Mantras are an incredibly powerful transformative tools. They work because, at a fundamental level, reality is comprised of sound, or vibration. By utilizing our vocal cords to match a certain vibration, we are able to bring about powerful changes in ourselves and in reality.
Mantras also have a more psychological aspect. By repeating certain words or phrases, we can effectively drill an itinerary into our subconscious. This allows us to more easily manifest our desires.
One of the best things that mantras can be used for is maintaining health and wellness. These are some of the most popular mantras for this purpose.
Aditya Hridayam, or Heart of the Sun God
The full Aditya Hridayam is actually a powerful Hindu hymn that encompasses several dozen verses of an ancient epic written more than 5,000 years ago. It glorifies the Sun and was recited before battles to bring vitality to fatigued warriors.
Fortunately, a much shorter version of the hymn can be observed in the following prayer:
नमः सूर्याय शान्ताय सर्वरोग निवारिणे
आयुर्रोग्य मैस्वैर्यं देहि देवः जगत्पते |
Nama Suryaya Santaya Sarvaroga Nivarine
Ayurarogya maisvairyam dehi devah jagatpate
Translated into English, this means:
Oh! Lord Surya, ruler of the universe, you are the remover of all diseases, the repository of peace
I bow to you. May you bless your devotees with longevity, health and wealth.
This mantra can be fantastic for helping to boost energy levels and enhance overall strength and well-being.
Om Hamsa Hamsa
A much simpler mantra than the one above, om hamsa hamsa is a powerful Buddhist and Hindu mantra that has been utilized to help enhance blood flow throughout the body. This can reduce stress and high blood pressure, reducing the risk of cardiovascular illness.
The sound om can help bring blood to different parts of the body on its own. The hamsa, symbolized by the hand, could symbolize bringing blood to the extremities.
Maha Mrityunjaya, or the Tryambakam Mantra
The Mrityunjaya Mantra is a very significant Hindu mantra, particularly for those who are struggling with difficult physical or mental ailments. The mantra is best recited on a Shivaratri day.
The words of the mantra are:
ॐ हौं जूँ स: | ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: |
त्रयम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात |
ॐ स्व: भुव: भू: ॐ | स: जूँ हौं ॐ |
Om hom jun sah, Om bhur bhuva svaha |
Om triyambhakam yajamahe sungandhim pushti vardhanam |
urva rukameva bandhanan mriturmukshiye ma mritat |
Om svaha bhuva bhuh, Om sah jun hom om |
It’s a bit of a mouthful, and it can be very helpful to listen to an audio recording of someone reciting the mantra before attempting it yourself. In English, it means, roughly:
We concentrate on our third eye, behind our two eyes, which gives us the power to feel you. In this we feel happy, satisfied and peaceful in life. We know immortality cannot be attained, but some extension can be given to our lives by your powers, Lord Shiva.
Lord Dhanvantri is one of the most well-known manifestations of Lord Vishnu, and the power that his mantras posses are immense. Lord Dhanvantri is considered the Father of Ayurvedic medicine, one of the most powerful and effective branches of medicine that the world has ever seen.
The Dhanvantri mantra can thus be utilized to bring healing to people by alleviating their sufferings and instilling happiness and wealth. The mantra is as follows:
ॐ नमो भगवते महासुदर्शनाय वासुदेवाय धन्वंतराये:
अमृतकलश हस्ताय सर्व भयविनाशाय सर्व रोगनिवारणाय
त्रिलोकपथाय त्रिलोकनाथाय श्री महाविष्णुस्वरूप
श्री धनवंतरी स्वरूप श्री श्री श्री औषधचक्र नारायणाय नमः॥
Om Namo Bhagavate Maha Sudharshana Vasudevaya Dhanvantaraye :
Amrutha Kalasa Hasthaaya Sarva Bhaya Vinasaya Sarva Roga Nivaranaya
Tri Loka Pathaye Tri Lokya Nathaya Sri Maha Vishnu Swarupa
Sri Dhanvantri Swarupa Shri Shri Shri Aushadha chakra Narayanaya Namah: ||
In English, this means:
I bow down to the Lord Dhanvantri: the Lord with four hands who carries the conch. Discuss a leech and a pot of immortal nectar. In his heart, around his head, and in his beautiful lotus eyes there shines a brilliant, blazing light. His divine plan destroys all disease like a blazing forest fire.
There are a number of powerful mantras that can be utilized to help bring about optimal health and well-being in the aspirant. However, it’s important not to underestimate the power of these mantras.
Mantras like these can help to build the internal strength necessary to overcome struggles and to work through physical ailments, but they are not designed to immediately alleviate symptoms in the same way that medication would.
When possible, it’s best to seek the guidance of a guru or established master who can help you learn the proper methods for reproducing the effects of each mantra.