Updated: Jan 17, 2022
In Hinduism, Shakti is the primordial cosmic energy responsible for the creation, maintenance and destruction of the universe. It's very powerful and can have a positive or negative impact, depending on how you channel it. It's often identified as divine feminine energy because Shakti is thought to have created or given birth to the universe in the same way mothers give birth to children.
In Vedic Astrology, the planet Mars represents Shakti (energy) and the stones related to this are red in colour, synonymous with fire. The best healing crystals to meditate with whilst chanting to this mantra are Red Coral, Red Jasper, and Red Tiger's Eye.
The lyrics and translation of the mantra are below the video:
Jagadambe Ma, Jai Jai Ma
Jagadambe Ma, Jai Jai Ma
Adi Parashakti Ma
Durga Saraswati Ma
Lakshmi Narayani Ma
Jai Jai Ma
Kali Kali Kali Namaha
Victory to the mother of the world
Who is the primordial force
Who is strength, wisdom and unconditional love
Who wipes away the tears of unknowing
Who hears our prayers and knows the innermost desires of our hearts
Victory to Shakti
The creative force of the universe
Coral, a stone of diplomacy stimulates intuition, imagination and communication. It quiets emotions and brings peace to the user. It comes from the sea and can be red, white, black, pink and blue in colour. Historically, its energy was thought to help strengthen the circulatory system, bones of the body and stimulate tissue regeneration. Read our article Coral - The Stone of Diplomacy, Peace and Protection
Jasper, the supreme nurturer, protects against negativity and promotes joy. Jasper is a form of opaque, often patterned chalcedony. It can be dark red, orange, yellow, brown, green, grey and blue. It's a primary stone for Mars. Mars represents energy, positivity and confidence. This is a good stone for leadership. Read our article Jasper - The Supreme Nurturer Healing Properties – Love, Positivity, Inner Peace, Protection, Anxiety / Stress, Health
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The Sanskrit word Chakra first appeared in the Vedas, the most authoritative Hindu text, thousands of years ago. In Ayurveda, yoga and meditation chakras refer to wheels of energy in our body and the seven most important chakras start from the base of our spine and end at the crown of our head. When our chakras are blocked, we are more likely to suffer from illnesses. It is therefore in our interest to keep our chakras aligned and to ensure that our energy flows freely. Read our article What are Chakras and how do we align them? Read our article What's your Morning Mantra?