Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung

Definition - What does Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung mean?

Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung is one of the major mantras chanted in Kundalini yoga. Also known as the Siri Gaitri mantra, it is used in meditation to promote healing energy. It is believed to be so powerful because it can create a connection with both the earth and the universe, allowing healing energy to be directed to another person or location.

To practice meditation with this mantra, begin in a comfortable seated position such as a simple cross-legged pose. The elbows are bent and tucked close to the sides while the forearms extend away at a 45-degree angle. The open palms face the sky with the fingers together, but the thumb separated.

Yogapedia explains Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung

This mantra is typically translated as “Sun, Moon, Earth, Infinity: All that is in infinity, I am Thee.” Like most Sanskrit mantras, Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung is valued as much for the energy of the sound vibrations as any literal translation.

The sounds of each syllable in this mantra are believed to awaken kundalini life force energy and direct it up along the spinal column, activating each of the chakras. The syllable sounds and the associated chakras are:

  • Ra (sun) – root chakra
  • Ma (moon) – sacral chakra
  • Da (earth) – navel chakra
  • Sa (impersonal infinity) – heart and throat chakras
  • Say (totality of infinity) – third eye chakra
  • So (identity and merger) – crown chakra
  • Hung (the infinite) – sends energy from the crown back to the root chakra
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