Saturday, July 5, 2008

Mantras for the Nine Planets

Vedic astrology is unique in that it gives us many ways to work with the negative planetary influences in a chart. There are forms of ceremonial worship (pujas and yagnas), gemstones, color therapy, and several other popular methods to mitigate the karmas in our life. But by far the easiest, most inexpensive, and powerful way to work with the planets in our chart is through the use of mantras.

When we do mantra repetition to a planet, we soothe and heal all the difficult energies of that planet in our life. We also encourage the positive energies from that same planet to flow toward us.

Om nava grahan puujaa ( The Worship of the Nine Planets)

Each section contains both a long and short mantra to each planet. The short form may be used by itself for mantra repetition, using a mala (rosary) of 108 beads.
Intone the RED Sanskrit sections aloud. Offering candles, incense, and flowers increases the potency of each mantra
.


SUN

Om jabaakusuma sankaasham kaashyapayam mahaadyutim
Tamorim sarvapaapaghnam pranato-smi divaakaram
Om suryaaya namah

Om, I bow down with devotion to the shining light that is crimson red like a hybiscus flower, shining onto the earth, removing all the darkness and eradicating sin.
Om, I bow to the Sun.

MOON


Dadhi sankha tushaaraabham kshiirodaarnasambhavam
Namaami shashinam somam shambhormukuta bhushanam
Om candraaya
namah

I bow down to the Moon, who is creamy white like a container of yogurt and most
pleasing, born from the churning ocean of milk, the effulgent emblem of devotion
which adorns the head of Lord Shiva.
Om, I bow to the Moon.

MARS
Dharaniigarbhasambhutam vidyutkaanti samaprabham
Kumaaram shaktihastam ca tam mangalam pranamaamyaham
Om mangalaaya
namah

I bow down to Mars, the auspicious one, who supports the womb of all creation, shines forth with the radiance of beauty enhanced by love, and wields power in his hand.
Om, I bow down to Mars.
MERCURY
Priyangukalikashyaamam ruupenaa-pratimam budham
Saumyam saumyamgunopetam tam budham pranamaamyaham
Om budhaaya
namah
I bow down to Mercury, whose beloved body is dark like the night, the icon of intelligence, and whose qualities are most beautiful.
Om, I bow down to Mercury.
JUPITER

Devaanaanca rishinaanca gurum kaancana sannibham
Buddhi bhutam trilokesham tam namaami brihaaspatim
Om gurave namah
I bow down to Jupiter, teacher of gods and sages, the greatest treasure, and the most intelligent of all creation.
Om, I bow down to Jupiter.
VENUS

Hima kunda mrinaalaabham daityaanaam paramam gurum
Sarvashaastrapravaktaaram bhaargavam pranamaamyaham
Om Shukraaya namah

I bow down to Venus, who is fragrant like crushed sandal and jasmine, the great guru of the demons, expounding all scriptures, and the descendant of sage Brigu.
Om, I bow down to Venus.
SATURN

Niilaambujasamaabhaasam raviputram yamaagrajam
Chaayaamaartandasambhuutam tam namaami shanaishacaram
Om
Shaanaishcaraaya namah
I bow down to Saturn, who is blue like a storm cloud, the son of the Sun and the brother of Death, who can cast his shadow even over the Sun.
Om, I bow down to Saturn.
RAHU
Arddhakaayam mahaaviiryam candraadityavimardanam
Simhikaagarbha sambhuutam tam Raahu pranamaamyaham
Om Raahave
namah
I bow down to Rahu, the great warrior who divides even the Sun and Moon in half, born from the womb of Simhikaa.
Om, I bow down to Rahu.
KETU

Paalaashapushpa sankaasham taarakaagrahamastakam
Raudram raudraatmakam ghoram tam ketu pranamaamyaham
Om Ketave
namah
I bow down to Ketu, who is red like a paalaasha flower, who makes the star-eyed constellation to set, terrible and awesome to behold.
Om, I bow down to Ketu.
ALL PLANETS

Brahmaa muraaristripuraantakaarii bhaanuh shashii
bhuumisuto budhashca
Gurushca shukrah shani raahu ketavah sarve grahaa
shaantikaraa bhavantu
Om nava grahebhyoh namah

Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva contemplate the Sun, the Moon, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu. May all planets be peaceful.
Om, I bow down to the nine planets.

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