Mantras for Difficult Times

Let me share a mantra with you that claims that the Lord’s Grace can make the cripple climb mountains and the mute eloquent.  With this mantra, you are asking for the Lord’s grace to ease you out of difficult situations.

Mookam karoti vaachaalam
Pangum langhayatey girim
Yatkripaa tamaham vandey
Paramaananda Maadhavam

Which means:

I salute that Madhava,
the source of Supreme Bliss,
whose Grace makes the dumb man eloquent
and the cripple cross mountains

There are times in life where the more one tries to remedy a situation with someone, the worse it becomes. When you encounter a situation where even communication fails, then recite the following Mantra. It is the 15th verse of the 15th  chapter of the Bhagvad Geeta.  Lord Krishna states:

Sarvasya chaaham hridi sannivishto
Mattas smritir jnaanama pohanamcha
Vedaishcha sarvaair ahameva vedyo
Vedaanta krid veda videva chaaham

Which means:

I am seated in the hearts of all.
Knowledge and memory stem from Me,
as well as their absence.
I Am verily that which has to be known by all the Vedas.
I Am the author of the Vedanta,
and the Knower of the Veda I AM.

The key sentence here is that Krishna claims that He is seated in the hearts of all. As you recite this Mantra, know that the other person is aware of whatever you truly are experiencing vis-à-vis them, and/or the situation.

It pays to pray to Hanumanji as He was the instrument in re-uniting Shri Ram with Ma Seeta. Also Shree Ram is forever indebted to Hanumanji as the latter wanted nothing in return for His services. All He wanted was to continue to be devoted to the Divine Pair.

Do read the Hanuman Chalisa and the translation of the Sunder-Kaand as these prayers are a great help in times of trouble.  Also, the one prayer acknowledged by Lord Vishnu, as the prayer to remove problems and gain the Lord’s grace is the Satyanarayan Katha.  This prayer should be done on full moons only for maximum effect.

In the end, remember that the Lord knows best.  You must repose your trust in him, and always end your prayers with the words, “Lord, thy will be done.”  This way, whatever is right, will happen.

Before chanting this prayer:

Read about Gajendra Moksh

Gajendra Moksha Stuti (Prayer)





Connect with the energy of the 7 planets. Hindus believe that our destiny /character is connected with the movement of the planets

 Brahmaa Murarihi tripurantakaari
 bhanuhu shashi bhumisuto buddhascha
 Guruscha shukraha shani raahu ketavaha
 kurvantu sarve mama suprabhatam
 Which means:
 May Brahma, Murari, (Vishnu) and Shiva, the sun (Bhanu) , the Moon (Shashi), Mercury (Buddh), Jupiter (Guru), Venus (Shukra), Saturn (Shani), and Rahu Ketu may they all make this a very good morning for me.

Mushkil Aasaan

Cyrus Merchant

…There is no short cut to a true answered prayer in spirituality. It is a very long road and a very hard road and get off it if you can’t take it but don’t spoil the name of God and spirituality if you just want to be happy like everybody else.

“If you want only the happiness that makes God happy”, then today’s column will work for you.

If none of your prayers have been answered, especially those you have been making to find a solution to your specific problem, then today with His Grace alone, I introduce you to the oldest mystical warrior angel in the world:
– Mushkil Asan Behram Yazad.

Take His name and tell Him your problem. You will start finding solutions from what you think is nowhere.

If you can do more than this then buy three rupees chana (grams) and peel them taking His name and asking Him to solve your problems while you peel the chanas.

Do this just do this on this Friday and then on every Friday for the rest of your life

Ask for His help for only one thing at a time and have faith…

The following Mantras are from:

Mantramala by Rohini Gupta

To avoid bad dreams and sleep peacefully, chant:
Achyutam Keshavam Vishnum harim somam janaardanam
hansam naaraayanam Krishnam japed dussava-prashaantaye

Which means

May Vishnu who is also known as Achyut, Keshav,Hari, Soma Janardhan, Hamsa and Krishnaprotect me from nightmares and bring peaceful sleep

Use this mantra if you need strong protection:

Om hreem kleem aim Mahish mardini swaha

The above matra is addressed to Ma Durga, the Goddess who killed the buffalo demon Mahishaasur.

This is a strong Mantra so use it only if you feel in danger..

Bhairav Mantra

Bhairav is a form of Shiva and a protective Deity

Bhairav Mantras are said to protect from harm , get rid of problems, solve court cases and similar matters, end of illness, pain and suffering and even avert untimely death

Om bham bhairavaaya namah


Narasimha is the part man part lion avatar of Vishnu who appeared to save his devotee Prahlad. This Gayatri can be used for protection from negative energies of any kind. Or it can be used to build physical strength, power, physical skill and stamina and also instill courage and bravery.

Om Narasimhaaya vidmahe mahaabaalaaya dhimahi

tanno anantaha prachodayaat

Which means:

May we know Narasimha, may we realize the one with enormous strength, may the eternal One enlighten us.

Na mantram no yantram tadapi cha na stuti maho

na chav haanam dhyaanam tadapi cha na jaane stuti kathaaha

na jaane mudraste tadapi cha na jaane vilapanam

param jaane matas twada nu saranam klesh haranam

Which means:

Mother, I don’t know mantras or yantras, and I don’t know how to chant

I don’t know how to invoke you or how to meditate,

I don’t know your scriptures,

I don’t know the sacred mudras, I dont know what to do,

all I know is how to keep calling you, who take away all my difficulties.

Read: About Prayers

GLOSSARY (Pronunciation)

A Like in ‘but’

Aa Like in ‘Far’

Ai Like in ‘hair’

Ey Like in Whey

I Like in ‘Pin’

Oo Like in ‘Shoot’

Oon ‘n’ has got a nasal sound.

U Like in ‘Put’


Sanskrit believes that the sound of the word never gets ruined and that it has an everlasting value.

Words in Sanskrit open out from their seed (beej) form.

A root is always a single syllable that contains one of the basic sounds a, I, u, ri

The root or seed may create a word, yet the word will vibrate to its best, and gives it tremendous power.

The Vedic or the Sanskrit view gives more importance to the special sound it should produce, than to the meaning of the spoken word.