Article written by Nicholas - Your Ukulele Teacher

Playing Mantras on the Ukulele

Many people ask me to learn to play mantras on the ukulele.

You've probably already heard this instrument during your yoga session, or during bhajan, or even on online videos. The ukulele is a wonderful companion for chanting mantras.

Relaxing, soothing mantras, here comes the cute ukulele sound

Playing mantras on the ukulele can be a fulfilling experience. Combining the ukulele and mantras can create a calming and peaceful atmosphere that can help you relax and connect with your inner self.

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Beside, learning mantras on the ukulele can be a great way to incorporate music into your spiritual practice.

I love teaching mantras to my students. Singing mantras and playing the ukulele produces beauty, and mantras have such powerful meaning. It's a very positive, warming and benevolent experience.

In addition, mantras are great way to learn playing ukulele, as they are very repetitive - making the lyrics and the rhythm easier to master.

Would you like to play ukulele for performing kirtan or bhajans?

Are you interested in playing the ukulele for performing kirtan? It's a wonderful opportunity to add a unique and uplifting sound to the devotional music.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, playing the ukulele for kirtan can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

Are you looking to learn to play bhajan music on the ukulele?

Want to add a melodious touch to your bhajan sessions? Learning to play the ukulele can be a wonderful way to enhance your musical experience. With me, you will learn whatever your starting level is, from beginners to advanced players.

Which mantras are great to play on the ukulele?

Most mantras are a great start to practice and learn ukulele. If you have one in particular you would like to learn, don't hesitate to leave a comment or get in touch .

Shiva Shambo

Shiva Shambo is a mantra of joy and purification dedicated to Shiva, one of the principal deities in the Hindu pantheon.

By chanting "Shiva Shambo," one seeks to invoke the divine energy of Shiva to bring about inner peace, protection, and spiritual awakening.

The mantra is believed to help purify the mind, body, and soul, and to remove obstacles on the spiritual path.

You can download a free PDF. I hope it helps.

Download Free Lesson Page for Shiva Shambo PDF

Lokah Samastah, Sukhino Bhavantu

I really enjoy playing and singing the mantra Lokah Samastah, Sukhino Bhavantu. It holds the beautiful meaning of "May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy and Free".

Guru Ram Das

One of the mantras that I have been teaching for a long time is Guru Ram Das. It is about self-healing, relaxation, humility, protective grace, and emotional relief.

Ek Ong Kar Sat Guru Prasad

Another mantra that I have taught is Ek Ong Kar Sat Guru Prasad. It signifies the belief that there is only one Creator who is realized by His grace. The connection between the Creator and the creation is inseparable, and everything is a blessing from the one creator. This realization is attained through the grace of the Guru.

Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra is a very popular. It could be interpreted as "an expression of gratitude and praise to the powers of transformation, inner growth, and self-realization provided by the radiant light of the divine.".

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Other great mantras to play on the ukulele

Each mantra has its meaning, and purpose.

I'd love to help you learn to chant the mantra you choose with your ukulele!

Om mani padme hum

In this mantra, each syllable in the mantra represents different aspects of enlightenment:

Chanting this mantra will help you to:

This sacred mantra is believed to invoke the blessings of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Hare Krishna hare Krishna, and Krishna Krishna hare hare

The repetition of the names "Krishna" and "Hare" will help you invoke the presence and blessings of Lord Krishna. (Lord Krishna is the Hindu god of compassion, protection, and love).

Chanting this mantra will help you to:

Hare Ram hare Ram, and Ram Ram Hare hare

This mantra is believed to invoke the divine energies of Lord Rama. It promotes:

Mahamrityunjay Mantra

Provides protection and healing.

Chanting this mantra will help you for:

So Hum

This ancient Sanskrit phrase translates to: "I am that" or "I am that I am".

Chanting this mantra will help you to:

Beside, it represents the interconnectedness of all beings with the universe. As you know, we are indeed not separate from the world around us but rather an integral part of it.

Sa Ta Na Ma

Each syllable in the mantra represents a different aspect of consciousness.

Chanting this mantra will help you to:

Even more mantras

Here are a non exhaustive list of other mantras.

Don't hesitate to get in touch to play the ones you'd like the most with your ukulele.

(Aumm Bhoor Bhoo-va Su-va-ha)

(Tat Sa-vee-toor Var-ayn-yam)

(Bar-go Day-vas-ya Dhee-ma-hee)

(Dhee-yo Yo Nah Pra-cho-da-yaat)

What's next?

There are countless other mantras that I find fascinating and meaningful.

So go for it, get in touch today , and let me know which one you'd like to learn.

I hope this article has helped you 🙏 🌞

I hope you have a fantastic day.

And you?

What are your 3 favourite mantras?

Which ones would you like to chant with your ukulele?

Nicholas, your ukulele teacher

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