Mantras are powerful mystical, spiritual connotations used in Hindu and Buddhist prayers and are beautiful tools for meditation. Every being in the universe has an energy that it vibrates with, and so does the un-manifested universe.
To bring us closer and connect to the source, mantras are believed to be the sound form of the un-manifested reality, having the power to connect to the energy it represents.
Buddha altar and sacred malabeads
Mantra japa or the recitation of mantras was a practice of Vedic sages, which would ultimately lead to moksha or liberation. Mantra Japa which means repetition of mantra, is an important part of dhyana or meditation.
hand knotted japabeads
Mantras are repeated in cycles of auspicious numbers (in multiples of three), the most popular being 108. Hindu malabeads have 108 beads and a guru bead . The devotee performing japa using his/her fingers counts each bead as he/she repeats the chosen mantra. Having reached 108 repetitions, the devotee may turn the japamala around without crossing the guru bead and repeat. As the repititions of mantras go on, the vibrations start to sync with the energy of the self and the mind connects to the source.
Attaining focus, guiding your energy on the chosen deity of the mantra , you are basically connecting to the energy of the spiritual essence.The vibrations and the sound awaken the Kundalini that resides in the root chakra and it starts its journey upwards through the Chakras which are the centers of energy.
Sun~ Surya, who own your soul, is the first and foremost of the nine planets, carrying a lotus in both hands, and his stone is the ruby, his day is Sunday.
Chandra- the Moon, the one who rules your mind, His clothes, chariot and the seven horses that pull him are spotlessly white, his stone is the pearl, His day is Monday.
Mangal- the planet Mars. The warrior, He wears red clothes and golden crown along with a red necklace, his stone is the red coral, his day is Tuesday.
The fourth- of the nine planets is Budh, Mercury, the ruler of intellect. The color green represents Budh and his stone is the emerald, His day is Wednesday.
The fifth- planet is Brihaspati, the planet Jupiter, adorned with yellow clothing and jewels, blesses with prosperity and wisdom,his stone is yellow topaz and his day is Thursday.
Shukra- the planet Venus, who rules over your lovelife and luxuries, is dazzling white and his day is Friday and he blesses with divine luck. His stone is diamonds or clear crystal.
Shani- is Saturn , the lord of karma, with the color of brilliant sapphire , Shani (Sanskrit: sani is the Lord of discipline and control and his day is Saturday.
Rahu- Commands the North Node of the Moon. As the Moon pertains to the mind, Rahu commands the direction of the mind’s outward projection. Stone is the sulemani or hessonite.
Ketu- Presents Obstacles” and is the South Node of the Moon, is the introspective function of the mind that analyzes the inflowing stimulus. His stone is the cats eye.