Humans respond well to vibrations and mantras are powerful sounds producing a positive resonating effect in human mind thus calming it down from all the stresses and strains and removing the negative effect not only from within but even from the very surrounding where it’s chanted.
Below are few mantras which can be incorporated in our daily life.
Shanti Mantras from the Upanishads
1.) OM sahana vavatu sahanau bhunaktu sahaviryam karavavahai
tejasvinavadhitamastu maa vidvisavahai OM Shantih Shatih Shantih
2.) OM Poornamadah poornamidam poornaat poornamudachyate.
Poornasaya poornamaadaaya poornamevaavashishyate.
OM Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih
3.) Om asatomaa satgamaya. Tamasomaa jyotir gamaya.
Mrityormaa amritam gamaya
Sarveshaam Svastirbhavatu. Sarveshaam Shaantirbhavatu. Sarveshaam
poornam bhavatu. Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu.
Lokhaah Samastaah Sukhino bhavantu
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah Sarve santu niraamayaah
Sarve bhadraani pashyantu Maakaschit duhkha bhaag bhavet
OM tryambakam yajamahe sugandim pushtivardhanam.
Urvarukamiva bandhana mrityor mukshiya mamrtat
Gayatri Mantra V2
Om Bhurbhuvah Swaha tatsaviturvarenyam.
Bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo Yo nah prachodayaat
Let both of us (teacher and the learner) protect each other together. May both of us enjoy together. May both of us work together. Let our study become radiant, let there be no hatred between us.
That is full, this is full, from the fullness, fullness has come. If the fullness is removed, only fullness remains.
Lead us from the unreal to the Real, from darkness to Light, from death to Immortality
May all be happy! (sukhinah) May all be free from disabilities! (niraamayaah). May all look (pashyantu)to the good of others! May none suffer from sorrow! (duhkha)
OM Peace, Peace, Peace.
Karagre Vasate Lakshmi – Morning Hymn
This is the first mantra one can start with as one gets up on the morning after sleep; kardarshan (viewing the palm of the hand) is advised, looking at your palms chant this mantra
KARAGRE VASATE LAXMI KARMADHYE SARASWATI
KARAMULE TU GOVINDHA PRABHATE KARDARSHANAM
After karadarshan, is bhoomivandan by bowing and remembering the mother earth; Touch her with your right hand and chant the same
SAMUDRAVASATE DEVI PARVATA STHANAMANDALE |
VISHNUPATNIM NAMASTUBHYAM PADASPARSHAM KSHAMASWAME ||
After the early morning chants, let’s move ahead to chanting mantra while bathing. We know the importance of bathing in holy rivers like Ganga, Yamanu and so on. So let us remember these goddesses sincerely from the bottom of our heart by chanting this mantra and be benefited like bathing in holy rivers itself:
GANGE CHA YAMUNE CHAIVA GODAVARI, SARASWATI, NARMADE, SINDHU KAVERI, JALESMIN SANNIDHIM KURU.
Meaning-In this water, I invoke the presence of holy waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu, and Kaveri
Mantra to be chanted before food:
ANNAPOORNE SADAAPOORNE SANKARAPRANA VALLABHE GNAANAVAIRAAGYA SIDDHYARTHAM BHIKSHAAM DEHICHA PARVATHI.
Annapoorna is always Poorna, that is complete thus may the Goddess Annapoorna bless all with good wisdom.
While lighting deep in the evening:
DEEPAM JYOTHI PARABRAMHAM
DEEPAM SARVA TAMOPAHAM
DEEPENA SAADHYATHE SARVAM
SANDHYA DEEPAM NAMOSTHUTHE
Bed Time Prayer – Sloka – Anjaneya Smarane:
RAMASKANDAM HANUMANTHAM VYNATHEYAM VRUKODHARAM SAYANESHA SMARENITHYAM DHUSWAPNAM THASYA NASHYATHI.
We pray to hanumantha, vynatheya (garuda), and Vrukodhara (Bheema) all the brave people to wipe out bad dreams (basically praying for peaceful sleep.