Purpose of Three-Mantra Sadhana

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

The sadhana of chanting the Mahamrityunjaya and Gayatri mantras eleven times and the 32-names of Durga three times is an important practice in our tradition.

When you wake up early in the morning when the mind is quiet, before it becomes restless and connects with the external world, you must do japa of these three mantras with a sankalpa in mind.

When one plants a sankalpa, a positive thought or resolution in the subconscious mind, then over a period of time it begins to develop and alter one's personality, traits, perceptions, understanding and interaction with life and society.

This sadhana makes you more alert and aware of your various states of mind, moods and ambitions. When a sankalpa strikes the subconscious mind, it modifies its behaviour, and thereby you attain self-confidence, fearlessness, energy and power.

—30 July 2014, Netaji Subhash Stadium, Kolkata, India