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Emotional Healing Mantras

A mantra for emotional healing can be used like a prayer novena or a physical training program. Decide on a period of time when you will commit to 5 or 10 minutes daily using the mantra. Or choose the amount of time based on how many times you intend to sing the mantra. If you have a set of mala beads, you can count each mantra to reach the traditional 108 repetitions.

Creating a Mantra Novena 
You can also choose to repeat the mantra for 30 days or 40 days or more. If more work is needed, the novena can be repeated. Please note that the use of a mantra does not replace professional counseling, anger management training or any other tools for learning healthy emotional responses.  

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Mantra for Healing Fear

The mantra in this video is for the alleviation of fear. The Sanskrit words are “Shante Prashante Sarva Bhaya Upasha’mani Svaha.” The meaning can be translated as “Peace, supreme peace. I offer all fear to be dissolved entirely and transformed into a jewel.”

A word by word translation would be as follows:

Shante: peace
Prashante: supreme peace
Sarva: whole, all, entirety 
Bhaya: fear, horror, danger, distress
Upasha: to calm, mitigate or extinguish
Mani: a jewel
Svaha: a confirmation or affirmation

Finding a Mantra for Emotional Healing

The list of mantras below all follow the same pattern as the mantra above with the substitution of one word for the emotional state being addressed. 

Agitation (Sam’bhrama): Shante Prashante Sarva Sam’bhrama Upasha’mani Svaha
Anger (Krodha): Shante Prashante Sarva Krodha Upasha’mani Svaha
Anger Between Two People (Mahna): Shante Prashante Sarva Mahna Upasha’mani Svaha
Arrogance (Dambha): Shante Prashante Sarva Dambha Upasha’mani Svaha
Conceit (Ahankara): Shante Prashante Sarva Ahankara Upasha’mani Svaha
Covetousness (Lobha): Shante Prashante Sarva Lobha Upasha’mani Svaha
Dejection (Kheda): Shante Prashante Sarva Kheda Upasha’mani Svaha
Delusion (Moha): Shante Prashante Sarva Moha Upasha’mani Svaha
Disgust (Ghrina): Shante Prashante Sarva Ghrina Upasha’mani Svaha
Duplicity (Kapata’ta): Shante Prashante Sarva Kapata’ta Upasha’mani Svaha
Envy (Matsarya): Shante Prashante Sarva Matsarya Upasha’mani Svaha
Fickleness (Pishu’Nata): Shante Prashante Sarva Pishu’Nata Upasha’mani Svaha
Grief (Shoka): Shante Prashante Sarva Shoka Upasha’mani Svaha
Jealousy (Irsha): Shante Prashante Sarva Irsha Upasha’mani Svaha
Laziness (Shushupti): Shante Prashante Sarva Shushupti Upasha’mani Svaha
Lust (Kama): Shante Prashante Sarva Kama Upasha’mani Svaha
Mistrust (Avishvasa): Shante Prashante Sarva Avishvasa Upasha’mani Svaha
Pride (Mada): Shante Prashante Sarva Mada Upasha’mani Svaha
Sadness (Vishada): Shante Prashante Sarva Vishada Upasha’mani Svaha
Shame (Laja): Shante Prashante Sarva Laja Upasha’mani Svaha

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Kathleen Karlsen is a musician, artist, writer and speaker. She is the author of two books (Flower Symbols and Vocal Medicine) and over 200 articles. Kathleen, her husband Andrew, and their five children live in Bozeman, Montana. More about Kathleen Karlsen.


This article covers the origin and uses of sacred sound healing. Ancient mantras have been constructed with healing in mind. They are created to stimulate the various systems in the body to provide a strong and healthy foundation for mediation and other spiritual practices. Topics included in this article are the science, history and examples of healing mantras. 

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