5 Mantras for Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness that not only negatively affects mental health but also physical health. It is a period in which the person feels sad constantly and loses interest in the activities of his day-to-day life. It is not only caused by a single reason but due to the combination of several reasons like mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse. death of loved someone, serious illness, family conflicts, career issues, genes, etc. resulting in loss of appetite, physical pain, sleeping issues, and loss of interest. Fortunately, this illness is curable as there are several ways by which it can be treated. Keeping yourself busy and diverting your mind towards positive aspects of life is one of the basic ways to overcome stress. Some people may have to consult professionals for treatment in case of serious situations. There are certain mantras also to which are beneficial in curing depression. Some of them are given below. Let’s scroll further to know the details.

Mantras for Depression

1. Shanti Mantra

This is one of the most powerful mantras which helps to cure depression. It provides Shanti (peace) to mind, soul, and body. It helps to overcome anxiety, negative thoughts, and stress and thus helps in gaining the lost confidence. It relaxes the mind and helps in invoking the spiritual connection with God. Regular chanting of this mantra helps to increase the intuition powers and overcome several uncertain and unfavorable situations of life. According to several sources, chanting this mantra 108 times a day for 48 days is said to bring the best results.

Benefits of Shanti Mantra

  • Attracting good and positive thoughts

Since this mantra helps to provide Shanti (peace) to mind, soul, and body, it helps to attract good and positive thoughts. It helps to inculcate the feeling of kindness and compassion which helps to focus on the better things in life. It relaxes the mind and the person gets free from all sorts of negative and depressing thoughts and focuses on the positive aspects of life.

  • Increases the intuition powers

Reciting this not only helps to overcome the depression but also increases the intuition powers of the person. The mind gets free from all sorts of unwanted thoughts and stress. It helps to form a divine connection with the universe that helps to awaken the psychic abilities of the person.

  • Helps to overcome the obstacles

Reciting this mantra helps to provide complete relaxation to the mind and helps to improve the health of the person. Not only this but reciting this mantra also helps to nullify the ill effects of the planetary influences and thus helps to overcome several uncertain and unfavorable circumstances of life.


Shanti Mantra

ॐ द्यौ: शान्तिरन्तरिक्षँ शान्ति, पृथ्वी शान्तिराप: शान्तिरोषधय: शान्ति: । वनस्पतय: शान्तिर्विश्वे देवा: शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्ति:, सर्वँ शान्ति:, शान्तिरेव शान्ति:, सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥ ॐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति: ॥”

In English,

Om Dyau Shanti-Rantariksha Gwam Shantih, Prithavi Shanti-Rapah Shanti Roshadhayah Shantih । Vanas-Patayah Shanti-Vishwed Devah Shanti-Brahma Shantih, Sarvag-Wam Shantih Shanti-Reva Shantih Sa Ma Shanti Redhi ॥ Om Shantih Shantih Shantih Om”

2. Narasimha Mantra

Narasimha is known as the avatar of Lord Vishu and is the symbol of protection by destroying evil. The Narasimha mantra is one of the most powerful mantras which is recited to please the Lord Vishu for the protection against all sorts of negativity. The person must take shower before reciting this mantra with full dedication. The ideal time to recite this mantra is early morning before the sunrise but it can also be recited during the evening pooja/aarti. The mantra must be recited 108 times to get the desired results.

Benefits of Narasimha Mantra

  • It provides protection

This is one of the most powerful mantras of Lord Vishu that protects from all sorts of negative and evil spirits. Not only this, but it also helps in freeing your mind from negative thoughts like greed, jealously, insecurity, etc. This mantra develops the feeling of security and satisfaction in the person’s mind so that he/she can focus on better things in life.

  • Overcoming the obstacles

This mantra helps to please the avatar of Lord Vishu which is popularly known as Narasimha, a human body with the face of a lion. Just like the lion’s traits, this mantra also helps in gaining the inner strength to overcome the various mental and physical health issues. It brings stability of the mind so that the person can conquer all his fears and obstacles.

  • Overcoming the ill effects of planets

If you are under the bad influence of the planets, then reciting this mantra with full devotion is recommended to overcome such effects of the planets.


Narasimha Mantra

उग्रं वीरं महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतोमुखम्। नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्युमृत्युं नमाम्यहम् ॥”

In English,

Ugram Viram Maha Vishnum Jvalantam Sarvato Mukham Nirisimham Bhishanam Bhadram Mrutyur Mrutyum Namamy Aham”

3. Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri mantra is one of the most powerful mantras which is universally recited to bring peace and happiness. During the time of depression, the person fails to think rationally since his/her thoughts are confused which eventually results in the wrong decisions of life. So, to bring clarity of thoughts, it is best to recite this 108 or 11 times a day for at least 21 days to bring a positive change in your life.

Benefits of Gayatri Mantra

  • Reducing stress

Depression is a state of mind in which the person feels extremely stressed and loses interest in several activities of his life. There are infinite reasons for stress but all these can be avoided if the Gayatri mantra is chanted properly with full faith and respect. It brings peace of mind and thus helps in reducing stress.

  • Improves the concentration

Under the state influence of the depression, the person doesn’t have control of his mind. Most of the time, his mind is occupied with negative and toxic thoughts due to which he fails to take the correct decisions in life. Reciting the Gayatri mantra helps to overcome all the negative and toxic thoughts and bring a positive change in your life. The person feels happy thus helps him to improve his thought process and concentration.

  • Improves the mental health

By reciting the Gayatri mantra, the person gets clarity of thoughts. It improves concentration and helps to overcome several negative thoughts. Thus resulting in improving the overall mental health.


Gayatri Mantra

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥”

In English,

Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥtat savitur vareṇyaṃbhargo devasya dhīmahidhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt”

4. Panchakshari Shiv Mantra

This is one of the most famous and simplest forms of mantras of Lord Shiva which helps to overcome depression, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and several other mental disorders. This mantra should be recited with full faith, dedication, and devotion to get the desired results. This mantra not only helps in improving the mental health but also the physical health of the person by bringing in positivity.

Benefits of Panchakshari Shiv Mantra

  • Brings peace of mind

This mantra is one of the simplest and powerful mantras of Lord Shiva which is recited to bring peace of mind. A restless mind finds stability and thus helps in taking the correct decisions in life.

  • Improves the willpower

It improves the inner strength of the person. Unnecessary negative thoughts and fear are all removed from the mind of the individual. It improves the willpower of the person to face the various challenges of life with full strength and stability.

  • Improves the memory

This mantra helps to get rid of all the negative and toxic thoughts and brings stability to the mind. The concentration of the person improves thus resulting in better memory.


Shiv Mantra

ॐ नमः शिवाय ॥”

In English, 

Om Namah Shivaya”

5. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Many people consider depression as a minor health problem but it can be proved fatal if not treated well. Thus, reciting ‘Mahamrityunjaya Mantra’ is considered one of the most powerful mantras to overcome such fatal health issues. The word ‘Maha’ means ‘great’, ‘Mrityun’ means ‘death’, and ‘Jaya’ means ‘Victory’. This mantra is recited to please Lord Shiva for his divine blessings and the longevity of life.

Benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

  • Brings stability of mind

This mantra is very helpful in maintaining the stability of the mind as it helps to get rid of negative thoughts. Not only this. It also helps to develop the divine connection with Lord Shiva who is known as the ‘destroyer’. It helps in cleansing the body by removing all the toxic and negative thoughts and providing inner peace.

  • Provides the protection

This mantra helps overcome the sudden death of the individual which occurs due to several uncertain conditions of life. It creates a positive aura that further provides protection to the reciter and helps in calming the mind.


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

ॐ हौं जूं स: ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: ओम त्रयम्बकम् यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् भूर्भुव: स्वरोम जूं स:।”

In English,

Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pusti-vardhanam urvarukam iva bandhanan mrtyor muksiya ma mrtat”

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