Har Har Mukanday

Definition - What does Har Har Mukanday mean?

Har har mukanday is a Kundalini yoga mantra that liberates the yogi from whatever is blocking or holding him/her back. Har is the Sanskrit root word for Hari, one of the Hindu names for God; and hara, which means “destroyer” or “remover.” Mukanday is the liberating aspect of the Self. Therefore, in the spiritual sense, the mantra beseeches God to remove or destroy that which is preventing liberation.

Har har mukanday is also considered a mantra for bravery in that fear is removed, liberating the yogi to see challenges as opportunities and providing the freedom to follow the heart's path.

Yogapedia explains Har Har Mukanday

When chanting his mantra, the focus should be on the anahata (heart) chakra. Anahata is associated with love and compassion, but it is also the center of energy that unblocks, liberating the yogi from feelings of unworthiness and the inability to trust. A balanced anahata along with recitation of the har har mukandy mantra, removes blockages that prevent spiritual growth.

Har har mukanday is also combined with the Guru Gaitri mantra to invoke other aspects of the Divine, creating a longer and more encompassing mantra:

Har Har Har Har Gobinday (sustainer)

Har Har Har Har Mukanday (liberator)

Har Har Har Har Udaaray (enlightener)

Har Har Har Har Apaaray (infinite)

Har Har Har Har Hareeang (destroyer)

Har Har Har Har Kareeang (creator)

Har Har Har Har Nirnaamay (nameless)

Har Har Har Har Akaamay (desireless)

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