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Special Planetary Mantras, Name and Shakti Mantras

The following is one of several articles by David Frawley on Vedic and Tantric Mantras and their applications.

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.

  1. Sun – Om Hrim Sum Suryaya Namah
  2. Moon – Om Shrim Som Somaya Namah
  3. Mars – Om Krim Kum Kujaya Namah
  4. Mercury – Om Aim Bum Budhaya Namah
  5. Jupiter – Om Strim Brahm Brihaspataye Namah
  6. Venus – Om Klim Shum Shukraya Namah
  7. Saturn – Om Hlim Sham Shanaye Namah
  8. Rahu – Om Dhum Ram Rahave Namah
  9. 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.

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Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, the third highest civilian award granted by the government of India, “for distinguished service of a higher order to the nation,” honoring his work and writings as a Vedic teacher, which he received in January 2015.