Before proceeding to this question let us primarily understand what a Mantra is. Mantras, according to the Vedas originated from the divine word ‘OM’. In Sanskrit, the interpretation of Mantra is never-ending, that is something which is infinite. Mantra is a particular mix of syllables which are constructed vigorously on the study of Naad. It is a sound vibration which is beyond the comprehension of a human mind.
Everything known to mankind is based on sound vibration, that is the way everything started, and sound is one of the most significant energies we use in recuperating and changing. The sounds or vibrations of the mantras tune, quieten and helps one to channelize and focus the mind. This vibration causes the physical and subtle body of the persons chanting the mantra to change the frequencies of their vibrational levels and thus helps them to attune their vibrational levels with the godly energies.
Meaning of Mantra
Mantra is a Sanskrit word which is made by combining two words ‘Mana’ meaning ‘mind’ and tra meaning ‘to convey’. Thus, chanting a mantra appropriately understanding its significance makes the psyche free from stress, torments and incitements of the pointless wants.
Mantra Significance in Holy Texts
Mantra recitation is significant. Shree Krishna himself has underlined this reality by saying:
Yagyānām Japyagyosmi – Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, 10:25
“Of all the Yagyas, I am the Japyagya”
Mantrajāp mam dradha biswāsā, Pancham bhajan so beda prakāsā – Shri Ramcharitmanas, Aranyakānd, 36:1
“Lord Ram portrays mantra recitation, finished with resolute confidence, as the fifth type of dedication while lecturing Maa Shabri about the nine types of commitment in Shri Ramcharitmanas”.
Mantra is what secures us by ethicalness of it being mulled over upon.
Significance of Chanting Mantras Repeatedly
The meaning of Mantra is ‘Mananat trayate iti mantrah’ which signifies that repetition of these mantras can help one succeed in dealing with problems, bondages and cycle of birth and death. Thus, the mantras when recited over and again in a set rhythm produce vibrations that encourage reverberation with the celestial vitality. These particular blends of syllables, words and rhythms hold extraordinary power in their sound currents. These vibrations or sound currents help to generate and lift up the cognizance. There are numerous mantras and each mantra has a vivid sound. Also, each sound or the sound vibrations differ from each other and have varied effects on the psyche of the human. For example, a delicate sound of wind stirring through leaves relieves our nerves, the melodic note of running stream charms our heart, roars may cause fear and dread. The consecrated articulations or reciting of Sanskrit Mantras give us the ability to achieve our objectives and lift ourselves from the standard to the more elevated amount of awareness. They enable us to cure ailments and diseases; avert disasters; gain riches; get extraordinary forces; adore a divinity for lifted up fellowship and for accomplishing happy state and it also helps to achieve freedom. Thus, chanting mantras several times or repeatedly aligns us with the divine vibrations and amplifies the core reason for which we are chanting the mantra. These vibrations thus help us achieve the goals of our life and help us to attain physical, mental and emotional stability and make us succeed in every realm of life.