Mantra music is a form of sacred music that consists of sounds, words or groups of words, and certain syllables. The combination of words is supposed to create a form of spiritual transformation.
Mantra music is a form of sacred music that consists of sounds, words or groups of words, and certain syllables. The combination of words is supposed to create a form of spiritual transformation. Mantra music originally came from India and was a Vedic tradition. It has become a part of Hindu tradition and is regularly practiced with Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. The mantra refers to all of the music that contains text. The mantra that is the most basic is OM and it is the sound of all mantra music.
Mantra can be broken down where man means to think, which is the root of the word, and then tra which is the suffix and means a tool or instrument. It is considered in this text to refer to the instrument of thinking.
Types of Mantra Music
- Bhajan which is sacred music such as spiritual songs.
- Kirtan which is the repetition of God’s names in songs. This may be the most popular and widely exposed form of mantra music.
- Prayer which is your communication with God in its most personal form.
- The basic mantra is OM.
- Healing mantra is designed for healing.
- Guru mantra which is the mantra given from the master to the disciple.
Examples of Mantras:
Lead me from ignorance to truth
From ignorance, lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light;
From death, lead me to immorality;
OM peace, peace, peace.
May good befall all,
May there be peace to all,
May all be fit for perfection,
May all experience that which is auspicious.
Sacred music means different things to all people. Mantra music is a beautiful form of worship and prayer in the form of words and chanting. Music is a universal language and can inspire many people. This type of music allows you to be taken to a different plane and can be transforming if you do it on a regular basis. If you are seeking sacred music to inspire you and make you feel better about the world that you live in, this is a great way to worship and communicate with God in a positive way. Mantra music is practiced all over the world and is a way to give praise to God. It can be very simple and yet can mean so much. Even the simple Om can mean so much and get your message across. Some of the most famous mantra music ever produced is Shiva Panchakshar Mantra and Gayatri Mantra.