Mantras for the Planets and More
By Michael Laughrin, Michael@jyotish.ws
Mantras, generally, should only be used under the direction of a competent spiritual advisor or Vedic astrologer.
Please note that some mantras are very strong medicine indeed and should absolutely not be used by the general public. Do not pick a mantra out of a list and start using it. That is like going into a drug store and choosing a medicine at random. It's chancy at best, dangerous at worst.
However, there is a small number of widely known, "public" mantras that are generally safe for any adult. Phone Michael for details. Here is a list of some of them:
Sun - Om shree Suryaya Namaha
Moon - Om shree Chandraya Namaha
Mars - Om shree Mangalaya Namaha
Mercury - Om shree Budhaya Namaha
Jupiter - Om shree Gurave Namaha
Venus - Om shree Shukraya Namaha
Saturn - Om shree Shanaischaraya Namaha (pronounced sha-nice-cha-rye-uh), can also use Om shree Mandaya Namaha
Rahu - Om shree Rahave Namaha
Ketu - Om shree Ketave Namaha
Number of times the mantra must be repeated during a 60-day time frame to fully propitiate the planet:
1. Sun - 6,000
2. Moon - 10,000
3. Mars - 7,000
4. Mercury - 17,000
5. Jupiter - 16,000
6. Venus - 20,000
7. Saturn - 19,000
8. Rahu - 18,000
9. Ketu - 7,000
Ganesh mantra (he removes obstacles) - Om gum ganapatayay namaha.
Lakshmi mantra (she brings wealth) - Om shree Lakshmyay namaha
Saraswati mantra (she brings knowledge) - Om shree Saraswatyay namaha
Mritunjaya Mantra (brings relief from chronic disease and wards off death) - Om treyambakam yaja-mahay sugandhim pushteevardhanam urvaru-kameeva bandhanan mrityor- mudsheeya mamritat.
Durge Mantra (brings the blessings of the Mother Goddess and fights negative tendencies) - Om dum Durgayai namaha
Shiva mantra - Om namah Sheevaya
Vishnu mantra - Om namo bhagavatay vasudevaya
(c) Copyright 2004 Michael Laughrin.
From the August, 2004 issue of Michael Laughrin's North American Jyotish Newsletter. Click to subscribe to this free Jyotish newsletter.
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