Mantra is a combination of sounds done in Sanskrit language, that have a spiritual meaning. By voicing these sounds (preferably loud and clear, but they can also only be voiced in your head) we can tune into the energy of a certain planet. To have any effect, you should do this regularly for a defined time.
Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, the Indian body of knowledge which predates religion and is said to have been cognized by ancient enlightened beings. It is revered as a pure language because there is essentially no difference between a particular word and the object it describes. This is called « name and form. » These prayers of a sort invoke the grace of a planetary energy to lessen its negative effects as revealed in the horoscope.
Regarding the procedure of chanting, one may be sitting, standing, or walking while practicing, but the best effects are gained when the chanting is done softly and gently. Although the instruction of chanting does not include dwelling on the meaning of the mantra, the process should be a conscious one. During the practice one may notice his attention easily focusing on the vibration of the sound within the body. A very peaceful and relaxing state will result when this is done properly. The chanting should be smooth and repeated somewhat in a monotone to fully appreciate the vibrations, but the rate of speed may be as quick as desired.It is primarily the vibration of the sounds on the human nervous system which will cause the subtle positive effects on the person and neutralize the harmful energy indicated by an afflicted planet.
A string of 108 beads called mala is used for the counting, and one bead, known as the Guru bead, is slightly protruded from the others so one knows when the mantra has been chanted 108 times. At the conclusion of one mala the person either stops or turns back, so the Guru bead is never crossed.
During the practice, one bead is kept between the thumb and middle finger to keep track of the number of repetitions. The most desirable beads, according to many Hindus, are rudrakshas, which are found In India or Nepal and are considered somewhat sacred. The next best are tulsi beads.
BEEJ (SEED) MANTRA
Beej Mantras also known as Vedic Seed Mantras are the core mantras or sounds endowed with great spiritual powers, They are often called the audible seed version of all the Deity majorly in Hinduism. Beejas form part of several mantra compositions and hence they are like the batteries of mantras. It is believed that when chanted with concentration Beej mantras can fulfil the desires of the devotees and act like a protective shield surrounding them and protecting from all dangers and enemies.
OM ॐ is a sacred sound and a spiritual symbol in Indian religions. It signifies the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness or Atman. It is related to the Sun. The upanishads say that the Sun chants OM as it moves in the sky. Om is the sound of the essential cosmic vibration transmitted through the sun. Om is good for all planets.All mantras shoud begin and end with OM.
SHRIM (shreem) relates to Goddess Lakshmi, Moon and Venus
HRIM (hreem) is the beej mantra of the divine Mother, it is the feminine form of OM. It also relates to Mars and Venus
KLIM (kleem) relates to goddess Kali. It is good for Saturn and Rahu.
KRIM (kreem) is for Krishna, venus and the Moon
GAM (like gum) for Ganapati and Jupiter.
AIM for Saraswati and Mercury.
Specific mantras (with beej) for the planets
OM SUM (soom) SURYAYA NAMAHA
OM SOM (som) SOMAYA NAMAHA
OM CHAM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA
OM KUM (koom) KUJAYA NAMAHA
OM MAM MANGALAYA NAMAHA
OM BUM (boom) BUDHAYA NAMAHA
OM BRIM BRIHASPATAYE NAMAHA
OM GUM (goom) GURAVE NAMAHA
OM SHUM (shoom) SHUKRAYA NAMAHA
OM SHAM SHANAYE/ SHANAISHCHARAYA NAMAHA
OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTIHI
OM RAM RAHAVE NAMAHA
OM KEM KETAVE NAMAHA
The following link describes in details the different remedies for each planets as well as giving the audio link for mantras: planetary remedy
7 BENEFITS OF WEARING RUDRAKSHA
• Rudraksha change the karma of the wearer, leading a person naturally to the right path of truth and purpose, making the pace along the path quicker and progress easier.
• They are effective in controlling stress, thus help in eradicating worries and blessing the wearer with greater peace of mind. In over 6,500 years of documented use, Rudraksha have been shown to produce no negative side effects.
• Rudraksha bring clarity, sharpen the mind, and increase the power of Intuition.
• They create powerful “protection circles” from negativity and remove obstacles along the path to your success.
• Rudraksha charge the soul with shakti (spiritual power), increasing the soul’s own radiance and its ability to more fully express its divine power & wisdom in the material world.
• They create a more intimate connection with the positive forces in nature and the cosmos, help to heal the vital energies and bring them into harmonious balance.
• Rudraksha are scientifically proven to have many health benefits.
Rudraksha is a natural seed, found within the vibrant blue fruit of the evergreen Elaeocarpus ganitrus, it is indigenous to the Himalayas across India and Nepal. It also flourishes in other areas of Southeast Asia, where the volcanic soil is conducive to its growth.
Rudraksha literally means “the tears of Shiva”. It is said, while contemplating Man’s suffering, Shiva — the great Mahadeva, the Supreme God and divine gift-giver — unexpectedly began to cry tears of compassion. As his tears fell, he guided them towards Earth and transformed them into divine seeds…for the benefit of those seeking freedom from suffering and union with the Divine.
It deals with the Chakras as well as helps in appeasing the malefic of the planets.
The lines on the rudrakshas are called mukhis (faces). It goes from 1 to 21 faces. Generally the one with 1 to 14 faces are most found, the most common being the 5 mukhis rudraksha.
Here are the following rudrakshas associated with the planets:
1 Chandrakar mukhi: It is associated with Sun and very good for sun related remedies.
2 mukhi: It is associated with Moon and is a remedy for Moon related problems.
3 mukhi: It associated with Mars and is prescribed as a remedy for Mars related problems.
4 mukhi: It is prescribed as a remedy for Mercury related problems.
5 mukhi: It is a remedy for Jupiter related problems.
6 mukhi: It is prescribed as a remedy for Venus related problems. It controls low BP.
7 mukhi: It is prescribed as a remedy for Saturn related problems.
8 mukhi: Prescribed as a remedy for Rahu related problems.
9 mukhi: It is prescribed as a remedy for Ketu related problems and Venus related problems.
10 mukhi: It is a good remedy for problems related with Mercury as it is the Rudraksha representing Lord Vishnu, the ruling deity of Mercury.
11 mukhi: It represents the Ekadasa Rudras and is a good remedy for problems related with Mars and Jupiter.
12 mukhi: Mantra: It is prescribed as a remedy for Sun related problems.
13 mukhi: It is a good remedy for all problems related with Mars.
14 mukhi: Mantra: It is prescribed as a remedy for Saturn related problems. A very effective one during the Sadesati.
Nila is proposing home-made malas after each astrological lecture. Her rudrakshas are coming from a recognised and well-known nepali farm and the gems are real semi-precious stones. The price are around 108 chf depending on the cost of the gems and stones.