Sri Rama is considered to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu who took this incarnation to rid the earth of demons and establish dharma. Lord Rama is considered by Hindus as the embodiment of a perfect human. This is why he is lovingly referred to as maryada purushottam. In Ramayana, Rama represents a person’s soul, virtue, truth, and consciousness.
The ‘Rama’ sound by itself is very powerful and characterises two of the seven chakras in the human body. It helps in maintaining stability of the ida-pingala nadis. These are represented the two hemispheres of the brain. Ida is the right hemisphere and is considered to be an introverted lunar nadi. On the other hand, pingala is the left hemisphere and is symbolised as an extroverted solar nadi. Reciting the Rama chalisa or chanting mantras in dedication to the lord regularly helps an individual get rid of vices while improving mental strength, will power, and self-esteem at the same time.
Let us now check out some Rama mantras that you must chant as a part of your daily routine.
- Sri Rama Jayam
This is one of the simplest and easiest Rama mantras that a person can chant in honour of the god. The mantra translates to “Victory to Sri Rama”. Some devotees prefer writing this mantra 108 times daily instead of an oral chant.
The benefit of the mantra is the same irrespective of whether it is said orally or written. A person who chants or writes this mantra is bestowed with harmony and confidence.
- Raamaaya Raamabhadraaya Raamachandraaya Vedasey
Raghunaathaaya Naathaaya Seethaayaah Pathaye Namaha
This mantra addresses the lord by several of his names. It also refers to Rama as the husband of Sita and a descendant of the Raghu clan.
The mantra helps to develop a close bonding with the deity. Chanting the mantra regularly endears the reciter to the god. It is also believed that the person is granted with happiness and sufferings come to an end.
- Om Kleem Namo Bhagavathey Raamachandraaya sakalajana vashyakaraaya Swaaha
This mantra features the auspicious kleem beej sound. It describes Sri Rama as full of charisma and capable of promoting harmony and peace in this universe.
The positive kleem beej sound is said to have magnetic property. A person who says this mantra with utmost fervour will attract happiness and success.
- Sri Rama Jaya Rama Kodhanda Rama
This mantra makes a reference to the lord’s Kodanda bow that he used to eliminate the evil forces and demons. Rama and his bow in combination represent valour and courage as well as a symbol of victory. The mantra hails victory to the god who carries the bow with him.
This mantra helps the reciter to have all of his/her wishes fulfilled by the lord. It induces success and harmony in the person while relieving him/her from any kind of fear.
- Om Dashrathaye Vidmahe Sita Vallabhaye Dhi-Mahi Tan No Ramah Prachodayat
This mantra addresses Rama as Sita’s husband and the virtuous son of King Dasharatha. It is an appeal to the lord for his protection, the ability to make right judgements and clarity of thought.
The mantra supports in keeping both sides of the brain balanced. As a result, the chanter is bestowed with a calm and harmonious mind, along with better sleep.
- Sri Rama Chandray Namah
This mantra is recited in dedication to Lord Rama along with the Moon God. It helps a person prepare for meditation.
The Rama Gayatri mantra helps the chanter become calm and relaxed by keeping stress and anxiety at bay. The various patterns of the human mind align themselves to a tranquil state.
- Sri Rama Sharanam Mamah
This simple mantra depicts complete surrender to the lord and seeking his blessings. It makes the chanter prepared to face any situation that he/she may encounter in life.
The mantra when said with full devotion heals the person both mentally and physically.
The benefits of chanting Rama mantras are multi-fold. They can help the reciter overcome troubles or fears in life and be blessed with good health and happiness always. The mantras can also help in alleviating debts and ensuring financial stability. The lord’s devotees also believe that chanting mantras in honour of their favourite god throughout their lifetime will help them to become one with Lord Vishnu by gaining moksha without rebirth.
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