07/16/2010 § 3 Comments


Seed Mantra Defined:

Hinduism A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation,
or incantation, such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a
syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities.

sacred counsel, formula

a mystical formula of invocation or incantation

“When a seed is put into the ground it has to be covered with earth. If you take it out again and again to examine it, it can not grow into a tree.

No matter from whom you may have received a seed-mantra, if keeping it
concealed in your heart, you practise it regularly as prescribed, it
will in time grow into a tree and bear flowers and fruits. Keep it
hidden like the seed of a plant and water it. In its own time it will
certainly develop into a tree. Whatever the Guru may be like who has
bestowed it on you, it is God’s own name that you have been given. So,
why should it not serve its purpose? Just as a small child is unable to
distinguish one seed from another, you perhaps may not know what kind
of seed you have received. But if you wholeheartedly take care of it,
you will most certainly come to know what kind of seed it was after it
will have grown into a tree and developed flowers and fruits. If one
has no idea what kind of seed has been put into the earth but provides
it with all the nourishment it needs, will it not thrive and develop
into a tree? Similarly, regardless of who the Guru may be, if you tend
the seed in keeping with the prescribed rules, you will surely reap the
fruits.” – Anandamayee Ma


There are many seed mantras (called Bija Mantra in Sanskrit). Brief description of some from THIS SOURCE are as follows.


In this Mantra, Ha is Siva and au is Sadasiva. The nada and bindu mean that which dispels sorrow. With this Mantra, Lord Siva should be worshipped.


Here Da means Durga, and u means to protect. Nada means Mother of the universe, and bindu signifies action (worship or prayer). This is the bija Mantra of Durga.


With this Mantra Kalika should be worshipped. Ka is Kali, ra is Brahman, and ee is Mahamaya. Nada is the Mother of the universe, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.


This is the Mantra of Mahamaya or Bhuvaneshwari. Ha means Siva, ra is prakriti, ee means Mahamaya. Nada is the Mother of the universe, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.


This is the Mantra of Maha Lakshmi. Sha is Maha Lakshmi, ra means wealth, ee is satisfaction or contentment. Nada is the manifested Brahman, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.


This is the bija Mantra of Saraswati. Ai stands for Saraswati, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.


This is the Kamabija. Ka means Kamadeva, the Lord of desire; it also means Lord Krishna. La means Indra, the ruler of Heaven, also lord of the senses. Ee means contentment or satisfaction.
Nada and bindu mean those that bring happiness and sorrow.


In this Mantra Ha is Siva, and u is Bhairava. Nada is the Supreme, and bindu means dispeller of sorrow.


This is the Gneasha bija. Ga means Ganesha, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.


This is also a Mantra of Ganesha. Ga means Ganesha, la means that which pervades, au means luster or brilliance, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.


This is the bija of Narasimha, a very fierce half man half lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ksha is Narasimha, ra is Brahma, au means with teeth pointing upwards, and bindu means dispeller
of sorrow.

The science of Mantra is very complex. There are even Mantras for such specific purposes as curing snake bite and chronic disease, but these are of a lower order. In the modern world, the power of gross sound vibration is just beginning to be utilized in physical therapy, and its potential is being tapped in
other fields. The ancient Indian sages had this sophistication thousands of years ago. They have used sound in its gross and subtle states to penetrate the planes of human consciousness and to reach the divine vibration that is the experience of God. Beginning in OM and dissolving in OM, the Mantra comes full cycle.

Mantras and Hindu Astrology

In Hindu system of astrology, the nine planets (Sun is considered a planet in astrology) are each associated with their own special mantras, which incorporate bija mantras. These are:


1. Om Hrim Sum Suryaya Namah

2. Om hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah

3. Om ghrinih suraya namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Sun: “Om Asva dhvajaya vidmahe, pasa hastaya dhimahi, tanno Suryah prachodayat”


1. Om Shrim Som Somaya Namah

2. Om shraam shreem shraum sah chandramasay namah

3. Om som somaaya namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Moon: “Om Nisakaraaya vidmahe, kalanaathaya dhimahi, tanno Somah prachodayat”


1. Om Krim Kum Kujaya Namah

2. Om kraam kreem kraum sah bhaumaya namah

3. Om ang angarkaaya namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Mars: “Om Angarkaya vidmahe, bhoomipalaya dhimahi, tanno Kujah prachodayat”


1. Om Aim Bum Budhaya Namah

2. Om braam breem braum sah budhaya namah

3. Om bum budhaaya namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Mercury: “Om Budhagrahaya vidmahe, Indu putraya dhimahi, tanno somya prachodayat”


1. Om Strim Brahm Brihaspataye Namah

2. Om graam greem graum sah brihasptaye namah

3. Om vrim brihaspataye namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Jupiter: “Om Suraachaarya Vidmahe, Surasreshtaya dhimahi, tanno guruh prachodayat”


1. Om Klim Shum Shukraya Namah

2. Om draam dreem draum sah shukraya namah

3. Om shum shukraaye namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Venus: “Om Rajadabaaya vidmahe, Brigusuthaya dhimahi, tanno sukrah prachodayat”


1. Om Hlim Sham Shanaye Namah

2. Om praam preem praum sah shanayishraya namah

3. Om sham shanayisharaaye namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Saturn: “Om Sanaischaraya vidhamhe, Sooryaputraya dhimahi, tanno manda prachodayat”

Rahu (Dragon’s Head)

1. Om Dhum Ram Rahave Namah

2. Om bhraam bhreem bhraum sah rahave namah

3. Om raam rahve namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Rahu: “Om Sookdantaya vidmahe, Ugraroopaya dhimahi, tanno Rahu Prachodayat”

Ketu (Dragon’s Tail)

1. Om Hum Kem Ketave Namah

2. Om sraam sreem sraum sah ketave namah

3. Om kem ketve namah

4. Gayatri Mantra for Ketu: “Om Chitravarnaya vidhmahe, sarparoopaya dhimahi, tanno Ketu Prachodayat”

Invoking the River Goddess Married women celebrate fertility and reproduction by worshipping the Kaveri in her third month of “pregnancy”. Ritual ~picture of the Kaveri




§ 3 Responses to Mantra

  • SACH PANAKAL says:

    Hi Everybody. I need to know the meanings of the following Mantras.
    As I understand, its more efficient if you know the meaning of the Mantra you chant.
    Thanks a lot for reading and any comments welcome,

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this detailed explanation.

  • Kathy says:

    Don’t know but am asking and googling. If I find something that translates I will post.

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