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In the ashram we sing mantras and bhajans.

Mantras have a specific sound causing a certain vibration in the body. It can be a word, a sentence or poem with a positive intention.

Most mantras have been used for centuries and are still chanted nowadays. Chanting a mantra moves the energy in our bodies and helps to open up to love, wisdom and the divine.

Bhajans are devotional songs. They help to connect with the higher consciousness and to experience happiness and inner peace.

Here you find the texts and translations of the mantras and bhajans we use in our shaking practice.


At the beginning of the shake we sing the Trisandya mantra.

Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tat savitur vareṇyaṃ
bhargo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt
OM is the Earth, Sky, and the Heavens.
Let us meditate on the light of the Sun
and may our thoughts be
inspired by that divine light.
Oṃ nārāyana evedam sarvam
yad bhūtam yacca bhavyam
niṣkalanko nirañjano nirvikalpo
nirākhyātaḥ śuddho deva eko
Nārāyano na dvitīyo’sti kaścit
OM, Narayana is all that has been and what will be,
free from taint, free from dirt,
ever existing and without form,
Holy God Narayana,
He is the only one and there is no other.
Oṃ tvam śivaḥ tvam mahādevaḥ
Īśvaraḥ parameśvaraḥ
Brahmā viṣṇuśca rudraśca
puruṣaḥ parikīrtitaḥ
OM, You are Shiva, You are the Great God;
You are Ishvara, Parameshvara;
You are Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra;
You are Purusha, the supreme soul, and the source of everything.
Oṃ pāpo’ham pāpakarmāham
pāpātmā pāpasambhavaḥ
trāhi mām puṇḍarikākṣa
sabāhyābhyāntaraḥ suciḥ
OM, I am full of sin, my action is sinful,
I myself am sinful, and my birth is sinful,
save me, O Lotus-Eyed One,
purify my body and mind.
Oṃ kṣamasva mām Mahādeva
sarvaprāni hitankara
mām moca sarva pāpebhyah
pālayasva sadā Śiva
OM, forgive me, Great God,
You who give salvation to all sentient beings,
save me from my sins
and protect me, O Sada Shiva.
Oṃ kṣāntavyaḥ kāyiko doṣaḥ
kṣāntavyo vāciko mama
kṣāntavyo mānaso doṣaḥ
tat pramādāt kṣamasva mām
OM, forgive my wrong actions,
forgive my wrong speech,
forgive my sinful mind,
forgive me for all of my misdeeds.
Oṃ... śantiḥ, śantiḥ, śantiḥ... Oṃ... OM, may there be peace, peace, peace ... OM


Gayatri mantra

During the shakes we sing the Gayatri mantra, which causes a strong vibration in the body and opens our energy centres.

Om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat


You are the source of all power
whose ray illuminates the worlds
illuminate also my heart
That it too will do your work



Hare Ganesha, Hare Om, Puja puji Ganesha 2x
Penglebur mala agung, Om Gana, Om Ratu 2x
Sri Ganesha puja stuti, Aksi sembah baktin tityang 2x


Hare ganesha hare om worshiping and praising ganesha 2x
The destroyer of great dirtiness om gana om ratu 2x
Sri ganesha who is worshiped, please accept my homage 2x


Om Dum Durgayei Namaha

Om and Salutations to that feminine energy which protects from all manner of negative influences.

(Ratu said Om Dum Durgayei Namaha is cleansing the world from illness and evil.)



Om Swastiastu Mahaguru, Mahadewa (2x)
Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwara (2x)
Guru Sakshath Parambrahma Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha (2x)


The teacher is like Lord Brahma as he generates the knowledge within us,
like Lord Vishnu as he operates the ideas/knowledge in our mind unto the right path,
and like Lord Mahesha (Shiva) as he destroys the wrong concepts attached to our knowledge, while enlightening us on the desired path.
Thus the teacher is like our ultimate God and we should pray and give respect to our teacher.


Lokah Samastah

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu


May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.


Wayan Sujana, teacher of Hindu theology at the university of Singaraja, Bali, gives the following explanation of the bhajans:

At the Ratu Bagus Ashram, after we finish our Bio-Energy Meditation Practice, we sing three bhajans in a particular order. Firstly, we sing Hari Ganesha, followed by Om Durga Ya Namah and lastly, Om Swastyastu Maha Guru Mahadeva.

In Hindu theology, Deva Ganesha is a manifestation of God. Ganesha’s function is to remove obstacles, whether in the real world or the spiritual. We ask Ganesha to bless us, to help remove the barriers so we can increase our spirituality.

After the obstacles have been lifted, we pray to Devi Durga, (also a manifestation of God, and wife of Shiva) who has the power to help us to wake up our true self, our own original power.

When our original power is working well, we feel peaceful, joyous and thankful when we sing to Mahadeva who is also known as Shiva. Shiva is the source of oneness with God.

The three mantras that we sing have a very strong relationship with the quality of our spirituality, enabling the power of our true self to influence every aspect of our lives. We connect to the cosmic consciousness, which in turn reflects back to us, affecting our vibration and allowing us to do everything.

A group of young Balinese in the ashram recorded these devotional songs and Ratu asked to share them, to spread the Light.

Click on the player to listen to the songs or use this link.

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