Surya Grahan Mantra – Prayers and Mantras Chanted during Solar Eclipse



During Surya Grahan, devout Hindus perform several rituals and chant different prayers and mantras. Hindu Pregnant women chant Santana Gopala Mantra during the Suryagrahan.

Most devout Hindus chant the Ashtakshara Mantra dedicated to Shri Krishna or the Astakshari Mantra dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

  • Ashtakshara mantra dedicated to Lord Krishna is ‘Shri Krishna ha sharnam mama.’
  • Astakshari Mantra dedicated to Lord Vishnu is 'Om Namoh Narayan Ya namah.'

Mahamrityunjay Mantra and Shiva Panchakshari Mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva are also chanted during the Surya Grahan period.

  • Shiva Panchakshari Mantra is Om Namah Shivaya

  • Mahamrityunjay Mantra is

Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat

The Santana Gopala Mantra chanted by pregnant women is

Om Devaki Sudha Govinda
Vasudeva Jagath Pathe
Dehimey Thanayam
Krishna Thwamaham
Saranam Kadhahaa

Deva Deva Jagannatha
Gothra Vridhi Karap Prabho
Dehimey Thanayam Sheegram
Ayushmandham Yashashreenam!

Mantras dedicated to Lord Surya including the Gayatri Mantra and Aditya Stotram are also chanted by Hindus.

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