Thousands of years ago, our great sages created many powerful mantras keeping mental, physical and spiritual health into account; and compiled them in the Holy Vedas. Chanting of these mantras are proving to be the elixir of life in these challenging times of coronavirus pandemic. Here are some extremely powerful Vedic mantras.
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The chanting of Om in Padmasan is called Pranav Mantra. Om is the symbol of the entirety of consciousness and the universe. It is composed of three sounds A-U-M (in Sanskrit, the vowels a and u coalesce to become o). These three sounds are symbolic of Tridev – Bhagwan Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
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The chanting of Om creates positive energy. It brings peace and stability to the mind and brain. The regular chanting of Om helps in curing stress, hypertension, anxiety, depression, insomnia, thyroid, throat infection and vocal defects. It also helps in detoxification of the body and makes heart and digestive system strong. In addition, the chanting of Om is beneficial in maintaining concentration, improving blood circulation and oxygen usage of the body.
Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayāt
Meaning: We meditate on that most adored Supreme Lord, the creator, whose effulgence illuminates all realms (physical, mental and spiritual). May this divine light illuminate our intellect.
Goddess Gayatri is known as Vedamata (mother of all four Vedas). This powerful mantra makes a person wise, prudent and enhances memory power. That’s why it is vey good for students. The chanting of Gayatri mantra helps in improving patience level, courage, enthusiasm, creativity and positive thoughts.
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It significantly purifies body, mind, soul along with emotions. One becomes healthy and prosperous. Gayatri mantra improves the glow of face, immunity, blood circulation, concentration and breathing. Its chanting calms the mind and works as adjuvant therapy for asthma. The person chanting this mantra becomes fearless, tension and anger free.
Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam |
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||
Meaning: We worship the three-eyed One, who is fragrant and who nourishes all. Like the fruit falls off from the bondage of the stem, may we be liberated from death, from mortality.
The Mahamrityunjay Mantra is found in the oldest Vedic literature, the Rig Veda and was created by sage Markandeya. According to Shiva Purana, this mahamantra must be chanted to get rid of incurable diseases, premature death and fear.
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It is very good for mental and emotional health. The chanting of Mahamrityunjay Mantra purifies the soul and infuses positive energy, wisdom, knowledge, glory and good fortune. It protects a person from evil forces.
Om Namo Bhagavate, Maha Sudharshanaya Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye,
Amrit Kalasha Hasthaay, Sarva Bhaya Vinashaya, Sarva Roga Nivaranaya,
Trey Lokya Pataye, Trey Lokya Nidhaye,
Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa, Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa,
Shri Shri Shri, Aoushadha Chakra Narayanaya Swaha.
Meaning: I bow down and pray to the Lord Dhanvantari who is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and called as Sudarshana Vasudev Dhanvantari. You hold in your hands, the Kalasha filled with the nectar of immortality. Oh Lord, you can remove all fears and diseases. You protect all the three worlds and you are the well-wisher of all created beings. You are the Lord of Ayurveda and the manifestation of Lord Vishnu. You are the ultimate healer of all the living beings. We worship you and pray you.
One can also chant this simple mantra – Om Dhanvantaraye Namah.
Bhagwan Dhanvantri is worshipped as the god of medicine and said to be the physician for the gods. The incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu, Dhanvantri emerged from the ocean carrying the amrit kalash (nector pot) during Samudra manthan (the churning of ocean by the gods and demons). He is known as the father of Ayurveda. Chanting the Dhanvantri mantra frees a person from all diseases and bestows upon him longevity.
It relieves one from physical, mental and psychological problems. The chanting of Dhanvantri mantra increases energy level and makes a person fearless.