Mantras Archive

  • Lakshmi Mantras for Personal Practice

    Lakshmi Mantras for Personal Practice

    Lakshmi is of the goddesses whose mantras are relatively easy to learn and which tend to give rapid results.  There are many different ways to use Lakshmi mantras, but one of the best is the repetition called japa. All you need to do is sit comfortably with your eyes open or closed, as you prefer, […]

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  • Lakshmi Sahasranam – 1008 names

    Lakshmi Sahasranam – 1008 names

    The Sahasranam is a great part of the vedic tradition and there are collections like this for all of the major deties.  The Sahasranam exists in two different forms; a listing of each name individually in the format of “OM {name} namaha”, and the other in a more melodic and more compact format in which […]

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  • Sri Suktam – Rig Veda Mantra for Lakshmi

    Sri Suktam – Rig Veda Mantra for Lakshmi

    Sri Suktam is a vedic hymn addressed to Goddess Lakshmi, the companion of Vishnu.  She is the representative of abundance in all its forms, accessible to all and readily responsive the effects of yagyas when sincerely performed. hiraṇyavarṇāṁ hariṇīṁ suvarṇarajatasrajām, candrāṁ hiraṇmayīṁ lakṣmīṁ jātavedo ma āvaha. tāṁ ma āvaha jātavedo lakṣmīmanapagāminīm, yasyāṁ hiraṇyaṁ vindeyaṁ gāmaśvaṁ puruṣānaham. Invoke for […]

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  • Dakshinamurti Sahasranam – 1008 names of Shiva as Guru

    Dakshinamurti Sahasranam – 1008 names of Shiva as Guru

    The image above is Dakshinamurti; Shiva as Guru.  It was taken during Abishekam, an ancient vedic ritual during which liquid offerings are made to the deity through ritual bathing.  These offerings are water, milk, yogurt, scented sandalwood (seen above), turmeric, and rose water. Sahasranam is a collection of 1008 names or mantras of a deity, […]

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  • Dakshinamurti Mantras

    Dakshinamurti Mantras

    This is the month of Guru Poornima and we honor in particular, the form of Shiva as the original Guru.  This form is called Dakshinamurti.  The first section of the audio file is called Guru Vandanam which recognizes that the guru is a manifestation of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma – in short divinity in what […]

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  • Ekadasa (11) Rudra Mantras

    Ekadasa (11) Rudra Mantras

    It is the time of Shivaratri and there are a number of mantras that are appropriate for use this time of year.  Of course the traditional “Om Namah Shivaya” is always appropriate, but more focused effects can be gained from using mantras that are more tailored to the different forms of Shiva or Rudra.  In […]

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  • Ganesha Mantra to Remove Debt

    Ganesha Mantra to Remove Debt

    A Ganesha Mantra to Remove Debt Of course Ganesha is the best place to begin when you are starting something new and for the New Year we also need the blessings of Lakshmi to bring us wealth and abundance over the next 12 months.  There are numerous mantras that invoke both Ganesha and Lakshmi together. […]

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  • Sudarshana Mantra

    Sudarshana Mantra

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  • Saturn Mantras

    Saturn Mantras

    By tradition, the day that a planet is changing signs is ideal to perform pujas for that planet and to listen to mantras and slokas.  This file contains recordings of: -Vedic slokas for Sani, the Sani Gayati mantra, the Sani Vyasa mantra, and a few of the names of Sani. -A complete Saturn puja -Sani […]

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  • Brahmanaspati Suktam

    Brahmanaspati Suktam

    The Brahmanaspati Suktam is a collection of 62 hymns from the Rig Veda that are associated with Ganesha and speak about the nature of Brahman.  This was recorded in the Kanchipuram yagya house with two of our Rig Veda pundits.

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