Miracle of Mantra: Mantras and their Impacts

Miracle of mantra

Since my childhood ,I saw my parents chanting Mantras while worshiping,  then I started doing the same but what is Mantra?

We are doing without knowing about it.

1.How can ‘Mantras’ help you?

Mantra benefit

Mantras are the best way to enlighten, ignite and uplift our soul. Mantras got their origin from Sanskrit which means sacred word. Ever wondered why mantras are potent enough to calm our mind? Chanting mantras create a vibration frequency that soothes our mind. Mantras have the magic of awakening our consciousness – have a power to converge our bad thoughts into a singular positive vibe.

2. Mantras and their impact on our mind

Ancient Vedic culture has stressed on the miraculous power of mantras. Modern neurosciences are now trying to discover the relationship between mantras and the human brain functioning. Repeating simple words or chanting mantras turns off our brain’s default mode network. This default mode is linked with our overthinking , brain wandering, negative thoughts and many more. Neuroscientist James Hartzell also coined a term – Sanskrit Effect which means, specific brain regions get increased by reciting mantras. These brain regions are associated with our cognitive ability hence it enhances our memory and thinking.

3. The Power of 108

108 mantra mala

Have you wonder why it is told to do Jaap or mantra chanting 108 time or mantra mala having 108 beads in a string?

Galileo Galilei once said that our universe is written in mathematical language. There is a mathematical code for every mystery. For yogis, this code is 108. Traditionally, Indian mythology and yoga presents a great deal with 108. Usually, tulsi malas, prayer beads etc comes with 108 beads in it. This number has a great significance in yoga practices. The number 108 is associated with vedic astrology. The average distance between Sun and Moon to the distance of Earth is 108 times their own diameters respectively. Also, the Earth have an astrological cycle of 2160 years which equals 20*108 years.

According to Indian mythology, there are 108 pithas or sacred sites and 108 Upanishads. Moreover in our Sanskrit language there are 54 letters. Each letter is associated with a masculine quality- Shiva and feminine quality termed as Shakti. And 54 multiplied by 2 equals 108. In humans, there are 108 marma points (pressure points) in a human body. There are 108 nadis (energy lines) that altogether form Anahata or Heart Chakra.

108 is also a Harshad number. In Sanskrit Harsha means happiness and ad means to give. Thus, Harshad means happiness giver or a way of giving happiness.

4. How Mantras work?

Continuous chanting of mantras creates a vibration- a frequency that sneaks into the depth of our mind. These vibrations arouse our unconscious mind. Greater your faith and will power attached with a mantra, the better. Chanting mantras , presses the tongue palate which in turn stimulates our body’s endocrine glands. Repeating mantras detach our mind from worldly pleasures and ingrained thoughts and showers spiritual awakening.

5. Mantra: OM:

Even I use to chant mantra but never understood OM is beej Mantra. Recently reading Ramayan my father in law told me about beej Mantra.

But What is Beej Mantra’s??

beej mantra
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Beej Mantra is  Vedic mantra that is core mantra.

Beej Mantra should always chant Infront of deity while worshiping and in sitting position at one place. This beej mantra can’t be chant while roaming around or doing any work. It is said, it is done to fulfill desire from deity.

Om is the most purified sound of our universe and has been chanted for ages. It has a self healing property- a sound that arouses our unconscious brain and improves concentration. Modern musical sounds create a frequency of 440 Hz. But, Chanting Om creates a frequency of 432 Hz which is the natural musical frequency of our Universe. Hence , yogis end their practices with Om in order to calm their mind. Also, repetition of Om strengthen our vocal muscles improving our voice quality.

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April 15, 2020

11 Replies to “Miracle of Mantra: Mantras and their Impacts”

  1. Kinshoo Agrawal says: April 16, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Such an enlightening post. Mantras have the power followed correctly.

  2. NIHARIKA CHATTERJEE says: April 16, 2020 at 5:56 am

    You have explained it really well. I believe in understanding the logic behind these things and insightful post does clears them all

  3. Roma says: April 16, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Can I agree more with you buddy I actually chant tnhem myself every morn. In it there is our roots and traditions and rightly so

  4. Archana Srivastava says: April 16, 2020 at 12:05 am

    That’s so insightful post-Gurjeet, chanting Om Mantra has many benefits, I also practice daily in the morning, and now my son also joins me, thanks for sharing the cause and effect behind 108 Jaap.

  5. Sindhu Vinod Narayan says: April 15, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    That’s such an insightful post I got to know so many unknown facts

  6. Ujjwal Mishra says: April 15, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Such an enlightening post. I knew some facts some are new and astounding. Sharing it with my FIL he likes reading such posts.

  7. Simrit Bedi says: April 15, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Such a beautiful and a positive post Gurjeet. Enjoyed reading it!

  8. Anita says: April 15, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Very informative post, Gurjeet.
    Our ancient culture is so rich. Hope we get to enjoy this wealth of knowledge.
    Om is so sacred. 108 has so much significance.
    I didn’t know about Beej Mantra.
    Stay safe.

  9. Noor Anand Chawla says: April 15, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    A lovely post Gurjeet. I too strongly believe in the power of mantra and jap.

  10. Arushi Seth says: April 15, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    A very interesting post. I knew 108 is important but thanks for the explanations. A very enlightening post I must say. Thanks for posting this for us

  11. Jyoti Jha says: April 15, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    This is so insightful! For many of us it has just been rote learning of traditions and rich culture. Knowing the logic behind them and their importance and relevance is equally important. Thankyou for sharing this beautiful post.

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