Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Simple Mantra Sadhana for Aiding the Healing of the Gulf Coast

Many of you may realize that I have a very strong spiritual influence from the Eastern traditions, and chanting mantra is part of my personal practice - both for spiritual development, and for attaining magical goals. I've been feeling very helpless when it comes to the horrific BP oil gusher, and have been chanting various mantras that I felt would be of some aid, in addition to physical-world action of donating a portion of the proceeds from my
Queen of Pentacles Conjure Shop to wildlife rescue efforts in the area (that's ongoing - so feel good about picking up some magical supplies).

I was thrilled to find that in this month's newsletter from Namadeva Acharya, whose materials I really enjoy for making mantra work accessible to many new to the art, he provided a set of Ganesha mantras that can be effectively aimed towards healing the damage going on the Gulf and assisting the materialization of a solution. In the newsletter he encourages us to share this with others who may be interested, and so I've been spending a good deal of time forwarding this around.

I figured posting it here would also be a good idea! So, without further ado, here is the message and mantras provided by Namadeva Acharya. Hopefully some of you may feel inclined to adopt this (or some other form of daily practice aimed at aiding the situation) as a daily practice, as I have. The Earth could sure use our help. And don't forget to get involved in mundane efforts as well!!

"Namaste, Divine Brothers and Sisters,

The situation in the Gulf is bad and will get worse before it gets better. We have mantra power at our disposal. Thus, responding to requests from many of you for a pro-active role in "cleaning things up." I have devised this stack to help.

As comedian Arsenio Hall used to say a couple of decades ago, "Let's get busy!"

A few newsletters ago, I told of the experience I had with chanting for the Devas of several states. The results were astonishing to me. Since I wrote that, I have had other experiences with the Deva Kingdom. I had a healing from a large plot of flowers at a castle outside of London just by saluting the Devas with the Vigna Nashanaya Mantra. I recently saluted the Devas for a large patch of yellow flowers outside a private home, and the positive energy response nearly knocked me over.

The six-mantra Ganesha stack below should take no more than 12-15 minutes. Doing each a half or whole mala. Ganesha is the Lord of Species, so we are asking for his Divine aid for all the animals and humans harmed by this horrific mess in the Gulf of Mexico.

Feel free to give this stack to anyone who would use it. Together we CAN make a difference, perhaps a dramatic one.

With Gratitude, In Love And Service,
Namadeva Acharya

Mantras To Relieve The Pain, Suffering And Damage For Many Species In The Gulf Of Mexico

Om Vighna Nashanaya Namaha

To relieve energy blockages especially for the Devas that work with the energies of the various species: wind, water, plant, bird, mammal, fish and human.

Om Ucchista Ganapatayei Namaha

To destroy negativity

Om Vakratundaya Hum

To correct something that is not working properly.

Om Dhumra Ketuve Namaha

To bring difficult circumstances under an umbrella of peace.

Om Gana Dhyakshaya Namaha

To bring healing to a group. In this case, the groups of various species which have been harmed by the oil damage in the gulf.

Om Kshipra Prasadaya Namaha

For immediate assistance.


  1. Anywhere one could get a pronunciation guide? Would hate to mangle any of these...

  2. These are the approximate pronunciations. Take into consideration that although there is a general standard Sanskrit pronunciation, India has dozens of local dialects which color it. So if you're a wee off, it's not going to ruin your sadhana. :)

    Om is always AH-OH-MM

    Namaha is always nah-mah-hah

    Vighna Nashanaya = Vig-nah Nah-shan-eye-yah

    Ucchista Ganapatayei = Oo-chee-stah Gah-nah-pah-tah-yea

    Vakratundaya Hum = Vah-krah-toon-die-yah Hoom

    Dhumra Ketuve = Doom-rah Keht-oo-vay

    Gana Dhyakshaya = Gah-nah Dee-yahk-shah-yah

    Kshipra Prasadaya = Keh-shee-prah Prah-sah-dah-yah

    Hope that helps!
    Thank you for undertaking this sadhana.

  3. When we do this, how long is a half (and whole) mala?

  4. A whole round (full mala) is 108 recitations, and a half would be 54.

    You can get malas (Hindu/Buddhist rosaries) at many spiritual stores, which generally have the full 108.

    Wrist malas are very popular and sometimes more readily available than full malas, though they are only 1/4 of a whole round; so you'd need to to 2 wrist-rounds of a wrist mala for a half-round, and 4 wrist-rounds for a full-round.

    If you don't have a source for a traditional mala, you can always use a Catholic rosary which has 54 total beads, simply do the whole thing twice round for a full mala of 108.

    And, there's nothing that says you have to have a specially pre-made string of prayer beads - you can always just put 108 of anything on a string and tie the ends together to make a circle! You can get nice beads at any craft store, and even at dollar stores! Just make sure to get one bead that is bigger than the rest, so that you can tell when you've finished the round of chanting.