Depression is a terrible state of mind that drains us of all life. Science describes depression as low mood and distaste in activities of the day-to-day life. But the actual problem is much more serious than that.
As humans we all go through ups and downs in our lives and our mood changes accordingly. Most of us have had days where we have felt low and then, when happier times come, we feel better.
However, a person who suffers from depression will fell low for months together. They would feel worthless, guilty, angry, ashamed and empty. Activities that once filled them with joy would turn dull and boring.
They would develop eating disorders and may overeat or lose their appetite all together. Decision making, concentrating and remembering become hard tasks. They may also suffer from excessive sleeping, insomnia, fatigue, and systemic problems as a result of depression. People may also contemplate suicide or may even end up taking their own lives.
Society often trivializes depression and thinks that the person can just snap out of it. There are people that think depression is a psychological illness or that the person is 'mad'. Love and support can help the depressed person come out of it and lead a healthy and happy life.
One of the ways to calm the mind and escape from the clutches of depression is the path of spirituality. When the mind is set on the supreme power and the heart believes that no matter what the almighty will lead the way, one will never fall prey to such disorders. Given below are a few mantras that will help remove depression.
How To Chant The Mantras
Go through the mantras and choose the one that sounds the best to you. Cleanse yourself and sit in a calm and silent place. This can be the pooja room or any place you feel safe and secure. Chant the mantras of your choice with as much concentration and faith as you can muster. At first, it will be difficult. But if you persist, you will see remarkable changes in yourself.
Your concentration will improve and you will be filled with positivity. You may later choose to graduate to meditation or yoga, which will further fasten your recovery process from depression.
Sankat Nashan Ganesha Stotram
Ganesha is the remover of all obstacles. He blesses his devotees by giving them good fortune and happiness. Ganesha is also called 'Sankat Nashak' or 'Sankat Mochak' - the one who destroys problems or rescues us from troubles. Chant the Sankat Nashak Ganesha Stotram to usher in happiness and peace of mind.
Pranamya shirasa devam Gauri putram Vinayakam|
Bhakthavasam smaretrityamayuh kama artha sidhaye||
Prathamam Vakratundam cha, Ekadantam dwitiyakam|
Tritiyam Krushna Pingaksham,Gajavaktram Chaturthakam||
Lambodaram Panchamam cha ,Sashtam Vikatamev cha|
Saptamam Vignarajam cha,Dhoomravarnam tathashtamam||
Navamam Bhalchandram cha, Dashamam tu Vinayakam|
Ekadasham Ganapatim, Dwadasham tu Gajananam||
Dwadasaithani namani,Trisandhyam yah pathenara|
Na cha vighna bhayam tasya,Sarvsiddhi karam param||
Vidhyarthi labhate Vidhyam,Danarthi labhate Dhanam|
Putrarthi labhate Putran,Moksharthi labhate Gateem||
Japet Ganapati stotram,Shadbhirmasai phalam labheth|
Samvatsarena sidhim cha,Labhate natra sanshaya||
Ashtabhyo Brahmoyashr Likihitwa yh samarpayet|
Tasya Vidhya bhavetsarva Ganeshasya Prasadatah||
Maha Kali Mantra
Maha Kali or Kali Maa is the one who destroys evil. She represents the spiritual power of every human being. While very powerful and in her 'Ugra roopa", she is also known to be full of love and mercy. She helps her devotees by destroying every cause for sadness and clears the mind of negativity. Chant the Maha Kali mantra to raise your spirits.
Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha|
Kreem Kreem Kreem Hum Hum Hreem Hreem Dakshine Kaalika|
Kreem Kreem Kreem Hum Hum Hreem Hreem Swaha||
When it comes to removing depression, there is perhaps no better mantra than the Narasimha Mantra. It is said that the Narasimha Mantra helps clear the minds of the depression in no time. It is advised that the depressed person should chant the Mantra 108 times for 48 days without fail. Have a copper pot filled with water in front of you while you chant this Mantra. Once you have finished chanting it 108 times, drink the water to fill your being with positivity.
Ugram viram maha-vishnum jvalantam sarvato mukham|
Nrisimham bhishanam bhadram mrityur mrityum namamy aham||