First and foremost, do not confuse the mantra Haum with Hroum. Many people tend to use Hroum instead of Haum in longer Shiva mantras. Even though Hroum is also associated with Lord Shiva, still it has different energies associated with it and we will look at it in detail in another blog post.
Now coming back to Haum… The Haum mantra can be chanted anytime during the day, but it is most effective in the ‘stambha’ (stationary) period of Saturn, which is three to four days before and after Saturn goes retrograde.
You can start to chant this mantra on any Saturday or Monday. You can also choose special Shiva days such as Shivaratri (special night of Lord Shiva), Full Moon and New Moon days as well as the Pradosha times, which can be easily noted from the Hindu lunar calendar or Panchang.
The Haum Shiva mantra is a blend of the Vata and Pitta ayurvedic humors (biological body types) . It stimulates all of your biological fires, including of the digestive system. It also strengthens the immune system and brings Divine love to your dwelling. It is also an effective mantra for the throat and vocal cords.
Do keep in mind that though we are mainly speaking of physical foods that you consume, Haum bija mantra will also help you to effectively assimilate all the other ‘foods’ you consume. This can be in the form of mental impressions (movies, games, TV shows and so on) as well as life experiences in general. In this regard, Haum bija mantra can help you to better your ability to digest life experiences (positive or negative) and to strengthen your mind and enhance your mental health.
Chanting the Haum mantra on a daily basis will draw luck in all areas of your life, and you will feel an increase in your spiritual power.
When chanting the Haum Shiva mantra, you are asking for the blessings from the cosmic deity- Lord Shiva. The Lord of the Universe, Shiva has three eyes and is the highest being. He governs time and has conquered death (which is the end of one’s time here on earth). Lord Shiva is able to grant us not only material comforts and benefits but also help us on our spiritual journey to attain enlightenment- i.e., understand the true nature of our reality.
Haum mantra will help you to manifest your dreams and desires. Just remember to always practice this mantra under the supervision of your guru, because it is highly powerful and should be chanted with proper care and with specific rigor.
Those of us who are aspiring to ascend, enlightenment is one of our key goals in life… and chanting Haum will help us to attain this ultimate state. So, if you are looking to enhance your spiritual journey, then you can chant Haum with devotion and receptivity and surrender your practice to the Divine- for it to be transmuted and transformed into something that will be for your highest good.
The Haum Shiva mantra is an excellent choice for people who want to practice meditative practices and become more aware of the divine. Lord Shiva is a powerful deity and is a great source of inspiration.
Connecting with this Shiva energy of Haum will make you feel blessed and liberating at the same time. It will help you to gain inner insight into your own working and through that you will gain better insight into the workings of the world. Chanting Haum will help you to achieve self-mastery and through that you will also be able to become the ultimate master of your life.
These are just some of the benefits of the Haum Shiva mantra. Once you start chanting this on a daily basis with deep commitment and devotion, you will be surprised at how powerful it can be.
also check out:
- Why we celebrate Maha Shivaratri? i.e. The spiritual importance of celebrating 'The Great Night of Lord Shiva'
- What are some of the healing benefits of Rudraksha? (from health standpoint)
- Understanding the Shiva-Shakti family... Who is Lord Ganesh?
- What do I do if I do not have any Spiritual Guru? - How can I still obtain Divine guidance and proceed on my spiritual path to ascension?