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Mantras To Stay Healthy During Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

 

Pranav Mantra

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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 TridevBhagwan 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.

 

Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah

Tat-savitur Vareñyam

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.

Mahamrityunjay Mantra

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.

Dhanvantri Mantra

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.

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It relieves one from physical, mental and psychological problems. The chanting of Dhanvantri mantra increases energy level and makes a person fearless.

Staying Positive During Coronavirus Pandemic

We all had many expectations with 2020. Some may have planned for a career or job change. Some would have thought of finally getting hitched. Many must have prepared their fresh travel bucket list while people like me were all set to join yoga classes. Everything seemed to be going well until the villain – Coronavirus – made its entry and brought everything to a standstill.

This must be for the first time ever when almost the entire world is under a pandemic’s grip. Developed countries are worst affected with huge numbers of casualties and crashed economies. Thankfully, the situation in India is not that bad and together all of us are waging this war against the Covid-19 virus fiercely.

So now the question is how can we stay positive amid all this environment of fear and anxiety? Well, I have applied following things in my life to keep myself mentally strong.

Go for your favourite hobby or find a new one

For me, music has always been the best way to unwind myself. Apart from that, watching good movies and reading good stuff, it could be anything not necessarily books, have helped me in destressing myself. I have also started doing meditation, yoga and other physical exercises to keep myself mentally and physically fit. Sometimes I watch motivational videos as well. Painting, gardening, cooking, writing, indoor games, photography are some activities which anyone can indulge in at the comfort of their homes.

Sketches by my sister – the good result of lockdown

Keep negative news at arm’s length

When the lockdown started, I used to daily surf the internet regarding coronavirus news updates in morning. This resulted in me as anxiety and fear. So I immediately stopped this for few days. Once I felt better, I started the same but this time more carefully. I google news during daytime just for the sake of staying updated.

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Stop worrying about things

Breathe easy. Don’t overburden yourself with things. We all are going through trying times but this too shall pass. Have faith. When the going seems to be difficult, talk to your spouse, friends or parents. And when your loved ones are scared, comfort them with your love and soothing words. Problems are about sharing burdens and caring for your near and dear ones. The journey of life has never been easy and facing problems head on will only boost your morale eventually making you stronger like never before.

Develop your skills

This is the best time to hone your existing skills or learn some new. Many of us, due to our busy work life, could never really focus on polishing them. Don’t let this opportunity just go like this and start working on it today.

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Praise the beauty of nature

How many times have you ever noticed the natural beauty around you? When was the last time you saw the rising sun or listened to the chirping of birds or enjoyed the melodious singing of cuckoo? No worries. Now is the time. Come out of your air-conditioned rooms. Go to your home’s balcony or terrace and let the wind caress you. Behold the beauty of star-lit night with a splendid moon. You will feel the healing within you the same way nature has started showing since the implementation of lockdown.

Sunset view from my home

Adding the medicine of laughter to life

Don’t suppress your feelings. Open up and embrace the laughter therapy. This stress relieving exercise amazingly benefits our mental, physical and emotional being. Laughter helps in improving immunity, increasing lung capacity through deep breathing and enhancing oxygen delivery to all body parts. It provides internal massage to our digestive tract and improves blood supply to our internal organs.  

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Learn from mistakes and have gratitude

It’s okay to goof up. The most valuable life lessons come from bad experiences. They make you wiser and help in having an easy, less-complicated attitude towards life. In addition to this having gratitude for the blessings we have, encourages us in developing a positive bent of mind. Therefore, we attract more positive things in life.

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Each adverse situation always brings something good with it. Same is with this #Coronavirus ordeal. Whatever may be the current scenario, this time is going to be one of the most life-changing experiences for all of us.

So, stay home, stay safe and be happy.

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