Mantras by Day
London UK - In Hinduism, each of the seven days in a week is dedicated to different Gods. Monday - known as Somwar in Hindi - is dedicated to Bhagwan Shiva, the most powerful and the supreme most of the Hindu Divine Trinity.
Too much Desires often lead to disappointments and sorrow. In this mechanical life system, we lose ourselves while running after the riches and worldly pleasures. And thus, in order maintain equilibrium and remain grounded, it is important to seek refuge at the feet of Bhagwan Shiva, the one who helps us in get desired results for example happiness, peace, success in marriage, fruitful married life, success in business, service and reduce the Lord Rahu negativity.
Visit any Bhagwan Shiva's temple, first offer water and then mix milk, honey, yogurt, Ghee and sugar together and then offer on Shiva Lingam.
You can chant this Shiva Moola Mantra on Mondays for an auspicious start to the week:
*** Om Namah Shivaya ***
Meaning: I bow to you O Supreme Lord, the one who exists in my consciousness.
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
The following Maha Mrityunjay Mantra has been taken from the Sukla Yajurveda Samhita III. 60. The Mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva and is a centuries old technique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss.
Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam |
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat ||
Om. We worship The Three-Eyed Lord Shiva who is fragrant and who increasingly nourishes the devotees. Worshipping him may we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality just as the ripe cucumber easily separates itself from the binding stalk.
The mantra is a prayer to Lord Shiva who is addressed as Sankara and Trayambaka. Sankara is sana (blessings) and Kara (the Giver). Trayambaka is the three eyed one (where the third eye signifies the giver of knowledge, which destroys ignorance and releases us from the cycle of death and rebirth).