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Popular Mantras in Hindu Religion

Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.

Hindu Mantras

I got a mail yesterday asking me to write about a Hindu mantra which I have already written here and some additional details. As a result of my interest in Hindu religion, I have already written about most of the popular mantras in Hindu religion. However, with 40 hubs on mantras alone and more to come and over 250 articles in total here I think it’s high time I create a master hub to link all my Hindu mantra articles and also create a gallery of Hindu gods to familiarize an average reader about them. This is my second master Hub here the first being a master hub on Precious and Semiprecious Gemstones which was well appreciated. However, I don’t consider myself as an expert on Hindu Mantras and whatever my limited knowledge on this subject I have tried to share through my Hindu religion hubs. If I have made any mistake please feel free to correct me.

What are Mantras?

Mantras are energy-based sounds. It is a mystical power charged with divine Energy which enable us to connect with the nameless, formless, timeless, space less divine Power that can take any form to appear before an earnest devotee, anywhere or at any time. Mantras were originally conceived in the Vedas, India’s oldest and most revered spiritual text. The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words, "manas" which means “mind” and "trai" which means “to free from”. So the word “mantra” literally implies “to free from the mind". Research has proved that Mantras when chanted properly with devotion and faith evokes the production and spreading of curative chemicals in the brain. Mantras are said to be helpful in controlling blood pressure, cholesterol levels, adrenalin level and even normalize heart beat rate. Mantras can remove negativeness like fear, anger, jealousy etc and bring in positives like improved concentration and memory power, control over emotions, improved blood circulation and also activate our body’s natural healing processes. Mantra Chanting therefore brings in a calming effect on our Nervous System helping us to relax and be stress free. Mantras can be used to awaken the Kundalini and stimulate the Chakras. They also can be of great help when doing meditation. Mantra meditation, these days, has gained great popularity as a relaxation technique and stress buster.

Easy links to the popular mantras in hindu religion like the mahamrityunjaya, durga, sri rama, sri krishna, annapurna, kalabhairava, brahma, saraswati, gayatri, hanuman, ganesh, kartikeya, surya, shani, lakshmi, kubera,rahu,ketu, kali and navagraha mantras are given below. Please visit the link to know more details of these mantras and to watch the relevant youtube videos.

Om is the symbol for the whole universe. It carries three basic sounds: A-U-M. These three basic sounds through which all the sounds have evolved.

Om is the symbol for the whole universe. It carries three basic sounds: A-U-M. These three basic sounds through which all the sounds have evolved.

  • Mantras of Ketu
    According to Hindu mythology, Ketu is generally referred to as a "shadow" planet. Ketu is the descending lunar node. Ketu is the representation of karmic collections both good and bad, spirituality and supernatural influences.
  • Mantras of Rahu
    Rahu is normally depicted as a dragon head with no body riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Rahu is considered as a malefic planet and its effects are equated with that of Saturn.
  • Mantras of Shani - The Ruler of our Destinies
    According to Vedic Astrology the planet Saturn is called Shanaiswara. Shani Dev is one of the most popular deities that the Hindus pray to ward off evil and remove obstacles. This God keeps an eye on our deeds and based on our Karmas reward us.
  • Mantras of Kubera - The God of Wealth
    According to Hindu mythology Kubera is the god of wealth and son of Sage Vishrava who is the son of Lord Brahma. Kubera is widely known as the god appointed the guardian of the treasures of the gods and the nine special treasures.
  • Mantras of Goddess Lakshmi - The Goddess of Wealth
    Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most worshiped Deities in Hindu Religion. Goddess Lakshmi is the consort of Maha Vishnu and the goddess of wealth, beauty and auspiciousness.
  • Mantras of Kalabhairava - The Lord of the March of T...
    Lord Bhairav is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Kalabhairava is the Lord of the March of Time. The Sanskrit meaning of the word ‘Bhairava’ is ‘Terrible’ or ‘Frightful’.
  • Mantras of Annapurna - The Goddess of Food and Nouri...
    Goddess Annapurna is the Hindu Goddess of food and nourishment and is considered as the sustainer of prosperity. In Sanskrit Language the word ‘Anna’ means food and grains and ‘Purna’ means full or complete.
  • The Mantras of Goddess Kali – The Black Goddess
    Kali is the personification of time and death. Maha Kali is the fiercest form of Maa Durga representing the destroyer of evil. But Kali is also a compassionate mother who loves her devotees.
  • Mahamritunjay Mantra of Lord Shiva
    The Mahamrityunjay Mantra, which is addressed to Lord Shiva, is a centuries old technique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss.
  • Mantras of Lord MahaVishnu - The Preserver of the Un...
    According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishnu plays the role of the preserver of the Universe. According to Vishnu Sahasranamam Vishnu is considered as the supreme god of the Universe.
  • Mantras of Sri Rama
    Lord Sri Ram is regarded as the seventh incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu. Lord Rama is one of the most popular gods in the Hindu religion and also the central character in the great epic Ramayana. The character of Ram is that of an ideal person.
  • Mantras of Sri Krishna
    Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and worshipped deities of the Hindu religion. He is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu and central character of the great Epic Mahabharata. The death of Krishna marks the beginning of the Kaliyuga.
  • Mantra of Lord Hanuman- The incarnation of Lord Shiv...
    Lord Hanuman is a very popular God in Hindu Religion.He is considered to be the eleventh incarnation of Lord Shiva. His mantras give strength, divinity, courage, knowledge and devotion.
  • Mantras of Lord Kartikeya
    Lord Kartikeya or Muruga is one of the most worshipped Gods in South India, especially Tamilnadu. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvaty.He is an avatar of Lord Shiva.
  • Navagraha Mantra for removing Obstacles in Life
    Navagraha Mantra is a popular mantra in Hindu Religion. Navagraha Mantras are chanted to remove obstacles in life.Navagraha Mantra (Navgraha Mantra or Nava graha mantra) is used to please the planets and influence them positively.
  • Mantras of Lord Dhanwantari, the Celestial Healer an...
    Hindus know Dhanwantari as the celestial healer and physician of the Gods. Lord Dhanvantari is regarded as the god of ayurvedic medicine in the Hindu religion.He is an Avatar of Lord Maha Vishnu.His Mantras can bring in good health.
  • The Story of Lord Narasimha and Mantras to worship h...
    Lord Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu who incarnated to kill Demon Hiranyakashyap and to save his devotee Prahlada. Given are his details of the Story of Prahlada, Lord Narasimhas 9 forms and his Mantras.
  • Mantra of Goddess Saraswati - The Goddess of Knowled...
    Goddess Saraswati is a popular goddess in Hindu religion. She is the consort of Lord Brahma and is the Goddess of wisdom and learning. Goddess Saraswati is considered as the personification of all knowledge and purity.
  • Mantras of Goddess Durga - The Universal Mother
    Goddess Durga is one of the most popular goddesses in Hindu religion. It is believed that She is said to be the combined form of powers of Goddess Laxmi, Kali and Saraswati.
  • Mantras of Lord Ganesha - The remover of Obstacles
    Lord Ganesha is worshipped in Hindu Religion as the god of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect and remover of obstacles. Any prayer, ritual or occasion begins by chanting Lord Ganesha mantra.
  • Gayatri Mantra of Goddess Gayatri
    Goddess Gayatri is worshipped as the mother of all Gods in Hindu Religion.The Gayathri Mantra is one of the oldest and most powerful of Sanskrit Mantras.
  • Surya Mantra
    Sun worship in India dates back to ancient times. Sun Worship is a ritual followed by thousands of devotees in Hindu Religion. Most Hindus start their day by worshipping the sun God by offering water and chanting mantras.

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user1515 on August 04, 2012:


Does anybody know what mantras to recite when your parent passes away. Am not in India currently and am not able to have a priest(Panditji).

Swetank Raj from India on July 01, 2012:

Love and believe those all from my heart. Dad always use to play different bhajans every morning. I love them all! Thanks for sharing and bringing all those detailed explanation of bhajans together.

pal on May 13, 2012:

need mantra In sanskrit luangage...any suggestions..?

Esha on March 20, 2012:

Hey anamika pls guide me how to pronounce swayamvar parvati mantra correctly . I got the mantra from your hubpage . My doubts are In this mantra is it pronounced yogeswari or yogeshwari . Secondly is it mama vasamakarsha or mum vasamakarsha. Pls help

divya on March 18, 2012:

hi cn u hlp me wid d Shanti's a short mantra but m unable to find it...i roughly rembr it. it included of few words lyk this :- Om shanti, sab grah shanti, prithivi shanti...

can u hlp me to complete it n a proper flow of it. Above is not in order.

i will b v thankful

sriram on December 25, 2011:

i really appreciate you effort infinding a solution to people's problems and i need mantra to b stable mentally-i worry a lot and need my career in stable state please help..!

prasanthi on October 23, 2011:

hi, i am searching for beej manthra for draupadi and komatha. i have tried looking for the manthras in various websites but in vain. i strongly feel you can help me, maam. thank you.

Kim on October 21, 2011:

My employer is 'said' to make his employees mad to gain wealth,can i be protected from this? Help pliz!

kishor on October 13, 2011:

i believe in hanumaan god.

but, in this days i feel very sad about my life! cos i cant get good job!

totally iam a regected person in our family!!

so iwant ur help. pls tell me any mantraas of hanumaan to my problems!! pls?

Adrian Maikoo on September 29, 2011:

Mantra and breading with the nose or inhaling and exhaling

can make you focus more in your class and studies.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 06, 2011:

@soumyasrajan Thanks for the encouragement.

@Krishanthiny You can chant Parvati Swayamvara Mantra or Kamadeva Mantra. Follow the link on this Article 'popular mantras in hindu religion' for more information.

@Ruchi Gayatri Mantra is a simple and all purpose Mantra which you can chant whenever possible.

Krishanthiny on January 03, 2011:


i love my boy friend very much but we seem to have problems and this is upsetting me a lot.please tell me a mantra to chant to get married soon to my love.

Thank you

kapil dev tandon on October 06, 2010:

I am a great follower of Devi Mahakali,and am pleased to read the mantras of goddess kali in english.But want to read these mantras in Hindi/sanskrit because i think that is the real way of chanting these mantras as per hindu mythology.Hopin for the hindi version of all these mantras.

Ruchi on June 14, 2010:

Hi Anamika, I was visiting your site, can you also please help me to save ourselve from evil eyes.

soumyasrajan from Mumbai India and often in USA on June 07, 2010:

I saw yr interesting article only now Anamika!. Hard work and very informative. What you said to Ranjini above is very important. Ultimate aim is to be basically happy.

Mantras are very valuable and helpful but they are not the end. One should never forget the basic idea of Indian philosophy that Mantras are only tools to realize ultimate happiness - sat (truth = the unique truth) chit (awareness or consciousness) and ananda (eternal happiness) --- satchidanand or sachchidanadna

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on March 18, 2010:

errum fattah and Siddharta: Thanks for the visit and appreciation. YOu can visit my Mantra BLog on my profile page for more details on mantras.

Ranjini : Saying Affirmations again and again can be helpful.Choose a word or short saying that has meaning to you like 'I am Happy'.

ranjini on March 18, 2010:


am a newer to this site..

am very much stressed for an unknown reson... i heard that mantra has a power to regain our strengh,confidence and goodness... pls help me... which mantra i have to follw...

Siddhatha on February 18, 2010:

Absolutely fabulous. Really appreciate that you have compiled all the important mantras at one place. Thanks a lot for the good work.

errum fattah from heart of love... on February 11, 2010:

hey mate! im a journalist working in arabia abt searching of religious teachings. well, it had improved my knowledge abt ur relgion.

Ranjan Mathews on January 28, 2010:

All said and done, nothing to beat the Tibetan "Om Mani Padme Huun" for sheer bliss.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 15, 2009:

That is indeed an honour. Thanks for featuring me!

Jyoti Kothari from Jaipur on October 15, 2009:

Hi Anamika,

This article is chosen for Hubbers India.

Thanks and Thumbs up!

Jyoti Kothari

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 06, 2009:

Rahul and soumen mondal : Thanks for the visit

ritu : Thanks for the visit and appreciation. You can find links to Vishu Sahasranama Stotram, Avatars of MahaVishnu and Mantras of Lord Vishnu in this article itself.

ritu on September 06, 2009:

hi anamika ,what a wonderful site.u've given a lot of knowledge on the site .pl also give the recitations of the 1000 names of visnu.iloved the vishnu and blessings.

soumen mondal on August 20, 2009:

Hi, umm since am going through a rough patch where my girlfriend is going to get married to someone else against her will, and we both are spending time in depression. Hope the things that i see comes to work in our favors. Please do pray for us, thanks in advance.

Rahul on August 17, 2009:

Thanks for the response, will pass it on and hope for the best. Regards

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on August 16, 2009:

Thanks for the Comment. Chanting does not need to be verbal. Mental chanting is the best type of chanting. Even if he does not cant he can listen to Mahamrityunjaya or Gayatri Mantra and be benefited.

Rahul on August 16, 2009:

Sorry for the checking comment above, didn't want to login.

So according to you which would be the best mantra to be played in front of a person who has had a major injury and so is not able to chant the mantra himself? Thanks.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on June 07, 2009:

Thanks for the Visit Veena. I have already written about the navagrahas including Rahu and Ketu along with their importance, mantras and remedies.

Veena Sharma on May 29, 2009:

Thanks for your efforts Anamikaji. May God bless you. I would be pleased if you also write about the mantras of all Navagrahas along with their importance.

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 17, 2009:

Thanks for the Visit. You can get a very good collection of them on Amazon.

Sandra Gingery on May 17, 2009:

Looking for a thousand names mantra on CD any ideas as to where i might purchase it

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 08, 2009:

Thanks for the Visit Steve.

Steve Gajadhar on May 07, 2009:

Thank you so much

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on April 01, 2009:

Thanks Tatjana for the visit.

Tatjana-Mihaela from Zadar, CROATIA on March 26, 2009:

Many thanks to put all this together! Namaste!

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