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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Beej (seed) Mantra

Bija Mantras
A Beej Mantra is the shortest form of a Mantra just like a beej (seed) which when sown grows into a tree. Similarly beej mantras of different Gods, when recited together give humans lot of positive energy and blessings of all the Gods. They are the vibrations, and represent the "call" of the soul. It is belief that when the universe was created then the sounds produce during the cosmic evolution are basically the beej mantra.
Bija means a seed. Hence Bija Mantra means a mantra which is usually of one syllable. Accordingly the mantras which contain up to nine words are termed Beej Mantra, ten or twenty words forms Mantra and beyond are known Maha Mantra.
Basic beej mantra "Om" is further expanded into the following types of beej -- yog beej ,tejo beej, shanti beej and raksha beej, which are respectively known as aeng (aim) hreem, sreem, kreem, kleem, dum, gam, glaum, lam, yam, aam or um or ram.
The table below is not complete, but gives the most common bija mantras.


“The supreme absolute (Parabrahman) exists in the human being (jivatma) as Shabda Brahman, the absolute as sound. Mantras are not prayers and the relationship of the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, whether consonants or vowels, he says, point to the appearance of devata (divinity) in different forms. An uttered mantra is the manifestation of a more subtle sound while mantras themselves are forms of Kundalini. Mantras may be male, female or neutral. Female mantras are called Vidyas.
By Mantra the sought for (Sadhya) Devata appears, and by Siddhi therein is had vision of the three worlds. As the Mantra is in fact Devata, by practice thereof this is known. Not merely do the rhythmical vibrations of its sound regulate the unsteady vibrations of the sheaths of the worshipper, but therefrom the image of the Devata appears.” (op cit) Mantras are masculine (solar), feminine (lunar) or neuter. A female mantra is called a vidya, which means knowledge, while solar and neuter forms are called mantras. Mantras are only such if they were first revealed by a rishi or seer. Only then do they have life, according to the tradition. A mantra can only work if it is received from a guru who has, herself or himself, received it in an unbroken line from its first rishi. There are, however, exceptions to this, according to some tantras which prescribe methods of purification for mantras received in dream. And, according to Mahachinachara, the Kali mantra does not rely on the very elaborate rules usually found in the Tantras.
In describing mantras, the different tantrik texts always give their origin or rishi as well as the metre to pronounce them. While a mantra is divinity in sound form, a yantra is the same in geometrical form and an image the devata in gross form. Refer also to the page on Tattvas on the relationship between the consonants and the 36 tattvas.”
Om is the famous bija mantra. It is known as Pranava or the salutation mantra. The Bhutadamara describes it as the face of Kala. Revealed by Mahakala, it is the form of creation, maintenance and withdrawal.
Om: ?
This beej mantra is the mystic name for the Hindu Trimurti, and represents the union of the three gods, viz. 'A' for Brahma, 'U' for Vishnu and 'M' for Mahadev Shiva. The three sounds also symbolize the three Vedas (Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda). 
Kreem: ?????
This is Goddess Kali beej mantra. Kali Mata gives us health, strength, all round success and protects from evil powers. This mantra creates a strong base for Kali Mahavidya Sadhana. In this mantra ' Ka ' is Maa Kali , ' Ra ' is Brahman, and ' ee ' is Mahamaya. ' Nada ' is the Mother of the Universe, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow. 
Shreem: ?????
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Mahalaxmi. It is recited for wealth, material gains, success in business or profession, elimination of ailments & worries, protection, getting beautiful wife, happy married life and all round success. ' Sha ' is Maha Lakshmi, ' Ra ' means wealth. ' Ee ' is satisfaction or contentment. Nada is the manifested Brahman, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow. 
Hroum: ?????
This is the beej mantra for Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva protects from sudden death, fatal diseases, gives immortality, moksha and all round success if a person recites it with devotion along with the mantras of Shiva.
 Doom: ???
This is the beej Mantra of Maa Durga . It is recited for power, strength,protection, health, wealth, victory, wisdom, knowledge, elimination of enemies & grave problems, happy married life and all round success. ' Da ' means Durga, and ' U ' means to protect. Nada means Mother of the universe, and bindu signifies worship. 
Hreem: ?????
This is the Mantra of Mahamaya or Bhuvaneshwari. The best and the most powerful make a person leader of men and help get a person all he needs. ' Ha ' means Shiva, ' Ra ' is prakriti, ' ee ' means Mahamaya. Nada is the Mother of the Universe, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
 Ayeim: ??
This is the beej Mantra of Devi Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge of all fields and with the recitation of this mantra one can attain knowledge, wisdom and success in any field. ' Ai ' stands for Saraswati, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow. 
Gam: ??
This is the beej mantra of Lord Ganapati. Lord Ganesha gives His devotees knowledge, wisdom, protection, fortune, happiness, health, wealth and eliminate all obstacles. ' Ga ' means Ganesha, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow. 
Fraum: ?????
This is the beej mantra for Lord Hanuman. Chanting of it gives unlimited strength, power, protection, wisdom, happiness, elimination of bad spirits & ghosts, victory over enemies and all round success. 
Dam: ??
This is beej mantra for Lord Vishnu. With recitation of it a person gets wealth, health, protection, happy married life, happiness, victory and all round success. Bhram: ????
This is the beej mantra of Lord Bhairav. It is recited for strength, protection, victory, health, wealth, happiness, fame, success in court cases, elimination of enemies, and all round success. 
Dhoom: ???
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Dhoomavati. Chanting of this mantra gives quick eradication of all enemies, strength, fortune, protection, health, wealth and all round success. 
Hleem: ????
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Bagalamukhi. It is recited for quick elimination of all enemies, power, victory, fame, and all round success. 
Treem : ?????
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Tara. Recitation of this mantra gives unending financial gain, unlimited wealth, fortune, fame, happiness, victory and all round success. 
Kshraum: ?
This is a beej mantra of Lord Narsimha. Lord Narsimha removes humans all sorrows and fears and bring quick victory over enemies. 
Akash Tatva: Ham
For activating the Akash Tatva (space element) in us which gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments related to this element. Activation of all elements leads to quicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak to access all supernatural powers.
Agni Tatva: Ram
For activating the Agni Tatva (fire element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element. Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.
Vayu Tatva: Yam
For activating the Vayu Tatva (air element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element. Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.
Prithvi Tatva: Ksham
For activating the Prithvi Tatva (earth element) in uswhich gets us siddhis and eliminates ailments relatedto this element. Activation of all elements leads toquicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak toaccess all supernatural powers.
Shanti (Peace): Tam
For getting rid of disease, worry, fear and illusions.
Some simple mantras are given which can be recited by anyone and help achieve what the sadhak wants. They have simple or no methodology associated with them.
Panch Akshari - "Om Namah Shivaye" - It fulfills all desires.It leads to moksha and all sins are destroyed. It has no methodology assocaited and can be recited by anyone anytime.
Asht Akshari - "Om Namah Narayanaya" - One can achieve and can be blessed with anything.
Ganpati Mantra - "Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha" - It not only removes all obstacles but also gives success in one's efforts.
Hanuman Mantra - "Om Hoom Hanumate Rudratamakaye hoom phut swaha" - There is no favour that Hanumanji cannot bestow. Hanumanji is the embodiment of all good qualities which he freely gives to his devotees.
Saraswati Mantra - "Om Aim Kleeng Saum Saraswatiya Namaha" - It makes a person a learned scholar and he attains high proficiency in education. This mantra should be recited in the morning.

1 comment:

  1. very nice post! Maa durga mantra is so powerful that when chanted Goddess Durga herself shower her blessings in the form of happiness and prosperity.Thanks for providing it.

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