Hindu Worship and Mantras

Hinduism has always been a source of great knowledge and enlightenment. People from all sects find a kind of interest in knowing the depth of the patterns followed in Hinduism, be it through astrology, mantra, tantra or yagyas.

Being Hindu, right from childhood, we are accustomed to the basic Gayatri mantra, Om mantra and simple chanting of ram naam.

It is like a family tradition, just like the way a kid is taught to eat, drink or do any regular activity. After reaching an age of understanding things, I started witnessing the positive results of the mantras that we chant. So on further exploration, use of mantras in life can be explained in detail.

Do you know how and why we use Mantras in Hindu Worship?

Mantras are a way of reaching God, which invokes the power of divine energy. A human being is just not the body, mind and soul, but as per Hindu Shashtra, a human has seven bodies. All these bodies should be in sync and vibrational pattern with the universe. When a mantra is chanted, it is said to build a gradual bridge between the divine and the human.

The chanting of a mantra is the easiest and most glorified way of calling the divine power in your life to lead a desired living. It can be used to achieve both material gain as well as spiritual benefits.

In Hinduism, for every worldly task, a deity is there. Maalakshmi for wealth, and Lord Ganesha for good start or removing obstacles for example. The mantras are particular syllables, which are to be pronounced in a correct pattern to invoke the particular deity and the power related to the task will get activated.

The chanting of mantra ignites the mind power of the human. As per the law of attraction, you have to be clear to frame out your desires and you need to communicate in very clear words and vision to the universe about your desire. The same principle goes with the mantras.

Let us go through some of the most basic Hindu mantras, which are used in regular life and why they are used.


Omkar is a pronunciation of aa+uoo+maa.  This is the basis of human origin, origin of the universe. There were lots of controversies and debates around it, but now many people in the world have accepted that the universe breathes in the sound of ‘Aum’. The sound of the Sun is Aum. Just sit in a calm, relaxed position to chant Aum and you will start witnessing lots of positive energy around you.

Om Namah Shivai

If you are in India, you are bound to listen to these three words every now and then. Shiva is the God of present human life and the way of living, a God of Hinduism representing TamoGuna.

The mantra means loosely that ‘I bow to you Shiva’. It is like completely accepting and honoring the life that he has given and leading the life with the principles.

There is no restriction in chanting this mantra anytime or anywhere. It is chanted especially while pouring milk and water on shivlinga, but Hindus keep on chanting it throughout the day.

Ganesh mantra


Ganesha is a God for “mangalkarya” - good work, positive work or a good start. He is always worshipped first before starting any work to invoke happiness and positive outcomes of new endeavours.

He is also said and believed to have received a boon from his father Shiva that on earth before starting any worldly work firstly, it is necessary to worship him to bring prosperity.

These are the details of the most basic Hindu mantras chanted regularly even by small kids and are very much necessary in daily life. There are innumerable Mantras as per the deities, which can be chanted to achieve desired results.  More on that very soon!


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