Mantra for Sreegrha (Fast) Marriages and to avoid delays in Marriage

"Om Devemdrani Namastubyam
Devendra priyabhamini
Vivaha Bhagyam Arogyam
Sreeghra labhincha Dehime"

The unmarried girls and boys whose marriage proposals are being get delayed due to various reasons are advised to recite the above mantra with utmost faith at recite the same at least 21 times daily or 108 times daily to fulfill their desire. This mantra is also useful for those who want to go for second marriage may be benefited.

Especially, on Tuesdays, this mantra should be recited at least 108 times for 41 days regularly and feed red grams with jaggary to the cow as food will give faster results.

Spiritual Remedies for delayed Marriages

We give hereunder some of the ancient mantras for the benefit of the readers whose marriage get delayed due to various reasons. With the blessings of Goddess Durga Devi,Here are some mantras which should be recited with utmost devotion and faith to get their wish fulfilled.


‘Katyayani Mahamaye
Nand Gop Sutam Devi Patim Me
Kuru te Namah’

This prayer should be recited a number of times according to one’s convenience by unmarried girls whose wishes will be fulfilled early.


‘Ballarkayutsatprabhaam kartale
lolbru malakulam
Malamsanddahatim manohartanum
Mandam mandmupesushee
Bariyitum shambhum jaganmohimim

This sloka should be recited every Friday evening regularly with utmost devotion. The natives get the desired husband early.


‘ Om vahri presyasi swaha’

This mantra should be recited ten thousand times and should be started on an auscipicious day without Durmuhurtam or Varjam and should be continued till Navaratri.


‘Om hreem yogini yogini yogeshwari
yogeshwari yog bhayankari
Sakalsthavarjangmasya mukham
Hradyam mum ashmakarshayakarshaya

This mantra should be recited ten thousand times and should be started on an auscipicious day without Durmuhurtam or Varjam .


‘Haristvamaradhya pranatjana
saubhagya jannim Pura nari
bhootwa pur ripumpi
Kshobhmanayt Samroapi twam
Natwa ratinayanlehyen vapusha
Muninamapyantah prabhavati hi
Mohay mahataam’


‘Sudhamapyaswadya pratibhaya jara
vidhishatamkhadya divishadah
Karlam yatkshvelam kavalitvatah
Na shambhostanmoolam tav janani


‘Sa devi nityam paritapyamanah
twameva seetetyabhibhaashanah
Dradhvrato rajsuto mahatma tavalva
Laabhaya kratpraytnah’


‘mahamaha Indro ya ojasa parjanyo
vrashtim tamarind iv
mahendrayatwesh tey
yonimmahindraya twa’


‘Om Ambe Ambike Ambalike na
Manayati Kashchana
Sasatyashwakah Subhadrikam

For Male Natives

Durga mantra

‘Patneem Manoramaam Dehi
Tarineem Durg Sansara Sangarasya


‘ Om devendirani Namstubhyam
Devendra Priya Bhamini
Vivaham Bhagyamarogyam
Sheeghram labham cha Dehi me’


‘Om Vijayasundari kleem’

Vaibhav Laxmi Vrat Katha

Vaibhav Laxmi Vrat Katha

Many years ago there was a very big city. Lakhs of people lived there. In ancient times, people really lived the happy social life. They used to meet and sit together and enjoyed themselves. In those days, people used to lead the life completely in different way. People of this city were totally busy engaged in their own personal worldly affairs. The elements of holy devotion, benevolence, sympathy and affection all these virtues were rarely visible in the cultural life of the society. Innumerable vices had spread in the daily-life of the citizens living in that city. Wine and gambling, race and speculation, illegal relations and various guilty misdeeds were done by the people living in that city.There is always a silver line hidden among the black clouds in the sky. The lightning of the eternal hope spreads into the thousands of dark clouds of disappointments. Inspite of so many vices prevailing in the social life some pious people lived the virtuous life like the lotus in the muddy water of the pond. Among all the virtuous people, Sheela and her husband also lived pious worldly life. Sheela was of religious nature living the contented life. Her husband was a humble fellow having good character.Sheela and her husband lived honestly. They never abused or displeased anyone. They were happy to utilize their time in worshipping God. Their worldly life was ideal and people never got tired while praising them.Thus she had been passing her life happily. It is said that the end of the misdeeds is quite strange. Who could read the words of fate written by the Goddess of Fortune? A king becomes a poor man, and a poor man becomes a king. By the destiny, in just a moment, such a great change can be done. As a result of misdeeds done, Sheela’s husband got the company of bad friends. It is said that the man is influenced by the company he keeps. Due to the influence of the company of bad friends, Sheela’s husband dreamed to be one of the wealthiest people gaining crores of rupees. As a result he misled his life and became as good as a beggar instead of becoming the wealthy person. He followed evil ways of immorality and began to ruin his life. He indulged in drinking wine, gambling, and race, speculation that had spread in the city-life. His friends were also on the same immoral path. He began to waste his money in the way of immorality. And at last he lost all the savings and also the ornaments of his wife. Once there was a golden time when he was passing his life happily with his wife and they were utilizing the time in worshiping God. Now there was a great change in their life. They became so poor that they could not get food to satisfy their hunger. Moreover Sheela had to suffer much due to the abusive language of her husband.Sheela was a polite and well-cultured woman. She had suffered a lot because of her husband’s misbehavior. But keeping faith in God she began o bear the sufferings of unhappy life. Unhappiness is followed by happiness and happiness is followed by unhappiness in this worldly life. That is the eternal truth. Having faith in the eternal truth of the happiness and unhappiness, Sheela forgot herself in praying and worshipping God, she was hopeful for future happy life. While she had been passing her unhappy time of her life, one day at noontime someone came knocking at her door. She began to think, ‘who would have come to my place as I am so poor and have nothing with me?’ Still however, inspired by Aryan religious culture of welcoming the guests at the door, she stood up and opened the doors of her house.To her wonder, she saw an old woman standing in front of her. She was a very old woman. Her face was dazzling with the glow of divine light. Her eyes were dripping with the glow of divine light. Her eyes were dripping the nectar of love. Her majestic face was overflowing with the compassion and love. Sheela experienced immense peace in her heart though she was not acquainted with her. She was full of delight. She welcomes her and gave her the only torn mat and requested her to sit with hesitation. The old lady said, ‘Sheela! Don’t you know me?’
Sheela humbly said, ‘Mother, I feel delightful to see you and experience peace in the soul, as if I have been searching you for a long time, but it seems that you are not known to me!’
With a smile the old lady said, ‘why! Did you forget me? Every Friday I used to come to the temple of Goddess Laxmiji, when there had been singing praise of the Goddess. There we happened to meet each other!’Sheela was full of sorrow, as her husband had gone to the immoral way of life. She had stopped going to the temple of Goddess Laxmiji. She felt ashamed to get associated with others. She tried much to recollect the memory of that old lady. But she was not successful.After a while, the old lady said to Sheela, ‘How sweet you had been singing prayer of Goddess Laxmiji in the temple amidst the devotees! Now days you are not seen there. Hence I have begun to think the reason for it. At last I have come to see you’. Hearing the kind words of the old lady, Sheela’s heart moved and her eyes were full of tears. She began to sob painfully. The old lady moved near her and began to console her striking lightly on her back with love.
The old lady said to Sheela, ‘My dear, happiness and sorrow are like the heat and shadow of the Sun. Happiness and misery come one after the other. Please have patience and tell me all about your sufferings. You will feel exempted from your pains, and will get the remedy for the same’.
Hearing the consoling words of the lady, Sheela’s heart felt peace and comfort. She said to her, ‘We were very happy in our life and enjoyed ourselves with the bliss in our heart. My husband was also having a good character. By the grace of God, we wee pleased with our financial position. We used to utilize our time in worshipping God. But by our ill luck, my husband was influenced by his bad company. At last he ruined the life by going on the path of immorality: drinking wine, speculation, gambling, race, intoxicating drugs etc. As a result we have become as good as beggars of the footpath’.The old lady said, ‘Dear, happiness and sorrow come one after the other. Moreover the end of the misdeeds is strange. Every man has to suffer the consequences of his good or bad deeds. Now don’t get worried. You have already suffered all the consequences of your husband’s misdeeds. Now, you will have happy days of your life. You are the devotee of Goddess Laxmiji. Goddess Laxmiji is the incarnation of love and compassion. She is very merciful to her devotees. Hence, have patience and observe the Vrat of the Goddess Laxmiji and your life will be quite easy-going.’Having heard about the observance of the Vrat of divine Goddess Laxmiji, Sheela’s face glittered with light. She said to the old lady, ‘Mother! Kindly tell me how the Vrat of Laxmiji can be observed. I will certainly observe it.’The old lady said, ‘The Vrat of Laxmiji is very easy to follow. It is called the ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’ (Vrat giving wealth) or ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’ (Vrat giving Luxury). All the hopes of the person who observes the Vrat, will get fulfilled, and she or he becomes happy, wealthy and reputed’. Then she began to describe how to perform the Vrat.‘Dear, this Vrat is very simple and easy to observe. Many people observe this Vrat by the improper method. Hence they don’t have good result. People believe that the Vrat can be observed only by applying yellow and red turmeric to golden ornaments. But it is not so. Vrat should be performed with proper ceremony according to the religious scriptures or shastras. Then only the observance of the Vrat becomes fruitful. The celebration of the Vrat also should be performed as prescribed by the shastras with proper ceremony’.‘The Vrat should be observed on Friday every week. One should put on clean clothes after taking bath and should utter silently ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’. One should not speak evil of others. Having washed hands and feet in the evening, one should sit on the wooden seat facing the east direction. One should put a big wooden seat, and then one should put a copper pot on the small heaps of rice arranged on the handkerchief spread on the wooden seat. One should keep gold or a silver ornament or a rupee coin in a small bowl placed on the copper pot. One should light the lamp-stand and the incense stick near the wooden seat.”“There are many incarnations of Goddess Laxmi.” A person observing the Vrat of Vaibhava Laxmi should devotedly see ‘Shree mystical diagram’ and various complexions or forms of goddess Laxmiji. Then one should sing the prayer of Laxmiji. Afterwards one should apply the ornament or a rupee-coin with the yellow and red turmeric and rice-grain. Then after adorning it with a red flower, one should wave lights keeping sweets or piece of jaggery and should utter ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’. After the rituals one should offer the prasad among the members of the family. That ornament or a rupee-coin should be put to the safe place. The water kept in the copper-bowl should be poured into the pot of basil-plant [tulasi] and the rice grain should be thrown to the birds. In this way one gets his or her desires fulfilled by observing the Vrat according to the prescribed ceremony of the shastras. A Man gets wealthy by the grace of Goddess Laxmiji. An unmarried girl gets married. The married woman maintains the happy state of wifehood and a childless woman gets a child by the influence of observance of the Vrat.Sheela was pleased to know about the observance of the Vrat from that old lady. She said to her, ‘Mother! You have shown me the ceremony of the Vrat. Now I will surely observe it. But please, tell me how long this Vrat should be done and how it should be celebrated’. The old lady said, ‘People say that this Vrat can be done in one’s own way. But it is not so. This Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat should be done for eleven or twenty-one Friday. On the last Friday, the Vrat should be celebrated offering a coconut and sweet dish of rice. Then on that day the sweets should be given to seven unmarried girls or ladies, and saying…’Jai Ma Vaibhava Laxmi’ they should be given a book of ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’. Afterwards you should bow down your head to the photograph of Goddess Dhanlaxmi and should pray in the heart! Mother! I have observed the Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat. Please fulfill all our wishes! Kindly give wealth to the poor and give children to the childless woman. Let the married woman enjoy the happy state of wifehood. Let the unmarried girl fulfill her desires. Please have grace on those who observe your Vrat and be kind to them by favoring happiness in their lives’. By praying in this manner, bow down your head to the Dhan Laxmi, incarnation of the Goddess Laxmiji and Keep your hand above (not to touch) the flames of the lamp and apply it to your eyes’. Hearing the ceremony for the observation of Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat, she closed her eyes and decided in her mind to do the Vrat with full faith according to shastras for twenty-one Friday and to celebrate the same with ceremony. When Sheela opened the eyes, she was very much surprised to know that the old lady had disappeared! That old lady was no one else but Laxmiji Herself! As Sheela was the devoted worshipper, Goddess Laxmiji Herself had come in the form of an old lady to show Sheela the path of happiness.On the very next day it was Friday. After taking bath Sheela began to utter, ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’ with full faith in the Goddess Laxmi. During the day she didn’t defame any one. In the evening having washed her hands and feet, Sheela placed the wooden seat. She put her nose-ornament in the small bowl placed on the copper pot, which was on the heaps of rice arranged on the handkerchief spread on the wooden seat. Sitting in the east, Sheela observed the Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat with proper ceremony as informed by that old lady. Then she offered some sugar to her husband. Immediately there was a great change in her husband’s nature. As usual her husband did not beat her! She was very much happy to see such miraculous change in husband. Then after observing the Vrat with devotion and faith for twenty-one Friday. Sheela celebrated the last Friday. She gave a book of Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat to seven ladies and bowing down her head to the photograph of Goddess Laxmiji, prayed: ‘Mother! I have finished observance of the Vrat today. Kindly fulfill the desires of the unmarried girls and return the happiness of those who observe the Vrat. Be merciful to bless us with bliss of life uttering, “Give wealth to the poor, a child to the childless woman and preserve the happiness of the married woman. Kindly fulfill the desires.” Uttering these words, Sheela kept her hands above the flames of the lamp and applied her hands to her eyes and paid homage to the Goddess. In this way, Sheela could get the result as she had observed the Vrat according to the prescribed ceremony of the shastras. Her husband gave up the immoral way of life and began to earn with great efforts. With the pious power of the Goddess, her husband became wealthy. He got back the ornaments of Sheela mortgaged by him. Hence forward he became a noble man and Sheela regained the peace and happiness in her life as before.Having seen the pious power of the Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat, other women of the street began to perform the Vrat according to ceremony described by the shastras.Oh! Goddess Dhan Laxmi! Be merciful to all, as you had been to Sheela. Fulfill the desires of all. Bless all with peace and bliss. Jai Ma Dhan Laxmi! Jai Ma Vaibhava Laxmi!!.

Rules to Observe

  • If married women observe this Vrat, they achieve the award. If there is no married woman in the family, any woman or unmarried girl can observe this Vrat.
  • If a man observes this Vrat instead of a woman, he also achieves the award in the same way.
  • One should observe this Vrat with full faith and pious conception, not by dislike or without intense desire.
  • Vrat should be observed according to the rites prescribed by Shashtras for eleven or twenty-one Friday as per one’s oath.
  • It should be celebrated according to Shashtras performing proper ceremonies after the observance of Vrat on Friday as decided at the time of the oath. This ceremony is very simple to be preformed. If the Vrat is not observed according to proper ceremony described by the Shastras, one does not achieve its award or fruit.
  • After having once observed the Vrat, it can be observed again taking the oath devotedly.
  • Goddess Laxmiji has innumerable incarnations. Among all, ‘Shri Yantra’ Amulet of Goddess Laxmi is very beloved to her. Her incarnation of Dhan Laxmi itself is Vaibhava Laxmi. One should bow down one’s head to each and every incarnation of Goddess Laxmi given above. And also, while observing the Vrat one should pay homage to Shri Yantra. Then only it is fulfilled. If one doesn’t want to take the least trouble to observe Vrat, Goddess Laxmi also doesn’t take any trouble for her or him and she doesn’t show any mercy to such person.
  • On the day of observance of the Vrat, from morning one should utter ‘Jai Goddess Laxmi’ or ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’ at heart as many times as possible.
  • If one has to go on tour or outside the residence on Friday, one should observe the Vrat the next Friday at one’s residence only. One should observe the Vrat for as many Friday as decided by oneself at the time of oath.
  • The silver ornament should be utilized if one has no golden ornament for observing the Vrat. One should place a rupee coin if one has no silver ornament.
  • At the time of the celebration of the Vrat one should give the book ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’ to seven, eleven, twenty-one, fifty one or hundred and one women according to one’s own desire. (Goddess Laxmi would bless you more if you give more books as gifts to more women, and the Vrat of Goddess Laxmiji would spread more and more.I
  • f the woman is in menses or having ceremonial defilement and consequent untouchability owing to death in the family on the Friday, one should observe the Vrat the following Friday. And at the end, one should observe the Vrat for as many Friday as decided at the time of oath.
  • In the beginning of observing the Vrat, one should recite once the hymn or praise the Goddess Laxmi.
  • One should be on fast on the day of observing the Vrat on Friday, and should eat the sweet dish offered to Goddess Laxmiji. One may eat fruits or take meals once a day. The weak persons may observe the Vrat having food twice a day. The important thing is that one should have full faith and devotion in Laxmiji that Goddess would certainly fulfill the desire. Most important point to note is one doing the Vaibhav Lakshmi vrat should do it with full faith, and emotion. Confidently pray taking an oath that Mother will fulfill my desire.

Maa Durga Mantra...

II Introduction to Devi Maa Mantra II

The following mantra describes the various qualities of Devi Ma.

We have taken 4 of them here. You can add other forms like shradha, shanti, trishna,chaya, vishnu mayeti, kanti,nidra ... in place of ma, shakti... and say the mantra

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maa rupena samsthita I

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena samsthita I

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi rupena samsthita I

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi rupena samsthita I

Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II

Namo Namah II

II Meaning of Devi Mantra II

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of universal mother

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of energy

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of intellegence

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of true wealth

We bow to her, we bow to her, continually we bow to her

There are various Mantras which are recited to revere the 'Mother' or 'Ma' as every devout Hindu calls Her.

Below I present some:

1) Asato Ma sadgamaya

Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya

Mrityur Ma Amritam gamaya

Which means:
From untruth, lead me to the Truth,
From Darkness, Lead me towards the Light,
From Death, Lead me to Life Eternal.

Ma does not mean 'mother'..its an 'avyaya' used for negation (write Mayank)

2) Sharanaagata dinaarta

Paritraana paraayane

Sarvasyaarti harey Devi

Naraayani namostute

Which means:

Salutations be to you, O Mother
You who are intent on saving the downtrodden
and distressed that come under your refuge.
Oh Devi! you remove the suffering of everyone

The following Mantra of Ma, is one of my favourites as it can be said anytime of the day, and anytime during your life, to pray for benediction for yourself and all your loved ones.

3) Om Sarva mangala Maangalye

Shivey Sarvaartha Saadhikey

Sharanye Trayambikey Gauri

Naraayani Namostutey

Which means:
Oh Gauri Ma!, consort of Lord Shiva,
You, who bestow auspiciousness on all,
And fulfill everyone's' wishes,
I prostrate myself before Thee,
Take me under your care.

The following Mantras describe the various qualities of Ma:

I have picked up 3 and I generally like to say them during Navratra as they are rather simple to remember and recite:

4) Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu

Shakti Rupena Sanshtita

Namastasyai Namastasyai

Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Which means:
Prostrations unto Thee, O Devi (Ma)
who dwells in all beings in the form of Shakti (Energy)

5)Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu

Budhi Rupena Sansthita

Namastasyai Namastasyai

Namastsyai Namo Namaha

Which means:
Prostrations unto Thee O Devi (Ma)
who resides in all beings as Intelligence (Wisdom)

6)Ya Devi Sarva bhuteshu

Laxmi Rupena Sansthita

Namastasyai Namastasyai

Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Which means:
Prostrations unto Thee O Devi (Ma)
who resides in all beings in the form of Laxmi (abundance

शिवलिंग के विभिन्न प्रकार व लाभ

  • गन्धलिंगदो भाग कस्तुरी, चार भाग चन्दन और तीन भाग कुंकम से बनाया जाता हैं।
  • मिश्री(चिनी) से बने शिव लिंग कि पूजा से रोगो का नाश होकर सभी प्रकार से सुखप्रद होती हैं।
  • सोंढ, मिर्च, पीपल के चूर्ण में नमक मिलाकर बने शिवलिंग कि पूजा से वशीकरण और अभिचार कर्म के लियेकिया जाता हैं।
  • फूलों से बने शिव लिंग कि पूजा से भूमि-भवन कि प्राप्ति होती हैं।
  • जौं, गेहुं, चावल तीनो का एक समान भाग में मिश्रण कर आटे के बने शिवलिंग कि पूजा से परिवार में सुख समृद्धिएवं संतान का लाभ होकर रोग से रक्षा होती हैं।
  • किसी भी फल को शिवलिंग के समान रखकर उसकी पूजा करने से फलवाटिका में अधिक उत्तम फल होता हैं।
  • यज्ञ कि भस्म से बने शिव लिंग कि पूजा से अभीष्ट सिद्धियां प्राप्त होती हैं।
  • यदि बाँस के अंकुर को शिवलिंग के समान काटकर पूजा करने से वंश वृद्धि होती है।
  • दही को कपडे में बांधकर निचोड़ देने के पश्चात उससे जो शिवलिंग बनता हैं उसका पूजन करने से समस्त सुख एवंधन कि प्राप्ति होती हैं।
  • गुड़ से बने शिवलिंग में अन्न चिपकाकर शिवलिंग बनाकर पूजा करने से कृषि उत्पादन में वृद्धि होती हैं।
  • आंवले से बने शिवलिंग का रुद्राभिषेक करने से मुक्ति प्राप्त होती हैं।
  • कपूर से बने शिवलिंग का पूजन करने से आध्यात्मिक उन्नती प्रदत एवं मुक्ति प्रदत होता हैं।
  • यदि दुर्वा को शिवलिंग के आकार में गूंथकर उसकी पूजा करने से अकाल-मृत्यु का भय दूर हो जाता हैं।
  • स्फटिक के शिवलिंग का पूजन करने से व्यक्ति कि सभी अभीष्ट कामनाओं को पूर्ण करने में समर्थ हैं।
  • मोती के बने शिवलिंग का पूजन स्त्री के सौभाग्य में वृद्धि करता हैं।
  • स्वर्ण निर्मित शिवलिंग का पूजन करने से समस्त सुख-समृद्धि कि वृद्धि होती हैं।
  • चांदी के बने शिवलिंग का पूजन करने से धन-धान्य बढ़ाता हैं।
  • पीपल कि लकडी से बना शिवलिंग दरिद्रता का निवारण करता हैं।
  • लहसुनिया से बना शिवलिंग शत्रुओं का नाश कर विजय प्रदत होता हैं।

How to do Mantra Japa ?

There is a Sakti or power in every word. The Name of God, chanted correctly or incorrectly, knowingly or unknowingly, carefully, is sure to give the desired result.The glory of the Name of God cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can be experienced or realized only through devotion, faith and constant repetition of the Name. By Mantra japa, you can attain peace of mind quickly. By prolonged and constant practice the inherent power of the Mantra (Mantra-Sakti) will be awakened, which will fill your very existence with the Divinity of the Mantra.


Lord Ganapati:

Om Sri Ganapataye Namah

Lord Shiva:

Om Namah Shivaya (Panchakshara)

Maha-Mrityunjaya Mantra:

Om tryambakam yajamahe
sugandhim pushtivardhanam
uurvarukamiva bandhanaan
mrityor mukshiya maamritaat.

Sri Devi:
Om Sri Durgayai Namah

Sri Kalika:
Om Sri Kalikayai Namah

Sri Lakshmi:
Om Sri Maha-Lakshmyai Namah

Lord Hari:

Om Namo Narayanaya (Ashtakshara)

Hari Om

Hari Om Tat Sat

Lord Krishna:

Maha-Mantra :

Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Sri Krishnaya Govindaya Gopijana Vallabhaya Namah

Om Sri Krishnaya Namah

Sri Hanuman:

Om Sri Hanumate Namah

Lord Rama:

Om Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram

Om Sri Ramaya Namah

Sri Rama Rama Rameti,
Rame Rame Manorame
Sahasranama Tattulyam Rama Nama Varanane

Om Sri Sita-Ramachandradhyam Namah

Sri Ram

Sri Saraswathi:

Om Sri Sarasvatyai Namah

Lord Subramanya, Kartikeya:

Om Sri Saravanabhavaya Namah

Sharangati Mantra (for surrender):

Om Sri Ramah Sharanam Mama
Om Sri Krishnah Sharanam Mama
Om Sri Sita-Ramah Sharanam Mama


Om Sri Bala-Parameshvaryai Namah


Om Sri Tripura-Sundaryai Namah

Vedantic Formulae:

Om Soham

Om Tat Tvam Asi

Om Aham Brahma Asmi


1. Select any Mantra or Name of God, preferably that given to you by your Guru, and repeat it from 108 to 1,080 times daily (one to ten malas).

2. Always keep your Guru-Mantra a secret. Never disclose it to anyone. It is better to stick to one Mantra only. Take a bath or wash your hands, feet, face and mouth before sitting for Japa in the morning. At other times this is not absolutely necessary. Do Japa whenever you have leisure, at the three junctions of the day - morning, noon and evening - and before going to bed.

3 The early morning period (Brahmamuhurta) and dusk is the most favourable time for Japa and meditation. This is when Sattva (purity or steadiness) is predominant.

4. Face east or north during the practice. This enhances the efficacy of the Japa.

5. Sit on a deer skin or rug. Spread a piece of cloth over it. This conserves body-electricity. Sit in a separate meditation room or in any suitable place, such as a temple, on a river bank or under a banyan or peepul tree.

6. Maintain a steady pose. Attain mastery of the posture. You must be able to sit in Padmasana, Siddhasana or Sukhasana for three hours at a strech. Recite some prayers before starting the Japa. Reslove to complete a certain minimum number of malas before leaving your seat.

7. A rosary is a whip to goad the mind towards God. Use a rudraksha or tulsi mala of 108 beads. Do not allow the mala to hang below the navel. Keep the hand near the heart or the nose. The mala must not be visible to you or to others. Cover it with a towel or handkerchief, which must be clean and washed daily. Use the middle finger and the thumb of the right to roll the beads. The use of the index finger is prohibited.Do not cross the meru while rolling the beads. Turn back when you come to it.

8. Do mental Japa for sometimes without a mala. When the mind wanders, do the Japa aloud, or whisper the Mantra for some time and come back to mental Japa again as soon as possible.

9. When you repeat the Mantra, have the feeling or mental attitude that the Lord is seated in your heart, that purity or Sattva is flowing from the Lord into your mind, that the Mantra is purifying your heart, destroying desires, cravings and evil thoughts.

10. Do not do the Japa in a hurried manner. Do it slowly with feeling, one-pointedness of mind and single-minded devotion. Pronounce the Mantra distinctly and without any mistakes. Repeat it neither too slowly nor too fast. Increase the speed only when the mind wanders. Be vigilant and alert during Japa. Stand up when sleep tries to overpower you.

11. Try to associate the Japa with the rhythm of the breath and meditate in the form of your Deity. Keep a picture or idol of the Deity in front of you. Think of the meaning of the Mantra while repeating it. Regularity in Japa Sadhana is most essential if success is to be achieved. Sit in the same place and at the same time every day. Do not beg for any worldly objects from God while doing Japa. Feel that your heart is being purified and that the mind is becoming steady by the power of the Mantra and the Grace of the Lord.

12. Observe silence and avoid distractions, calls and engagements. It is important not to leave the place at once after the Japa is over and mix with everyone or plunge into worldly activity. Sit very quietly for at least ten minutes, humming some prayer, remembering the Lord and reflecting upon His infinite love. Then, after devout prostration, leave the place and commence your routine duties and activities. In this way the spiritual vibrations will remain intact. Continue the current of Japa mentally at all times, whatever be the activity in which you are engaged. Carry on your Sadhana with tenacity and perseverance, without a break. Realize the glorious goal of life and enjoy supreme bliss

Mantras For All Purpose...

Mantra for a Child

This mantra may be recited for getting a son, or for childless couples, who want a child.


Devaki-sut Govinda Vasudeva Jagatpate
Dehi me tanayam Krishna Tvaamaham sharanam gataha


O Son of Devaki and Vasudeva, the Lord of the Universe
O Krishna! give me a son; I take refuge in you

Mantra for Marriage

This is a mantra for girls who want to get married. They should say this mantra every day


Kaatyaayani Mahaamaayey Mahaa YoginyaDheeshwaree
NandaGopasuta Devi Pati Mey Kuru Tey Namaha


O Katyaayani! MahaaMayey (Names of Ma the Mother Goddess) Supreme Lord of all great Yoginis, Make Shree Krishna, my husband Prostrations unto Thee.

Mantra to be chanted before you begin your studies:


Saraswati namastubhyam
Varde Kaamarupini
Vidyarambham karishyami
Siddhir bhavatu me sadaa


My humble prostrations unto Thee, O Goddess Saraswati,
You are the fulfiller of all my wishes, I start my studies, with the request that I achieve perfection in them.

Mantra for Health


Om! Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushtee Vardhanam
Urva ruka meva Bandhanaat
Mrityor Muksheeya Ma amrutaat


Om! We worship Lord Shiva (The 3-Eyed One) who is full of fragrance and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me from death, bestow salvation and (lead me) towards Eternity (Make me immortal) just as the ripe cucumber is severed (from the creeper) of its bondage.

Mantra For Prosperity


Aayur dehee Dhanam Dehee
Vidyaam dehee Maheshwari
Samastamakhilam dehee
dehee mey Parameshwari


Give me long life
Give me wealth,
Give me knowledge,
O Maheshwari (Mother Goddess)
O Parmeshwari,
Give me everything that I desire

This is a mantra of Maheshwari. Maheshwari is the consort of Maheshwara, another name for Siva. It is said that Siva always grants the boons of those that pray to him or his consort.

Mantra for a Peaceful Life


Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu,
Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu
Om Shanti, Shanti Shanteeh


May Health abound forever
May Peace abound forever
May complete abundance, abound forever
May auspiciousness abound forever
Om Peace Peace Peace!



Om kaaram bindu samyuktam nityam dhyaayanti yoginah
Kaamadam mokshadam chaiva Omkaaraaya namo namaha


The sages constantly meditate upon the sound of Om and its 'Bindu´ (dot) We offer our obeisance to the Divine sound of Om repeatedly,
Which has the power to fulfill our desires and release us from bondage.



Krishnaaya Vaasudevaaya Haraye Paramaatmane
Pranatah Klesha naashaaya Govindaaya namo namaha


O Krishna! Son of Vaasudeva, You are the Supreme Lord, remover of miseries.
You destroy all evil, O Govinda!
I repeatedly bow to You!



Raamaaya Raamabhadraaya Raamachandraaya vedhase
Raghunaathaaya naathaaya Seetaaya pataye namah.

I bow to the Brilliant Rama, doer of good, Lord of the Raghus, the Beloved husband of Seeta.

Mantra for Easy Delivery

Mathru boodeswaro devo
Bakthanaam ishta thayaka
Sukanthi kunthala naavaha
Suka Prasava Mrichchathuhu.

Hima vathyuththarey parthavey
Surathaa nama yakshini
Tasyaha smarana mathrena
Visalya karpini paveth.

Hey sankara smarahara
Bramahathathi natha
Mannatha samba sasisooda
Harathri soolin
Sambo sukaprasavakrutha
Pavame thayalo
Shri mathrubootha
Siva balayamam namasthey

The pregnant lady should chant the mantra 11 times a day daily after bath. It is also recommended to read the mantra 108 times on Mondays either between 6-7 am,1-2 pm 0r between 8-9 pm especially during the hora of moon. You can look up the hora for each day in

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Introduction to Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

he great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda. It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. It is a mantra that has many names and forms. It is called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva; the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva's three eyes; and its is sometimes known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the "life-restoring" practice given to the primordial sage Shukra after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation.

The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mritunjaya mantra

OM. Tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat

Aarti Shiv Shankar Ji Ki

OM Namoh Shivai

Jai Shiv onkara, Prabhu jai shiv onkara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv, Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv ardhangi dhara,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....
Ekanan, chaturanan, panchanan raje, Shiv panchanan raje,
Hansasan GarudaSan, Hansasan GarudaSan Vrishvahan saje,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....
Do bhuj, char chaturbhuj, dashmukh ati sohe, Shiv dashmukh ati sohe
Tinon rup nirakhte, Tinon rup nirakhte tribhuvan janmohe,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....
Akshyamala, banamala, mundmala dhari Shiv mundmala dhari
Chandan mrigmad sohai, Chandan mrigmad sohai bhale shubhkari,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....
Shvetambar Pitambar Bagambar ange, Bagambar ange,
Brahmadik Sankadik, Brahmadik Sankadik Pretadik sange,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....
Kar madhye kamandalu chakra trishul dharta,
Sukhkari dukhahari jagpalankari,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv janat aviveka,
Pranavakshar ke madhye Pranavakshar ke madhye tinon hi eka,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....
Trigun svami ki arti jo koi nar gave shiv Prem sahit gave
Kahat Shivanand svami Kahat Harihar svami man vanchhit phal pave,
Om Har Har Har Mahadev....

Shiva Mool Mantra...

About Shiva Mool Mantra
The Mool Mantra of Lord Shiva is known as the great redeeming mantra also known as five-syllable mantra. Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. It is the name given to consciousness that dwells in all. Shiva is the name of your true identity- your self. In this mantra the chanter (one who repeats the mantra) bow to Shiva- his true self.
Shree Shiva Mool Mantra
Meaning of Shiva Mool Mantra

Samudra Manthan

This very popular Shivaratri legend from Puranas explains why people stay awake all night on Shivaratri. Besides, it also tells us why Lord Shiva is also known as Neelakantha.

Legend Behind Samudra Manthan
Once Indra - the King of Gods, while riding on an elephant came across Durvasa Muni who offered him a special garland. Indra accepted the garland but put in on the trunk of the elephant. The elephant was irritated by the smell and it threw the garland on the floor. This enraged the sage as the garland was a dwelling of Sri (fortune) and was to be treated as prasada. Durvasa Muni cursed Indra and all devas to be bereft of all strength, energy, and fortune.

In battles that followed this incident, devas were defeated and asuras (demons) led by Bali gained control of the universe. Devas sought help from Lord Vishnu who advised them to treat asuras in a diplomatic manner. Devas formed an alliance with asuras to jointly churn the ocean for the nectar of immortality and to share it among them. Lord Vishu told Devas that we would arrange that they alone obtain the nectar.

The Churning of the Ocean
The churning of the milk - ocean was an elaborate process. Mount Mandara was used as churning rod and Vasuki, the King of Serpents, became the churning rope. Lord Vishnu himself had to intercede in so many ways to aid the Devas. All kinds of herbs were cast into the ocean and many great beings and objects were produced from the ocean and were divided between asuras and gods. It is said that following things emerged from the Samudra Manthan:
  • Sura or Varuni - Goddess and creator of wine
  • Apsaras - various divine nymphs
  • Kaustubha - a rare diamond said to be the most valuable jewel in the world
  • Uchhaishravas - the divine white horse
  • Kalpavriksha - the wish-granting tree
  • Kamadhenu - the wish fulfilling cow
  • Airavata - the white elephant
  • Lakshmi - the Goddess of Fortune and Wealth. Vishnu and Her were reunited after having been separated for many ages.
Haalaa-Hala - the Poison
During the Sagar Manthan by the gods and demons, haalaa-hala, a pot of poison also came out of the ocean. This terrified the Gods and demons as the poison was so toxic that it effects would have wiped out the entire creation. On the advice of Lord Vishnu, Gods approached Lord Shiva for help and protection as only he could swallow it without being affected. On the request of gods and out of compassion for living beings, Lord Shiva drank the poison. However, Parvati - Lord Shiva’s consort pressed his neck so that the poison does not reach his stomach. Thus, it stayed in his throat neither going up nor going down and Shiva remained unharmed. The poison was so potent that it changed the color of Lord Mahadeva’s neck to blue. For this reason, Lord Shiva is also called Neelakantha (the blue-necked one) where ‘Neela’ means blue and ‘Kantha’ means neck or throat.

As part of the therapy, doctors advised gods to keep Lord Shiva awake during the night. Thus, Gods kept a vigil in contemplation of Lord Shiva. To amuse Shiva and to keep him awake, the gods took turn performing various dances and playing music. As the day broke out, Lord Shiva, pleased with their devotion blessed them all. Shivaratri is the celebration of this event by which Shiva saved the world. Since then, on this day and night - devotees fast, keep vigil, sing glories of Lord and meditate.

Churning Out Divine Nectar
At last, Dhanvantari - the Divine Physician appeared with a pot of Amrita (nectar of immortality) in his skilful hands. Fierce fighting ensued between devas and asuras for the nectar. To protect the nectar from asuras, devas hid the pot of nectar at four places on the earth - Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. At each of these places, a drop of the nectar spilled from the pot and since then, it is believed that these places acquired mystical power. Grand Kumbh Mela is celebrated at the four places after every 12 year for this reason.

Eventually, Lord Vishnu took the form of a beautiful woman, Mohini. While her beauty bewildered the asuras, Mohini seized the nectar and returned it to the Devas, who drank it immediately.

शिवजी का वाहन नंदी बैल ही क्यों

यह एक लोककथा है : यह उस समय की बात है, जब भगवान शिव के पास कोई वाहन था। उन्हें पैदल ही जंगल-पर्वत की यात्रा करनी पड़ती थी। एक दिन माँ पार्वती उनसे बोलीं,‘आप तो संसार के स्वामी हैं। क्या आपको पैदल यात्रा करना शोभा देता है?’

शिव जी हँसकर बोले-‘देवी,हम तो रमते जोगी है। हमें वाहन से क्या लेना-देना? भला साधु भी कभी सवारी करते हैं?’

पार्वती ने आँखों में आँसू भरकर कहा,‘जब आप शरीर पर भस्म लगाकर, बालों की जटा बनाकर, नंगे-पाँव, काँटों-भरे पथ पर चलते हैं तो मुझे बहुत दुख होता है।’
शिव जी ने उन्हें बार-बार समझाया परंतु वह जिद पर अड़ी रही। बिना किसी सुविधा के जंगल में रहना पार्वती को स्वीकार था परंतु वह शिवजी के लिए सवारी चाहती थीं।अब भोले भंडारी चिंतित हुए। भला वाहन किसे बनाएँ। उन्होंने देवताओं को बुलवा भेजा। नारदमुनि ने सभी देवों तक उनका संदेश पहुँचाया।

सभी देवता घबरा गए। कहीं हमारे वाहन न ले लें। सभी कोई-न-कोई बहाना बनाकर अपने-अपने महलों में बैठे रहे। पार्वती उदास थीं। शिवजी ने देखा कि कोई देवता नहीं पहुँचा। उन्होंने एक हुंकार लगाई तो जंगल के सभी जंगली जानवर आ पहुँचे।

‘तुम्हारी माँ पार्वती चाहती है कि मेरे पास कोई वाहन होना चाहिए। बोलो कौन बनेगा मेरा वाहन?’

सभी जानवर खुशी से झूम उठे। छोटा-सा खरगोश फुदककर आगे बढ़ा- ‘भगवन्, मुझे अपना वाहन बना लें, मैं बहुत मुलायम हूँ।’

सभी खिलखिलाकर हँस पड़े। शेर गरजकर बोला-‘मूर्ख खरगोश,मेरे होते,तेरी जुर्रत कैसे हुई, सामने आकर बोलने की?’बेचारा खरगोश चुपचाप कोने में बैठकर गाजर खाने लगा। शेर हाथ जोड़कर बोला,‘प्रभु, मैं जंगल का राजा हूँ,शक्ति में मेरा कोई सामना नहीं कर सकता। मुझे अपनी सवारी बना लें।’

उसकी बात समाप्त होने से पहले ही हाथी बीच में बोल पड़ा-‘मेरे अलावा और कोई इस काम के लिए ठीक नहीं है। मैं गर्मी के मौसम में अपनी सूँड में पानी भरकर महादेव को नहलाऊँगा।’

जंगली सुअर कौन-सा कम था? अपनी थूथन हिलाते हुए कहने लगा-‘शिव जी, मुझे सवारी बना ले,मैं साफ-सुथरा रहने की कोशिश करूँगा।’ कहकर वह अपने शरीर की कीचड़ चाटने लगा। कस्तूरी हिरन ने नाक पर हाथ रखा और बोला-‘छिः, कितनी गंदी बदबू आ रही है, चल भाग यहाँ से, मेरी पाठ पर शिवजी सवारी करेंगे।’

उसी तरह सभी जानवर अपना-अपना दावा जताने लगे। शिवजी ने सबको शांत कराया और बोले‘कुछ ही दिनों बाद मैं सब जानवरों से एक चीज माँगूगा, जो मुझे वह ला देगा, वही मेरा वाहन होगा।’

नंदी बैल भी वहीं खड़ा था। उस दिन के बाद से वह छिप-छिपकर शिव-पार्वती की बातें सुनने लगा। घंटों भूख-प्यास की परवाह किए बिना वह छिपा रहता। एक दिन उसे पता चल गया कि शिवजी बरसात के मौसम में सूखी लकड़ियाँ माँगेंगे। उसने पहले ही सारी तैयारी कर ली। बरसात का मौसम आया। सारा जंगल पानी से भर गया। ऐसे में शिवजी ने सूखी लकड़ियों की मांग की तो सभी जानवर एक-दूसरे मुँह ताकने लगे। बैल गया और बहुत सी लकड़ियों के गट्ठर ले आया।

भगवान शिव बहुत प्रसन्न हुए। मन-ही-मन वे जानते थे कि बैल ने उनकी बातें सुनी हैं। फिर भी उन्होंने नंदी बैल को अपना वाहन चुन लिया। सारे जानवर उनकी और माँ पार्वती की जय-जयकार करते लौट गए।