The term ‘Mantra’ is derived from two Sanskrit words. ‘Manas’ which means mind and ‘trai’ means to free from. Therefore, mantra stands for ‘free from the mind’ as mantras are the powerful tools that can liberate your mind. Each word or sound in a mantra has a specific effect and when you chant a mantra, it stimulates certain parts of the brain that release chemicals which lead to a more relaxed state of consciousness. They also have the power to work positively to change our life situations. Here are a few mantras that can help you attain positivity and make you feel at peace:
Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayath
Gayatri mantra helps one attain success and is a beneficial mantra for getting rid of any kind of negativity. It also offers protection against the malefic effects of the planets.
Om Namah Shivay
This mantra is known as the Panchakshari mantra as it is made up of 5 different syllables. Chanting Om Namah Shivay helps to wash off sins and bestows one with the strength and courage to handle all the necessary issues of life. This mantra is also used to awaken the higher states of consciousness.
Om Gan Ganpataye Namah
Recital of this Ganesha mantra protects you from the problems and removes all hurdles from your path; it will also protect you from evils and negativity. Chanting this mantra before you begin your day in the morning is considered very auspicious.
Om Saha naa vavatu
Saha nau bhunaktu
Saha veeryam karavaavahai
Tejasvi Aavadheetamastu Ma Vidvishaavahai Om
This mantra is chanted for the universal good and you can seek God’s blessings for nourishment, strength and protection. It is an auspicious mantra to be recited before beginning anything new, be it a business project, a class or even before you start your day.