Mantras for the Nine Planets
Vedic astrology is unique in that it gives us many ways to work with the negative planetary influences in a chart. There are forms of ceremonial worship (pujas and yagnas), gemstones, color therapy, and several other popular methods to mitigate the karmas in our life. But by far the easiest, most inexpensive, and powerful way to work with the planets in our chart is through the use of mantras. When we do mantra repetition to a planet, we soothe and heal all the difficult energies of that planet in our life. We also encourage the positive energies from that same planet to flow toward us.
Om nava grahan puujaa
The Worship of the Nine Planets
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.
Om, I bow to the Sun.
1. Aum Mitraya Namah 2. Aum Ravayre Namah 3. Aum Suryaya Namah 4. Aum Bhanave Namah 5. Aum Khagaya Namah 6. Aum Pushne Namah 7. Aum Hiranyagarbhaya Namah 8. Aum Marichaye Namah 9. Aum Adityaya Namah 10. Aum Savitre Namah 11. Aum Arkaya Namah 12. Aum Bhaskaraya Namah..
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.
Om, I bow to the Moon.
Om mangalaaya namah
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.
Om, I bow down to Mars.
Om budhaaya namah
I bow down to Mercury, whose beloved body is dark like the night, the icon of intelligence, and whose qualities are most beautiful.
Om, I bow down to Mercury.
Om gurave namah
I bow down to Jupiter, teacher of gods and sages, the greatest treasure, and the most intelligent of all creation.
Om, I bow down to Jupiter.
Om Shukraaya namah
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.
Om, I bow down to Venus.
Om Shaanaishcaraaya namah
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.
Om, I bow down to Saturn.
Om Raahave namah
I bow down to Rahu, the great warrior who divides even the Sun and Moon in half, born from the womb of Simhikaa.
Om, I bow down to Rahu.
Om Ketave namah
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.
Om, I bow down to Ketu.
Om nava grahebhyoh namah
Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva contemplate the Sun, the Moon, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu. May all planets be peaceful.
Om, I bow down to the nine planets.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)