Mantra

Mantras are redoubtable and ancient. The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words. The first is "manas" or "mind," which provides the "man" syllable. The second syllable is drawn from the Sanskrit word "trai" meaning to "protect" or to "free from."

Therefore, the word mantra in its most literal sense means "to free from the mind." Mantra is, at its core, a tool used by the mind which eventually frees one from the vagaries of the mind. Mantras are energy-based sounds and create thought-energy waves.

How to involve mantras in your life. Anyone can use mantras to one's benefit, starting can be by picking up any aspect of one's life , or many thing that one would like to change or dissolve. Then pick a mantra which seems, to you, to apply. Offer a prayer to God, in whatever way you relate to God. Ask for God's blessing in accomplishing your objective in doing this spiritual discipline. There has to be a basic routine followed for the practice of Mantras. Choose a place where you feel comfortable. Do your mantras in some multiple of 108. Dedicate a time of your day for this Some Mantras that can be chanted by you.


SUN :
Om jabaakusuma sankaasham kaashyapayam mahaadyutim

Tamorim sarvapaapaghnam pranato-smi divaakaram
Om suryaaya namah.

Translation:
Om, I bow down with devotion to the shining light that is crimson red like a hyb iscus 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.

Translation:
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

Translation:

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
Translation:
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

Translation

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
Translation:
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
Translation:
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
Translation:
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
Translation:
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

Translation:
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.