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Gayatris and Other Mantras for Assistance July 21, 2009

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Gayatris and Other Mantras

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These are various gayatri mantras to the Lord and His different expansions, and to various demigods, for particular purposes.
 

To Lord Sri Krishna, for spiritual success:
Aum Devkinandanaye Vidmahe
Vasudavaye Dhi-mahi
Tanno Krishnah Prachodayat.
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Krishna, beloved son of Devaki and Vasudeva. May that Lord Krishna of dark complexion, who steals the heart, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Radha, for increasing our devotion and divine love:
Aum Vrashbhanujaye Vidmahe
Krishnapriyaye Dhi-Mahi
Tanno Radha Prachodayat.
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Radha, the beloved of Sri Krishna, the daughter of Vrishabhanu. May that Radha Devi inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Vishnu, for welfare
Aum Narayanaye Vidmahe
Vasudavaye Dhimahi
Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Narayana, the Lord who dwells in all beings, and is known as the Sovereign of the world. May that Sri Vishnu inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Goddess Lakshmi, for increasing wealth, luxuries, promotion, status.
Aum Mahalakshmaye Vidmahe
Vishnupriyaye Dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmih Prachodayat

 

Another similar Gayatri for Lakshmi is:
Om Mahalakshmyai cha vidmahe
Vishnu patnyai cha dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmihi prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the Great Goddess Sri Lakshmi, the consort of Sri Maha Vishnu. May that effulgent Maha Lakshmi Devi inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

 

Another traditional mantra is:

Om sreem hreem kleem kamale  kamalalaye prasida prasida sreem hreem kleem sri maha lakshmyi namaha.

To Lord Rama, for security and status
Aum Dasharathaye Vidmahe
Sita Ballabhaye Dhimahi
Tanno Ramah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the divine son of King Dasharatha. May that Sri Rama, beloved husband of Sita Devi, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Srimati Sita, for increasing power to work on oneself, penance, and tolerance.
Aum Janaknandiniye Vidmahe
Bhumijayai Dhimahi
Tanno Sita Prachodayat

To Lord Narayana, to increase administrative power
Aum Narayanaya Vidmahe
Vasudevaya dhimahi
Tanno Narayanah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the Great Lord Narayana who pervades all creation. May that glorious Maha Vishnu, who appeared on Earth as the adorable Sri Krishna, son of Vasudeva, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Lord Narasimha, to increase our ability to help others:
Aum Ugranarsinghaye Vidmahe
Vajranakhaye Dhi-Mahi
Tanno Narsingha Prachodayat.
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the fierce and terrible form of Lord Narasimha, the half-man and half-lion form. May that great God, with nails hard and strong as diamonds, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

A similar Narasimha Gayatri is:
Om Narasimhaya vidmahe
Vajra nakhaya dhimahi
Tanno Narasimha prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Narasimha, who incarnated as half-man and half-lion. May that Lord with adamantine claws inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Hamsa, for increasing power of discrimination
Aum Paramhamsaye Vidmahe
Mahahamsaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hamsah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Hamsa Deva, the glorious, pure white divine swan of supreme discrimination. May that great Lord in the form of a swan, who exemplifiesparamahamsas, blissful self-realized souls, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Hayagriva, to increase courage and remove fear
Aum Vanishwaraye Vidmahe
Hayagrivaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hayagrivah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the glorious Lord Hayagriva, who is the embodiment of Sri Maha Vishnu. May that great Vagishwara, the Lord of Speech, and consort of Vagishwari, Sarasvati Devi, the Goddess of Knowledge and Speech, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Lord Shiva, for easing problems, and giving peace & prosperity:
Aum Pancvaktraye Vidmahe
Mahadevaye Dhimahi
Tanno Rudra Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great Lord with five faces. May that fierce Rudra inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Goddess Durga, for victory over obstacles, pains & enemies:
Aum Girijaye cha Vidmahe
Shiva Priyaye cha Dhimahi
Tanno Durga Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Girija Devi, Daughter of the Mountain. May that beloved of Lord Shiva inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Ganesh, for removing obstacles:
Aum Eikdantaya vidmahe
Vakratunaye Dhimahi
Tanno Buddhih Pracodayat

 

Another Gayatri similar to this is:

Aum Eka dantaya vidmahe

Vakra tundaya dhimahi

Tanno dantih prachodayat

Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Ganesh, the lord with one tusk. May that great lord with curved elephant trunk inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Brahma, for increasing productivity
Aum Parmeshwaraye Vidmahe
Paratattvaye Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat

Another similar Gayatri for Brahma is:
Aum chatur mukhaya vidmahe
Hamsarudhaya dhimahi
Tanno brahma prachodayat
Translation: “Let us meditate on the glorious lord with four divine faces, who is seated on a pure white swan. May that great Brahma, Creator of the Universe, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Goddess Saraswati, for memory, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity:
Aum Saraswateye cha Vidmahe
Brahmaputriye cha Dhimahi
Tanno Saraswati Prachodayat.
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Saraswati Devi. May that glorious consort of Lord Brahma inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Indra, for security in aggression or war
Aum Sahasra-Netraye Vidmahe
Vajra hastraye Dhimahi
Tanno Indrah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Indira, the Lord with a thousand eyes. May that great God who holds the invincible thunderbolt in his hand inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Hanuman, for love of selfless service
Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe
Mahabalaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat

Another similar Gayatri for Hanuman is:
Aum anjani sutaya cha vidmahe
Vayu putraya cha dhimahi
Tanno marutih prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Hanuman, whose mother is Anjani Devi. May that supremely brave and strong Maruti, son of the Wind god, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Surya the sun deity, for freedom from disease
Aum Bhaskaraye Vidmahe
Divakraraye Dhimahi
Tanno Suryah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the shining Sun god who gives light to the whole world. May that Divakara, the radiant lord who is the cause of day, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Chandra the moon deity, for subduing anxiety and worries
Aum Kshirputraye Vidmahe
Amrittattvaye Dhimahi
Tanno Chandrah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the glorious son of milk, the glowing Moon. May that Chandra, the essence of nectar, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Yama the lord of death, for freedom from the fear of death
Aum Surya-Putraye Vidmahe
Mahakalaye Dhimahi
Tanno Yamah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great son of the sun god. May that Yama Deva, the lord of time, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Varuna, for increase of love between man & woman
Aum Jalbimbaye Vidmahe
Nila Purushaye Dhimahi
Tanno Varunah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great Lord Varuana. All the waters in the world are His reflection. May that glorious Varuna Deva, whose form is a beautiful luminous blue, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Agni the fire deity, to provide vitality and ojas to the body & mind
Aum Mahajwalaye Vidmahe
Agnidevaye Dhimahi
Tanno Agnih Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the great God of fire in the form of blazing flames. May that radiant Agni Deva inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Prithvi, for stability, patience, cooperation
Aum Prithvidevye cha Vidmahe
Sahasramoortaye cha Dhimahi
Tanno Prithvi Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Prithvi Devi, Mother Earth. May that Mother Prithvi of a thousand forms inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

To Kam, for increase in stamina, vitality, & sexual power
Aum Kamdevaye Vidmahe
Pushpvanaye Dhimahi
Tanno Kamah Prachodayat

The Sri Tulasi Gayatri:
Aum tulasi devyai cha vidmahe
Vishnu priyayai cha dhimahi
Tanno brindah Prachodayat
Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on Sri Tulasi Devi, who is very dear to the heart of Lord Maha Vishnu. May that glorious Devi, the divine embodiment of the sacred tulasi plant also known by the sweet name of Brinda, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

 

The Devi Varahi Mantra

(Mantra to the consort of Lord Varaha for ridding oneself of negativity)

Om shreem hreem kleem dhum

jwaalaa jwaalaa

shulini asya yajamaanasya

sarva shatroon samhara samhara

kshema laabham kuru kuru

dushta graham

hum phat svaha

The Famous Sri Gayatri Mantra

Om bhur bhuvaha svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
(Rig-veda 3.62.10)
This is a very important and well known Gayatri mantra, chanted silently in the mind, three times a day. It translates as: “Let us meditate on that worshipable effulgence of the divine sun, Savitri, Creator of the Earth, Heaven and ether, and who enthuses our meditation.”

Additional Mantras

Invocation to Ganesh:
Gajananam Bhutganadisevitam
Kapittha Jamboo Phalcharu Bhakshanam
Umasutam Shokvinashkarakam
Namami Vighneshwar Padpankajam
Translation: “Oh Elephant-faced, worshiped by the existing beings, of all living beings, tasting the elephant apple (kaith) and jambolana (jamun), the Son of Uma, destroyer of grief, I bow to the lotus feet of Ganesh who is lord of all.”

To Ganesh for removing obstacles, a good way to start any project or ritual:
Ganapati Bappa Morya
Pudhachya Varshi Lovkar Yaa

Use this to Ganesh prayer before beginning any new project so impediments may be removed and your endeavor may be crowned with success: Om gam ganapataye namaha.
Also: Om gam-gau-ganapataye
Bighna-binashi ne-svaha

For one who wants wealth and prosperity, meditate on the golden color of Ganesh and say this prayer: Om Lakshmi Ganapataye namaha.

Another to Ganesh, Japa is 5,000 times a day for 25 days:
Om Gang Ganapataye Namaha, Om.

To Ganesh:
Om gam ganeshaya namaha
Om klim gam gam gam mahaganapataye namaha

To Goddess Lakshmi. This mantra is said to get siddha after chanting it 108 times a day for 11 days. This mantra is never failing for one who seeks success in business and financial prosperity, or who faces barriers in business growth, or other obstacles to prosperity. This mantra is very dear to Goddess Lakshmi, who told Vasistha that, “I am very pleased by this mantra and if any person recites this mantra even once, I will establish myself in his home.”
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem
Laxmirachagachha
Mama Mandire Tishtha-Tishtha Swaha

Another mantra to Lakshmi. Shring is the seed. Japa is 100,000 times after which one gets the blessings of peace and prosperity.
Aum Shring Hring Kleeng Maha Lakshmaye Namaha, Aum.

The Shri Rigveda MahaLakshmi Devi Mantra is:
Om Shrim Hrim Shrim
Kamale Kamalalaye
Praseedha Praseedha
Shrim Hrim Shrim Om
Shri Mahalakshmi Devyai namaha

The Shri Soubagya Mahalakshmi Mantra is:
Om Shrim Hrim Kilm Aim
Kamala Vasinyai Swaha

Another to Lakshmi is:
Sarva mangala mangalye
sive sarvardha sadhike
saranye trayambake devi
narayani namostute

To Lord Kuvera, the treasurer of the demigods. The ancient books refer to this as the supreme mantra. Lord Shankara revealed its secret to the powerful Ravana. Through its use he could create his golden capital and could attain supreme financial accomplishments. This mantra has been found to be powerful enough to yield beneficial results very quickly. It becomes siddha after chanting it 108 times each day for 11 days. It is good for financial progress, removal of obstacles, material happiness, home ownership, reputation, victory, longevity, etc.
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhana-Dhanyadi
Pataye Dhana Dhanyadi Samruddhim Me
Dehi Dapaya Swaha.

To Goddess Sarasvati, it is said that after japa of 500,000 times, one becomes enlightened and all knowledge is revealed. Aing is seed of the Sarasvati mantra:
Aum Aing Saraswatye Namaha, Aum.

Another to Sarasvati:
Om Aim Shreem Hreem Saraswathi Devyai Namaha.

Shiva Panchakshari Mantra
Om namah shivaya
Shiva Shakti Panchakshari Mantra
Om hrim namah shivaya

Mantra to Lord Shiva for removing ailments and fear:
Om Triyambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanat
Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat
Translation: “We worship the Three-eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes well all beings, even as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.”

A popular mantra to Durga, japa is 500,000 times:
Om Aing Hring Kleeng Chamundaye Vichchey, Om.
Also: Om dung Durgaye Namaha, Om.

The Shri Durga Mantra is:
Om Hrim Dhum Durga Devyai namaha

A mantra for Kali, Kring is the seed of the Kali mantra. Japa is 500,000 for mantra siddha:
Om Kring Kalikaye Namaha, Om.

The Shri Annapurna Mantra is:
Om Annapurnayai namaha
Om Sadapurnayai namaha

The Shri Chakra Mantra is:
Om Shri Chakravasinyai namaha
Om Shri Lalithambikayai namaha

Mantras for the Planets
(Used when certain planets need to be strengthened in our astrological chart)

To the Sun,
Japa kusuma-sankarsham kashyapeyam maha-dyutim
tamo-rim sarva-papa-ghnam pranato ‘smi divakaram

“Let us chant the glories of the Sun god, whose beauty rivals that of a flower. I bow to him, the greatly effulgence son of Kashyapa, who is the enemy of darkness and destroyer of all sins.”

To the Moon,
dadhi-shankha-tusharabham kshirodarnava-sambhavam
namami shashinam somam sambhor mukuta-bhushanam

“I offer my obeisances to the Moon god, whose complexion resembles curds, the whiteness of conch shells, and snow. He is the ruling deity of the soma-rasa born from the Ocean of Milk, and he serves as the ornament on top of the head of Lord Shambhu.”

To Venus for creativity and success in such things as trading in the markets:
hima-kunda-mrnalabham
daityanam paramam gurum
sarva-shastra-pravaktaram
bhargavam pranamamy aham

“I offer my obeisances to the descendant of Bhrigu Muni (Venus), whose complexion is white like a pond covered with ice. He is the supreme spiritual master of the demoniac enemies of the demigods, and has spoken to them all the revered scriptures.”

To Mars,
dharani-garbha-sambhutim vidyut-kanti-samaprabha
kumaram shakti-hastam cha mangalam pranamamy aham

“I offer my obeisances to Sri Mangala, god of the planet Mars, who was born from the womb of the earth goddess. His brilliant effulgence is like that of lightening, and he appears as a youth carrying a spear in his hand.”

To Mercury,
priyangava-gulikashyam rupena pratimambadam
saumyam saumya-gunopetam tam budham pranamamy aham

“I bow down to Buddha, god of the planet Mercury, whose face is like a fragrant globe of the priyangu herb and whose beauty matches that of a lotus flower. He is most gentle, possessing all attractive qualities.”

To Jupiter,
devanam cha rishinam cha gurum kanchana-sannibham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namami brihaspatim

“I bow down to Brihaspati, god of the planet Jupiter. He is the spiritual master of all the demigods and sages. His complexion is golden, and he is full of intelligence. He is the controlling lord of all three worlds.”

To Saturn,
nilanjana-samabhasam ravi-putram yamagrajam
chaya-martanda-sambhutam tam namami shanaishcharan

“I bow down to slow moving Saturn, whose complexion is dark blue like nilanjana ointment. The elder brother of Lord Yamaraja, he is born from the Sun-god and his wife Chaya.”

To Rahu,
ardha-kayam mahim-viryam chandraditya-vimardanam
simhika-garbha-sambhutam tam rahum pranamamy aham

“I offer my obeisances to Rahu, born from the womb of Simhika, who was only half a body yet possesses great power, being able to subdue the Sun and Moon.”

To Ketu,
palasa-puspa-sankasam taraka-graha-mastakam
raudram raudratmakam ghoram tam ketum pranamamy aham

“I offer my obeisances to the violent and fearsome Ketu, who is endowed with the potency of Lord Shiva. Resembling in his complexion the flower of a palasa plant, he serves as the head of the stars and planets.”

The highest spiritual mantra for all purposes:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

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