09 January, 2012

Mantras for Nine Planets

SUN (Surya) :

Om japaakusuma sankaasham kaashyapeyam mahaadyutim I
Tamorim sarvapaapaghnam pranato-smi divaakaram II

Om, I bow down with devotion to the shining light that is crimson red like a hybiscus flower, shining onto the earth, removing all the darkness and eradicating sin.

MOON (Chandra) :

Dadhi sankha tushaaraabham kshiirodaarnasambhavam I
Namaami shashinam somam shambhormukuta bhushanam II

I bow down to the Moon, who is creamy white like a container of yogurt and most pleasing, born from the churning ocean of milk, the effulgent emblem of devotion which adorns the head of Lord Shiva.

MARS (Mangal) :

Dharaniigarbha-sambhutam vidyutkaanti samaprabham I
Kumaaram shaktihastam ca tam mangalam pranamaamyaham II

I bow down to Mars, the auspicious one, who supports the womb of all creation, shines forth with the radiance of beauty enhanced by love, and wields power in his hand.

MERCURY (Budh) :

Priyangukalikashyaamam ruupenaa-pratimam budham I
Saumyam saumyamgunopetam tam budham pranamaamyaham II

I bow down to Mercury, whose beloved body is dark like the night, the icon of intelligence, and whose qualities are most beautiful.

JUPITER (Guru) :

Devaanaan-cha rishinaan-cha gurum kaan-chana sannibham I
Buddhi bhutam trilokesham tam namaami brihaaspatim II

I bow down to Jupiter, teacher of gods and sages, the greatest treasure, and the most intelligent of all creation.

VENUS (Shukra) :

Himakunda mrinaalaabham daityaanaam paramam gurum I
Sarvashaastrapravaktaaram bhaargavam pranamaamyaham II

I bow down to Venus, who is fragrant like crushed sandal and jasmine, the great guru of the demons, expounding all scriptures, and the descendant of sage Brigu.

SATURN (Shani) :

Niilaambujasamaabhaasam raviputram yamaagrajam I
Chaayaamaartandasambhuutam tam namaami shanaishacaram II

I bow down to Saturn, who is blue like a storm cloud, the son of the Sun and the brother of Death, who can cast his shadow even over the Sun.

RAHU :

Arddhakaayam mahaaviiryam candraadityavimardanam I
Simhikaagarbha sambhuutam tam Raahu pranamaamyaham II

I bow down to Rahu, the great warrior who divides even the Sun and Moon in half, born from the womb of Simhikaa.

KETU :

Paalaashapushpa sankaasham taarakaagrahamastakam I
Raudram raudraatmakam ghoram tam ketu pranamaamyaham II

I bow down to Ketu, who is red like a paalaasha flower, who makes the star-eyed constellation to set, terrible and awesome to behold.

Nav Grah Mantra :

Brahmaa muraaristripuraantakaarii bhaanuh shashii bhuumisuto budhashca I
Gurushca shukrah shani raahu ketavah sarve grahaa shaantikaraa bhavantu II

Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva contemplate the Sun, the Moon, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu. May all planets be peaceful.

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