Goddess Durga is one of the most popular goddesses in Hindureligion. She is the Divine Mother and representation of compassion, strength, morality and protection. She protects her devotees from evil powers and safeguards them. It is believed that Goddess Durga is said to be the combined form of powers of Goddess Laxmi, Goddess Kali and Goddess Saraswati.
“Om Sri Durgaya Namah”
Meaning: is the most simple and easy mantra to remember. It is believed that by chanting this mantra regularly the Universal Mother would remove all the physical, mental, economic problems in our life.
LordBrahma is part of the Hindu Trinity and is the Lord of Creation. Lord Brahma represents the universal mind as creation is the work of the mind and the intellect. He is the generator of life on earth, a role which he performed by creating eleven ‘Prajapatis’ for fathering human race.
“Gurubrahma Guruvishnu Gurudevo Maheswarah,Guru saakshaat Param Brahma Tasmai shri guravey Namaha”
Meaning :The guru is none other than the creator, Lord Brahma; he verily is Lord Vishnu, the preserver, and the truly is Maheswara, the destroyer. He is the supreme Brahma himself. To such a guru I offer my salutations.
Lord Ganesha , son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is worshiped by Hindus as the god of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect and remover of obstacles. One always starts any prayer, ritual or occasion by worshiping the Beloved Elephant God. Lord Ganesh blessings are also sought before starting any new venture. Lord Ganesha is also referred to as Ganapati, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vighneshawar and Pillaiyar. The Birthday of Sri Ganesh is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. Ganesha Mantras are full of energy and power of Lord Ganesha and these mantras when chanted with genuine devotion removes obstacles and troubles in life and blesses with success and prosperity. Ganesh Mantras are also referred to as Siddhi Mantras and can remove depression, confusion, jealousy and fear from our minds.
“Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama PrabhaNirvighnam kuru mey DevaSarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa”
Meaning: O Lord Ganesha who has a large body, curved trunk and brightness of a million suns, please remove all obstacles in my work always.
Hanuman is a very popular God in Hindu Religion.Hanuman is considered to be the eleventh incarnation of Lord Shiva. Sri Hanuman is a celibate god who is symbolic of strength, divinity, courage, knowledge and devotion. Reciting the Hanuman Chalisa or Hanuman Mantra helps to overcome fear and bless with courage and wisdom.
“Maarutatulyavegam JitendriyamBuddhimataam Varistham,Vaataatmajam Vaanarayoothmukhyam
Sriramdootam Saranam Prapadhye”
I surrender to Lord Hanuman whose pace is rapid like wind and quick as the mind, who is very intelligent, who has constrained his sense organs and who is the son of Vayu (Pawan), the chief of monkey tribe and the messenger of Shri Rama. His pace is as rapid as the wind and as quick as the mind.
Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most worshipped Deities in Hindu Religion. Goddess Lakshmi is the consort of Maha Vishnu and because of this marriage she is also referred to as Maha Lakshmi and the Empress of Satyug. She also married Sri Rama in her incarnation as Sita and Krishna as Rukmini and Radha. Mahalakshmi is also depicted as Devi in her universal form as Shakti where she kills the Demon Mahishasura.
The Goddess is described as eighteen armed bearing string of beads, battle axe, maze, arrow, thunderbolt, lotus, water-pot, cudgel, lance, bow, sword, shield, bell, conch, wine cup, noose, trident and sudarsana. In this form the Goddess is referred to as Ashta Dasa Bhuja Mahalakshmi. Lakshmi is the embodiment of God’s superior spiritual feminine energy which purifies, empowers and uplifts the individual. She is also the personification of the Spiritual energy within us and universe called Kundalini.
“Om Shri Maha Lakshmyei Namah”
“Aum Gum Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha”
“Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha”
Meaning: “I bow to Maa Lakshmi who everything, who grant favors to all, who terrorizes the evil and who removes the misery of all. I bow to the divine goddess who is the provider of success and intelligence and the benefactor of both worldly pleasure and freedom. I bow to theUltimate Mother who is without beginning and without end. I surrender to the auspicious Mother who can remove even the greatest of sins. I bow to the great Mother who resides in the hearts of devotees is the goddess of wealth, luxury, beauty, power, generosity and auspiciousness”.
Goddess Parvati is one of the many forms of Shakti, the powerful feminine energy of the universe. She is the Goddess of Love and devotion. She is an auspicious goddess and the divine consort of Lord Shiva and represents virtue, skill, fertility, marital felicity, asceticism and power as per the Hindu mythology. Parvati Mantra or Eshwari Mantra: “Hrim Shreem Klim Param Eshwari Swaha”
Goddess Saraswathi is the consort of Lord Brahma and is the Goddess of wisdom and learning. Goddess Saraswati is considered as the personification of all knowledge. Her presence is elegant and she is depicted as wearing a pure white sari and seated on a white lotus representing purity and brilliance. Goddess Saraswati carries a Veena which represents mastery over the physical organs and actions where the veena is symbolic of life and strings are symbolic of feelings. The Book she carries is symbolic of Knowledge. The white swan, lotus, cloths and white ornaments are symbolic of her chastity and purity. Goddess Saraswati is said to possess the powers of speech, wisdom and learning. Saraswati Mantra is an important mantra and people pray to her for guidance and knowledge.
The Mantra of Saraswati
“Yaa Kundendu Tushaara Haaradhavalaa, Yaa Shubhravastraavritha
Yaa Veenavara Dandamanditakara, Yaa Shwetha Padmaasana
Yaa Brahmaachyutha Shankara Prabhritibhir Devaisadaa Vanditha
Saa Maam Paatu Saraswati Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jaadyaapaha”
“May Goddess Saraswati, who is fair and beautiful like the jasmine-colored moon and whose pure white garland resembles frosty dew drops; who is adorned in radiant white attire, on whose arm rests the veena, and whose throne is a white lotus; who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, Protect me. May you remove my lethargy and brighten my life with the light of knowledge.”
Lord Shiva is one of the trinities and is considered as the destroyer of the world. He is one of the most popular Gods of the Hindu religion.
Mahadevaaya Te Namaha’
Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and worshipped deities of the Hindu religion. He is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu and central character of the great Epic Mahabharata. The death of Krishna marks the beginning of the Kaliyuga. It is believed that chanting Shri Krishna’s name takes away all the miseries and griefs from one’s life and mind.
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”
Lord Sri Ram is regarded as the seventh incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu. Lord Rama is one of the most popular gods in the Hindu religion and also the central character in the great epic Ramayana. The character of Ram is that of an ideal person. He is an ideal king, ideal son, ideal husband and an ideal brother. Rama nama in itself is a divine mantra and just chanting the name of Ram (Ra ma) helps one to attain salvation. The Mantra ‘Ra ma’ is called the Thaaraka mantra and is a combination of Namasivaya mantra and the Om Namo Narayanaya maha mantra thereby representing the merger of Shiva and Narayana. Another mantra of Rama is “Shri Ram, Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram”.
According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishnu plays the role of the preserver of the Universe. He is also a member of the Hindu Trinity, the others being Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva. According to Vishnu Sahasranamam Vishnu is considered as the supreme god and worshipped with great reverence. In order to protect and preserve the World Vishnu manifested to the world in a variety of forms, called Avatars. According to the Bhagavad gita, whenever evil gains ascendance, God incarnates on earth to restore dharma, punish the evil and protect the weak and the righteous. Vishnu Mantra forms the part of prayers offered to the Mantra Vishnu “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”