The difference between Namah & Swaha in a Mantra

The difference between Namah & Swaha in a Mantra

According to one of the classical Vedic texts ‘Mantrasar’ it is scripted as…

Man Naat Trayate Iti Mantra” or “मननात् त्रायते इति मन्त्र:”

It means a group of words which gives energy to our mind and protects from all kinds of fear to mind is called a ‘mantra’.

‘Man’ means a concentration of mind. ‘Tra’ means to giver relief. Modern science says words have got the energy. If one word is pronounced more Number of times then energy is produced. That is why ‘mantra’ is mother & words are ‘Brahma’, means Pitri or father.

 As a matter of fact in Vedic text many mantra have their ending with ‘namah’ or ‘swaha’. For example:

Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya namah


Hum hanumatayo rudrabotarayo sarva shatrusamharayo sarva rogohorayo sarva boshikoronayo ramdutayo swaha

Read: Yantra – a broad perspectives

 Namoh means ‘I offer’ which is not gender-specific and by which both God and Goddesses may be worshipped. Chanting with ‘Namoh’ ending directs the energy throughout our organic being and is very helpful for maintaining abundance for healing and also pleasing any deity.

Mantra ending with ‘swaha’ is repeated after mantras or Yajnas while oblations are being offered in the fire. ‘Swaha’ is used after mantras that one wants to project more energy into it. Simultaneously when we chant for removing some diseases or negativity we use ‘swaha’.

Prof. Dr. Koosal Sen

About Prof. Dr. Koosal Sen

Prof. of Applied Numbers at Astrological Research Institute of Krishnamurthy Paddhati (ARIKP), Agartala; Ex Vice-principal, Indian College of Astrology And Astronomy, Kolkata. He has also been conferred with Lifetime Membership by several organizations: World Astro Federation; Asian astrologers congress, Dhaka (Head Quarter); All India Institute of Vedic Astrology, Varanasi; Indian College of Astrology And Astronomy, Kolkata etc.

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