             Dhiyo - intellect so we move forward, may be able to tell right from wrong and follow the right path.

             Yo - Who, i.e. the God referred to; You who have all these qualities.

             Nah - Of ours

             Prachodayat - May inspire (for good deeds).



Additional Mantras for Blessings


Invocation to Ganesh:

Gajananam Bhutganadisevitam

Kapittha Jamboo Phalcharu Bhakshanam

Umasutam Shokvinashkarakam

Namami Vighneshwar Padpankajam

 

Translation: "Oh Elephant-faced, worshiped by the existing beings, of all living beings, tasting the elephant apple (kaith) and jambolana (jamun), the Son of Uma, destroyer of grief, I bow to the lotus feet of Ganesh who is lord of all."


Ganesh Gayatri Mantras for increasing intellect:

Om Lambhodaraya vidmahe

Mahodaraya deemahi

Tanno danthi prachodayath


Om. Let me meditate on that god with broad paunch Oh, God with a big belly, give me higher intellect, And let the elephant faced one illuminate my mind.


Om Thatpurashaya vidhmahe

Vakrathundaya dheemahi

Tanno danthi prachodayath


“Om. Let me meditate on that great male, Oh, God with broken tusk, give me higher intellect, And let the elephant faced one illuminate my mind.”


To Ganesh for removing obstacles, a good way to start any projects, studies or rituals:

Ganapati Bappa Morya

Pudhachya Varshi Lovkar Yaa


             Use this to Ganesh prayer before beginning any new project so impediments may be removed and your endeavor may be crowned with success: Om gam ganapataye namaha.


The Ganesh Maha-mantra:

Om gam ganapataye namaha


The Ganesh Mula Mantra:

Om srim hrim klim glaum gam ganapataye svaha

Om shanti shanti shantihi


Also:

Om gam-gau-ganapataye

Bighna-binashi ne-svaha


For one who wants wealth and prosperity, meditate on the golden color of Ganesh and say this prayer:

Om Lakshmi Ganapataye namaha


Another to Ganesh, Japa is 5,000 times a day for 25 days:

Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha, Om


Also to Ganesh:

Om gam ganeshaya namaha

Om klim gam gam gam mahaganapataye namaha


To Ganesh for blessings for spiritual success:

Om gananam tva ganapatigm havamahe kavim kavinamupamashravastamam

Jyeshtharajam brahmanam brahmanaspata snah shrinvanutibhissida sadanam

Mahaganapataye namaha


Translation: Om. Oh lord of speech, we worship you, the lord of the gods, the wisest among the wise, the one having incomparable fame, the best among the praiseworthy, and the lord of the Vedic hymns. While listening to our praises, come with your protecting powers and be rested in our yajnashala (temple). Obeisances to Mahaganapati.


Agajananapadmarkam gajananamaharnisham

Anekadantam bhaktanamekadantamupasmahe


Translation: We meditate, day and night, on the one-tusked one (Ganesh) who is the sun for the lotus in the form of the face of Parvati, the one with the elephant face and the one who is the giver of plenty to his devotees.


Shanmukha Gayatri Mantra to Murugan:

Om Thatpurushaya Vidhmahe

Maha Senaya Dhimahi

Thannah Shanmukha Prachodhayath


Translation: Om, let us meditate that Supreme lord who is the Supreme General of the great Deva Army, Lord Shanmukha or Muruga. May He enlighten us and lead us to be one with him.


             The following mantra to Lord Kuvera, the treasurer of the demigods. The ancient books refer to this as the supreme mantra. Lord Shankara revealed its secret to the powerful Ravana. Through its use he could create his golden capital and could attain supreme financial accomplishments. This mantra has been found to be powerful enough to yield beneficial results very quickly. It becomes siddha after chanting it 108 times each day for 11 days. It is good for financial progress, removal of obstacles, material happiness, home ownership, reputation, victory, longevity, etc.


Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhana-Dhanyadi

Pataye Dhana Dhanyadi Samruddhim Me

Dehi Dapaya Swaha


Another to lord Kubera, the treasurer of the demigods, for financial assistance:

Om rajadhirajaya prasahyasahine

Namo vayan vaishravanaya kurmahe

Sa me kaman kamakamaya mahyam

Kameshvaro vaishravano dadatu

Kuberaya vaishravanaya maharajaya namaha


“We offer salutations unto Vaisravana (the son of Visrava, Kubera), the king of kings, whose nature is to help without any purpose of his own. May Vaisravana, the lord of deities, give me, the seeker of desires, what I desire. Salutations unto the great lord Kubera, the son of Visrava.”


             To Goddess Sarasvati, it is said that after japa of 500,000 times, one becomes enlightened and all knowledge is revealed. Aing is seed of this Sarasvati mantra:

Om Aim Saraswatye Namaha, Om.

Another to Sarasvati for clarity:

Om Aim Shreem Hreem

Saraswathi Devyai Namaha


A Sarasvati Bhija Mantra:

Om aim klim sarasvatyai namaha


The Shiva Panchakshari Mantra:

Om namah shivaya


Shiva Shakti Panchakshari Mantra:

Om hrim namah shivaya


To Shiva as Dakshinamurti:

Nidhaye sarvavidyanam bhishale bhavaroginam

Gurave sarvalokanam dkashinamurtaye namaha


Translation: “Salutations to Dakshinamurti, the storehouse of all learning, the healer of all those who suffer the diseases of samsara (cycles of birth and death), and the teacher of the whole world.”


Another popular mantra to Durga, japa is 500,000 times:

Om Aim Hrim Kleem Chamundaye Vichchey, Om.


Also: Om dum Durgaye Namaha, Om.


The Shri Durga Mantra is:

Om Hrim Dhum Durga Devyai namaha


A Durga Gayatri:

Om girijayai vidmahe

shiva priyayai dhimahi

tanno durga prachodayat


A mantra for Kali, Kring is the seed of the Kali mantra. Japa is 500,000 for mantra siddha:

Om Kring Kalikaye Namaha, Om.


Sri Mahakali Mantra:

Om hrim srim krim

paramesvari kalike

hrim srim krim svaha

 

The Shri Annapurna Mantra is:

Om Annapurnayai namaha

Om Sadapurnayai namaha


The Shri Chakra Mantra is:

Om Shri Chakravasinyai namaha

Om Shri Lalithambikayai namaha


 The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra to Lord Shiva for removing ailments, ill health and fear:

Om Triyambakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam

Urvarukamiva Bandhanat

Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat


Translation: “We worship the Three-eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes well all beings, and grants liberation just as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.”


A mantra to Lord Rama for invoking the healing energy:

Om apadamapa hataram

dataram sarva sampadam

loka bhi ramam shri ramam

bhuyo bhuyo namamyaham


Translation: Om. O most compassionate Lord Rama.Please send You healing energy here to the Earth, to the Earth. Obeisances to You.”


To Lord Dhanvanatari, the great avatara of Vishnu and physician of the gods, for healing any ailments:

Om shri dhanvatari namaha


“Om. Obeisances to Lord Dhanvantari.”



Prayers / Mantras for the welfare of everyone:


Om Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu

Sarvesham Santir Bhavatu

Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu

Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu


“May everybody have prosperity. May everybody have peace. May everybody have perfection. May everybody have auspiciousness.”


Sarve Bhavantu Sukinah

Sarve Santu Nirmayaah

Sarve Bhadrani Pasyantu

Ma kaschid-Dukha-Bhag-Bhavet


“May all be happy. May all be free from disabilities. May all look for the good in others. May none suffer from sorrows.”


Om Asato Ma Sat Gamaya

Tamaso Ma Jyotir-Gamaya

Mrityor-Ma Maritam Gamaya


“Lead us from the unreal to the real. Lead us from darkness (ignorance) to light. Lead us from death to everlasting immortality.”



Mantras for the Planets

(Used when certain planets need to be strengthened in our astrological chart, or for benedictions.)


To the Sun:

Japa kusuma-sankarsham kashyapeyam maha-dyutim

tamo-rim sarva-papa-ghnam pranato ‘smi divakaram


“Let us chant the glories of the Sun god, whose beauty rivals that of a flower. I bow to him, the greatly effulgence son of Kashyapa, who is the enemy of darkness and destroyer of all sins.”


To Surya the sun deity, for freedom from disease:

Aum Bhaskaraye Vidmahe

Divakraraye Dhimahi

Tanno Suryah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the shining Sun god who gives light to the whole world. May that Divakara, the radiant lord who is the cause of day, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Also these following mantras:

Om Suryaye Namah

Aum Bhaskaraye Vidmahe

Divakraraye Dheemahi

Tanno Suryah Prachodayat


Om Aswadwajaya Vidhmahe

Pasa Hasthaya Dheemahe

Thanno Surya Prachodayath


“Om, Let me meditate on the god who has a horse flag, Oh, God who holds the rope, give me higher intellect, and let Sun God illuminate my mind.”


To the Moon:

dadhi-shankha-tusharabham kshirodarnava-sambhavam

namami shashinam somam sambhor mukuta-bhushanam


“I offer my obeisances to the Moon god, whose complexion resembles curds, the whiteness of conch shells, and snow. He is the ruling deity of the soma-rasa born from the Ocean of Milk, and he serves as the ornament on top of the head of Lord Shambhu.”


To Chandra, the moon deity, for subduing anxiety and worries:

Aum Kshirputraye Vidmahe

Amrittattvaye Dhimahi

Tanno Chandrah Prachodayat


Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the glorious son of milk, the glowing Moon. May that Chandra, the essence of nectar, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”


Om Padmadwajaya Vidhmahe

Hema roopaya Dheemahe

Thanno Chandra Prachodayath


“Om. Let me meditate on God who has lotus in his flag, Oh, God of golden color, give me higher intellect, And let moon God illuminate my mind.”


To Venus (Shukra) for creativity and success in such things as trading in the markets:

hima-kunda-mrnalabham

daityanam paramam gurum

sarva-shastra-pravaktaram

bhargavam pranamamy aham


“I offer my obeisances to the descendant of Bhrigu Muni (Venus), whose complexion is white like a pond covered with ice. He is the supreme spiritual master of the demoniac enemies of the demigods, and has spoken to them all the revered scriptures.”


Om aswadhwajaaya vidmahae

dhanur hastaaya dheemahi

tanno shukra prachodayaat


“Om. Let me meditate on him who has horse in his flag, Oh, He who has a bow in his hand, give me higher intellect, And let Shukra illuminate my mind.”


To Mars (Angaaraka):

dharani-garbha-sambhutim vidyut-kanti-samaprabha

kumaram shakti-hastam cha mangalam pranamamy aham


“I offer my obeisances to Sri Mangala, god of the planet Mars, who was born from the womb of the earth goddess. His brilliant effulgence is like that of lightening, and he appears as a youth carrying a spear in his hand.”


Om veeradhwajaaya vidmahae

vighna hastaaya dheemahi

tanno bhouma prachodayaat


“Om. Let me meditate on him who has hero in his flag, Oh, He who has power to solve problems, give me higher intellect, And let the son of earth God illuminate my mind.”


To Mercury (Budha):

priyangava-gulikashyam rupena pratimambadam

saumyam saumya-gunopetam tam budham pranamamy aham


“I bow down to Buddha, god of the planet Mercury, whose face is like a fragrant globe of the priyangu herb and whose beauty matches that of a lotus flower. He is most gentle, possessing all attractive qualities.”


Om gajadhwajaaya vidmahae

sukha hastaaya dheemahi

tanno budha prachodayaat


“Om. Let me meditate on him who has elephant in his flag, Oh, He who has power to grant pleasure, give me higher intellect, And let Budha illuminate my mind.”


To Jupiter (Guru):

devanam cha rishinam cha gurum kanchana-sannibham

buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namami brihaspatim


“I bow down to Brihaspati, god of the planet Jupiter. He is the spiritual master of all the demigods and sages. His complexion is golden, and he is full of intelligence. He is the controlling lord of all three worlds.”


Om vrishabadhwajaaya vidmahae

kruni hastaaya dheemahi

tanno guru prachodayaat


Om, Let me meditate on him who has bull in his flag, Oh, He who has power to get things done, give me higher intellect, And let Guru illuminate my mind.


To Saturn or Shani:

nilanjana-samabhasam ravi-putram yamagrajam

chaya-martanda-sambhutam tam namami shanaishcharan


“I bow down to slow moving Saturn, whose complexion is dark blue like nilanjana ointment. The elder brother of Lord Yamaraja, he is born from the Sun-god and his wife Chaya.”


The Shani Gayatri Mantra:

Om Sanaischaraya vidhmahe

Sooryaputraya dhimahi

tanno manda prachodayat


Sanishwara (Saturn) Gayatri Mantra:

Om kaakadhwajaaya vidmahae

khadga hastaaya dheemahi

tanno mandah prachodayaat


"Om, Let me meditate on him who has crow in his flag, Oh, He who has a sword in his hand, give me higher intellect, And let Saneeswara illuminate my mind."


Shani Dhyan Mantra:

Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam

chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam


"I bow to Lord Shani, who is black in colour and son of Sun and born to Chaya and brother of Yama , who moves very slowly."


To Rahu:

ardha-kayam mahim-viryam chandraditya-vimardanam

simhika-garbha-sambhutam tam rahum pranamamy aham


“I offer my obeisances to Rahu, born from the womb of Simhika, who was only half a body yet possesses great power, being able to subdue the Sun and Moon.”

Rahu Gayatri Mantra:

Om Sookdantaya Vidmahe,

Ugraroopaya Dhimahi,

Tanno Rahu Prachodayat


om naakadhwajaaya vidmahae

padma hastaaya dheemahi

tanno raahu prachodayaat

 

Om, Let me meditate on him who has snake in his flag, Oh, He who has a lotus in his hand, give me higher intellect, And let Rahu illuminate my mind.


To Ketu:

palasa-puspa-sankasam

taraka-graha-mastakam

raudram raudratmakam ghoram

tam ketum pranamamy aham


“I offer my obeisances to the violent and fearsome Ketu, who is endowed with the potency of Lord Shiva. Resembling in his complexion the flower of a palasa plant, he serves as the head of the stars and planets.”


om aswadhwajaaya vidmahae

soola hastaaya dheemahi

tanno ketu prachodayaat


Om, Let me meditate on him who has horse in his flag, Oh, He who has a trident in his hand, give me higher intellect, And let Kethu illuminate my mind.



The Navagraha Stotram

(One mantra for counteracting all ill effects from any of the planets and improve the positive energy by favorable planetary positions.)


Aarogyam pradadathuno Dinakara / Chandro yasho nirmalam

Bhoomim Bhoomisutha Sudhaamshu Thanaya / Prajyam Gurur gourava

Kavya komala Vagvila samathulam / Mandho mudam sarvada

Rahur bahu balam virodha shamanam / Kethur kulasonnayathim


After chanting this sloka for 1 0r 8 /16/64/108 times chant the following for 8 times:

 

Om Navagrahaya Namaha



Mantras for Each Day of the Week


For Sunday:

Om namo Narayanaya

Reverence to Narayana (Vishnu) brings love, prosperity, power, and glory.


For Monday:

Om namah Shivaya

Reverence to Shiva, destroys negative tendencies and effects. Gives freedom from attachments that bind one to material consciousness.


For Tuesday:

Om Sri Subramunyaya Namah

Reverence to Subramunya, Shiva's son, gives success, drives away evil influences, gives spiritual victory and in battle.


For Wednesday:

Om namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Reverence to Lord Krishna, the all-pervading Divine Lord. Gives success in all activities and offers divine love, and eases a troubled mind.


For Thursday:

Om namo Bhagavate Shivanandaya

Reverence to the guru who can give great power and bliss of enlightenment to you.


For Friday:

Om Sri Maha Lakshmiyai Namah

Reverence to Lakshmi, bestows prosperity, truthfulness, nonviolence, humility, spiritual understanding, and spiritual wisdom.


For Saturday:

Om Sri Hanumate Namah

Reverence to Hanuman, invokes unbounded love for Lord Rama, gives strength, success in devotional activities, reveals the power of the soul that can triumph over adversities for attaining highest realizations.



The highest spiritual mantra for all purposes:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
 

 

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