Note: There are literally tens of thousands of Mantras in Hindu and B uddhism alone, and when we add mantras from many other religions the number grows astronomically. Almost every religion has worship via chanting divine names or reciting mantras, and we arent saying these are the “best”. These are merely some of the most popular that seem to resonate with a lot of people, particulary in western countries. Such a list will always not be right for everyone, what is right for you is what you feel is right. These mantras are a great starting point for exploring your Kirtan and Mantra journey.
1) Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya
Translation: I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation who represents the truest, highest self. This is a great mantra to help build self-confidence, reminding us that we are all made up of divine energy and should treat ourselves accordingly.
2) Mantra: Shanti Mantra
Om Saha Naavavatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Aavadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai Om
Translation: May the Lord protect and bless us. May he nourish us, giving us strength to work together for the good of humanity. May our learning be brilliant and purposeful. May we never turn against one another.
3) Mantra: Om Gan Ganapatayei Namah
Translation: I bow to the elephant-faced deity [Ganesh] who is capable of removing all obstacles. I pray for blessings and protection.
4). Mangalam Bhagavan Vishnu
Mangalay tano Hari
Translation: Mantra meaning – All auspiciousness to Lord Vishnu.
All auspiciousness to One who has Garuda as His flag.
All auspiciousness to One who has eyes like the lotus flowers.
And auspiciousness to Hari.”
This mantra brings abundance of Good luck and fortune when starting your day, a new project, a new relationship or new beginnings to a wonderful Life. Chanted to invoke the Powers of ever happy and wise, Lord Vishnu, this mantra can make your day full of happiness and success by bringing the frequencies of Luck and fortune to your door.
It helps in making your good karma stronger and reducing the burden of bad karma by infusing your soul with positive vibes.
This mantra helps improve sour relationships, helps finish up projects on hold for a while, aids in boosting your confidence and overall health.
5). Mantra: Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat
Meaning: OM. We worship the Three-eyed Lord who is scented and who nourishes and nurtures all living beings. As is the grown cucumber is freed from its bondage (the creeper), may He set us free from death for the sake of immortality.
6). Mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, krishna, krishna hare hare. Hare rama, Hare rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Meaning: Focuses on the supreme being as Vishnu.
Benefits: helps with the inner self, gives concentration, great for students, and more
7). Mantra: Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha
Gurur Saakshaat Para Brahma Tasmai Shree Gurave Namaha
Meaning; Guru is verily Brahma – the creator, Vishnu – the protector and Maheshwara – the destroyer. Guru is the embodiment of the Supreme Principle or Godhead. I worship the most powerful Guru.