Mantras

♪ Om Namah Shivaya ♪

Om Namah Shivaya, Om Namah Shivaya,

Om Namah Shivaya, Om Namah Shivaya!

Shivaya Namah, Shivaya Namah Om,

Shivaya Namah, Om Namah Shivaya!

Om Namah Shivaya, Om Namah Shivaya,

Om Namah Shivaya, Om Namah Shivaya!

(I bow to Lord Shiva again and again; I bow to the inner light — the Supreme Self.)

♪ Hare Krishna (Maha-Mantra) ♪

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

(Chant the glory of Krishna, chant the glory of Rama. This is known as the Maha Mantra, meaning “Great Mantra.” It is said to be the most powerful in this Iron Age. It brings purity to the mind and heart and signifies that God is everywhere.)

♪ Saraswati ♪

Om Aim Saraswati Namah Om

Om Aim Saraswati Namah Om

Om Aim Saraswati Saraswati Saraswati Namah Om

(Salutations to the bestower of wisdom, intelligence, knowledge and creative artistic energy.)

♪ Jai Ganesha ♪

Jaya Ganesha, Jaya Ganesha,

Jaya Ganesha Pahimaam;

Sri Ganesha, Sri Ganesha,

Sri Ganesha Rakshamaam.

(Hail to Ganesha, save me! Your holiness, Ganesha, protect me. (Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed remover of obstacles and son of Lord Shiva, is traditionally invoked before practicing pranayama or before commencing a series of mantras or prayers to verious aspects of God.)

♪ Lokha Samastha Sukinoh Bhavanthu ♪

(May all beings be free and happy.)

 

– Sanskrit words, translation and meaning by Dharma Yoga Center and Krishna Das