First , let us take “Gayathri mantra“. I suppose this requires no introduction and most of us are familiar with this mantra. It is said that one person should not recite the mantra more than 3000 times in a day. Well , what is the science behind that number 3000 ? To answer this , we need to first understand the relevance and the power of the mantras upon human body. The Gayathri is a very powerful mantra if practiced in sincere belief. The Gayathri is to be recited in the proper chandhas 3 sessions in a day , maximum of 1000 times per session. Why this maximum limit ?
If you study the Gayathri, its made of 24 aksharas, So please read the below simple calculation:
Reciting the mantra for maximum 3000 charges the entire body comprising of 72,000 nerves. While recitation of the mantra is good , it has to be within this limit. Practicing beyond 3000 a day would overcharge the body and may lead to problems like frustration , depression , neglection of ones duties , impatience , anger , dejection with worldly affairs, etc. I hope that the reader can compare that to a bulb of x volts, if more voltage is supplied , the bulb cannot withstand the excess power and would burst. Similarly, the mantra is nothing but concentrated energy which affects positively if done within limits.
Similarly , the ashtakshara mantra is made of 8 aksharas.
8 X 9000 times in a day = 72,000
So, the ashtakshara can be repeated to a maximum of 9000 in a day. Or three times the Gayathri.
I hope to have shared the maths and science behind our beautiful and wonderful practices. If one tries to understand and then perform any sadhana it would become enjoyable. Instead of blindly following , let us seek to understand and then with that knowledge , perform the daily practices with belief.
24 X 1000 times in one session = 24,000
24,000 X 3 sessions in a day = 72,000
Our body is said to comprise of 72,000 nerves ( called as naadis ). This was well know to the ancient people and is also now scientifically proven. Reciting the mantra is like charging each of these nerves.
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