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". Mantras bring in therapeutic benefits and curative effect and can lower blood pressure, cholesterol level, adrenalin level and even normalize heart beat rate. Mantras can remove negativity 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. My Blog 'Mantras for Life' gives details of all major mantras like mahamrityunjaya, gayathri,durga, hanuman, kali, saraswati, ganesh, lakshmi, kubera, shani, rahu, surya, ketu and navagraha mantras and many more along with videos. Visit Mantras for Life.
The Power of Gemstones
According to Hindu Astrology, the life of all human beings is influenced by the 9 Planets or Navagrahas. The 9 planets considered by Vedic astrologers are the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. The outer planets of Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto are not used in ancient classical Vedic astrology and thus have no gemstones assigned to them. The main gems for these 9 planets referred to as "navaratna" meaning 9 gems and the substitute gems are called "uparatna".This influence the planets may be positive or negative. Based on an individual's horoscope or position of Planets, either a single gem or a combination of compatible gems is advised to be worn to increase the effects of beneficial planets or counteract harmful planets. Read More
Significance of Yantras
An Yantra is a symbolic representation of a Mantra. They are emblems of psychic power. It is said that if you are chanting mantras of a diety keeping his yantra while chanting can speed up the beneficial effects of the mantras. Yantras are widely used in meditation, Pujas and tantric rituals. The act of wearing, drawing, or concentrating on a yantra is said to have spiritual or astrological or magical benefits. Astrologically, Yantras have great significance and is considered auspicious in Hindu mythology. Since yantras are made up of metals, alloys, Precious stones, alloys etc and made on a particular date and time according to procedures defined in the Vedas and charged with siddhi mantras they can be used to remove a planet's malice effects and increase its beneficial aspects. Read more on the different types of Yantras and their significance.
The Power of Rudraksha Beads
The word ‘Rudraksha’ has originated from the two Sanskrit words ‘Rudra’ and ‘Aksha’ which means ‘tears of lord Shiva’. Regarding the Origin of Rudraksha Beads it is said in Shiva Purana that Lord Shiva was meditating for thousands of years and when he finally opened his eyes he saw that the human beings were in a deplorable state and hot tears rolled down his eyes and fell on the ground and mother earth gave birth to Rudraksha trees. There is no ornament worn on a human body which is as auspicious and powerful as these beads. Rudraksha is said to be Rudra's (Lord Shiva) gift to the mankind.Rudraksha Beads are known to work by sight, touch, possession and worship. This beads are used to remove astrological imbalances. Researches done on this beads have proved that they have the ability in healing and curing many diseases. Read more on the different types of Rudraksha, their benefits and mantras.