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Hanuman Gayatri for strength and selfless love

In hinduism on December 22, 2008 at 4:42 am
Hanuman Gayatri for amazing stamina and great health

Hanuman Gayatri for amazing stamina and great health

Hanuman Gayatri is for those who want to develop a amazing stamina, the power of selfless love, great physical strength and the power to heal wounds promptly.  Hanuman is the embodiment of strength, stamina, wit, loyalty and unwavering devotion. Hanuman is also fearless and never hesitating. Hanuman gayatri is an extraordinary gayatri mantra for those who want to develop qualities like Hanuman. If you are ever in need of strength Hanuman Gayatri is for you. And the strength is both physical as well as inner strength. You can get rid of your fears with Hanuman Gayatri and get rid of doubts too. Your loyalty and devotion will increase manifold and you will also be blessed with clarity of mind to see through things. For where there is clarity of mind, doubts and hesitation will be pushed out of the back door.

There are two common variations of Hanuman Gayatri and you can use any of the two to chant:

Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe
Mahabalaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat

Aum anjani sutaya cha vidmahe
Vayu putraya cha dhimahi
Tanno marutih prachodayat

Translation: Let us meditate on the Great Lord who is the son of Anajani Devi and Vayu, the Wind God. Let Maruti illuminate and inspire our mind.

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Put your full attention on the chant and its meaning. Contemplate on the desirable aspects of Hanuman, especially the one you want to develop.

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Brahma Gayatri – its meaning and its importance

In hinduism on December 17, 2008 at 6:32 am
Chaturmukha Brahma

Chaturmukha Brahma

Brahma Gayatri is for those who seek knowledge, know the real essence behind things, become creative, increase productivity and become active mentally. Brahma Gayatri is for Lord Brahma, the creator. Brahma is father of all creation and hence by knowing Him we gain all knowledge and the essence of knowledge itself. Brahma is the grandfather of Manu, the first man on earth (Hindu equivalent to Adam).

It is indeed strange that there are no temples to worship such an important god. But nevertheless, Brahma remains the source of all creation and He alone can reveal the knowledge of birth and life.

Brahma Gayatri:
Aum Parameshwaraya Vidmahe
Paratatvaye Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat

There is another Brahma Gayatri:

Aum Chatur Mukhaya Vidmahe
Hamsarudhaya Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat

Translation: 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.

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You can type the mantra or do mental chanting. If you are doing mental chanting, use ‘copy paste’ method to keep track of your count.

Do this mantra a minimum of 3 times per day. It is better if you can chant 108 times per day for 21 days.

While chanting, meditate upon the aspect of Brahma as the creator and as the giver of knowledge. Reflect on the four-headed form of him (chaturmukha).

Observe your mind after doing the mantra for a week continuously. When you see the results coming, acknowledge them. Major results are you begin to know things better, you will understand problems better, your ability to solve issues will increase, you tend to become more creative and you begin to turn clear headed and active mentally.

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Shiva Gayatri and its meaning

In hinduism, Vedic on December 15, 2008 at 6:55 am

Shiva Gayatri is one of the most powerful Gayatri Mantras. It is dedicated to Shiva (Siva, Rudra).
Shiva is the destroyer and the God of sexuality. As a destroyer, Shiva destroys all evils in the body and mind, thus purifying the aspirant. He also makes things clear in the mind which is a natural consequence of destruction of evil in body and mind. Since He is also the god of fertility and sexuality, chanting Shiva gayatri gives the aspirant to control baser instincts like desire for sex, etc.Worship of Shiva dates back to pre-Vedic and Vedic period. He is one of the most powerful forces controlling creation.

Shiva Gayatri:

Om Pancahvaktraye Vidmahe
Mahadevaye Dhimahi
Tanno Rudra Prachodayat

Translation:

We meditate on Mahadeva, may Rudra deirect our minds.

Panchavaktra (or Panchamukha) is combination of all five forms of Shiva. This form of Shiva is depicted as five-headed God. More about Pachavaktra Shiva in the next post.

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You can type or do mental chanting of Shiva Gayatri. If you are doing mental chanting use ‘copy paste’ method to keep track of your count.

Meditate on the Panchavaktra form of Shiva for best benefits. Do the chanting with devotion and focus.

Chant the mantra 108 time everyday and do it for a month.

Acknowledge the results when you see them in you. Your mind tends to become clearer, you begin to understand things better and you will also gain a better control your baser instincts like sexual desire, anger, etc.

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Kama Gayatri to pep your sex life!

In hinduism, sex life on December 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Kama Gayatri is one of the most potent gayatri mantras and has immediate effect upon the chanter. If you are ever suffering from lack of love, whenever you are searching for the right love partner in vain, whenever your sexual life has gone stale – chanting Kama Gayatri is the answer for you. It is the solution for all the troubles associated with desire be it sensual or relational.

It increases the love between husband and wife. It makes you sensual and desirable. It peps up your sexual power and desire. It makes your eyes magnetic and your entire physical body attractive. It works from within your body and mind creating a sensual and charming aura around you that cannot be resisted by the opposite sex.

The fifth note of Krishna’s flute is said to be the Kama Gayatri Mantra. There are interesting stories attached with Kama deva and the Kama gayatri. I shall be posting all of them soon. Meanwhile here is Kama Gayatri for the benefit of all:

klim kamadevaya vidmahe puspa-banaya dhimahi tan no nangah pracodayat

There is also said to be another version of Kama Gayatri. However the one mentioned above is more widely used. Here is the second version of it:

Aum Kamadevaye Vidmahe
Pushpvanaye dhimahi
Tanno Kama Prachodayat

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You can type this mantra at any time of the day. Night is especially preferred by many.

You can alternatively chant this mantra mentally and ‘copy paste’ the chant in type box for keeping count.

Do one mala (108 times) per day.

Do it with full heart and meditate on Kama Deva during your chantings.

Start now! The best time to start is when the mind is made up!

Varuna Gayatri and its meaning

In hinduism, Vedic on December 4, 2008 at 5:49 am

Lord Varuna is one of the Trinity of the Vedas. He was originally the god of Rta (universal law and celestial order) during the vedic period. He is the supreme keeper of law and cosmic order. Hence Varuna Gayatri is a very powerful mantra that can be used to bring order to your house, family, body, career, education, etc. Since Varuna is also the lord of the waters, it is said chanting the Varuna Gayatri can ward off any harm from water.

Varuna Gayatri is also very beneficial for couples who are always quarreling or having disagreements between them, because the Varuna Gayatri increases the love between man and woman. It is good for newly weds as well as husband and wife who have been married for long.

Likewise chant Varuna Gayatri to get rid of disorders in your body and mind. It is a very powerful mantra and can be chanted at any time of the day.

Here’s the Varuna Gayatri:

Aum Jalbimbaye Vvidmahe
Nila Purushaye Dhimahi
Tanno Varunah Prachodayat

Translation:

Om, Let us meditate on the reflection of water
O person of ocean blue, give me higher intellect
And let the God of water illuminate my mind

As noted in the tranlation, meditating upon the Varuna Gayatri also helps the aspirant find out all evils hidden within the mind and body. There is a legend illustrating this point.

It is said that Sage Vasistha was a very close associate of Lord Varuna. Once the sage committed some sin unconsciously and Varuna, being righteous as ever and undiscriminating in the enforcement of the cosmic order, punished sage Vasistha and cut his friendship with the sage. Sage Vasistha came to realize he committed some sin unconsciously and prayed to Lord Varuna to tell him what the sin was and also free him from the sin.

As the story illustrates, praying to Varuna or chanting Varuna Gayatri brings about illumination for an aspirant and reveals all hidden evils in the aspirant’s body and mind.

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You can type this chant at any time of the day but try to follow the same time everyday.

Benefits of Varuna Gayatri:

  • Order is restored in your mind, body, family, house, career, education and any other endeavour you may pursue.
  • Disorders can be removed and dangers from water are also warded.
  • Increases love between man and woman.
  • Reveals inner evils and washes all previous sins away.
  • Reflect or meditate  upon the meaning of Varuna Gayatri or on the aspect of lord Varuna as the keeper of cosmic order while chanting this mantra.

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You can type this mantra or chant it mentally. When you are chanting mentally, copy paste the mantra and enter it in the type box to keep your count.

Be regular. If you keep to it persistently, you will be rewarded very quickly.

Start now. Postponement is a disease, get rid of it now!

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra and its meaning

In hinduism on December 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm

There are very few mantras that stand on par with Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (also known as Mahamrityunjay Mantra, Rudra Mantra, Tryambakam Mantra or Maha Sanjivini Mantra). This mantra is said to have the power to remove all sufferings, ward off all evils, remove diseases and bestow the aspirant with health and energy. And it is said that when this mantra is it chanted with great devotion and serious contemplation it is said that the knowledge of this birth and death cycle is revealed to the aspirant. And thus it helps in overcoming the fear of death.

The literal translation of this name means Great Death-conquering Mantra. This mantra is from the Vedas. It is written in the Yajur Veda (3-60). This mantra worships a three-eyed deity commonly identified with Lord Shiva. It is also called Tryambakam Mantra or Mrita-Sanjivini mantra or Rudra Mantra. The reason for it being named Tryambakam Mantra is self explanatory because it worships a three-eyed deity. Similary, since the mantra observes Shiva in His fiery aspect of Rudra, it is also called Rudra Mantra.

The name Mrita-Sanjivini mantra has a story behind it. It is said that Sage Sukracharya accepted a challenge of Lord Indra and took up a rigorous penance of hanging upside down from a tree with his face being fanned with fumes of a fire direcly beneath his hanging body. And after Sukracharya did this for Vimsottari dasa period (twenty years), Lord Shiva appeared before him and give him this Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra to restore his physical condition. Hence the name Maha Sanjivini Mantra.

The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra can be chanted by anybody. It is important one understands the meaning of this mantra word for word before chanting it. That’s because by knowing the meaning, the aspirant can easily contemplate on the aspect of birth and death cycle.

So here’s the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra and its translation:

Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pusti vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan mrtyor mukshiya mamritat

Translation:

Om. We worship and adore you, O three-eyed one, O Shiva. You are sweet gladness, the fragrance of life, who nourishes us, restores our health, and causes us to thrive. As, in due time, the stem of the cucumber weakens, and the gourd is freed from the vine, so free us from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality.

Here’s a word by word translation of the Mahamrityunjay Mantra:

tri-ambaka-m “the three-eyed-one”
yaja-mahe “we praise”
sugandhi-m “the fragrant”
pusti-vardhana-m “the prosperity-increaser”
urvaruka-m “disease, attachment, obstacles in life, and resulting depression”
iva “-like”
bandhanat “from attachment Stem (of the gourd); but more generally, unhealthy attachment”
mrtyor “from death”
mukshiya “may you liberate”
ma “not”
amritat realization of immortality

TYPING MAHA MRITYUNJAYA MANTRA ON 9DOZEN.COM

As said earlier anybody can chant this mantra. Only condition is that you must fully understand the meaning of each and every word of the mantra and contemplate upon the aspect of life and death during typing the chant.

You can type the chant or you can do mental japa while ‘copy-pasting’ the mantra in the chant box to keep count of your repetitions.

Chanting this early in the morning is a very good practice. However, you can chant this mantra any time of the day too.

Keep a regular time aside for the chant and try to keep up the same time everyday. See to it that you are spending at least ten minutes on the conplation of Mahamrityunjay mantra.

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Om Gan Ganapatye Namah – meaning and purpose

In hinduism on November 26, 2008 at 2:37 pm

This is the mul mantra of Lord Ganesh (also called Ganapathi, Vinayaka, Vigneshwar). This mantra is said to have the power to remove all evil and obstacles.

Origin of the mantra
This mantra was first mentioned in Ganapati Atharvarshisha. Ganapati Atharvarshisha is said to have been written by Atharva Rishi after he had the darshan of Ganapti.

What does it mean?
Om Gan Ganapatye Namah means the devotee bows/ offers salutations to the Lord of the World.

How to pronounce it?
There are quite a few ways over how this mantra should be written, especially its second word ‘gam’. And various authorities stress over different pronunciations.

Here are some ways of pronunciation:

Om gan ganapatye namah
Om gam ganapatye naman
Om gung ganapatye namah

Whatever the pronunciation, the meaning is always the same.

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This mantra removes all evil and obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals.

Type the keywords ‘evil’, ‘ganapati’ or ‘obstacles’ to find the chant in the search results. Click the add link next to the chant to start your new chant.

Typing this mantra early in the morning can be beneficial. It is one of the best ways to start your day, both for job goers as well as students.

You can also do mental chant and use copy paste method to keep count of your chanting.

Try to type or chant 108 times everyday. And try to do consecutively for 11 days.

Typing the mantra just after bath is very good or very early morning is extremely beneficial.

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Gayatri Mantra and its meaning

In hinduism on November 20, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Gayatri Mantra is one of the oldest and the holiest mantras among Hindus. Traditionally the source for Gayatri Mantra is the vedas. Since the actual verse in the Vedas was in the form of a Vedic chant, it was rephrased many times variously and is still used by Hindus all over the world. It is considered the most powerful mantra by many Hindus. The mantra is also called the ‘Mother of the Vedas’.

Gayatri, also called Savitri,  is five-faced Goddess who presides over the five human senses and hence protects the five life forces of any aspirant who chants her mantra with devotion and focus. Lord Krishna, in Bhagvad Gita, says to Arujuna ‘Among all mantras, I am the Gayatri’.

Here is the mantra and a list of its common interpretations:

Aum bhur bhuwah swaha tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo yo naha prachodayat

Translation/Interpretation:
May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path

Other interpretations:

Interpretation of the Mantra by Sir William Jones

“Let us adore the supremacy of that Divine Sun, the Godhead, who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understanding aright in our progress towards his holy seat.”

Interpretation of the Mantra by the Arya Samaj

“O God, Thou art the giver of life, the remover of pain and sorrow, the bestower of happiness; O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy supreme sin-destroying light; may Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.”

Interpretation of Mantra in the Brahmo religion

As Savitr in the original Sanskrit may be interpreted in two ways, first as the sun, secondly as the “originator or creator”, Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Maharshi Debendranath Tagore used that word in the second sense. Interpreted in their way the whole formula may be thus rendered :

“We meditate on the worshipable power and glory of Him who has created the earth, the nether world and the heavens (i.e. the universe), and who directs our understanding.”

Gayatri Mantra removes all obstacles in your path and bestows you with wisdom and spiritual growth.


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This mantra can be chanted during the three sandhyas of a day i.e., dawn, midday and dusk. Its very beneficial to chant or type the mantra 108 times. However, you can also chant it for 3, 9 or 18 times.

Take your time to type or chant the mantra. Read through the mantra and chant it mentally while typing.

Type or chant with devotion and focus. Medidate on the meaning of the chant or on the aspect of Gayatri Devi.

You can upload a picture of Gayatri Devi or you can select it from our user images database.

You can either type the mantra or ‘chant, copy, paste‘ the mantra if you are chanting for 108 times per day.

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Navakar Mantra for humility

In Jainism on November 19, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Navakar Mantra (alternatively known as Namokar Mantra, Namaskar Mantra or Navkar Mantra) is the central mantra of Jains. By chanting this mantra an aspirant is offering respects to five spiritual guides or masters called Panch Parmesthi together. These five people are Arihantas, Siddhas, Acharyas, Upadyayas and Sadhus or Sadhvis. The most important point to note here is that the mantra makes no mention of any names of any specific people including Tirthankaras and Siddhas. The reason for this is that the mantra seeks to guide an aspirant’s focus on to the virtues and spiritual aspects of the Panch Parmesthi rather than on the names and lives of earlier spiritual guides. It is common belief among Jains that by chanting this mantar and striving to emulate the virtues of Panch Parmesthi, the aspirant will become inspired and be shown the path to liberation.

Let us look at the mantra, its meaning and the Panch Parmesthi a bit more closely:

Mantar:

Namo Arihantânam
Namo Siddhânam
Namo Âyariyânam
Namo Uvajjhâyanam
Namo Loe Savva Sahûnam
Eso Panch Namokkaro, Savva Pâvappanâsano
Mangalanam Cha Savvesim, Padhamam Havai Mangalam

English Translation:
I bow to the Arihantas (Prophets).
I bow to the Siddhas (Liberated Souls).
I bow to the Acharyas (Preceptors or Spiritual Leaders).
I bow to the Upadhyaya (Teachers).
I bow to all the Sadhus (Saints).
This fivefold bow (mantra) destroys all sins and obstacles
and of all auspicious mantras, is the first and foremost one.

I bow to the Arihantas – Arihantas means prophets. The word is made of two root words – Ari and Hanta. Ari means ememies and hanta means destroyer. Hence Arihanta is literally Destroyer of Enemies. But just like no mention of actual prophets or gurus is made in the mantar, here too enemies means human vices in each of us rather than real physical enemies. Thus Arihant is a person who has successfully destroyed his ego, anger, physical craving, greed, etc.

I bow to the Siddhas
– Liberated people. People who have attained salvation and who have broken free of the chain of birth and death. They are said to be free from the karmic debt and do not collect any more karmas.

I bow to the Acharyas – Spiritual leaders are those people who carry the word and message of the Tirthankaras. Since the last Tirthankara was Mahavira, Acharyas after him are all those who dedicate their life to spreading and upholding the message Lord Mahavira.

I bow to all the Upadhyaya – Upadhyayas are teachers who have complete knowledge of Agamas, the Jain scriptures. They are also teachers because they teach the scriptures to other aspirants.

I bow to all the Sadhus – A sadhu or sadhvi is a man or a woman who was previously a householder and who subsequently, having been disillusioned with the material life, has given up worldly matters for the sake of spiritual upliftment.

TYPING NAVAKAR MANTAR ON 9DOZEN.COM

You can type this mantra anytime of the day. However, it is important that you set aside separate time everyday for chanting this mantra as repeated chanting at the same time of the day will bring results quickly.

You can type or ‘chant, copy, paste‘ this mantra. It is important that when you type this mantar you contemplate on the virtues and spiritual aspects of each guide you are bowing to.

You can type this mantra any number of times per day. Try to be punctual and chant a minimum number of times in every session.

Navakar Mantar will bring humility in a person and helps in removing the egoistic nature of the mind. Hence you also become tend to become a more understanding person. Also, as stated in the mantra, chanting it will destroy one’s sins and will remove all obstacles hindering your progress.

Start now! Delaying only results in postponement of progress.

Waheguru means Almighty God

In Sikhism on November 18, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Waheguru (alternatively pronounced as Vahiguru or Vahguru) is the Gurumantar for Sikhs. It is also called Mool Mantar or Mul Mantar. It is a reference to God. Literal meaning of the word is ‘Wonderful Lord’ in Gurumuki language. The term is made from two root words – Wah and Guru.

Wah is an expression of wonder, while Guru means teacher (spiritual/enlightened teacher in this context). ‘Waheguru’ occurs 18 times in Shri Guru Granth Sahib.  Other names used are Onkar, Satguru (true teacher), Satnaam (true name), Rama, Rahman and Purushah.

Guru Granth Sahib has a verse explains that God is one and is only referred to by different names by different people. Here is the verse:

Koyi Bole Ram Ram, Koyi Khuda
Koyi Seve Gosain, Koyi Allah
Kaaran Karan Kareem
Kirpa Taar Raheem

Translation:

Some call (you) Ram Ram, Some Khuda
Some serve (you) as the Gosain, some Allah
You alone are the cause of everything
Shower your mercy and Compassion (on me)

Other names for God in Sikhism are: OnKar, Nir-vair, Akaal-moorat and Gobind.  Waheguru is used in meditation and chanting by Sikhs. Chanting can be mental, verbal with or without a rosary. By repeating it egoism is cast out and one becomes humble.

Typing Waheguru on 9Dozen.com

There are two ways to take up chanting of Waheguru on 9Dozen.com. One, you can type the word repeatedly in the chant box for a set number of times everyday.

Alternatively, if you prefer mental chanting you can use the ‘chant, cut, paste’ method of chanting. In this method you copy the Gurumantar text, then, for every mental repetition you paste the mantar into the chant box and press enter. That way you can keep count of how many times you have chanted it without trying to hold the numbers in your mind which is quite distracting. In the end you can simply know  your count by looking at the count number above your chant box.

Early morning is one of the best times to chant the Gurumantar since chanting it also calms your mind and brings peace of mind. You can remain calm and relaxed the rest of the day. But if you find it difficult to keep up the early morning chant, then you can follow any time that is convenient for you. However, it would be very beneficial if you can type the chant for a few minutes before beginning your daily work.

Concentrate on the meaning of the word while you are typing. Try to reflect on the aspect of a Supreme Creator. By chanting Waheguru your ego is subdued and you become humble.

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