Posts Tagged ‘hinduism’

Indra Gayatri – security and success in war

In hinduism on November 28, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Indra is the central deity of the Rig Veda and is considered the most valiant in war. Hence it is no surprise that the chant for security during war and attack is Indra Gayatri.

Chanting Indra Gayatri gives one a security and protection in war and also ensure success against the opponent. Here is Indra Gayatri:

Aum Sahasra Netraye Vidmahe
Vajra Hastraye Dhimahi
Tanno Indrah Prachodayat

Typing Indra Gayatri on 9Dozen.com

You can either type this chant or mentally chant it. If you are mentally chanting use the copy paste method to keep track of your count. Chant a minimum of 108 times and do the chant for 11 days.

You can search for this chant by typing the keywords ‘security’ or ‘indra’ in the search chants page. (Click on ‘Select Available Chants’ to go to the search page.)

Keep your mind focussed and on the words you are chanting. Meditate on the warrior aspects of Indra while you are chanting or typing.

Start now. Click here to start your chant now.

Aum and its power!

In hinduism on November 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

Alternatively written as OM, Aum is the most sacred syllable in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. It has also been various described as the eternal syllable, mystic word, representative aspect of the Hindu Trinity, representing the three vedas. Jains consider it to be the one syllable to represent the five Parameshtis, the venerated authorities.

The past, the present and the future are said to be represented by this sacred syllable. Most hindu mantras begin with this sacred syllable.

According to the Mandukya Upanishad, “Om is the one eternal syllable of which all that exists is but the development. The past, the present, and the future are all included in this one sound, and all that exists beyond the three forms of time is also implied in it”.

Aum is divided into three intonations – A, U, M. It represents the entire range of sounds a human vocal chord can produce starting from A where the lips are parted completely, moving through U and ending with M where the lips are completely pressed together – thus representing the entire spectrum of the vocal sounds.

The vibrations produced by the intonation of Aum are said to be all powerful and all cleansing. That is the reason why most hindu chants start with this potent syllable and why many Hindus start their daily activity after chanting or writing Aum for a set number of times.


Typing Aum can be as beneficial as writing on paper or chanting it. However there are certain conditions to be followed if the full benefits of this powerful word are to be realized.

Start your session early in the day
Typing Aum will calm your mind easily and by typing very early in the day you can remain calm all through the day. Be focussed all through your session. Also typing Aum before beginning your work or study is also beneficial because it will help you relax and become focussed.

Type slowly
It is better you type this chant instead of using the ‘chant, copy, paste‘ method. Take your time and type each syllable while chanting it mentally in your mind. It will be all the more beneficial if you can upload a picture of the word Aum so you have a visual lock while typing the chant. Meditate upon the word.

Good for beginners
If you are a beginner at 9Dozen and if you follow Hindu, Buddist or Jain philosophy then Aum is a good starting chant. It is short, powerful and easy to type. Further, you can easily achieve your daily goal. It gives you good concentration, peace of mind and spiritual upliftment needed for a beginner.

Aum or Om
The choice is yours. Aum is considered to be the more accurate spelling but Om is more popularly used. Either way you will be meditating the same powerful syllable.

Consistent typing
Stick to a daily schedule. Try to type at the same time everyday so your mind can be easily attuned to being focussed and learns control faster.

Start now
Delay simply puts your spiritual progress for a later time. Start now. Earlier you get to it, the faster you attain a higher consciousness, mental peace and profound spiritual upliftment.

What is the correct spelling for my chant/mantra?

In FAQs on November 17, 2008 at 9:59 am

Confusion over the spelling of chants usually arises when the chant is in another language – like Sanskrit, Arabic, Latin, Urdu, etc. The way such chants are written in English varies from region to region. Follow your local custom or write a spelling that you feel is right. You may follow the shortly spelled word for the purpose of reducing your typing time for each chant. However, see to it the meaning and the sound of the chant remain the same.

Guidelines for typing chants

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 11:07 am

Choose a chant that is comfortable for you.
Make sure you understand what the chant means.
If the chant is the name of a God, contemplate on the form of the God while you type.
Type a minumum number of times (say 20 times) per sitting.
Medidate over the meaning of the chant every time you type.
Typing chants just before you begin your work, study or other important tasks can be beneficial.
Be steady and consistent in your daily sittings. Hurrying can demotivate you over a period of time.
Observe silence during your chants. Or you can repeat the chant orally while typing.
Spread the good word. Share chants with family and friends.

Can I type chants from my office?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 10:47 am

9Dozen enables you to type from anywhere and anytime. However, we recommend you avoid your spiritual sessions interfering with your work or study. If your sessions interfere with your daily business, you may feel pressured to give up your sessions sooner or later.

But yes, it is a good idea to type a few chants before you begin your work or study just so you can relax and learn to focus your mind.

Is there a prescribed time to type chants?

In FAQs on November 16, 2008 at 10:37 am
You can type chants anytime you want. 9Dozen’s very purpose is to provide the means for its members to type their chants anytime and anywhere. Some prefer to do it early in the morning, some prefer to type before going to bed at night. There are people who do it twice or thrice a day. But your religion may prescribe a certain time for a particular chant.

It is beneficial to stick to a particular time daily to type the chants or prayers. It is also beneficial if you type the chant everyday just before you begin your work, study or other important tasks. In such cases, choose a chant that is either your God’s name or chants of peace.