To understand the effects of Sanskrit mantras we need to understand what is Sanskrit & how it
Sanskrit is an Indo-European language whose history stretches back more than three thousand
years. For much of that time, Sanskrit has been the primary vehicle of intellectual, literary, and
religious expression in India. Sanskrit is the language of learning, many amazing wisdom is
systematically expressed through Sanskrit including Ayurveda – the healing science of India,
Khagolshastra – Astronomy, Mimansa – exegesis Philosophy logic, Panini’s Ashtadhyayi
grammar, architect texts, mathematics, metaphysics, epistemology, hermeneutics, law, politics,
and aesthetics as well as poetry, drama and much more. In present-day India, all religious and
spiritual rituals are still done in Sanskrit. Also, those who are studying Ayurveda in India need to
be fluent in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is also the language of Yoga.
Sanskrit is the language of soundwaves, yet at the same time, it is based on precise rules and
regulations of grammar. The meaning of the word ‘Sanskrit’ is ‘perfectly created”. Sanskrit is
such a perfected language that even after many years after its creation there is no need to change
or alter it. The rishis or ‘ancient wise beings’ heard sounds of the universe in their meditations.
They realized that we are made of vibrations and the sound they heard has vibrations as well.
When we place these sounds in a certain order it can change our vibrations from negative to
positive. Rishis realized that these sound vibrations can be very healing. This is how Sanskrit
Following are some mantras that will help you on your healing journey.
- Aum Gam Ganapati Namaha
This mantra invokes Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity.
Ganesha also known as Ganapati, is invoked before starting any project. Ganesha is the
removal of obstacles. Ganesha is also very grounding. This mantra also helps us calm
down our busy minds.
- So Hum
This mantra is the sound of our breath. While meditating with this mantra imagine the
sound ‘So’ on our inhale & sound ‘Hum’ on our exhale. It is a very healing mantra. And
since it is the mantra of our breath, our breath naturally starts healing our system.
- Aum Namaha Shivaya
This mantra is the mantra of Divine Shiva or Divine masculine. According to the wisdom
of Yoga, we all have divine masculine & Divine feminine within us. This mantra works
with our third eye or intuition. Divine Shiva is invoked when we need direction in our
- Aum Dhoom Durga Namaha
This mantra is the mantra of Goddess Durga, who is the mother of all goddesses. Durga is
the embodiment of the divine feminine. Goddess Durga is invoked when we need
strength and courage in our life.
- Aum Gurdevo Namaha
The meaning of this mantra is ‘I bow to the divine guru’, this mantra guides us by
connecting with our inner Guru or helping us connect with our inner wisdom.
- Loka Samasta Sukhinau Bhavantu.
May all beings be well happy and free from suffering.
- Aum Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi.
This is the peace mantra. This mantra can bring peace and calm into our life.
Do you want to learn more? Here are the links for 2 amazing Sanskrit courses.
1. Sanskrit, Language of Yoga