Using Sanskrit mantras within our meditation practice or daily life can provide focus for the things we want to attract more of. Since we are shaped by our thoughts, repeating mantras can act as affirmations to shift our thinking to what we seek. As we look for ways to increase the amount of love in our lives, either for ourselves or for others, mantras can provide beautiful and ancient wisdom to guide our intention.
5 Sanskrit Mantras for Love
Try these five Sanskrit mantras for love during meditation, throughout your day, or before or after a heart-opening asana practice.
1. Sita Ram
Meaning: Rama as truth, the soul and virtue; Sita as primal energy (kundalini shakti).
This mantra is dedicated to the divine couple of Rama and Sita, and can evoke feelings of love and devotion. Rama is considered the perfect man and Sita exemplifies the perfect woman. Reciting this mantra brings a sense of balance to yourself and relationships. The fire element associated with Rama is balanced by the Earth element associated with Sita; as fire purifies the body, Earth grounds and calms the mind. The spiritual gifts represented by Rama are balanced by the primal nature represented in Sita. Chanting this mantra reminds us of the gifts that each partner brings to a relationship.
Meaning: Om, let me meditate on the god of love / Oh, god who is the forest of flowers, give me higher intellect / And let the god of love illuminate my mind.
Also referred to as the kamdev gayatri mantra, this is considered a powerful mantra for anything associated with love: romance, sex, marriage, and attracting love. This mantra can not only bring romance to your life, but give you the wisdom to help sustain it. It is thought to bring happiness to married couples by helping them connect better emotionally and physically. It can also help bring greater awareness to the emotional needs of others and foster deeper appreciation of your partner.
Meaning: seed mantra for the energy of attraction
This widely used mantra is associated with the god of love and is used for its power of attraction. The powerful magnetic energy of this mantra can draw love and relationships into your life. It is very closely associated with another seed mantra: shreem. Shreem is associated with beauty, love, and abundance; chanting kleem attracts these qualities to you. Using this mantra is also believed to stimulate the divine feminine energy within and grant prosperity and happiness to those who practice it.
4. Aham Prema
Meaning: I am divine love.
This simple mantra helps us connect to the divine love within. Before we can attract love, we must find and embody the love already within. Connecting to ourselves as pure love can have a calming effect on our mind, body, and soul. From this place of calm, we can bring a sense of peace to the loving relationships we are in and love without reservation.
Meaning: Only the name of the beloved or Love is the essence of all things.
The baba nam kevalam mantra is frequently associated with the idea that love is everywhere. Just as we benefit from seeing the love already within ourselves, recognizing that love is everywhere around us helps us invite more of it into our daily lives.
Repeating these Sanskrit mantras for love can help you direct your energy and thoughts to finding more love throughout your day. For more mantras to use in your daily life, try these five Sanskrit mantras for meditation.