Mantras are especially crafted incantations that hold immense power. They have boundless spiritual energy that helps in concentrating in the almighty. To know about the most powerful mantras of Lord Shiva, read on.
Mantras are supposed to be uttered in a way that they create divine vibrations. These vibrations resound in the universe and bring peace of mind and happiness to us when we chant on them.
Significance Of The Shiva Mantra
Shiva Mantras help devotees in destroying fear. As humans, we all fear certain things. Chanting Mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva helps us to escape from the natural and supernatural fears. There are a few Shiva Mantras that can be chanted for the removal of sorrows, diseases and fears in one's life.
These Mantras can also be chanted for the improvement of our inner strength and power. Chanting the Shiva Mantras on a daily basis cleanses our body and soul of all kinds of negativity. We can escape the clutches of depression, failure and stress by meditating upon Lord Shiva using these Mantras.
So, chant these Mantras when you feel drained of energy and you can be sure that you will feel refreshed and energized. These Mantras are especially useful for people who were born with a bad influence of the Maraka planet in their horoscopes.
Panchakshari Shiva Mantra
"Om Namah Shivaya"
This is perhaps the most well known among the Mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is translated as 'I bow to Lord Shiva'. Chant this Mantra 108 times every day to purify your body and invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva.
"Om Namo Bhagavate Rudraya"
This Mantra helps us please Lord Shiva fast. Chant the Rudra Mantra to fulfill all your wishes with the help of the Lord.
Shiva Gayatri Mantra
"Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe
Maha Devaya Dheemahi
Tannoh Rudrah Prachodayat"
Gayatri Mantra, in its original form, is one of the most powerful Mantras in Hinduism. The Shiva Gayatri Mantra is very powerful too. Chant the Mantra for peace of mind and to please Lord Shiva.
Shiva Dhyaan Mantra
Karacharankritam Vaa Kaayjam Karmjam Vaa Shravannayanjam Vaa
Maanasam Vaa Paradham|
Vihitam Vihitam Vaa Sarv Metat Kshamasva Jay Jay Karunaabdhe Shree Mahadev Shambho||
Chant the Shiva Dhyaan Mantra to meditate upon Lord Shiva. This Mantra asks the Lord to forgive us from all kinds of sins we may have done. Chant this Mantra to purify your soul of all guilt and negativity.
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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam|
Urvarukamiva Bandhanath Mrityormukshiya Mamritat||
As the Lord of death and destruction, it is only fitting that we pray to Lord Shiva to help escape the fear of death. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra helps us do just that. Contrary to popular notion, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra does not help us escape death. It helps us be free of the fear of the impending death and to live our lives to the fullest.
Ekadasha Rudra Mantra
Ekadasha Rudra Mantra is a set of eleven Mantras. These Mantras are used to worship Lord Shiva in his various forms. These Mantras correspond to the months in a year. You will reap more benefits if you chant the Mantra specified for your month. But all the eleven Mantras can be recited too. It is an excellent practice to recite all the eleven Mantras on Shivaratri or during the time when Maha Rudra Yagnya takes place.
"Om HumHum Satrustambhanaya Hum Hum Om Phat"
"Om Shrim Hrim Shrim Sarva Mangalaya Pingalaya Om Namah"
"Om Aim Aim Mano Vanchita Siddhaya Aim Aim Om"
"Om Rudraya Roganashaya Agacha Cha Ram Om Namah"
"Om Shrim Hrim Sam Sam Hrim Shrim Shankarshanaya Om"
"Om Hrim Hrim Safalyayai Siddhaye Om Namah"
"Om Shrim Bam Sough Balavardhanaya Baleshwaraya Rudraya Phut Om"
"Om Hram Hrim Hum Samastha Graha Dosha Vinashaya Om"
"Om Gam Hluam Shroum Glaum Gam Om Namah"
"Om Chum Chandishwaraya Tejasyaya Chum Om Phut"
"Om Bhavod Bhava Sambhavaya Ishta Darshana Om Sam Om Namaha"