Week 2 - Mangalacharan & Anusara Prayer Mantras

We have just completed the first week of our mantra-based syllabus at HOA, where we learnt to use our voice as a conduit for divine power. During the first week, we chanted/sang the mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” which translates to "I bow to the infinite creator of all. I bow to the divine subtle teacher who guides my soul". We also immersed ourselves in the Devi Prayer during meditation, which comprises 108 names of the Divine Mother. With the invocation of this mantra, we honour the sacred feminine and the source of all creation. 

This week (June 10th - 16th), we move on to the second set of Mantras in our syllabus. We shall be singing/chanting the Mangalacharan mantra:  

"Aad Gurey Nameh, Jugaad Gurey Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Dayvay Nameh"

which translates to: 

I bow to the Primal Wisdom. I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages. I bow to the True Wisdom. I bow to the great, unseen Wisdom...

As we chant/sing this mantra, we may choose to reflect on the guidance we may have received throughout our lives, from our loved ones, our inner guru or our higher self. It may also bring clarity to us in times of doubt. 

In the later part of our practice, we shall also be immersed in the Anusara Prayer, a mantra that invokes devotion and recognition of the divine. Listen to its soothing tones here before the week begins.

"Om Namah Shivaya, Saccidananda Murtaye, Nisprapancaya Shantaya, Niralambaya Tejase, Om Shanti..."

which translates to: 

I bow to the presence of the Divine within. Our true and highest teacher that lives in and around us as Being, consciousness and bliss. It is ever-present and radiates peace. Lighting the way to transformation...

When we chant/sing a mantra, we are choosing to invoke the positive power contained in those particular syllables. Come experience this transformative power for yourself at HOA!

Written by Izzy Liyana, content creator & writer for HOA