Chanting mantras is a spiritual discipline that improves listening skills, heighten energy and more sensitivity toward others. In other words, a mantra does have the potential to create spiritual and physical effects. They are originally conceived in the oldest Vedic scriptures. Therefore, the word Mantra has two syllable “Man” which means mind and “tra” means deliverance so literally it means “to free from the mind”.
In Yogic texts chanting them has vital importance. They are the repetitive utterance of a particular sequence of sounds. However, they do have a powerful impact on your body, mind and emotions.
According to the quantum physicist, everything in the universe is a certain level reverberation or a sound.
People in ancient times discovered specific sounds that energised particular portions of the brain. These sounds formed sacred words that are called Mantra. Consequently, these chants helped in awakening extraordinary powers (Siddhis). Further, the systematic chanting of the mantras creates a positive vibration. These vibratory frequencies are electromagnetic waves having an unimaginably very high frequency which is more than Gamma rays or Cosmic waves. They positively affect our aura – the energy shields surrounding our body.
Mantras have a positive impact on your health. The recitation of sacred mantras lowers blood pressure, normalizes heart beat rate, brain wave pattern, even cholesterol level and also adrenaline level. Thus, the vibrational frequency level will attune you with divine energy. The healing mantras can balance and align the chakras, the wheel of light. Modern days doctors even suggest people chant them as they have a positive impact on the body.
Here are 5 powerful Sanskrit mantras, with their ancient meanings
The Om mantra is “the sound of creation.” The chanting of Om expands consciousness, increasing spiritual awareness, bringing peace and calm, cleansing, and manifestation. The mantra’s vibration cleanses and activates your energy channels. It will draw the energy from the root chakra up to the crown chakra. The vibrations of chanting Om enhance communication, creativity and inspiration.
Om Namah Shivaya
The Om Namah Shivaya is very powerful among all other mantras and most important mantra of Hindus. This mantra is devoted to Hindu Lord Shiva, known as the “destroyer deity”. The mantra helps in purification, space clearing, destruction of ego, physical and mental healing, and building self-esteem. This mantra aids in the rebirth of the soul.
Om Shanti chanting helps in attaining peace, and it protects, blesses, unites and works towards a common goal. Shanti or Santih in Sanskrit means peace. Om Shanti mantra is often chanted during the beginning of a meditation or yoga class to set a peaceful, calming tone. Meditating to this chants increases awareness of our interconnectedness.
This is a mantra of Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune, happiness, prosperity, success beauty, health and relationships. The Gayatri mantra attached to it adds more power to it. However, it manifests the chanter’s wishes and desires easily and quickly. Thus, it is even helpful as a remedy in areas where there is a feeling that lacks.
Om Ram Ramaya Namaha
Om Ram Ramaya Namaha chanting will surely balance mental health, also helps in emotional healing, physical healing, energy, strength and wellbeing.
It is a mantra of Lord Rama, who is an archetype for righteousness and living the virtues. In addition, chanting brings an overwhelming feeling of bliss. Therefore, it also clears the body’s energy channels and contains the seed sound for the solar plexus chakra. However, if you are above 29 years of age,Chant “Swaha” instead of “Namaha”.
Om Mani Padme Hum:
Om Mani Padme Hum is a Tibetan Buddhist mantra which helps in wish fulfilment, protection, emergency healing, compassion, enlightenment and transformation. Besides, the teachings of Buddha also incorporates into this chant. Moreover, the chants are a metaphor for honouring the divinity in ourselves and all things.
Hence, it is extremely helpful during conflicts and repeated chanting over a prolonged period helps to increase self-respect and respect for others. Repeating for as little as five minutes can bring a sense of calm and rejuvenation.