Abundance! Such a delicious word, isn’t it? Don’t we all wish for more abundance in our lives? Wouldn’t you love to manifest abundance, an abundance of love, sunshine, good food, beautiful things, friends, and of course, money? Many cultures share the same wish and have their own ways of conjuring up the things and non-materials they wish for. In Vedic Astrology an often used tool are mantras for abundance.
If you are familiar with Yoga and some of the lesser known systems that go hand-in-hand with it, like meditation, Ayurveda, maybe even Vedic Astrology, then you might already be familiar with mantras and how they are used.
I think most of us have at least heard of mantras for the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles. And you’ve probably also heard of the Goddess Lakshmi, the female deity known to give beauty and beautiful things, abundance and financial prosperity.
Mantras for abundance
Of course, I already mentioned Lord Ganesha, and I think it’s safe to say that mantras offered to Ganesha are not only effective for all sorts of things but also available even to those who are not necessarily comfortable with a regimented practice. Lord Ganesha, as mentioned, is the Remover of Obstacles. Practicing his mantas can help us clear the way to attract and manifest the things we want more of in our life.
The best-known mantra for Ganesha is:
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
Then there is the Goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi in and of herself is the personification of all things abundant. And we don’t necessarily just think of “cold hard cash” here, but an abundance of all things luxurious and beautiful and rich we want in this earthly lifetime.
A very easy and effective mantra for Lakshmi is:
Om Gam Shreem Maha Lakshmiye Swaha
(see how very sneakily we’ve added “Gam” to this mantra, and with that also invoking the obstacle removing qualities of Ganesha while chanting to Lakshmi?)
These two mantras are well known and often used in many practices.
Now we are getting a little more specific with a mantra used to get Lord Kubera’s attention, the God of (financial) wealth. Kubera does actually stand for money, the “cold hard cash”. It is said that without Kubera’s blessing even Lakshmi can’t grant you financial blessings. I’ve seen him described as the celestial accountant, if you will, the deity deciding your ultimate financial fate.
To chant to Kubera use this mantra:
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya
Dehi Dapaya Svaha.
So these mantras for abundance are still fairly straight forward and make sense. But there are other approaches, kind of through the backdoor if you will.
The “backdoor” mantras for abundance
Chanting to the Goddess of Learning, Knowledge, Fine Arts and Music, Saraswati is said to make Goddess Lakshmi jealous. So by giving your love and devotion to Saraswati you are gaining Lakshmi’s attention who will then bestow her blessings upon you to get you to worship her.
Saraswati’s mantra is this: Om Eim Saraswatiye Svaha
Another way is to chant to Lord Vishnu. Vishnu, of course, is Lakshmi’s husband, and worshipping Vishnu pleases his wife so much that she will, in turn, bless you with abundance.
This is a mantra for Vishnu: Om Namo Bhagavate Vasu Devaya
A wonderful resource for mantras for all sorts of purposes is Thomas Ashley-Farrand’s books and courses.
Planetary mantras for abundance
Then we get into planetary mantras, though it can get a little more tricky here.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and abundance, luxury and wealth. His mantra is: Om Brim Brihaspataye Namaha
Venus is the planet of beauty and abundance, financial and non-material. The mantra is: Om Sum Sukraya Namaha
Saturn is the planet of contraction and poverty, and mantra for Saturn can be helpful in difficult times to avert his gaze and please him so he won’t be to hard on you (and your financial) status.
But Saturn can also bestow success in finances and business when he is well placed in your personal astrological natal chart.
Saturn’ mantra is: Om Shreem Shaneyshcharaya Namaha
Planetary mantras can be highly effective because they are like instruments of precision to get to where there may be challenges and opportunities around money in your life and help to enforce or soften the influence of the planet that’s important at this time of your life.
I highly suggest working with a Vedic Astrologer if you want to find an effective planetary mantra to work with.
And then there is the non-Vedic option
Lastly, if you find Sanskrit mantras intimidating or are just not into all the Vedic deities, there is a wonderful DIY mantra in English you can customize to your own purpose:
“I (your name) now draw (what you wish for) in divine order, quickly, easily and in peace. Tathaastu.” (so be it)
As a wrap-up, I’d like to say that working with the guidance of a Vedic Astrologer or Sound Practitioner is always best. But even if you go on your own, decide which purpose you are going after and choose with your heart. Try the mantra of your choice for a few weeks and re-evaluate if you feel different or if you may want to try a different one.