The following are the name (nama) mantras for the planets as preceded by their Shakti or power mantras. These can be used to connect with the planetary deities and to energize all the higher powers of the planets.
Sun – Om Hrim Sum Suryaya Namah
Moon – Om Shrim Som Somaya Namah
Mars – Om Krim Kum Kujaya Namah
Mercury – Om Aim Bum Budhaya Namah
Jupiter – Om Strim Brahm Brihaspataye Namah
Venus – Om Klim Shum Shukraya Namah
Saturn – Om Hlim Sham Shanaye Namah
Rahu – Om Dhum Ram Rahave Namah
Ketu – Om Hum Kem Ketave Namah
Pronunciation: Hrim – Hreem, Shrim – Shreem, Strim – Streem, Prim – Preem, Klim – Kleem.
If you aren’t knowledgeable of Sanskrit, seek one who is in order to clarify pronunciation.
Chant to the Supreme Light
Antarjyoti bahirjyoti pratyagjyoti paratparah
Jyotirjyoti swayamjyoti atmajyoti shivosmyaham
Light is on the inside, light is on the outside, light is in myself, beyond the beyond.
The Light of lights, I myself am light, the Self is light, I am Shiva!
Explanation of Planetary Shaktis
Sun – Hrim, Harana Shakti, the power to hold, energize, attract and fascinate.
Moon – Shrim, Sharana Shakti, the power of refuge, surrender, peace and delight
Mars – Krim, Karana Shakti, the power of action, work, motivation, and transformation.
Mercury – Aim, Vachana Shakti, the power of articulation, calling, guiding and teaching.
Jupiter – Strim, Starana Shakti, the power of expanding, unfolding, blossoming and evolving.
Venus – Klim, Kama Shakti, the power of love, delight, contentment and fulfullment.
Saturn – Hlim, Stambhana Shakti, the power of delaying, stopping, holding, and terminating.
Rahu – Dhum, Dhavana Shakti, the power of obscuring, hiding, protecting and preparing.
Ketu – Hum, Havana Shakti, the power of offering, sacrifice, destruction and transformation.
Published with the kind permission of Dr. David Frawley
Dr. Frawley has a twenty-year background in natural healing, including the systems of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Vedic Astrology. He has a doctor's degree in oriental medicine (O.M.D.) from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, NM, where he taught herbal medicine for several years. He is associated with the Ashtanga Ayurveda College in Pune, India and other Ayurvedic schools in India, where he has lectured on a number of occasions. Currently he is director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Frawley studied Ayurveda back in the 1980's with world-renowned author and Ayurvedic Physician, Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc. Dr. Frawley is the author of numerous books and articles on Ayurveda and other Vedic topics. He has presented seminars at the Ayurvedic Institute for many years.
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