Asathoma Mantra

HOLY MANTRAS

ASATHOMA MANTRA

The Asathoma Mantra is an ancient Indian mantra which is found in the Brhadaranyaka Upanisad. The mantra must be recited during the time of fire sacrifices in order to please the divine deities.

MANTRA

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

MANTRA

Gangge Ca Yamune Cai[a-E]va Godaavari Sarasvati |
Narmade Sindhu Kaaveri Jale-[A]smin Sannidhim Kuru Namo Namaha ||

Meaning:
1: Om, (O Lord) Keep me not in (the Phenomenal World of) Unreality, but make me go towards the Reality (of Eternal Self),
2: Keep me not in (the Ignorant State of) Darkness, but make me go towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
3: Keep me not in (the World of) Mortality, but make me go towards the World of Immortality (of Self-Realization),
4: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

Meaning:
1: O Holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, and also Godavari and Saraswati,
2: O Holy Rivers Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri; My humble salutation to you. Please be Present in this Water (and make it Holy).

BHUMI GAYATRI MANTRA

Bhumi Gayatri Mantra can be chanted by all those who are interested in purchase of land or building. By reciting this mantra, we would be able to live in our house peacefully and safely, without any fear from thefts and enemies.

Hence let us worship Mata Bhumi Devi and be blessed.

Bhumi Gayatri Mantra :-

Om Vasundharaya Vidhmahe

Bhutadhatraya Dhimahi!

Thanno Bhumih Prachodayat om!

Meaning:

Let us meditate on Bhumi Devi, the one who provides all, bless us with abundance wealth, and gives us good health, and let the Earth Goddess illuminate my mind.

BRAHMA GAYATRI MANTRA

Lord Brahma Deva is the creator of the entire universe. He is the god who is fixing our fate, and he is also having the power to slightly change our fate based on our sincere bhakti on him. By worshipping him, and by chanting the Brahma Gayatri mantra, we would get relieved from several problems and diseases in our life.

MANTRA:

Aum Chatur Mukhaya Vidmahe
Hamsarudhaya Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat

Meaning: Let us meditate on the great lord with four faces and is seated on a white swan. May Brahma, the Creator, inspire and illuminate our mind.

CHITRAGUPTA MANTRA

Lord Chitragupta is the divine accountant who is residing in the Yama Loka and discharging his duties in a proper manner. He is giving correct calculations to Lord Yama about our good as well as bad deeds performed in the earth. By chanting the mantra of Lord Chitragupta, the severity of our bad karmas would be reduced to some extent, and we would be able to live our life without much difficulty in this world. Hence let us chant the mantra and be blessed.

MANTRA:

“Om Chitraguptaya Namaha”

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

Chitraguptaya means the noble deity formed from the picture drawn by Mata Parvati.

‘Namaha’ means our humble prayers offered to the almighty.

DAKSHINAMURTHY MANTRA

Lord Dakshninamurthy is the divine guru, who is guiding the earth and heaven through his supreme knowledge. He is considered as the god of gods, and he is highly praised by the Saptarishis and all other deities for his abundant knowledge. Worshipping him in the temples, and chanting his mantra, especially during the Thursdays, would give good fortunes in our life, and we would be blessed by him.

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Om Dakshinamurtaye Namah

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

‘Dakshinamurtaye’ means praising the great Lord Dakshinamurthy, who is an aspect of Lord Shiva, and the divine guru who contains all types of knowledge.

‘Namaha’ means our humble prayers offered to the almighty.

DURGA GAYATRI MANTRA

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“Om Kaatyaayanaaya vidmahe
Kanyaakumaari dhiimahi
Tanno durgih pracodayaat“

Meaning:

We know the daughter of Maharishi Kaatyaayana,
We meditate on the virgin girl.
May, the unconquerable one inspires us.

Purpose:

  1. Removal of threats.
  2. To reduce the malefic effects of Rahu.
  3. To remove all the bad habits from us through the grace of the holy mother Durga Devi.
  4. To get good wisdom, courage and physical and mental strength.
  5. To attain SALVATION.

Let us chant the Durga Gayatri Mantra regularly and be blessed.

GANESHA NAMAM MUSICAL

Lord Vinayaka is the first god and he has to be worshipped before the start of any new event. He is the remover of obstacles and the giver of boons to us. By worshipping and by chanting this mantra, our life would blossom like a lotus flower.

MANTRA

Sumukhaschaikadanthascha, Kapilo Gaja Karnika,

Lambhodarascha Vikato Vignarajo Vinayaka.,

Dhoomakethurganadhyaksha Phalachandro Gajanana,

Vakra Thunda Soorpakarno Herambha Skanda poorvaja.

Meaning

Pleasant faced god,
God with one tusk,
God who is reddish black,
God with an elephant ears,
God with a very broad paunch,
God who is cruel to his enemies,
God who is the remover of obstacles,
God who is the leader of those who removes obstacles.

God who is the colour of smoke,
God who is president of an army,
God who has crescent in his forehead,
God who walks like an elephant,
God who has a broken tusk,
God who has very broad ears,
God who stays close to Lord Shiva,
God who is elder brother of Subrahmanya.

GARUDA GAYATRI MANTRA

Lord Garuda is the Divine Vehicle of Lord Vishnu. He is the master of the birds, and contains great strength. By worshipping Lord Garuda, we would be protected from snake bites and we would be healed from poisonous diseases and from Dreaded virus infections.

Hence let us regularly chant the Garuda Gayatri Mantra and be blessed.

Garuda Gayatri Mantra:

Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe

Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe

Thanno Garuda Prachodayath

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to the great living being, Oh, the bird with golden wings, bless me with higher intellect and let the Lord Garuda illuminate my mind.

GAYATHRI MANTHRAM

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah
Tat-savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat

Meaning: We meditate on that most adored Supreme Lord, the creator, whose divine light illumines all realms (physical, mental and spiritual). Let this divine light gives intelligence, and good memory power to us.

Meaning of the Mantra

Om: The primeval sound.

Bhur: the physical body/physical realm.

Bhuvah: the life force/the mental realm.

Suvah: the soul/spiritual realm.

Tat:  That (God).

Savitur: the Sun, Creator.

Varenyam: adore.

Bhargo: divine light.

Devasya: supreme Lord.

Dhimahi: meditate.

Dhiyo: the intellect.

Yo: May this light.

Nah: Ours.

Prachodayat: illumine/inspire.

Let us chant or otherwise hear this mantra from musical devices and get all kinds of prosperities in our life.

HAYAGRIVA MANTRA

Lord Hayagriva is worshipped for getting good wisdom, knowledge and courage. Students are advised to worship Lord Hayagriva before their exams, in order to secure good marks in their exams. By chanting the below mentioned mantra, we would get the grace of Lord Hayagriva, and we would discharge our personal and official duties in a well-versed manner.

MANTRA

Jnananandamayam devam nirmala sphatikakrutim,
aadharam sarvavidyaanaam Hayagreevamupasmahe.

Meaning: I worship Lord Hayagreeva, who is the very form of knowledge, pure as a crystal, and who is the support of all knowledge.

JAI SRI RAM MANTRA

The Famous Mantra “Jai Sri Ram” means “Glory to Lord Rama” or “Victory to Lord Rama”. This mantra is very powerful, and by frequently uttering this mantra, we would get the blessings of Lord Rama as well as Lord Hanuman.

MANTRA

“Jai Sri Ram”

Meaning

“Jai means Victory”

“Sri means a title of respect used before the name of a respectable / divine person”

“Ram means Lord Rama, a famous avatar of Lord Vishnu”

KRISHNA GOVINDA MANTRA

Lord Krishna is the avatar of Lord Vishnu, and both of them are one and the same. Lord Krishna was incarnated in this earth, in order to remove our sufferings in this difficult Kaliyuga. By chanting the below mentioned mantras, we would get peacefulness and great mental satisfaction, which we would not get anywhere else.

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Om Krishnaya Namaha

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

‘Krishnaya’: Praising Lord Krishna, who is a popular avatar of Vishnu, and who had given divine teachings to us in the form of Bhagavat Gita.

‘Namaha’ means offering of our humble prayers to the almighty.

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Om Govindaya Namaha

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

‘Govindaya’: Praising Lord Govinda, which is the name of the young Krishna. Govinda means the god of the cows (“go”).

‘Namaha’ means offering of our humble prayers to the almighty.

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Om Srinivasaya Namaha

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

‘Srinivasaya’ means the great Lord Srinivasa who is dwelling in Tirumala for doing goodness to his devotees, and he is also called as Venkateswara.

‘Namaha’ means offering of our humble prayers to the almighty.

LAKSHMI GAYATRI MANTRA

Mata Lakshmi Devi is the consort of Lord Vishnu. She is the goddess of wealth. By worshipping her, and by chanting her mantra, we would get sufficient wealth and good fortunes in our life.

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Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe, Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat.

Meaning:

Om, Let me meditate on the greatest goddess, who is the wife of Lord Vishnu, Give me higher intellect, and let Goddess Lakshmi illuminate my mind.

LORD INDRA MANTRA

Lord Indra is the god of the divine demi gods in the heaven. He is occupying an important place next to the Trimurties and the Tridevis. By worshipping Lord Indra, our body would become strong like his Vajra Weapon, and we would get good mental strength also. And finally, after our death, we would get an opportunity to live in the Indra Loka.

Hence let us chant the below mentioned mantra in order to please Lord Indra and to get his blessings.

Om devarajaya vidmahe |
vajrahastaya dhimahi |
tannah indrah prachodayat ||

Meaning:

“Om let us meditate upon the King of Devas. May that great God who holds the thunderbolt in his hand, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

LORD YAMA MANTRA

Lord Yama is the god of death. Everyone born in this earth have to die on some day. By chanting the below mentioned mantra, we would not get death fear in our mind, and also we would get peaceful and painless death.

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yamo mitrasca bhagavanisvarau lokapujitau |
imam me pratigrhnitam balih mantrapuraskrtam ||

Meaning

“O Yama and Mitra, the gods who are adored by all the worlds, please accept my prayers as my best offering.”

NAMO, NAMO SRI NARAYANA MANTRA

Lord Vishnu is the universal god who protects us throughout our life. By chanting this mantra, we would get great strength in our mind and body, and we would be able to easily travel in our life journey.

Meaning of Namo – Humble Salutation to the god.

Meaning of Namo – Humble Salutation to the god.

Meaning of Sri – A title of respect used before the name of Lord Narayana.

Meaning of Narayana – The supreme Lord Narayana, who dwells in the Vaikunta, and protects his devotees.

NAVAGRAHAM MUSICAL

Navagrahas occupy a major part in our life. Our life is determined based on the planetary positions. By worshipping the Navagrahas and by chanting their mantras, the ill effects of the planets would get reduced, and we would get all kinds of prosperities in our life.

MANTRA

“Adityaya Somaya Mangalaya BhudayachaGuru Shukra Shanibhyascha Rahave Ketave Namaha”

Meaning

This mantra addresses all the nine planets of astrology namely Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu and seeks their blessings for the successful completion of the tasks.

OM ARUNACHALESWARAYA NAMAHA

Om Arunachaleswaraya Namaha is a very good mantra, and by chanting the mantra, we would get all the prosperities in this world and after our death, we would reach the abode of Lord Shiva, The Holy Mountain Kailash.

MANTRA

‘Om Arunachaleswaraya Namaha’

Meaning

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as the almighty.

‘Arunachaleswaraya’ means the Lord of Mountains, and it is one of the names of Lord Shiva, who resides in the Arunachala Mountains.

‘Namaha’ means offering our humble prayers to the almighty.

OM MANTRA

Om is the important Mantra and is a sacred sound and a spiritual symbol in Hinduism. It signifies the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness or Atman. By regularly chanting the “OM” Mantra we would get good prosperities in our life.

Mantra

OM

Meaning

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

OM NAMASHIVAYA MANTRA

Om Namashivaya mantra is an auspicious mantra and the meaning of the mantra is: thanking the great Lord Shiva.

It is called as Shiva Panchakshara mantra, and it represents the five essential elements.

MANTRA

OM NAMASHIVAYA

Meaning

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

Na sound represents earth.

Ma sound represents water.

Shi sound represents fire.

Va sound represents Air.

Ya sound represents sky.

Let us chant the holy Shiva Mantra and be blessed.

OM NAMO NARAYANA MANTRA

OM NAMO NARAYANAYA

MEANING

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound and it denotes the supreme spirit.

Namo – Our humble salutations to the god.

Narayana – The name of the protector of the entire universe and Lord Narayana is the supreme god.

OM NAMO VENKATESAYA MANTRA

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

Meaning of Namo – Humble Salutation to the god.

“Ven” means “sin” and “Katesaya” means “destroyed or burnt”. Therefore whoever worships Lord Venkateswara whole heartedly, their sins would get cleansed.

Let us worship Lord Venkateswara and be blessed.

OM SHAKTI OM MANTRA

“Om Shakti Om” is the powerful mantra, and this mantra is dedicated to Mata Shakti, also called as Parvati Devi and in various other names, who is the consort of Lord Shiva. Worshipping the divine mother Shakti Devi and chanting her mantra, would yield favourable results in our life, and we would get enlightenment.

MANTRA

“OM SHAKTI OM”

Meaning

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as the almighty.

Shakti: Means power, and it generally represent the consort of Lord Shiva, Mata Shakti.

OM SUBRAMANYAYA NAMAHA MANTRA

Lord Muruga also known as Subramanya is the supreme god and the son of Lord Shiva, who is a popular deity, and mostly worshipped in South India, and in some Asian countries. He is considered as a great warrior, who had destroyed fierce demons, and maintained peace and prosperity in the world. By worshipping Lord Subramanya, and by chanting his mantra, we would get good benefits in our life, and we would be able to lead a peaceful and comfortable life.

MANTRA

“Om Subramanyaya Namaha”

Meaning

Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty.

‘Subramanyaya’ means the son of Lord Shiva, and the one who has realised Brahman.

Namaha’ means offering our humble prayers to the almighty.

RAMARAMA MUSICAL

Lord Rama is the supreme avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is a soft, gentle and a kind avatar, and he is showering his grace on to his devotees. By chanting the Rama Mantra, we would get positive results in our life, and we would shine in our life.

MANTRA

Sree Rama Rama Rameti, Rame Rame Manorame,
Sahasra Nama Tattulyam,  Rama Nama Varanane!
Meaning:
1: By meditating on “Rama Rama Rama” (the Name of Lord Rama), my Mind gets absorbed in the Divine Consciousness of Rama, which is Transcendental.
2: By reciting the Name of Rama is as great as chanting the Thousand Names of God.

SRI KALABHAIRAVA MANTRA

Lord Kalabhairava is the incarnation of Lord Shiva. He has got great powers, and he would protect us from our enemies, and safeguards us throughout our life. By chanting the below mantra, we would get relieved from unknown fears and we would lead a stress-free and peaceful life.

Deva-Raaja-Sevyamaana-Paavana-Angghri-Pangkajam
Vyaala-Yajnya-Suutram-Indu-Shekharam Krpaakaram

Naarada-[A]adi-Yogi-Vrnda-Vanditam Digambaram
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje

Meaning:
1.1: (Salutations to Sri Kalabhairava) Whose Lotus-Feet is Served by Indra, the King of the Devas.
1.2: Who has a Snake as his sacrificial thread, moon on his head, and who is extremely sympathetic with his devotees.

1.3: Who is Praised by sage Narada and other Yogis, and who is Digambara (Clothed by Sky, signifying that He is Ever-Free).

1.4: Salutations to Sri Kalabhairava who is the Supreme Lord of the city of Kashi.

Let us worship the great Shiva Avatar, Sri Kalabhairava and be blessed.

VAYU GAYATRI MANTRA

This mantra can be chanted by all those who want to be cured from digestion problems, asthma and from heart related diseases. The great and kind wind god would prevent air pollution. Lord Vayu is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and hence worshipping Lord Vayu along with Lord Vishnu, and his favourite son Lord Hanuman would bring good fortunes in our life.

Vayu Gaytari Mantra:

Om pawanpurushaay vidhmhe sahstramurtiye             ch dhimhi!

Tanno vayuh prachodayt om !

Meaning:

Let me meditate on the life giving air god, and the one who holds the scepter, who gives me higher intellect, and let the God of Winds illuminate my mind.

VIOLIN MUSIC

INTRODUCTION

The violin, also known as a fiddle, is a wooden  instrument. Though Violin is not that much popular similar to Veena, still violins are played in music concerts, and lot of violin enthusiasts are there. Most of the violins contain wooden body. It is the smallest and the lovely instrument, which produces good sound. The violin contains four strings, and it requires lot of practice for the violin Vidwans to perform in the musical concerts.

They are most popularly used in the western music and in classical Carnatic music. Violins are also played in rock music and lot of Indians and foreigners are interested in learning and playing the violin instrument.

The violin was introduced in 16th-century in Italy, and during the 18th and 19th centuries the instrument has been fine-tuned by making small changes in the instrument. The late violin Vidhwan Sri Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan had performed very well using his violin, and he was highly praised for his wonderful musical concerts.

By regularly hearing the melodious music of violin, our mental worries would run away, and we would be boosted with extra energy in our mind and body, and we would be able to perform well in our life. It is believed that, by hearing the divine music of violin, mental illness can be cured to some extent. Those who give more work to their mind and body must regularly hear the violin music, and they can also hear the music from their homes itself by listening to the music from the Music chanting boxes, in order to get relieved from their tensions.

All the musical instruments such as violin and veena are the favourite instruments of Mata Saraswati, goddess of arts and education. By playing the musical instruments, and by worshipping Mata Saraswati, we would get wellness in our life, and our bad fate would be slightly adjusted due to the grace of Lord Brahma and Saraswati, and we would be able to live fearlessly and painlessly in our life.

Let us worship Brahma and Saraswati and be blessed.

“OM”

WRITTEN BY

R.HARISHANKAR