Mantras - The Power of Sound in Vedic Astrology


Mantras - The Sacred Sanskrit Rhymes
A Mantra is manifestation of God in the form of those sounds





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Mantras are considered to be divine rhymes composed by the ancient Indian saints in the divine language of Sanskrit. When recited properly they protect human from different malefic effects of other evil elements. Similarly mantras  corresponding to different planets when recited properly is considered to protect the person from the bad effect of that planet.

Mantra (Shabda or Sound) is said to be the phonetic manifestation of the Supreme Reality. A Mantra is composed of certain letters arranged in definite sequence of sounds. Mantra is a potent compelling force and is used for many purposes, divine and mundane. It is said that the Guru or the Adept is the best person to find out the Mantra suitable for the Seeker. However, interestingly, astrology too has an elaborate system of judging whether a particular Mantra will be suitable for a Sadhaka. 

The power of Mantras & Shlokas has been acknowledged since time immemorial. A Mantra can consist of a powerful word or a combination of words and can be used for self realization, for freedom from worries, to fulfill one's desires, to ward off the effects of malefic planets, to bring you success, peace and contentment -- the range is truly vast. You can choose for yourself.

The Mantric Approach of the Vedas

The Vedas are mantric teachings. They consist of various mantric chants or hymns cognized by different seers or Rishis from the Cosmic Mind. They set forth Dharma or natural law, which is mantra in manifestation. As such the Vedas are impersonal and eternal, just as cosmic law cannot vary. This same mantric knowledge gives rise to different sciences (vidyas) according to the angle of vision with which we approach it. Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Yoga, and Vedanta all arise from it and represent different ways of looking through it.

The Vedic language is based upon an earlier more primordial language of seed (bija) mantras. These are single syllable sounds or roots like OM that have multiple meanings and indications depending upon their intonation and the intention with which they are used. Out of the bija or root language arises the language of the Vedic texts, which is already differentiated, though not fully, into nouns and verbs. These bijas are explained more in Tantra, which in its true sense (apart from current popular distortions) is also a science of the Divine Word.

To introduce the reader to the Vedic mantric approach we will introduce a few important bija mantras and then the main Vedic chant, the Gayatri mantra, of twenty four syllables. This will also help the reader understand the vision behind the Vedic Studies. It is all a manifestation of the mantra.

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More About Mantras

Mantras must be chanted or recited with unwavering devotion and motivation. Chanting them as a matter-of-course deprives them of power and is practically useless from the point of view of conscious growth, evolution and effect.

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The Gayatri Mantra, the Essence of the Vedas

This great mantra consists of three parts. The first is the chants to the seven worlds. The second is the mantra proper of twenty-four syllables. The third is a summary of the mantra's energies.

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