5 Sanskrit Mantras to Get You Through Any Challenge

Summary: Discover five amazing Sanskrit mantras for invoking happiness, peace, prosperity, love, and divine and know how to recharge from within just like that!

Caught in a thorny moment and it’s wearing you out? Yoga would certainly ask to look within for power rather than searching for external stimuli. And, a profound way to harness inner strength is through mantra meditation. The ancient language of Sanskrit in which mantras are embedded has a vibratory quality so deep that the resonance even from their mental utterance can strike in the yawning pits of one’s subconscious, igniting will power and positive intentions. This quality in the Mantra Meditation technique is maximized through repetitive patterns to cut out distractions and cultivate mindfulness.

Traditionally, Mantra Meditation has been sought through utterances in the sonorous medium of Sanskrit language. However, there is no bar to meditate upon something of your linguistic choosing as long as the sounding strikes a chord with you.

Start with these simple Sanskrit incantations for invoking happiness, peace, prosperity, love, and divine—

 Chant Om Paraanandaaya Namaha for Happiness

Uttering this heartening mantra will remind you how your natural state is of joy. Before so many conflicting thoughts, judgments, and emotions started coloring the scale of your experience. You were a child. Your heart did not feel any weight. To light up with joy was in your innate nature. Nothing could embitter you, keeping you too long from smiling radiantly as sunshine.

The mantra connotes that happiness is a choice. Envisage light and beauty as you chant. Revel in yourself and the marvels around you. Seek out little things to be happy about and make others feel happy about. Become joyful in your own nature!

Chant Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu for Peace

The mantra says- May happiness be to everyone, May everyone be free. The notion of the collective in this chant will bring in you a sense of oneness with your fellow beings. The thought process reveals how all life forms, how every individual is connected to others. Wellbeing is thus wished and willed in universal terms. The stepping off from the ego is the door to release a lot of our crises.

Chant Om Gam Ganapataye Namah for Prosperity

Ganapati is the Vedic deity regarded as the supreme remover of obstacles. To invoke his name and submitting to his power can sail you through the hard times. Perform the Ganesha Mudra yogic sub-posture to connect with your deeper self, seal off your vulnerabilities, and blast your way through hardships.

Chant Om Mani Padme Hum for Love

The six syllabic chant is of Buddhist origin and regarded as an overwhelming power source in the yogic tradition. There is a beautiful imagery luminous in this mantra, of a jewel in the lotus, but the meaning of this transformational chant is not literally translatable easily. Instead of residing with the factual significations of the mantra, one must simply absorb the auspicious vibrations of the hymn and let the currents of love and compassion spread through its realization.

Chant Om Namah Shivaya for the Universal Divine

In this mantra, another figurehead of Vedic divinity is invoked but one must remember Shiva is just another symbol of the all-pervading Eternal One in the Vedic Cosmology. The Om Namah Shivaya chant means- I am one with the universal consciousness. It’s a profound pronouncement about finding the divine within, thus thoroughly empowering.

You must give your entire attention to how the vibrations emitted from the utterances create ripples inside your body. Become perceptive to the passage of thoughts from pessimism to constructive, willful, and life-affirming. Become a witness to the incoming peace, power, and confidence within your heart as you chant and go deeper into meditation.

Have a happy mantra mood boost!


Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveler in India. He provides yoga teacher training in India. He loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas. His strong connection with Yoga and the Himalayas has made him organize yoga, meditation and Ayurveda tours, and retreats in the Himalayas.


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3 Responses to 5 Sanskrit Mantras to Get You Through Any Challenge

  1. Jimmie Perry says:

    I love this post! I have a similar one here https://jimmieperry.blog/2018/04/25/this-is-what-ails-you-and-i/. Check it out sometime.

  2. Sue Card says:

    Thank you so much for your post! Mantras are my main practice. I would love to hear more about the Ganesh mudra and anything at all about mantras. Your meanings for the mantras are not over simplified, show great respect and reveal the wonder, beauty and power of the mantras. Thank you again. sue card

  3. Great Post. Thanks for sharing the information.

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