In India, mantras are used for all sorts of purposes. The majority of India’s 1.25 billion people believe that they can appease their gods through the recitation of specific mantras.
There are many different types of mantras, of which “Shabar” mantras are one of the most common.
Shabar mantras are a type of mantra (or prayer) that come from rural areas of India. The name “Shabar” actually refers to an Indian tribe that were once considered criminals.
Shabar mantras are believed to have been written by the “Nine Saints”, all of whom are still worshipped today. The nine saints are believed to be an incarnation of the Hindu trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Indian mythology states that recitation of these Shabar Mantras will create various real-world outcomes. Unlike other types of mantra (such as Vedic mantras), Shabar mantras can be used by anybody, regardless of their experience or their spiritual state.
One example of a Shabar mantra is the following mantra, which is used for luck and good fortune. It is a Shabar Sadhana mantra (Sadhana meaning “a way of accomplishing something”).
The mantra is as follows:
According to mythology, this mantra will bring unexpected and sudden wealth and fortune. Traditionally, people would use this mantra while sitting on deer skin on a river bank under a Kanak Champa tree. They’d recite it 100000 times in 21 days.