Hindu God Days

Sunday is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) And Lord Vishnu.

Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Tuesday is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Durga, Goddess Kali and Lord Hanuman.

Wednesday is dedicated to Krishna.

Thursday is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations.

Friday is dedicated to Mother Goddess – Mahalakshmi and Durga.

Saturday is dedicated to Lord Shani & Lord Hanuman.

Hindu Mantra #1

Gayatri Mantra – Most Powerful Vedic Mantra

Om Bhur Buvaha Svaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath

Gayatri Mantra English Translation

O Supreme Creator, Thou art the giver of life, the remover of pain and sorrow and the bestower of happiness; O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy supreme sin-destroying light; may Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.

Hindu Mantra #2

Mahamritunjay Lord Shiva’s Mantra

Tryambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanat
Mrytyor Muksheeya Mamritat

Mahamritunjay Mantra English Translation

O Great Three Eyed Lord of All Worlds. You are the sweet fragrance of life.  You are the creator and sustainer.  Free us from the terrible diseases of ignorance, attachment and weakness.  Deliver us from the cycle of birth and death to freedom and ultimate liberation.

Hindu Mantra #3

Vishvani Deva Mantra for Abundance

Om Vishvani Deva
Svitarduritani Para Suva
Yad Bhadram
Tanna a Suva

Vishnavi Deva Mantra English Translation

O Supreme Creator, You are the creator of the entire Universe.  Take away all the bad deeds, bad habits and miseries.  Give us all the good qualities, and blissful and auspicious objects.

Hindu Mantra #4

Lord Ganesha Vakratunda Mahakaya Mantra for Success

Vakratunda Mahakaya
Surya Koti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kurumedeva
Shubha Karyeshu Sarvada

Lord Ganesha Mantra English Translation

“O Lord, with large body, curved trunk and the radiance of a million suns.  Please make all my good work free of obstacles, always”.

Hindu Mantra #5

Om Mantra – The Highest Mantra


AUM Mantra Meaning

The primodial sound representing Divinity and all of manifestation.
Stay tuned for more mantras and mantra MP3 downloads coming soon.  If you have a favorite Hindu mantra that you would like to share with us, please do so in the comments section below.

Suklam Baradharam Vishnum

Suklam baradharam vishnum
Sasi varnam chathurbhujam
Prasanna vadanam dhyayeth
Sarva vignopa shanthaye
Agajaanana padmaarkam
Gajaanana maharnisham
Anekadantham bhaktaanaam
Ekadantam upaasmahey
Ekadantam upaasmahey


 (Shri Ganesh Vandana Mantra)
Om Suklam Baradharam Vishnum
Shashi Varanam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaye
Sarva Vighnopa Shantaye

Salutations to Ganesh who is omnipresent, who wears white robes
Whose face is as bright and cool as the moon and who has 4 arms
Who has a contented face (capable of blessing)
Meditating on him, all obstacles in my life are neutralized.

Suklam (white) Bara (dress) Dharam (wearer) Vishnum (all-pervasive) Shashi (moonbeam, light of the moon) Varanam (color) Chatur (four) Bhujam (arms)  Prasanna (smiling/contented) Vadanam (face) Dhyaye (I meditate) Sarva (all) Vighnopa (obstacles) Shantaye (neturalized, peaceful)

 (Guru Mantra for Sri Chakra Puja, calling in the Masters of Light)
Om Swarupa Nirupana Hetave
Shree Parama Gurave Namaha

I bow to the light, the highest gurus, those in form (living Masters) and those who have moved beyond form (transcended Masters).

Om Swarupa (with form, appearance) Nirupana (without form, searching) Hetave (for the purpose of and with the motivation of offering you the fullness of my soul) Shree (great) Parama (highest) Gurave (to the guru) Namaha (I bow)

(Guru Mantra)
Om Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheshvara
Guru Saakshat Parambrahma
Tasmai Shree Gurave Namaha

Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru.

Gurur Brahma (Brahma is Guru) Gurur Vishnu (Vishnu is Guru) Gurur (Guru) Devo (Lord) Maheshvara (Maha Ishvara = Great Lord, often referring to Shiva) Guru (guru) Saakshat (openly, in sight of, obviously, in the presence of) Parambrahma (great being) Tasmai (give) Shree (radiance, auspiciousness, great) Gurave (to the Guru) Namaha (I bow, offer obeisance, prostrations)

(Hamsa Gayatri – for increasing power of discrimination)
Om Hamsa Hamsaya Vidmahe
Parama Hamsaya Dhimahi
Thannoh Hamsa Prachodayath

Om. Let us meditate on Sri Hamsa Deva, the glorious, pure white divine swan of supreme discrimination. May that great Lord in the form of a swan, who exemplifies paramahamsas, blissful self-realized souls, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.

Om Hamsa (swan, compassion, peace) Hamsaya Vidmahe (to know, to understand, to discriminate) Parama (great) Hamsaya (peace) Dhimahi (we meditate) Thannoh Hamsa (peace) Prachodayath (enlighten, direct, inspire, guide)

(In the Sri Vidya tradition, Hamsa is released when the sun mandala ‘melts’  the moon mandala. It is like sun and moon coming together in an eclipse, sexual union, or a fertilized seed.  In the Sri Yantra, the five downward pointing triangles (5 shaktis of moon energy, the phases of the moon) and four upward pointing triangles (4 fires of sun and constellations) form the shape in the centre of Shri Cakra.  Pure consciousness is the union of the two, sealed by the bindu.)

Om Bhur Bhuva Suvaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyoyo Nah Prachodayat

On the absolute reality and all its planes of existence, On that finest spiritual light, We meditate. As remover of obstacles May it inspire and enlighten us.

Om Bhur (earth, physical plane) Bhuva (subtle, astral plane) Suvaha (sky, heaven, celestial plane) Tat (essential elements) Savitur (bright, luminous, sun-like, inner light) Varenyam (finest, best) Bhargo (destroyer of obstacles) Devasya (divine, resplendent, shining) Dhimahi (we meditate) Dhiyo (our being of intelligence, intellect, understanding, mind/heart) yo (which) Nah (our) Prachodayat (enlighten, direct, inspire, guide)

Here are my 5 favorite Sanskrit mantras, with their ancient meanings and how we can adopt them into our modern lives:

1) Mantra: OM

Translation: The sound of the universe. It’s the first, original vibration, representing the birth, death and re-birth process.

Modern adaptation: Chanting the sound OM brings us into harmonic resonance with the universe – this is a scientific fact! OM is said to vibrate at 432 Hertz, which is the natural musical pitch of the Universe, as opposed to 440 Hertz, which is the frequency of most modern music.

Decreasing your frequency to coincide with that of the Universe stills the fluctuations of the mind, allowing you to practice yoga through sound. OM is an idyllic way to begin and end a yoga or mediation practice, and also comes in handy when you just need to chill out.

2) Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya

Translation: I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation who represents the truest, highest self.

Modern adaptation: In the book Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert is given this mantra by her Guru, which she lovingly refers to as the “Amazing Grace of Sanskrit.” Her interpretation is, “I honor the divinity within myself.” This is a great mantra to help build self-confidence, reminding us that we are all made up of divine energy and should treat ourselves accordingly.

3) Mantra: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

Translation: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all

Modern adaptation: Most commonly associated with the Jivamukti Yoga School, this mantra is a powerful way to dedicate yourself to living a life of non-harming and being of service to the greater good. This mantra encourages cooperation, compassion and living in harmony with the environment, animals and our fellow human beings.

4) Mantra: Shanti Mantra 
Om Saha Naavavatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Aavadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai Om

Translation: May the Lord protect and bless us. May he nourish us, giving us strength to work together for the good of humanity. May our learning be brilliant and purposeful. May we never turn against one another.

Modern adaptation: A perfect mantra to start a yoga class, a new day, or even a new business with. It unites the participants and sets a tone of non-competitiveness, unity, and working together towards a common goal.

5) Mantra: Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah

Translation: I bow to the elephant-faced deity [Ganesh] who is capable of removing all obstacles. I pray for blessings and protection.”

Modern adaptation:  In Hindu teachings, Ganesh is known as the god of wisdom and success and the destroyer of obstacles. This is my favorite mantra, which I always draw on when I’m facing a big challenge in life and especially when I’m traveling.

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