Power of Reciting Shree Raghavendraya Namaha


A few months back when we performed Satsangha at my place I mentioned about a miracle. Hope you all remember that. If not, link below:

A miracle on Thursday

Since the Satsangha we attended just two weeks back, my Husband and I decided we should spend 1 hour every evening from 7.00-8.00 PM in our Pooja room, learn new slokas, stotras, understand the meanings of several we already know. We started by reciting Shree Guru Raghavendra Stotra, and reading the meaning from the book I mentioned in the above post. We are almost done, and will be reading the last sloka today. Next, since it is Dasara, we will start reciting a few of Lord Venkateshwara Stotras and Slokas. I will definitely keep you all posted on anything new I learn.


I might have also mentioned several times that I recite “Shree Raghavendraya Namaha” 108 times every single day. I really have no clue when I started this. So, to know how powerful reciting this Japa brought chills. Maybe now I realize why I have so much calmness, so much confidence in the work I do, and courage when I jump for any new opportunity which comes my way at work or at home.

So, here are some of the details from the book. All credit goes to the author and publisher of the book. I have no intention of copying, I am just trying to spread the word about how powerful doing the Japa is.


The 16th sloka which goes like this:

ದೋಷಾಸ್ತೆ ನಾಶಮಾಯಾಂತಿ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಪ್ರಸಾದತಃ |
ಓಂ ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಾಯ ನಮಃ ಇತ್ಯಷ್ಟಾಕ್ಷರಮಂತ್ರತಃ |
ಜಪಿತಾದ್ಭಾವಿತಾನಿತ್ಯಮ್ ಇಷ್ಟಾರ್ಥಾಸ್ಸ್ಯುರ್ನ್ಯ ಸಂಶಯಃ || ೧೬ ||

दोषास्तॆ नाशमायांति राघवेंद्रप्रसादतः ।
ओं श्री राघवेंद्राय नमः इत्यष्टाक्षरमंत्रतः ।
जपिताद्भावितानित्यम् इष्टार्थास्स्युर्न्य संशयः ॥ १६ ॥

doshaaste naashamaayaanti raaghvendraprasaadataha |

“OM shri raaghavendraaya namaha” ityashtaaksharamantrataha |

japitaadbhaavitaanityam ishtaarthaahasyurna samshayaha || 16 ||

This 16th sloka tells us the power of Shree Raghavendra Mantra – “OM shri raaghavendraaya namaha”.

Shree Raghavendraya Namaha is the Raghavendra Ashtakshara Mantra, consisting of eight syllables.

The meaning of this mantra is: Salutations to the great Guru Shree Raghavendra, who rules the hearts and minds of devotees, who destroys all  sins and fulfills all wishes.

The next few paragraphs explain about what Japa is. Devotees who sincerely do Japa of Guru Mantra are insulated and protected from shocks and dangers of life. Guru Mantra instills calmness, confidence, and courage in a devotee, who is comforted and secure in the warmth of Sadguru’s love. His mind is purified.

It is mandatory to chant the Guru Mantra 108 times daily in the morning, after bath. Fix the mind on Guru and chant the mantra mentally with eyes closed before lit lamps in the puja room. Wear washed cotton or silk clothes, as these are natural fabrics which effectively absorb and transmit the energy of the mantra into the body. The mantra loses its power if chanted aloud, or within anybody’s hearing.

Now, that you all know the power of this mantra, start reciting it everyday after bath for 108 times. Simple and yet so POWERFUL!



48 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gomathi on February 6, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Hi all, This is Gomathi, I am devotee of Raghavendra swamy for 17years… I have experienced his miracles…. Oh god Rayaru swamy please help My mother , she is not feeling well, .. god please help her for her speedy recovery…


  2. Posted by bharatharj on January 7, 2023 at 5:36 am

    om sri ragavendraya namaha:
    which japa mala is preferable for chant rayaru mantra


  3. I want to purchase Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy writing book.Please do reply which book store its availability


  4. Posted by Rajendra Biliya on December 24, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Rajendra Biliya

    I am also one of Rayaru devotee. Every year I visit Mantralayam. After marriage my first visit was to Mantralayam. Even today if I remember the miracles I feel happy that how blessed I am. Panchamrutha was given to us of around half a mug by the Saints there though we didnt have receipt for it. They called both us and asked to drink. Like these several miracles happened. So I think I blessed.


  5. Posted by Ragavendra Suresh Ram Mohan on May 17, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I personally experienced the power of chanting Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha


  6. Posted by MeetMeInVA on January 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    I had a question on how best to pray to Rayaru, before beginning to mentally recite Om Shree Raghavendraya Namaha mentally. Should we look at a picture and say the prayer? Is it ok if we say the prayer/wish in English, in our mind (I don’t know any south Indian languages) then recite 108 Om Shree Raghavendraya Namahah in our mind? Please advise. Thanks,


    • Posted by meeraghu on January 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Anyway you do Rayaru will take the prayers. I mentally recite all the time. And no, Rayaru has no language barrier.


  7. Posted by Saratha on October 29, 2020 at 7:06 am

    madam,i admire you a lot.I am a small devotee of raghavendra swami.Sometimes,i get doubt whether my i am a true devotee or not.I keep thinking of rayaru always.I keep chanting shloka everyday irrespective of those days in the month.Of late,i got a doubt,is it ok if we chant shloka on those days also?
    I am always at peace when i chant his name,please reply.


    • Posted by meeraghu on October 29, 2020 at 9:14 am

      I do also, no way I can zone out thinking about Rayaru any day of my life. Chanting his Stotra No. Thinking of him yes.


      • Posted by Saratha on October 29, 2020 at 9:40 am

        Thank you for the prompt reply.I always chant ‘ Poojaya Raghavendra’ in my mind during those days.
        I think hereafter I should not chant stotra,but keep thinking of him.It will be little tough for me.

      • Posted by meeraghu on October 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        Sure, god and Rayaru bless you always.

      • Posted by Saratha G on November 1, 2020 at 2:39 am

        Thank you 🙏

  8. Posted by flashbhaskar on December 17, 2019 at 2:06 am

    ನನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ರಾಯರ ಕೃಪೆ ಹೇಗಿದೆ ಅಂದರೆ … ಆ ದಡ್ಡ ವೆಂಕಣ್ಣ ನ ಹೇಗೆ ಉದ್ಧರಿಸಿದರೋ ಹಾಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಅಷ್ಟು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸಿ ಅವರು ನನ್ನ ಹತ್ತಿರಾನೆ ಇರೋ ಅನುಭವ ನನಗೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿದೆ .

    ಅವರು ಕನಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬರ್ತಾನೆ ಇರ್ತಾರೆ ಇದು ಯಾವ ಜನ್ಮದ ನಂಟೋ ಯಾವ ಜನ್ಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿದ್ದ ಗಂಟೋ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಅದ್ರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದನ್ನು ನಾನು ಹೇಳಲು ಇಚ್ಛಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ, ಅವರು ಮಂತ್ರಾಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಂಚಮುಖಿ ಹನುಮಂತನ ಪೂಜೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಹೊರಗಡೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದರು. ನಾನು ಆ ಕಡೆ ನಡೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆ. ಇದು ಯಾರು ಇಷ್ಟು ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಗಳಾಗಿದ್ದರಲ್ಲ ಅಂತ ಹತ್ತಿದ ಹೋದರೆ ನನ್ನ ರಾಯರು ನನ್ನ ನೋಡಿ ಬೇಗ ಬೇಗ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಾಕಿ ಮಂತ್ರಾಲಯದ ಕಡೆ ಹೋಗಲು ಶುರು ಆದರು.

    ನಾನು ಬಿಡಲಿಲ್ಲ ಹೋಗಿ ಅವರ ಎರಡು ಪಾದಗಳ್ನ್ನು ಹಿಡಿದುಕೊಂಡೆ …. ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋಗ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೀರಾ ನನ್ನ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಅಂತ. ಅವಾಗ ಅವರು ನಸು ನಕ್ಕು ಅವರ ಕಮಂಡಲದ ತೀರ್ಥ ನನ್ನ ತಲೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಸುರಿದರು. ಆ ನೀರು ಅವರ ಕಮಂಡಲದಿಂದ ಬಿದ್ದು ನನ್ನ ತಲೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಿದ್ದು ನಂತರ ಅವರ ಪಾದದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬೀಳುತ್ತಿತ್ತು .. ನಾನು ನನ್ನ ಎರಡು ಕೈಗಳಿಂದ ಅವರ ಪಾದವನ್ನು ತೊಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆ. ಅಷ್ಟರಲ್ಲಿ ಎಚ್ಚರ ಆಯ್ತು.


  9. Posted by Gopinath on November 29, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I chant the mantra on way to office and in office, with my shoes on. I hope this is okay and not prohibited. Are there any do’s and dont’s for chanting this mantra? Awaiting your answer please.


  10. Posted by Sachin M S on October 18, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Dear Madam,

    I have one doubt, we need to recite Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha or Sri Raghavendraya Namaha, Please clarify


  11. Posted by Sachin M S on October 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Dear Madam,

    I have one doubt, we need to recite,om sri raghavendraya namaha or sri raghavendraya namaha. Please clarify


  12. Posted by komathi on May 14, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Om Sri Ragavendraya Namaha


  13. Posted by RAJESH MENON on April 29, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I am having very severe anxiety and depression. Not able to eat or sleep properly for the last one month. Please ask Rayaru to save me. My name is Rajesh


  14. Posted by mahendra G on March 28, 2019 at 2:31 am

    om shree guru raghavendraya namaha


  15. Posted by shivaprasadsathanur on October 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Yes rayaru is the only hope I have… I was becoming very emotional when ever I saw the videos of rayarus brindavana… I was feeling very eager to visit mantralaya… somehow it had happened last Sunday… I know it would have not possible without rayarus grace… am fully immersed in devotion of rayaru… hope he will definitely have a glance on me… om Sri raghavendraya namaha…


  16. Posted by Padmashashidhar on October 4, 2018 at 3:58 am

    I can understand the rules of chanting. But am having doubt that,before lighting the lamp we have to do this right? Please clrify.


    • Posted by meeraghu on October 4, 2018 at 9:57 am



      • Posted by shivaprasad on October 6, 2018 at 4:38 am

        Am very disappointed and stressful in life I don’t know how I come out of this … no job no peace.. everything is getting out of control… am very truthful and honest throughout my life but no sign of any peace … I was not believing in any god since two months back… I was totally into advaitha concept… and I don’t know how I turned to guru raghavendra since last two month… I had a dream where vyasaraja giving moksha to one of horse which was suffering at the end… I don’t know what it means… I also visited mantralaya last Sunday… and presently am doing sankalpa by having only one meals per day from last thursday to next Thursday… still I dint get any darshan of rayaru … Please can you also pray for me to rayaru … as I came to know that u r a great devotee of rayaru… Please say him to give anugraha from ur side…

      • Posted by meeraghu on October 6, 2018 at 7:59 am

        Have faith Shivaprasad. We all go through tough times, sometimes it feels like there is no end, but always remember light is there at the end of the tunnel. Have faith. Trust in Rayaru, and that’s all we have.

  17. Posted by Padmashashidhar on July 11, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Nimma information alli sri Raghavenraya namaha japavanna deepa hachuva munche chant madabeku antha ide. Adre nanda deepa belaguttale irattalla ?


  18. Posted by Nagaraj Ambekar.S on October 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Om Sri Raghavendra Namaha.
    Kindly help through website for regular updates of Sri Raghavendra Swamy to clear all the obstacles of Life of people throughout the earth.
    All should leave peaceful through God Grace.


  19. Posted by Sethurajarao Murthy on October 26, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Om Shri Raghavendraya Namaha. I shall be thankful to inform me the dates of Deepavali and Goddess Lakshmi Pooja practices. Thank you Madam, Sudhindra Murthy

    On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 12:40 AM, Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu wrote:

    > meeraghu posted: ” A few months back when we performed Satsangha at my > place I mentioned about a miracle. Hope you all remember that. If not, link > below: A miracle on Thursday Since the Satsangha we attended just two weeks > back, my Husband and I decided we would ” >


  20. Lovely post… Thank you ma’am… 🙂


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  22. Very very True. Thank you very much Meeraji. I am one of the devotee who use to chant Gururayar name regularly. But after seeing this post, I came to know the proceedure of chanting mantra.


  23. Posted by Rashmee on September 29, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you very much


  24. Posted by Ravi Canchi on September 29, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Hare Sreenivasa,

    Very happy to know about your experience etc.

    My paramaguru Poojya Tuppasakri Dwaipayanachar was a gift given by Rayaru to us in 1995. He reached Haripada in Jan. 2015. Almost for ten years we were attached to him. His brief history etc. has been given in by Amman Sathiyanathan in his 9th volume, surprisingly dedicating three chapters. He also met him personally when he had visited Hyderabad to cover our mutt.

    Our guruji told only one thing. Sri Raghavendra Astakshari Mantra is extremely powerful mantra giving variety of meanings he said. During satsanga also this japa has to be given importance apart from stotra parayanas.

    Once our guruji asked me to search for a book in Chennai library where a big book giving various meanings of this astakshara mantra is available. I spent half day and searched, could not succeed. When I came back to Hyderabad, he said somebody took for reading.

    At last Rayar opened his eyes! During my last year trip to US, I got You Tube recording of our great UM Peethadhipati Sri Satyatma Teertharu exclusively on meanings of this great ashtakshari mantra. His Highness split the word Raghavendra and gave astounding meanings which covered entire Madhwa philosophy! You youself may listen to this in U Tube.

    My Guruji asked me to do japa of this anywhere and everywhere (except during toilet). I started on the same day. The next day miracle happened. My polythene bag hung to motor cycle fell somewhere when I visited my Head Office. Vital Health Card was there. Next day phone call from my office to my field office, asking me to collect from our Employees’Cooperative Bank office. I went there. They apologised for opening my handbag insiide the polythene bag. They said a gardener found this while sweeping and handed over to them. When they opened, they found my health card and contacted my office and informed!

    Twice I kept my scooty with keys in scooter stand and absent minded way went to office. Only in the evening, shocked that no keys in pant pocket! Found scooty in tact with keys.

    I thought I should write to you separately on the above japa.. Instead of Om, guruji said Sreem for ladies.



    Sent from my iPad



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