Planetary Remedies

9 Planets (known as Grahas in Sanskrit) are like 9 different teachers in school, teaching us different subjects. Each one of them has their own style of teaching and a different message to deliver to us. If we are on the same page with the teacher, the lesson becomes enjoyable. So what can we do to be on the same page with the Grahas? We can meditate up on them, we can chant their mantras, we can wear specific color of clothing on the day ruled by those Grahas etc. Below you will find some of these upāyas (remedies) we can do to absorb the energies of Grahas.


Sun or Surya ( सूर्य )

  • Surya Beej (seed) mantra: Om Hrām Hreem Hraum Sah Suryāya Namaha / ॐ ह्रां ह्रीं ह्रौं सः सूर्याय नमः ॥
  • Gāyatri Mantra: Om Bhoor Bhuvaha Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayāt / ॐ भूर्भुवः स्व: तत् सवितुर् वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्
  • Do meditation on the rising Sun.
  • Do Sun Salutations especially on Sundays.
  • Chant Āditya Hridayam. Listen here.

Moon or Chandra ( चन्द्र )

  • Chandra Beej (seed) mantra: Om Shrām Shreem Shraum Sah Chandrāya Namaha / ॐ श्रां श्रीं श्रौं सः चंद्राय नमः
  • Donate white food items such as milk, rice, rice pudding (kheer) on Mondays.
  • Wear white on Mondays.
  • Do things for your mother.

Mars or Mangal ( मङ्गल )

  • Mars Beej (seed) mantra): Om Krām Kreem Kraum Sah Bhaumāya Namaha / ॐ क्रां क्रीं क्रौं सः भौमाय नमः
  • Om Mangalāya Namaha / ॐ मङ्गलाय नमः
  • Mantra for Lord Narasimha (Vishnu incarnation for Mars): Ugram Veeram Mahā Vishnum Jwalantam Sarvatomukham Nrisimham Bheeshanam Bhadram Mrityu Mrityum Namāmyaham / उग्रं वीरं महा विष्णुं ज्वलन्तम् सर्वतोमुखं नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्यु मृत्युं नमाम्यहं
  • Recite Hanumān Chālisā.
  • Donate red lentils on Tuesdays.
  • Sleep on the floor. Do physical exercise.
  • Wear red on Tuesdays.

Mercury or Budha ( बुद्ध )

  • Mercury Beej (seed) mantra: Om Brām Breem Braum Sah Budhāya Namaha / ॐ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रौं सः बुधाय नमः
  • Vishnu is the deity of Mercury. Chant Vishnu Lakshmi Mantra: Om Mahā Lakshmiyei Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patni Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmih Prachodayāt / ॐ महा लक्ष्मीयै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्नी च धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मिः प्रचोदयात्
  • Chant Vishnu Sahasranāma (1000 names of Lord Vishnu) on Wednesdays. Listen here.
  • Wear Green on Wednesdays.
  • Give donation of education or education-related materials on Wednesdays.

Jupiter or Guru ( गुरु )

  • Guru Beej (seed) mantra: Om Grām Greem Graum Sah Gurave Namaha / ॐ ग्रां ग्रीं ग्रौं सः गुरूवे नमः
  • Wear yellow on Thursdays.
  • Donate gur (jaggery), sweets and turmeric on Thursdays.
  • Pay respect and give offerings to Gurus on Thursdays.

Venus or Shukra ( शुक्र )

  • Shukra Beej (seed) mantra: Om Drām Dreem Draum Sah Shukrāya Namaha / ॐ द्रां द्रीं द्रौं सः शुक्राय नमः
  • Recite Shri Suktam on Fridays.
  • Devi mantra: Om Aim Hreem Klim Chāmundāyei Vichhe / ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विचै
  • Wear white on Fridays.
  • Donate white things on Fridays.

Saturn or Shani ( शनि )

  • Shani Beej (seed) mantra: Om Prām Preem Praum Sah Shanaishcharāya Namaha / ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रौं सः शनैश्चराय नमः
  • Om Bhaga Bhavāya Vidmahe Mrityu Roopāya Dheemahi Tanno Shanih Prachodayāt / ॐ भग भवाय विद्महे मृत्यु रूपाय धीमहि तन्नो शनि: प्रचोदयात्
  • Shani Maha Mantra: Nilānjana Samābhāsam Raviputram Yamāgrajam, Chhāyā Mārtanda Sambhutam Tam Nāmāmi Shaishcharam / नीलांजनसमाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम्‌। छायामार्तण्ड सम्भूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम्‌। Listen here.
  • Donate old metal things on Saturdays. Offer black lentils or sesame oil to a temple on Saturdays.
  • Do not buy any metal objects or things (such as vehicle, appliances) on Saturdays.
  • Do not buy shoes on Saturdays. Donate old shoes on Saturdays.
  • Recite Hanumān Chālisā on Saturdays. It is said Shani mahārāj never harms true devotees of Hanumān.
  • Help old people and poor people especially on Saturdays.

Rāhu ( राहू )

  • Rāhu Beej (seed) mantra: Om Bhrām Bhreem Bhraum Sah Rāhave Namaha / ॐ भ्रां भ्रीं भ्रौं सः राहवे नमः
  • Durgā Mantra: Om Dum Durgāyei Namaha / ॐ दुं दुर्गायै नमः ॥
  • Do Devi Mahātmayam or Durgā Saptashati or Chandi Pāth (700 shlokās in praise of Goddess Durgā usually recited during Nāvratri festival). Play here.
  • Recite Durgā Kavach: listen here.

Ketu ( केतु )

  • Ketu Beej (seed) mantra: Om Strām Streem Straum Sah Ketave Namaha / ॐ स्रां स्रीं स्रौं सः केतवे नमः
  • Do Ganesh pujā.
  • Ganesh Beej (seed) mantra: Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Varavarad Sarvajanam Mѐ Vashamānaya Swāhā (ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं गं गणपतये वरवरद सर्वजनं मे वशमानय स्वाहा). Play here.
  • Ganesh Gāyatri mantra: Om Ek Dantāya Vidmahѐ Vakratundāya Dheemahi Tanno Dantih Prachodayāt / ॐ एकदन्ताय विद्महे वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि तन्नो दन्तिः प्रचोदयात्

DEVI Mantra ( देवी मंत्र )

  • Om Jayanti Mangalā Kāli, Bhadrakāli Kapālini, Durgā Kshamā Shivā Dhātri, Swāhā Swadhā Namostute / ॐ जयन्ती मंगला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी , दुर्गा क्षमा शिव धात्री , स्वाहा स्वधा नमोस्तुते Listen here.

NāG Mantra / नाग मंत्र

  • Om Sarpa Rājāya Vidmahe Padma Hastāya Dheemahi, Tanno Vāsuki Prachodayāt / ॐ सर्प राजाय विद्महे पद्म हस्ताय धीमहि तन्नो वासुकि प्रचोदयात | Listen here.

Nām Rāmāyana

Nām Rāmāyana is a short version of Rāmāyana. Download Here.

Rām Rām Rāmeti Rame Rāme Manorame, Sahasranāma Tat Tulyam Rāma Nām Varānane / राम राम रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे । सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥ Meaning: Simply by chanting the name Rām, our mind gets absorbed in the Divine Consciousness. This name “Rām” is as great as the thousand names of Lord Vishnu.