The Navagraha Shanti Mantra
The most important Mantras in astrology are the ones done to propitiate the nine planets known as Navagraha Shanti. On certain auspicious occasion, or before embarking upon any important journey or work, one should perform these Mantras, one can even recite Mantras for each planet according to its position in one’s birth chart. In other words, when a planet is weak in the birth chart it needs to be propitiated by reciting the relevant Mantra, by either wearing the gemstones, or just worshipping the gem, which represents the afflicted planet.
The Ritual of the Navagraha Shanti
It depends upon your concentration to achieve maximum benefit. There is no fixed number of times that you are supposed to recite the Mantras. When after a few days of reciting Mantras, you begin to feel total calmness of mind and a state of bliss that you can be assured that you have the benefic rays from the afflicted planet. You can then either stop performing the ritual, or even continued with it. The same applies to all Mantras for Navagraha that is for the Moon, the Mars, the Mercury, the Jupiter, the Venus, the Saturn, the Rahu, the Ketu, and of course the Sun.
The power of Mantras is discussed in detail in the following pages.
When the Sun is badly situated in your horoscope it can not only cause financial and career problems, but could also lead to difficulties in health, relating to heart or blood pressure or blood circulation. In such an event, it is advisable to recite Surya Mantra. Recite the Surya Mantra at sunrise on Sundays.
“Japakusumsankasham kashyapeyam mahadhutim,
Tamoarim sarvapapadhnam prantoami divakare”
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Sun
“Om ghrinih suraya namah”
Gemstone is Ruby, which represents the Sun
The Moon or Chandra governs, chest, breast, water, blood, veins, eye, generative system etc. When the Moon is afflicted one suffers from urinary infection, dropsy, colitis, bronchitis, varicose, veins and general abdominal problems. Under such circumstances apart from your regular medical treatment it is believed that reciting Chandra Mantra will improve your health. Recite the following Mantra everyday in the morning or on every Monday.
“Daghishang khatusarabham srirodarnvasibbham,
Narnami shashinam som shabbormukutabhusnam”
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Moon
“Om som somaaya namah”
Gemstone is Pearl, which represent the Moon.
The planets Mars or Mangal controls the muscular system of human body. It also rules over nose, forehead, and to some extend the circulatory system. When the planet Mars is afflicted in your birth chart it can cause problems like blood clot, brain fever, inflammation of the lungs, consumption, typhoid, and most of the diseases related to the blood. Under such circumstances apart from medication, one must recite the following Mangal Mantra, to propitiate the red planet. Recite the following Mantra every day in the morning or on every Tuesday.
Kumaram shaktahastam ch manglam
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Mars
“Om ang angarkaaya namah”
Coral is the gem which represents the Mars.
The planet Budh or Mercury governs nerves, air, cells, tongue, breath and the nervous system. If this planet is weak and afflicted in one’s birth chart, it can cause problems like nasal disorders, impediments in speech, stammering, bronchitis, asthma, brain fever, delirium, breathing difficulties, paralysis, and nervous disorders. Apart from regular medication one must recite the following Budh Mantra to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Mercury.
“Priyang gukalikashayam rupenpratimam buddham,
Saumyam saumyagunopetam tam buddham
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Mercury
“Om bum budhaaya namah”
Recite the above manta every day in the morning or on every Wednesday. The gem emerald represents the Mercury.
The planet Jupiter or guru rules thighs, flesh, fat, kidney, liver and arterial system. It also controls the auricle and the ventricle. If Jupiter is badly in birth chart, it can cause problems like apoplexy, diabetes, piles, tumors, blood cancer, liver malfunction, loose motions, palpitations and even gout. In such case apart from medical attention the patient can recite the following Guru Mantra, to reduce the ill effects of the afflicted Jupiter in one’s birth chart.
“Devanamch rsinamch gurum kanchan sannibham,
Buddhi bhutam trilokesham tam namami brihaspatim”
Recite the above Mantra every day in the morning or on Thursday.
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Jupiter
“Om vrim brihaspataye namah”
The gem is Pukhraj ( yellow sapphire).
The planet Venus or Shukra governs skin, checks, complexion, eyes, generative system, semen and digestive system. If Venus is afflicted in one’s birth chart one is likely to suffer from eye diseases, venereal complaints, indigestion, rashes on the skin, pimples, impotency, loss of appetite. Apart from medical attention the person should recite the following Shukra Mantra to remove the adverse or malefic influence of an afflicted Venus in one’s birth chart.
“Himkundmrinalabham daetyanam parabham gurum,
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Venus
“Om shum shukraaye namah“
Recite everyday in the morning or on Friday.
The Gem is Diamond.
The planet Saturn or Shani rules knees, feet, mind, acids. bone-morrow, secretive system, spleen, ribs, hair, nails, of Saturn is afflicted in your nativity, it could lead to problems like arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, gout, chronic, cold, fungus in the nails, loss of hair, impotency. T.B. of the bones. Under such circumstance one is advised to recite. Shani Mantra to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Saturn in one’s birth chart. Proper medical attention should be followed.
“Aum nilabhjansamabhasam raviputram yamagrajam,
Chhayamartandsambhutam tam namami shanaeshacharam”
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Saturn
Om sham shanayisharaaye namah”
Recite everyday in the morning or on Saturdays.
The gem is blue Sapphire.
Rahu and Ketu
Rahu and Ketu are known to cause harm and hence there ‘s no question of their being afflicted. Yet let me remind you here that to determine afflicted planets requires the study of astrology and a lay reader must consult an astrologer to find out which planets are afflicted in his/her birth chart that need propitiation.
Recite the following mantra for success in career, frame & occultism
“Aum Ardhd Kaayam chandradityavimardanam,
Singhikagarbhasambhut tam rahu pranmamyaham”
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Rahu
“Om ram’g rahve namah”
Recite everyday after sunset. The gem is Gomed (Hessonite).
Recite the following mantra for success in love, marriage & prosperity
“Aum palashpuspasankasham tarkagrahamastakam,
Raudram, raudratmak ghoram tam ketum
Tantric Mantra for the Planet Ketu
“Om kem ketve namah”
Recite everyday after sunset. The gem is Lasniya (Cat’s Eye).
9) Mantra for the Planet Ketu
“Om kem ketve namah”