Mantras are Sanskrit phrases and they provide better results if chanted in a proper manner. The procedure of chanting of mantras may be sitting, standing, or walking. The best effects are gained when the chanting is done softly and gently. The chanting of mantra should be smooth and repeated. The rate of speed for chanting of mantras depends upon person to person it may be quick or slow as desired. Each mantra has designated with proper number of times it must be repeated. Chanting of mantras is done through the bead to keep track of the number of repetitions. The beads for chanting could be "Rudrakshas" or "Tulsi" Beads. A string of 108 beads is used for the counting, and one bead is slightly protruded from the others so one knows when the mantra has been chanted 108 times, is called as one mala.
Tamoarim sarvapapadhnam prantoami divakare"
Let us chant the glories of the Sun god, whose beauty rivals that of a flower. I bow down to him, the greatly effulgent sun of Kasayapa who is the enemy of darkness, and destroyer of all sins.
The Moon governs chest, breast, water, blood, veins, eye, generative system etc. When the Moon is afflicted one suffers from urinary infection, dropsy, colitis, bronchitis, varicose, veins and general abdominal problems.
If Moon is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Reciting of "Chandra Mantra" will improve your health. Recite the following Mantra everyday in the morning or on every Monday and it should be done for 11,000 times.
Narnami shashinam som shabbormukutabhusnam"
I Pray to Moon God, whose complexion is as white as curd and a very pleasing character. I bow to the Moon God who is divine idol, born from the churning of Ocean of Milk, and who is placed on the head of Lord Shiva.
Mercury governs nerves, air, cells, tongue, breath and the nervous system. If the mercury is weak and afflicted in one's birth chart, it can cause problems like nasal disorders, impediments in speech, stammering, bronchitis, asthma, brain fever, delirium, breathing difficulties, paralysis, and nervous disorders.
If Mercury is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Recite the following "Budha Mantra" every day in the morning. Total numbers of chanting is 9000 times. Time for chanting is two hours after the sunrise.
Saumyam saumyagunopetam tam buddham
I bow down to Mercury, whose body is looking like the night and face is like a fragrance of herbs. He possesses all the good qualities and is most beautiful.
Venus rules skin, checks, complexion, eyes, generative system, semen and digestive system. If Venus is afflicted then it can cause eye diseases, venereal complaints, indigestion, rashes on the skin, pimples, impotency, loss of appetite.
If Venus is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Recite the following "Shukra Mantra" to remove the adverse effects of an afflicted Venus. Total number of chanting is 16,000 times. Time for chanting is during Sunrise.
I bow down to the descendent of Brigu Muni, whose complexion is white and who is fragrant like sandal. I bow down to the great guru of demons.
Mars controls the muscular system of human body. It also rules over nose, forehead, and to some extend the circulatory system. When the Mars is afflicted in your birth chart it can cause problems like blood clot, brain fever, inflammation of the lungs, consumption, typhoid, and most of the diseases related to the blood.
If Mars is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Recite the following "Mangal Mantra" every day in the morning or on every Tuesday. Total number of chanting of this mantra is 10,000 times at 8 O'clock in the morning.
I bow down to Mars, who was born from the womb of earth and supports all creations and love. He is appears as a young who wields the power in his hands.
Jupiter rules thighs, flesh, and fat, and kidney, liver and arterial system. It also controls the auricle and the ventricle. If Jupiter is afflicted it can cause problems like apoplexy, diabetes, piles, tumors, blood cancer, liver malfunction, loose motions, palpitations and even gout.
If Jupiter is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Recite the following "Guru Mantra" to reduce the ill effects of the afflicted Jupiter. Total numbers of repetition is 19,000 times, during the evening.
Buddhi bhutam trilokesham tam namami brihaspatim"
I bow down to Jupiter who is teacher of Gods; his complexion is golden and the most intelligent in all the creations. I bow to the controlling lords or all the three worlds.
The planet Saturn or Shani rules knees, feet, mind, and acids. bone-morrow, secretive system, spleen, ribs, hair, nails, of Saturn is afflicted in your nativity, it could lead to problems like arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, gout, chronic, cold, fungus in the nails, loss of hair, impotency, T. B. of the bones. Under such circumstance one is advised to recite. Shani Mantra to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Saturn in one's birth chart. Proper medical attention should be followed
If Saturn is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Reciting of "Shani Mantra" will provides you better results. Total numbers of chanting is 23,000 times. Time for chanting the mantra is Evening.
Chhayamartandsambhutam tam namami shanaeshacharam"
I bow down to the Saturn whose complexion is blue. The elder brother of Yamaraj, and son of Suyra and Chhaya, who can spread his shadow even over the Sun
When the Rahu is afflicted one should follow the following Rahu Mantra to reduce the ill effects of Rahu.
If Rahu is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Reciting of "Rahu Mantra" will provides you better results. Total number of chanting is 18,000 times during night.
chandradityavimardanam, Singhikagarbhasambhut tam rahu pranmamyaham"
I bow down to Rahu, who born from the womb of Simhika, the great warrior who divides the sun and moon in half. He possesses the great power.
When the Ketu is afflicted one should follow the following Ketu Mantra to reduce the ill effects of Ketu
If Ketu is afflicted one can try the following Mantra
Reciting of Ketu Mantra will provides you better results. Total number of chanting is 17,000 times during Night.
Raudram, raudratmak ghoram tam ketum
I bow down to Ketu, who is gifted with the potency of Lord Shiva. His complexion is like a red flower and he is terrible and awesome to behold.