There’s something cool, even implicative and spooky about being named after a girl in a movie. Something sort of unforced, like a quirk I get to keep but was uninvolved in forming. It’s as though my love of film predates me, is beyond my control, and here I am, the product not just of my parents but also of their taste. Because the Durga I’m named after is the Durga in Pather Panchali (1955)—the first installment in Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy, and one of the greatest films ever made.
A Beej Mantra is the shortest form of a Mantra just like a beej (seed)
which when sown, grows into a tree. Similarly beej mantras of different Gods,
when recited together gift us immense positive energy and blessings bestowed
from all the Gods.
They are the vibrations, and represent the “call” of the
soul. It is believed that the universe was created then the sounds produced
during the cosmic evolution emanated from the beej mantra.
Each Beej mantra carries its own power and when mixed with mantras,
they add extra power to the benefits of derived from that mantra. Mantras which
contain up to nine words are termed Beej Mantra, ten or twenty words forms
Mantra and beyond are known Maha Mantra.
Basic beej mantra “Om” is further expanded into the following
types of beej - yog beej ,tejo beej, shanti beej and raksha beej, which are
respectively known as aeng (aim) hreem, sreem, kreem, kleem, dum, gam, glaum,
lam, yam, aam or um or ram.
This beej mantra is the mystic name for the Hindu Trimurti, and
represents the union of the three gods, viz. ‘A’ for Brahma, ‘U’ for Vishnu and
‘M’ for Mahadev Shiva. The three sounds also symbolize the three Vedas
(Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda)
This is Goddess Kali’s beej mantra. Kali Mata gives us health,
strength, all round success and protects us from evil. This mantra creates a
strong base for Kali Mahavidya Sadhana. In this mantra ‘ Ka ’ is Maa Kali , ‘
Ra ’ is Brahman, and ‘ ee ’ is Mahamaya. ‘ Nada ’ is the Mother of the
Universe, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Mahalaxmi. It is recited for
wealth, material gains, success in business or profession, elimination of
ailments and worries, protection, being granted a happy married life and all
round success. ‘ Sha ’ is Maha Lakshmi, ‘ Ra ’ means wealth. ‘ Ee ’ is
satisfaction or contentment. Nada is the manifested Brahman, and bindu is the
dispeller of sorrow
This is the beej mantra for Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva protects one from
sudden death, fatal diseases, gives immortality, moksha and all round success
if a person recites it with devotion along with the mantras of Shiva.
This is the beej Mantra of Ma Durga . It is recited for power,
strength, protection, health, wealth, victory, wisdom, knowledge, elimination
of enemies & grave problems, happy married life and all round success. ‘Da’
means Durga, and ‘ U ’ means to protect. Nada means Mother of the universe, and
bindu signifies worship
This is the Mantra of Mahamaya or Bhuvaneshwari. This helps to lead a
person to their highest in life. ‘ Ha ’ means Shiva, ‘ Ra ’ is prakriti, ‘ ee ’
means Mahamaya. Nada is the Mother of the universe, and bindu is the dispeller
This is the beej Mantra of Devi Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is the
goddess of knowledge of all fields and with the recitation of this mantra one
can attain knowledge, wisdom and success in any field. ‘ Ai ’ stands for
Saraswati, and bindu is the dispeller of sorrow.
This is the beej mantra of Lord Ganapati. Lord Ganesha endows His
devotees with knowledge, wisdom, protection, fortune, happiness, health, wealth
and eliminate all obstacles. ‘ Ga ’ means Ganesha, and bindu is the dispeller
This is the beej mantra for Lord Hanuman. Chanting of it gives
unlimited strength, power, protection, wisdom, happiness, elimination of bad
spirits & ghosts, victory over enemies and all round success.
This is beej mantra for Lord Vishnu. With recitation of it, a person
welcomes wealth, health, protection, a happy married life, happiness, victory
and all round success.
This is the beej mantra of Lord Bhairav. It is recited for strength,
protection, victory, health, wealth, happiness, fame, success in court cases,
elimination of enemies, and all round success.
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Dhoomavati. Chanting of this mantra
gives quick eradication of all enemies, strength, fortune, protection, health,
wealth and all round success
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Bagalamukhi. It is recited for
quick elimination of all enemies, power, victory, fame, and all round success
This is the beej mantra for Goddess Tara. Recitation of this mantra gives
unending financial gain, unlimited wealth, fortune, fame, happiness, victory
and all round success.
This is a beej mantra of Lord Narsimha. Lord Narsimha removes humans
all sorrows and fears and bring quick victory over enemies. This also creates a
strong base for other Narsimha sadhanas
This is the beej mantra of Lord Kuber. It is recited for massive
monetary gain, wealth, fortune and all round success.
This beej mantra is recited for the awakening of Kundalini. It is chanted
for activating the Akash Tatva (space element) in us which enables siddhis and
eliminates ailments related to this element.
This beej mantra is related to Agni Tatva (fire element). Chanting of
this mantra activates the Agni Tatva and eliminates ailments related to this
element. It is helpful for quicker awakening of Kundalini.
This beej mantra is related to Vayu Tatva (air element). Chanting of
this mantra activates the Vayu Tatva and eliminates ailments related to this
element. Activation of all elements leads to quicker awakening of Kundalini as
This is related to the Prithvi Tatva (earth element) in us which
eliminates ailments related to this element. Activation of all elements leads
to quicker awakening of Kundalini and enables a sadhak to access all
This beej mantra is for getting rid of disease, worry, fear and