The Moon Mantra
Moon is considered mother of the natal chart. Moon is a female planet and does its duty in the natal chart as a mother. It is Lord of Cancer. It develops the mental faculties of the native. It is significator of eating establishments, sailors, medical profession, psychic abilities etc. When Moon is strong the native does not have to strive for acquiring status and it denotes affluence, sensitivity, imagination, good memory etc.
If the Moon is posited in the sign of Scorpio orisin the 6th, 8th or 12th house or is with Rahu or Ketu, it needs to be strengthened, otherwise the person will either be killed due to the bad influence of the planet, or the person's wife/husband will die. Recital of Moon Mantra blesses the native with respect, friendship and creates contacts with opposite sex in harmoniums way. It governs the right eye of the males and ovaries, menstrual cycle, uterus, generative organs and right eye of the female. When Moon is malefic in the natal chart it develops problems related to these parts.
Monday is considered best for worshipping the Moon. Some scholars are of the opinion that the sadhana could be performed during Guru-pushya or Ravi-pushya yoga. The sadhna should start from Monday falling during shukla paksha. The devotee should wear white clothes, have a white seat and food for offering should also be white. The sage of the Mantra is gautam. The metre is atyasti. The deity of the Mantra is the Moon God. The mantra is to be recited eleven thousand times. Saphatika (Crystal) idol of Moon God is used for worshipping the god. After realisation of the mantra homa is done with the twigs of plash. 1/10 of the recital is done homa and 1/10 of homa is done tarpan and marzan respectively. Brahims are fed milk, rice or milk boiled with rice and sugar. The mantra for recital is:
Om irnandevatee som mantrasaya gautam rishi, atyasti chand,
somo devta, somo pritye jape viniyog II
Om gautam rishiye namah sirshi, atyanisht chandse namo
mukhe, somo devtayee narno hridayee, somo pritye jape
viniyogayee narnah sarvange II
Om imandevayeeaspatan suvadhnam angustabhyam namah (Touch the thumb with index finger), mehte kshtrayee mahte jyesthayee tarjani bhayam namah, (Touch the index fingers with thumb), mehtejan rajayee madhyama bhyo namah (Touch the middle fingers with thumb) inderasyeeinderyee anamikabhyam namah (Touch the ring fingers with thumb), Imam mushyee putrmmushayee kanistika bhayam namah (Touch the little fingers with thumb), putrmasyee avushayeesvomiraja -somoasmakam brahmanana raja kartalkarpristbabhayam namah (Touch the back of the palms)
Om imandeva aspatan suvadhvam hridayae namah (Touch your heart with your hand), Mehte khstrayee mahtee jyesthayee sirse swah (Touch your head) mehte jan rajayee sikhayee vast (Touch your hairs), inderasyeeinderyee kavchayee hum (Touch your right shoulder with left hand and left with right), imammushayee putrammushayee netartrayee vaushat (Touch your eyes) putarmasyee vishesh vomiraja somoasmakam brahmanana raja astrayee phat (clap, after taking circle around your head)
Take white flowers in your hands and do dhyana as under.
Shewatamber shewat vibhushanash shewatdyutirdandgharo
chandroamritatma varda kriti mayee pars ad am viddhatu deva
After dhyana perform mental pooja of Moon as under.
Lam Prithvivyatmak Somaye namah gandham parikalpyami I
Ham Aakashatmak Somaye namah Pushpam parikalpyami I
Yam Vyaayatmak Somaye namah dhupam parikalpyami I
Ram Brahmyatmak Somaye namah dipam parikalpyami I
Yam Lalatmak Somaye namah navedyam parikalpyami I
Now perform pooja of Moon God by taking rosary in the hand and recite the following mantra for the rosary.
Ma male mahamale sarvshakti sawrupani I
chaturvargsstavyinayeesatsamanmam sidhidabhav I I
Now start reciting mantra facing towards east direction. Moon mantra for recital is as under
Om shram shrim shrom sa om bhur bhuva swah om Imandevaa
aspatan suvadhvammehte khstrayee mahte jyestayee mehtee
imam mushayee putrammushayee putarmasyee vishashodmi
raja somo asmakambrahanam raja 10m swah bhuva bhu om sa
shrom shrim shram om Somayee namah I
II Chander Gayatri Mantra II
Om Atriputraya vidyamahe Sagrobhadvaya dhimahi tannas
Chandra Parchodayat II
The other mantras for Moon are:-
Som somay namah II
Om shram shrim shrom sah somaya namah I I
Om swa somaya namah II
Other points to remember:- The articles for donation for Moon are bamboo, rice, camphor, pearl, white cloths, cow or ox, silver, ghee in bell metal utensil. Classics are of the view that those persons who are not in a position of wearing the gems of Moon which are very costly may wear root of khirni.