Garbh sanskar is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic practice that helps to shape the personality and character of the fetus inside the mother’s womb. Various practices like yoga, meditation, chanting mantras, listening to music etc are done by the expecting mother.
These practices are responsible for shaping physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the unborn child. Mantras generate positive energy and all the mantras have specific purposes. Chanting mantras provide peace of mind and purity at heart. The unborn baby will also get this quality along with the mother to be. Chanting mantra is a very old practice and it creates powerful vibrations that help to create a positive environment.
Below are some powerful Garbh Sanskar Mantras to recite during pregnancy.
The Gayatri Mantra:
Reciting this mantra gives confidence and enlightenment.
“Om bhur bhuvah svah, tat savitur varenyam, bhargo devasya dhimahi, dhiyo yo nah prachodayat”
Meaning of Gayatri Mantra: It means the person who is reciting this mantra will attain the excellent glory of Lord Davitar.
The Manojavam Marutatulyavegam Mantra:
This mantra is recited to offer prayer to lord Hanuman, it provides strength and strong will power.
”Mano Javam Maaruta Tulya Vegam
Jitendriyam Buddhi Mataam Varissttha ,
Vaata Atmajam Vaanara Yuutha Mukhyam
Shri rama Duutam Sharannam Prapadye ”
The meaning of Manojavam Marutatulyavegam Mantra:The person who is reciting this mantra takes shelter of Lord Hanuman, he has a swift mind and is fast as the wind. Lord Hanuman is the master of all intelligence, knowledge and learning. He is the son of the wind and the head of all monkeys. I take shelter of the messenger of Shri Rama.
The Saraswati Mantra:
This mantra offers salutation to Lord Saraswati for knowledge and intelligence.
” Ya Kundendu Tusharahara Dhavala Ya Shubhra Vastravrita
Ya Veena Varadanda Manditakara Ya Shveta Padmasana
Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara Prabhritibihi Devaih Sada Pujita
Sa Mam Pattu Saravatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jadyapaha”
The meaning of Saraswati Mantra: this mantra is a salutation to Lord Saraswati, she is pure as jasmine with the coolness of snow and moon. Like the garland of pearls she shines and is beautifully covered with white garments. She is a boon giver with veena adorned at her hands. Seated in white lotus, she is adored by tri devas: Bhrama Vishnu, Shankara, and other devas too. Devi Saraswati protect me.
Lord Vishnu Mantra
This is a salutation to Lord Vishnu to become an ideal person, Lord Vishnu removes all the fear and he is the lord of all the lokas.
”Shaanta Aakaaram Bhujaga Shayanam Padma Naabham Sura Iisham
Vishva Aadhaaram Gagana Sadrsham Megha Varnna Shubha Anggam,
Lakssmii Kaantam Kamala Nayanam Yogibhir Dhyaana Gamyam
Vande Vissnnum Bhava Bhaya Haram Sarva Loka Eka Naatham”
The meaning of Lord Vishnu Mantra: Lord Vishnu rests on serpent with serene appearance. He has lotus on his navel and he is the lord of all devas. Lord Vishnu has a beautiful and holy body, he is Devi Lakshmi’s husband. he is attainable to the yogis by meditation. Lord Vishnu removes all the fear and is lord of triloka.
While I am not a very religious person, I am spiritual, more so after giving birth to my son. I was not able to recite all the mantras during my first pregnancy, but my mother being a very religious person used to chant them I used to listen to them.
If you are like me and still want to harness the benefits of Garbh Sanskar, I suggest you try listening to the mantras, if you’re unable to chant them. Point being – the unborn baby inside of you, should be able to hear the chanting.