Hinduism

Mantras

A mantra is a holy syllable or a verse we pray with. With use of mantras we come nearer the Gods we worship.

Dhumavati Mantra

!!!BEWARE, DEMONS WORSHIP DHUMAVATI!!!

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Sanatana Dharma's conception of "demons" is a little if not too different from the Christian one. The ancient meaning of the word "demon" or "daemon" was different than it is today. Plato, too, writes about "demons" without associating them to something bad. Demons are known in Islam, too. The term "jinn" is the equivalent of it. In Islam, bad "jinns" are called shaya-ti-n (not the "demons" that worship Dhumavati) and Iblis (Satan) is their leader.

Dhumavati is not evil; She only represents the most powerful negative energies of the fearful God. A lot of people use mantras and Tantras for ignorant purposes only (New Age, etc.) - to gain powers or "magic", but this is not the way to approach Dhumavati, because She lightens the deepest areas of our mind that even the best doctors are not aware of. Dhumavati is one of the greatest wisdom teachers and with Her negative (that is - angry and sad) dark face She only wants us to see the positive face of God. She is the Goddess that loves but to see Her beauty you must pay Her certain respect (and a tax). Dhumavati is the first form of Supreme Goddess (later known as Parvati) - that is, Sati, the Lord Shiva's first wife. She was hungry and Shiva refused to serve Her, so She swallowed Him. Shiva then asked Her to disgorge Him - She did and He cursed her. She thus became an eternal widow. She is also embodied in the sad smoke of the sacrificial funeral pyre (therefore Her color is red and black). She forever lives in it with Sati who burned herself. Dhumavati is Sati and the grandmother spirit and one of the Mahavidyas (ten great wisdom Goddesses). Her Vedic equivalent is Nirrti (goddess of death and corruption). The Dhumavati Mantra:
devIm koteshvarIm shuddhAmpApaghnIm kAmarUpinIm
namAmi muktikAmAya dehi muktim harapriye

(the capitalization in transliteration means that the vowel is to be pronounced with an accent)

!!!BEWARE, DEMONS WORSHIP DHUMAVATI!!!

A mantra is practiced by vocalizing a mystical syllable or verse, most frequently in Sanskrit, but this is not a rule. For example, there are mantras like:

Aum Bhur Bhuva Svaha
(Aum) Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhi-mahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat, (Aum)

OR

(To challenge a direction from ignorance to truth)

Asato ma- sad gamaya
Tamaso ma- jyotir gamaya
Mr.tyorma- amr.tam gamaya
Aum ťa-nti ťa-nti ťa-ntih.

Aum sahanaavavatu
Sahanau bhunaktu
Saha viiryan karavaavahai
Tejasvi naavadhiitamastu
Maa vidvishhaavahai

On the picture above are mantras (Hare Krishna) written in Sanskrit. This language still lives, but it is used only in religious prayers (like Latin in Christian churches); people normally do not use it (Sanskrit) for ordinary communication.

Saraswati mantra will improve memory and concentration in learning:

SARASWATI NAMASTHUBHYAM
VARADE KAMARUPINI
VIDHYARAMBAM KARISHYAMI
SIDDHIR BAVATHUME SADHA

Ganesha mantra

jaya ganeťa jaya ganeťa jaya ganeťa deva
mata jaki parvati pita mahadeva

Shakti mantras

The names of Mother Divine are mantras, too, as Mother Divine can bestow Her energy to us.

1. Chamunda Parianganatha - Governor of sacred assembly.

2. Kali Nitya Siddhamata - Mother of the Siddhas.

3. Nagalakali - Kali of Naga.

4. Kurukulla Rasanatha - Emperor of physical pleasure.

5. Tripuresi - She who is the head of three cities.

6. Ghana MahaJagadamba - Great Mother of the world.

7. Maha Kali Siddhesvari - Queen of the Siddhas.

8. Dakini Madasalini - Shining with rapture.

9. Sarvaruna - Mother with a reddish color of the dawn.

kula-vidyA mantra

(Kula or Kaula is a type of Hindu tantrism; the word Kula or Kaula is difficult to translate, but its meaning is close to something like "family").

tatashchAnu paThedenAM kulavidyAM samAhitaH |
aulA nIlA khalA kAlA nakulA grahakArikA ||
senA susenA mAtA cha mahAsenA yashasvinI |
kR^itamAlAkSatashirA etAstu graha-mAtaraH ||
kumAra-vachanAch-ChIghraM pramu~nchantu shishuntvimam |
kAla-kalpA jvalach-ChaktiH ki~NkiNI-jAla-bhUShitA ||
kumAra-vachanAd-dUtI samprAptA muchyatAM shishuH |
patAkA kukukTaH ChatraM ghaNTA-barhadharaH shikhI ||
sharastambhash-cha te mudrA muchyatAM mAtaraH shishuH

Chatuhsasthi Yogini Mantras

64 Sacred Names of Kali (or Bhairavi) are pronounced, here are only eight of them (which can be repeated eight times to get the number 64):

1. Maha Kali Siddhesvari - Queen of the Siddhas
2. Kapalini Nagalakshmi - Lakshmi of Naga
3. Kula Devi Svarnadeha - The One of golden body
4. Kurukulla Rasanatha - The Ruler of pleasure
5. Nila Bhukti Rakta Sparsha - Who receives pleasure from passion
6. Ghana MahaJagadamba - Great Mother of the world

7. Kameshvari Sarvashakti
- Shakti of all
8. Bhagamalini Tarini
- The One Who delivers us from calamity

I am especially interested in Sri Kamadi (6th Yogini) and Sri Khemukhi (63rd Yogini). Give salutations to Sri Kamadi:

Sri mAtrE namasthE chinmAtrE sEvita ramA hareeSa vidhAtrE
vAmAdi Sakti poojita para dEvatAyAhsakalam jAtam
kAmAdi dwAdaSabhirupAsitakAdi hAdi sAdi mantra roopiNyAh
prEmAspada guru guha jananyAm preeti yukta matchittAm vilayatu
brahma maya prakASini nAma roopa vimarSini
kAma kalA pradarSini sAmarasya nidarSini

Then Sri Khemukhi may come like a long-beaked bird at night. (In the circle) 15 + 1 is the number for Lord Shiva (15) and Lord Ganesh (1). 63 and 6 and 15 and 1 means that the circle of Yoginis has a special meaning. 15 + 1 gives 16. If 16 is multiplied by four, you get 64.

Look here to learn something about 64 Yoginis.

Nagini Mantras

Nagini is the word used to call the female counterparts of deities called "snake deities" in Hinduism. The mantras for these snake deities are:

(the vowels like "aa" are pronounced with an accent like in the English word "are")
Om Puuh Anantamukhii Swaahaa
Om Puuh Karkodamukhii Swaahaa
Om Puuh Padminii Swaahaa (Padmavati)
Om KaalaJiihvaa Puuh Swaahaa
Om Mahaapadminii Swaahaa
Om Vaasukiimukhii Swaahaa
Om Hum Hum Puurvabhuupamukhii Swaahaa
Om Shankhni Vaayumukhii Hum Hum

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