Om Kumara mantra is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and it invokes Her power of blessing children with every good thing.
Lakshmi is the goddess of abundance. wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. She is described as restless, whimsical yet maternal, with Her arms raised to grant and to bless.
In her long history, however, the goddess has been associated with many other deities.
A “mantra” is a sacred utterance, a syllable, a numinous sound, word or phonemes, or group of words in ancient Sanskrit believed by advanced spiritual practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers (also known as siddhis).
Mantras are neither unique to Hindu tradition nor to other Indian religions such as Buddhism; similar creative constructs developed in Asian and Western traditions as well. Sanskrit mantras, suggests Frits Staal, may be older than language.
Most of these healing mantras have been offered by great yogis and saints from time immemorial and they are in Sanskrit, the sacred language of India. Furthermore, according to ancient traditions, Sanskrit mantras were divulged directly from the spiritual teacher (guru) to the student, from the mouth to the ear.
Sanskrit is considered to be the language of the Gods because each sound (vibration) has been derived in such a way, that the sound reverberates with the object it denotes.
Additionally, chanting of a mantra can induce a trancelike state in the devotee and lead him to higher levels of spiritual awareness. The meaning of the recited mantra is itself not important. It is the attention and concentration paid to the sound that matters.
Mantra lyrics in Sanskrit:
”Om Kumara Kushalo, Dayayei Namaha.”
Om Kumara mantra (Blessing the Children) meaning:
„Salutations To the Divine Mother, Who brings Blessings to children.”