Om Saravana Bhava


Om Saravana Bhava or Aum Saravana Bhava mantra contains the essence of the six-faced Lord Skanda. You can access the energy of Lord Skanda by chanting this potent mantra. Lord Skanda also known as Murugan , Kartikeya and Subramanya is the younger son of God Shiva and Devi Parvati. Lord Murugan, also known as Skanda or Karthikeya is the chief commander of the great divine army, a fine, dynamic soldier of the within, a fearless defender of righteousness. We can receive the energy of Skanda by learning the secret of Powerful Mantra “Om Saravana bhava“. Lord Murugan fulfills our wishes, removes our difficulties and liberates us. 

Sage Agastya (a revered Vedic sage), who mastered this mantra, revealed the secrets of the mantra:

” Om Saravana Bhava “

Om – is considered the most sacred mantra, represents the infinite, that all aspects of life are intertwined.
Sa – attracts all people to your side;
Ra – brings wealth and prosperity in your life;
Va – dissolves competition, diseases, debts and your physical discomforts;
Na – surmounts your problems through enemies;
Bha – attraction through charming;
VA – stops negativity and influence from bad planets and evil forces.

Muruga, the younger son of Lord Siva, is alive in the earth plane. He has always been concerned about the evolution of planet earth and human beings. Muruga is the Lord of the Pleiades. As you may know the Pleiadians are active now on our plant to bring more light and love. Muruga is associated with the star Krittika (Alcyone). By 2012 when the earth comes in alignment with the Sun and Alcyone there will be an opportunity for our planet to acquire light. This will be the work of Muruga (Alcyone).

Muruga has often played a major role in educating the humans about a higher life. He is basically a celestial warrior constantly involved in killing demons that prevent light from entering the earth plane. During the Nine Nights of the Goddess the three goddesses Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati were involved in destroying the dark forces. Now at the beginning of November, Muruga takes over and fights with the demons.

Muruga’s mythology says that he was born out of the third-eye of Lord Siva. Siva’s semen went up to his third eye out of which there emerged six sparks of flame. The six-headed Muruga was thus born to destroy the demons. Hindu mythology is very complicated to decipher because it simultaneously unveils many layers of reality about the world and the human psyche. To put it simply Muruga is within and without the body. Within the body he is the lord of kundalini, the sexual energy at the base of the spine. The ascent of the energy to the third-eye symbolizes the birth of Muruga. As he ascends Muruga holds a Vel or lance, which is a symbol for the spinal column and the brain.

It is impossible to comprehend the concept of Vel (lance). It is a weapon that destroys demons, it is kundalini ascending; and it destroys karma. I have been asking my students to hold on to the Vel and carry it with them. This has been very helpful. No one can underestimate the power of the Vel in destroying karma. Keep a Vel on your alter and perform abishekam on every Tuesday. Miraculously your karma will be wiped out. Your diseases, financial problems, depression, relationship issues all can be overcome with the Vel. Vel will destroy even the worst and obstinate karma. Mantra for Vel is as follows:

Vetri Vel Swaha

Vetri in Tamil means Victory. During the six days of Muruga Vel plays an important role in destroying your karma. Those of you who are going to be joining me during the Muruga trip will visit various shrines dedicated to Muruga. This years Skanda Shasti is very special because Mars, who is also associated with Muruga is close to the earth. It is interesting that he is closest to the earth during the festival.

During this Skanda Shasti the ashram in India will energize a limited quantity of 22K Golden Vels. Generally, Vels are made in copper and silver. A golden Vel however is the most potent. You can get a Golden Vel energized for you during the Six Days for Muruga.

“Saravanabava” – a combination of 6 syllables – constitutes the highest mantric power. The Sage Agastiya, who mastered this mantra and as a result had direct encounters with the 6-Headed God Muruga, revealed the secrets of the 6 syllables.

SA – Attracts all people to your door
RA – Brings Wealth
VA – (Va is also said as “Ah”) – Kills competition, diseases, and debts
NA – Dissuades enemies, suppresses problems before they arise
BA – Attraction through charming
VA – Stops negativity and influence from bad planets

Each of the 6 syllables is dedicated to the 6 faces of Lord Muruga. Each night of the 6 Days of Muruga will be dedicated to invoking the power and energy of one of the syllables

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