Significance and utility of mantras for propiation of planets
Mantras are energy-based sounds. Saying any word produces an actual physical vibration. Where there is vibration there is bound to be a sound. The activity which is called (vibration) in Vedas and shastras has been described by the modern scientists as “Wave Theory”. Einstein has proved that what we see in the world in the shape of trees and mountains etc, are just another form of energy. Einstein had also prepared a formula for converting these into energy. The truth is that the making of powerful atom bombs is based on this formula. Thus, the whole existence is nothing but sound. Mantras also contain sound. When uttered repeatedly with devotion, they become the source of enormous vibrations and infinite power. Speech is the essence of humanity. All of what humanity thinks and ultimately happens is determined by the expression of ideas and actions through speech and its derivative, writing. Everything, the Vedas maintain, comes into being through speech. Ideas remain unutilized until they are created through the power of speech.
Mantras are a combination of words. Mantras are considered to be divine rhymes composed by the ancient Indian saints in the divine language of Sanskrit. When recited properly they protect human from different malefic effects of other evil elements. Similarly mantras corresponding to different planets when recited properly are considered to protect the person from the bad effect of that planet .When spoken or uttered rhythmically and repeatedly, the mantras create a positive vibration which leads to ultimate well- being of a person. Mind can be controlled by devotedly worshipping of God or by constantly praying in the language of God. Then when we claim that the human miseries can be removed or minimized by the power of words in the shape of mantras, why it should be disbelieved or termed as superstition. When it is said that there is energy in magnetism and electricity, there is no reason to believe that there is power in our mantras which are formulated from words.
Almost all Vedic Mantras start with the basic mantra “OM”, which is the expressive sound- symbol of the Supreme, Brahma or God. “OM” is a word which is very comprensive and represents Brahma. In a mantra the first “Bija word is OM and then come the other bija words. These mantras are very powerful and when uttered repeatedly with devotion, they become the source of infinite power. Our ancient sages saw these words and their meaning in their divine vision and bequeathed them to us for our use and benefit. In Vedic practices, most ancient techniques and classical Hinduism, mantra symbolizes as a necessity for spiritual advancement and high attainment. Over time, if we know what the effect of that vibration is, then the word may come to have meaning associated with the effect of saying that vibration or word. This is one level of energy basis for words. Another level is intent. Actual physical vibration when coupled with a mental intention, the vibration then contains an additional mental component, which influences the result of saying it. The intent when overlaid upon the waveform of the sound as the carrier wave gives results. . Although there is a general meaning, which comes to be associated with mantras, the only lasting definition is the result or effect of saying the mantra.
There is a story that once, jnana yogi, who had disdain for devotees chanting Mantras, went to Lord Shiva and said, “All your devotees keep chanting mantras. While doing so they are just adding to noise pollution. What good the mantras can do to them? Just by shouting mantras where will they go? Why do you to tell them to stop this nonsense? Pointing to a worm crawling on the floor Lord Shiva said, “Just get close to that worm and uttered “Om Namah Shivaye”. The worm died. The jnana yogi was shocked. He said, “What’s this? I just uttered the mantras and the worm died.”
Lord Shiva smiled and pointing to a butterfly said. “Get near to that butterfly and say, Om Namah Shivaye.” The jnana yogi said, “No I do not want to kill the butterfly.” Shiva commanded him to just do that. The jnana yogi looked at the butterfly and said, “Om Namah Shivaye”. The butterfly too died. The yogi was taken aback and said, “if this is what the mantra does, why would anyone want to utter it?”
Lord Shiva continued to smile and again pointing to a spotted deer romping around said, “Go close to the deer and say Om Namah Shivaye.” The jnana yogi said, “No, I do not want to kill the deer”. Shiva said, “It does not matter. Utter the mantra. ” So the yogi said, “Om Namah Shivaye” the deer too died. Aghast the jnana yogi asked: “What is the purpose of this mantra? It is just killing every being.” Soon after, a mother came with her newborn child seeking Shiva’s blessings. Shiva looked at the jnana yogi and said. “Why do not you utter the mantra for this child?” He replied, “No I do not want to kill the child”. Shiva commanded him again to utter the mantra. The jnana yogi with great apprehension, approached the child and said, “Om Namah Shivaye”. And behold the child sat up and said, “I was just a worm, with one mantra you transformed me into a butterfly. With another mantra you made me into a deer. With yet another mantra you made me into a deer. With y et another mantra you made me into a human being. Just utter the mantra once more. I want to attain divinity Godhood. ” Such is he Power of a Mantra. However only chanting the mantra mechanically will to benefit. One must do it with complete devotion and have faith in the deity, to whom the particular mantra is supposed to propitiate. Your faith in the Lord has to be Total.
Generally there are many mantras which can be recited by all, like mantras for sun, moon etc. problems Besides other parameters of life Afflicted planets also cause health problems relating to the parts of the body ruled by that planet. Now we give below the mantras to propitiate various planets. They may be recited 1008, 108 or 28 times, as may be possible, in a day.
When the Sun is afflicted in a horoscope it can give health problems. Sun is the significator of heart, eyesight, bones, mouth, spleen, throat and brain. etc. Afflicted sun can cause trouble in these parts. Sun when afflicted can cause defects in the heart, cerebral meningitis, eruptions, sharp fevers, bile complaints, sun-stroke, scorches and diseases in the head. It is advisable to recite Surya Mantra. Recite the following Mantra everyday in the morning.
Om hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah
The Moon or Chandra governs chest, breast, water, blood, veins, eye, generative system etc. Moon is a cold planet. Afflicted moon causes cold and fever. When the Moon is afflicted one suffers from urinary infection, epilepsy, colitis, bronchitis, varicose, dysentery, lunacy, paralysis and general abdominal problems. Under such circumstances apart from your regular medical treatment it is believed that reciting Chandra Mantra will improve your health. Recite the following Mantra everyday in the morning
Om shram shrim shraum sah chandraya namah
The planets Mars or Mangal control the muscular system of human body. It also rules over face, head, nose, sense of taste, prostrate gland, rectum and bone marrow. When the planet Mars is afflicted in your birth chart it can cause problems like blood clot, brain fever, inflammation of the lungs, mumps, wounds, hernia, appendicitis , muscular rheumatism, typhoid, and most of the diseases related to the blood. Under such circumstances apart from medication, one must recite the following Mangal Mantra, to propitiate the red planet. Recite the following Mantra every day in the morning.
Om kram krim kraum sah bhaumaya namah
The planet Budh or Mercury governs solar plexus and the central nervous system. If this planet is weak and afflicted in one's birth chart, it can cause problems like nasal disorders, impediments in speech, stammering, defects of memory, dry coughs, leprosy, and nervous disorders. Apart from regular medication one must recite the following Budh Mantra to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Mercury.
Om bram brim braum sah budhaya namah
The planet Jupiter or guru rules thighs, flesh, fat, kidney, liver and arterial system. If Jupiter is afflicted in birth chart, it can cause problems like jaundice, dropsy, diabetes, dyspepsia, hernia, blood cancer, liver malfunction, palpitations and even gout. In such case apart from medical attention the patient can recite the following Guru Mantra, to reduce the ill effects of the afflicted Jupiter in one's birth chart.
Om gram grim graum sah gurave namah
The planet Venus or Shukra governs skin, checks, complexion, eyes, generative system, semen and digestive system. If Venus is afflicted in one's birth chart one is likely to suffer from eye diseases, diseases of the ovary, anemia, rashes on the skin, pimples, impotency, and loss of appetite. Venus may also be the cause of injuries by an accident through any vehicle. Apart from medical attention the person should recite the following Shukra Mantra to remove the adverse or malefic influence of an afflicted Venus in one's birth chart
Om dram drim draum sah shukraya namah
The planet Saturn rules knees, feet, secretive system, spleen, ribs, hair, nails, If Saturn is afflicted in your chart it could lead to problems like arthritis, rheumatism, deafness, gout, fungus in the nails, loss of hair, impotency. T.B. of the bones. All chronic ailments are attributable to Saturn. Under such circumstance one is advised to recite. Shani Mantra to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Saturn in one's birth chart. Proper medical attention should also be followed
Om pram prim praum sah shanaisharaya namah
Rahu and Ketu like other planets are not substantial heavenly bodies with an observable body, shape or mass. These should be treated as evil planets and are expected only to give evil results. The disease caused by rahu are rheumatism, cholera, dysentry and nasty diseases of mind and body, tendency to commit suicide. Sometimes the diseases are difficult to diagnose. The diseases ascribed to ketu are skin diseases, colic pains, dropsy, paralysis , ring worm, burns, apoplexy and small pox. Mantras of these planets should be recited everyday if these are badly placed in your horoscope to minimise their evil effects.
Om bhram bhrim bhraum sah rahave namah
Om sram srim sraum sah ketave namah
Chanting of Mantras of these planets certainly gives good effects. To determine afflicted planets requires the study of astrology and a lay reader must consult an astrologer to find out which planets are afflicted in his/her birth chart that need propitiation.