OM Vasudhare Svaha – Buddhist Money Mantra

Buddhist Mantras

OM Vasudhare Svaha is pronounced as: OM WA SU DHA REI SWA HA

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On several occasions, the All-Compassionate Buddha shared with us spiritual practices that will enhance our wealth and prosperity, so that His devotees may pursue their spiritual goals with less physical and mundane distraction.

One of the wealth deities introduced by the Gautama Buddha is the Bodhisattva, Vasudhara. The literally meaning of Vasudhara is „Stream of Treasure” in Sanskrit. Originally an Indian Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva Vasudhara popularity has spread to southern Buddhist countries.

She is also mentioned in the Mahayana sutra, the Vasudhara Dharani (also known as the Inquiry of the Layman Sucandra).

In Tibetan Buddhism, Bodhisattva Vasudhara (known as Norgyun or Norgyunma in Tibet) is believed to be a primary „Wealth Deity”. The Tibetan Buddhism Kagyu, Gelug and Sakya schools include the Bodhisattva in their daily spiritual practices and perform Vasudhara-related pujas mainly for lay believers.

In Buddhist art, Bodhisattva Vasudhara has a consistent iconography. She can easily be described as a Bodhisattva by the elaborate headdress and the extensive amount of jewelry she wears. Her skin has a golden hue in bronze and painted images.

Bodhisattva Vasudhara’s popularity, however, peaks in Nepal where she has a strong following among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, and is thus a central figure in Newar Buddhism. The Bodhisattva is given the name Shiskar Apa in the Indian districts of Spiti and Lahul.

She is frequently compared to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. As goddesses of wealth, Lakshmi and Vasudhara have a similar iconography and are worshiped and adored for their role in an abundant harvest.

Chanting OM Vasudhare Svaha – Buddhist Money Mantra benefits:

This money mantra should be chanted 108 times in order to be blessed by deities who will shower them with abundance and prosperity.

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