A “Mantra” (मंत्र) is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers. A mantra may or may not have syntactic structure or literal meaning
The word “Mantra” is derived from two Sanskrit words, ‘Man’ which means “mind” and ‘Tra’ which means “to free from”. A Mantra is composed of certain letters arranged in definite sequence of sounds. Each mantra contains certain specific powers of God/Goddess. When chanted with the proper pranayama and sincere devotion, they will yield good results. In the recitation of Sanskrit Mantras the sound is very important.
A Mantra is a religious or mystical syllable or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language. Its use varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra. It’s a word or phrase repeated over and over again during meditation.