Krishna Mantra is chanted to please the great Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna is often worshipped as “Bal Krishna” that depicts his mischievous nature as a child.
It is believed that Lord Krishna was born to free the world from the clutches of evil and that was the sole purpose of his life. He enlightened humankind with his wisdom in the form of sayings captured in the holy text of Bhagavad Geeta, that has been guiding people for hundreds of years.
Lord Krishna is said to be the savior and therefore, Krishna Mantra is chanted to request this charming deity to remove the sufferings of the world. It is said that reciting the mantras of Lord Krishna purifies the soul and creates a sphere of positivity around the chanter.
This mantra helps in relieving stress and provides peace and solace to the reciter. Also, it helps us connect to the divine consciousness of Shri Krishna, the God who resided among the humans as a friend, an acquaintance, and a guiding light.
The best time to chant the Krishna Mantra is during the early morning hours (4 am - 6 am). After taking a bath and wearing fresh clothes, you must sit in front of an idol of Lord Krishna and then start the chanting using a Tulsi rosary.
An offering of butter and sugar (Makhan-mishri) can also be prepared and placed before the idol as it is the favorite dish of Lord Krishna. The mantra must be chanted 108 times by moving the rosary in a clockwise direction.
“Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare”
Krishna Mantra in Sanskrit
“हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे”
The “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” mantra is said to be the Mahamantra of Lord Krishna. It is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra that finds mention in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad. It is composed of two names - Rama and Krishna - that were the names of the seventh and eighth incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The mantra praises the Divine Being in his most famous human embodiments.
The mantra bridges the gap between this world and the next and transports us to the divine world where we connect to the soul of Shri Krishna and witness him in his most loved human forms. In this mantra, “Krishna” stands for “the one who is extremely attractive” and “Rama” stands for “the one who holds all the pleasures of the world”, while “Hare” refers to the divine energy that we pray to receive in order to experience the ultimate truth.
Chanting the Krishna Mantra eases out the tensions of the world and heals us internally. It helps us overcome all obstacles in life and makes us realize that the petty matters are far inferior to the beauty of the inner world. It makes us aware of our spiritual self and provides us peace of mind.
Some other benefits of Krishna Mantra are:
Chanting Krishna Mantra on a regular basis can clear all the confusion of your mind and help you make the right decision in life.
It wards off the negativity that surrounds you and fills your life with positivity and prosperity.
By reciting this mantra daily, you can eradicate the risk of diseases and get a healthy body and mind.
It enhances your wisdom and intelligence and helps you achieve success in all your endeavors.
Krishna Mool Mantra
In Sanskrit - ॐ कृष्णाय नमः
In English - “Om Krishnaya Namah”
Meaning - “I bow down to the great Lord Krishna.”
Krishna Gayatri Mantra
In Sanskrit - “ॐ देव्किनन्दनाय विधमहे वासुदेवाय धीमहि तन्नो कृष्ण:प्रचोदयात”
In English - “Om Devkinandanaye Vidmahe Vasudevaye Dhi-Mahi Tanno Krishna Prachodayat”
Meaning - “I meditate upon the son of Devki and Vasudev, whose divinity is limitless. Oh! Great Lord Krishna, the one who governs the thoughts of all ascetics, please accept my regards and take away the miseries of my life.”