Om Namah Shivay is one of the most chanted Lord Shiva mantras. The mantra is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is also known as Mahadeva. According to Shaivite tradition, Lord Shiva is the supreme lord. He is the one who has the power to create, protect and transform the universe.  

What Does Om Namah Shivay Mean?

'Om' is believed to be the sound of the universe. It means love and peace. 'Namah' and 'Shivay' together mean the five elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air And Ether. These five elements are believed to be the building blocks of every creation present in this world. 

Lord Shiva is believes to be the master of all the five elements. 

Benefits Of Chanting Om Namah Shivay

For years now, people have been chanting mantras to pray to their Lord. Chanting mantras helps in producing vibrations which further benefits our life in different ways. Are there are benefits of chanting the mantra 'Om Namah Shivay'? We asked Astrologer Sonia Malik. Read on to know. 

Bliss All Around

The expert shared that chanting 'Om Namah Shivay' harmonises the five elements in the environment. Chanting it everyday brings along a lot of peace, love and harmony in all the 5 elements. So, when you chant this mantra, you feel the joy not just within you but around you as well. 

Removes Negativity

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Om Namah Shivay helps in infusing positive energy in your everyday life. When you chant this mantra, you are removing all the negative energy around you and attraction the positivity. 

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Helps Relax

On days you are feeling just too stressed, you should chant the mantra 'Om Namah Shivay'. It works as a stress buster and calms your mind, helps relax and unwind. 

Gives You Control Over Senses 

Om Namah Shivay is a powerful mantra. Chanting it helps you gain control over your senses. It also gives you a direction for your life and helps you understand yourself better. 

Nullifies Negative Effects Of Plants

It is Lord Shiva who governs all the 9 planents. Chanting 'Om Namah Shivay' can help you nullify the negative effects of the planets to some extent.

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Reduces Fear Of Untimely Death

The astrologer shared that a lot of people have a fear of dying untimely. Chanting this mantra not only takes away that fear but also reduces the chances of an untimely death. 

How And When To Chant Om Namah Shivay Mantra?

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The expert shared that chanting the mantra in the correct way can help you get maximum benefits - 

  • Before chanting the mantra, one should take a bath. This should ideally be done in the morning. However, one can also chant the mantra during anytime of the day. 
  • Best time to chant Lord Shiva's mantra is during sunrise and sunset. 
  • The mantra should either be chanted in one's mind, silently or aloud. 
  • Though one can chant the mantra as many times they wish to, for best results it should be chanted atleast 108 times. 
  • Om Namah Shivay is a mantra you can chant just anywhere, in the car, in your office or at home. Make sure you sit in an upright position while chanting it. 

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