Hinduism Mantras and Shlokas
Mantra is a divine combination of divine syllables or sounds which when chanted with devotion, faith and emotion attract the concerned God or Goddess or deity and secure their divine blessings. For divine help one must link with divine forces but majority of humans are unaware of these forces and have no link whatsoever. But when an individual starts chanting Mantra related to a particular deity regularly the gap between him and the concerned divine force steadily decreases. By regular use of Mantra a subtle link is formed and through this one could then obtain any desired boon within the power of the deity.
One could obtain wealth, prosperity, fame, fearlessness, success and spiritual upliftment, but for each a different Mantra is chanted and a different deity propitiated.
The term is a Sanskrit word mantram that combines the root manas (mind) with tram (protection) so the literal meaning is mind-protection.
Mantras are interpreted to be effective as sound (vibration), to the effect that great emphasis is put on correct pronunciation. They are intended to deliver the mind from illusion and material inclinations. Chanting is the process of repeating a mantra.
Mantras were originally conceived in the great Hindu scriptures known as the Vedas. Within practically all Hindu scriptures, the writing is formed in painstakingly crafted two line "shlokas" and most mantras follow this pattern, although mantras are often found in single line or even single word combinations.
Mantras have been known to promote inner healing, spiritual development, and beneficial effects on the world around us.
The most basic mantra is Aum, which in Hinduism is known as the "pranava mantra," the source of all mantras.