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Shantakaram Bhujagshayanam – Lord Vishnu Mantra

Importance of Lord Vishnu’s mantra is detailed below.

SHAANTAAKAARAM BHUJAGASHAYANAM PADMANAABHAM SURESHAM
VISHWAADHAARAM GAGANASADRASHAM MEGHAVARNAM SHUBHAANGAM.
LAKSHMIKAANTAM KAMALANAYANAM YOGIBHIRDHYAANAGAMYAM
VANDE VISHNUM BHAVABHAYAHARAM SARVALOKAIKANAATHAM

MEANING
I bow to Lord Vishnu the One Master of the Universe, who is ever peaceful, who reclines on the great serpent bed, from whose navel springs the Lotus of the Creative Power, who is the Supreme Being, who supports the entire universe, who is all-pervading as the sky, who is dark like the clouds and has a beautiful form; the Lord of Lakshmi, the lotus-eyed One, whom the yogis are able to perceive through meditation, He, who is the destroyer of the fear of Samsar.

Shantakaram - Lord Vishnu

Shantakaram – Lord Vishnu

Shantakaram Bhujagshayanam

Shantakaram Bhujagshayanam

Significance of Garuda as the Vehicle of Vishnu

It is the heart of man that is referred to as a bird. It carries the thought of God; it moves swiftly to where He is. His abode is Vaikuntha meaning a place where there is no shadow of grief. How far is it? It is within the hearing distance of every grief – stricken heart. “I do not dwell in Vaikuntha or in the heart of Yogis. I am present wherever my devotees sing my praise Oh Narada”.

The Efficacy of Vishnu Mantra

Lord Vishnu is so compassionate and merciful. Once sage Bhrigu wanted to test the Trinity (the three gods of creation, sustenance and destruction namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) as to who is the most tolerant one. When he used abusive language at the Brahmaloka and Shivaloka, he was duly cursed and punished by them.

Then he went to Vaikunt, the abode of Lord Vishnu. By way of testing the patience and tolerance of the Lord, he kicked the Lord with his foot. At once, Lord Vishnu caught hold of the sage’s feet and caressed it saying that by kicking, the foot would have invited some pain and therefore he wanted to ease his discomfort.

The sage was so amazed with the degree to which the Lord can put up with the act of dishonour. This incident was enough for him to conclude that Lord Vishnu was the most merciful, loving and compassionate Lord.

Praying to Lord Vishnu is a way to get his blessings in abundance. Daily prayers to Vishnu is advised to get the most positive results. Those who want to get their wishes fulfilled must chant Vishnu Mantra on a daily basis completing a round of 108 times.

Wake up early in the morning, light ghee lamp and incense in front of the picture or idol of Lord Vishnu and offer some pure water and flowers besides any prasad you might feel comfortable with. Be seated in front of the altar and chat the mantra sincerely contemplating on the meaning. You will find your wishes coming true in due course with the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Ganapati

Various Beej Mantras

Beej Mantras in Hindu mythology

Beej Mantras are seed mantra. Each diety has a specific beej mantra. One could pick a beej mantra and repeat it in the mind as often as possible. In a way mental/conscious repetition will morph into unconscious repetition. Mind can be trained to focus. It will be good if a Guru can impart it. It is difficult to find a Guru who is genuine. Sit in front of a photo of Sri Dattatreya or Sai Baba or Sri Guru Raghavendra and offer dakshina and request their guidance in reciting the mantra and avoidance of mistakes.

Beej mantras for Ganesh, Vishnu, Hanuman, Lakshmi and Saraswathi can be practiced by any one. But for Devi sadhanas where every syllable matters, caution needs to be exercised.

OM

OM is the symbol for the whole universe. It carries three basic sounds: A-U-M. These three basic sounds through which all the sounds have evolved. So OM is the basic trinity of sound, the synthesis of all the basic roots. That’s why OM is considered the secret mantra, the greatest mantra, because it implies the whole existence, it represents the sound of soundlessness, the beauty of silence.

Om

Om

OM represents the music of existence, the soundless sound, the sound of silence. OM represents the inner most music of our being, the inner harmony, the inner humming sound which happens when our body, mind, soul are in deep totality, when the visible and the invisible, the un-manifest and the manifest, the relative and absolute, the outer and inner are in deep togetherness.

To become one with OM-the music of existence is to attain fulfillment.

Ganapati: Gam

For realization of Lord Ganapati, knowledge, wisdom, protection, fortune, happiness, health, wealth, elimination of all obstacles and all round success.

Ganapati

Ganapati

Hanuman: Fraum

For realization of Lord Hanuman, unlimited strength,power, protection, wisdom, happiness, elimination of bad spirits & ghosts, victory over enemies and every conceivable success.

Shri Hanuman Jee

Shri Hanuman Jee

Vishnu: Dam

For realization of Lord Vishnu, wealth, health, protection, happy married life, happiness, victory and all round success.

Shri Vishnu

Shri Vishnu

Kuber: Dhham

For realization of Lord Kuber, massive monetary gain,wealth, fortune and all round success.

Lord Kubera

Lord Kubera

Mahalaxmi: Shreem

For realization for Goddess Mahalaxmi, wealth, material gains, success in business or profession, elimination of ailments & worries, protection, gettinga beautiful wife, happy married life and all roundsuccess.

Mahalaxmi Shreem

Mahalaxmi Shreem

Saraswati: Ayeim or Aim

For realization of Goddess Saraswati, knowledge, wisdom, success in exams, pleasure and all round success.

Bhuvaneshwari: Hreem

For realization for Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, getting everything including but not limited to Kundalini Jagran. The best and the most powerful. This mantra should be used for those who aspire to be leader of men and achieve every desire. It is important to remember to be reasonable for the mantra to be effective.

Kali: Kreem

For realization for Goddess Kali, health, strength, protection, elimination of enemies, solution of grave problems and all round success.

Shiv: Hroum

For realization for Lord Shiv, protection from deadlydiseases, immortality, moksh and all round success.

Durga: Doom

For realization for Goddess Durga, power, strength,protection, health, wealth, victory, wisdom, knowledge, elimination of enemies & grave problems, happy married life and all round success. One gets whatever one wants.

Kamraj mantra: Kaleem

Fulfills one’s desires.

Bhairav: Bhram

For realization of Lord Bhairav, success in Mahavidya or Shakti sadhanas, strength, protection, victory,health, wealth, happiness, fame, success in courtcases, elimination of enemies, success in life and all round success.Offering Cashew Nut garland to the Lord is auspicious.

Dhoomavati: Dhoom

For realization of Goddess Dhoomavati, quick elimination of all adversaries, strength, fortune, protection, health, wealth and all round success.

Bagalamukhi: Hleem or Hlreem

For realization of Goddess Bagalamukhi, quick elimination of all enemies, fierce power, victory, fame, elimination of tantra badha, nullifying maranproyogs of enemies and all round success.

Tara: Treem

For realization of Goddess Tara, unending monetary gain, unlimited wealth, fortune, fame, happiness, victory and all round success.

Narsimha: Kshraum

For realization of Lord Narsimha, quick victory overenemies, elimination of enemies, fortune and all round success. This mantra removes all sorrows and fears.

Akash Tatva: Ham

For activating the Akash Tatva (space element) in us which gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments related to this element. Activation of all elements leads to quicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak to access all supernatural powers.

Agni Tatva: Ram

For activating the Agni Tatva (fire element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element. Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.

Vayu Tatva: Yam

For activating the Vayu Tatva (air element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element. Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.

Prithvi Tatva: Ksham

For activating the Prithvi Tatva (earth element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element. Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.

Shanti (Peace): Tam

For getting rid of disease, worry, fear and illusions.

 

Some simple mantras are given which can be recited by anyone and help achieve what the sadhak wants. They have simple or no methodology associated with them.

Panch Akshari – “Om Namah Shivaye” – It fulfills all desires.It leads to moksha and all sins are destroyed. It has no methodology assocaited and can be recited by anyone anytime.

Asht Akshari – “Om Namah Narayanaya” – One can achieve and can be blessed with anything.

Ganpati Mantra – “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha” – It not only removes all obstacles but also gives success in one’s efforts.

Hanuman Mantra – “Om Hoom Hanumate Rudratamakaye hoom phut swaha” – There is no favour that Hanumanji cannot bestow. Hanumanji is the embodiment of all good qualities which he freely gives to his devotees.

Saraswati Mantra – “Om Aim Kleeng Saum Saraswatiya Namaha” – It makes a person a learned scholar and he attains high proficiency in education. This mantra should be recited in the morning.

Dattatreya Mantra – “Om Hareem Parambraham Parmaatmane Hari Harbrahyendraya Dattatroyaye swaha” – Dattatreya can bestow everything on his followers.