Whenever we chant a Mantra in Sanskrit, it starts with 'Om' and mostly ends with 'Swaha' or 'Namaha'. This specific alignment of words has a specific meaning to it which is explained in Dharma Shastra.

Mantra is a Sanskrit word meaning sacred syllable or sacred word. But Mantras r not just words put together,they r also vibrations.The whole Universe is a cosmic energy in different states of vibration &this energy in different states of vibration forms the objects of Universe.
According to Scriptures,Om is considered to be ekaakshar Brahman,which means Om is the ruler of 3 properties of creator,preserver&destroyer which make the is also seen as a symbol of Lord Ganesha, as when starting the prayer,it's him who is worshipped 1st.
'Om' is the sound of the Universe. It's the first original vibration of the nothingness through which manifested the whole Cosmos. It represents the birth, death and rebirth process. Chanting 'Om' brings us into harmonic resonance with the Universe. It is a scientific fact.
Therefore, Mantras are described as vibrational words that are recited, spoken or sung and are invoked towards attaining some very specific results. They make very specific sounds at a frequency that conveys a directive into our subconcious.
Some Mantras are just prayers of the Gods & Goddesses while others are some powerful commands yielding some specific results. Many Mantras has one of two endings of either Namah or Swaha. 'Namah' means,
'I offer'and it can be used to worship Gods and Goddesses alike.
Namah is the Mantra of reverence &surrender.Mantras ending with Namah directs energy throughout our being. Hence,its very helpful to manifest abundant energy &is also beneficial for healing.
Swaha ,on other hand is used when oblations r being offered to Deities in the Yajna fire.
'Swaha' is also used after those Mantras in which, one wants to project more energy into. Its used as a demanding Mantra from the Deities.

मननात त्रायते इति मंत्र:

Meaning,'That which when thought of repeatedly protects oneself and also that which protects one from the mind'.
'Mantrayoga' also means that state in which contemplation stops during chanting, there is dissolution of the mind ie the one chanting the mantra ,the act of chanting and the seeker attains the state of dissolution (Layavastha).
मन्त्राणां पल्लवो वासो। मन्त्राणां प्रणव: शिर:। शिर: पल्लव संयुक्तो। काम्धुक भवेत।।
Meaning,'The letters or words in a mantra constitute its body and the Om at its beginning,is the head. If both the head and body are present then with that mantra one's aspirations are fulfilled'.

Usually,Mantra consists of the name of Deity to be worshipped, the favour to be asked &a decorative part at the end of Mantra called 'Pallav'

The meaning of some words that appear at the end of a Mantra:

'Namah'-Appeasing the Deity by surrendering to him
'Swaha' -Destruction of harmful energy, e.g. curing disease &doing good to others,appeasing the Deity with oblations.

'Svadha' -Self-contentment, strengthening oneself.

'Phat' -A spiritual emotion of destroying the enemy,driving it away.

'Hum' -Anger &courage to destroy enemy.
Vedic Mantras r superior to all other Mantras.Since,Vedic Mantras r directly the word of God,they r very efficacious when recited&sung properly in right circumstances.

SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLE OF MANTRA CHANTING is dat Mantras create these vibrations in air when chanted.
During chanting process, everybody involved gets immersed in this vibration &gets the benefit. Its a specific sound vibration dat helps our mind to vibrate at a certain frequency.And when dat frequency is aligned with the frequency of object,the essence of dat object is revealed.
That object can be anything, even the universe and that's how the cosmos is revealed to you.
Modern scientists has just started discovering these theories of sound vibrations and their impact which our ancient sages understood 10000 years ago.
Our Vedic Rishis also invented Yoga that can enrich the humans to live in harmony with the cosmos.
Recent Scientific experiments show that the chanting of Mantras with all their originality(Sanskrit) increased brain cells in cognitive areas of brain.
Well the impact of Mantras is far bigger than that but atleast the modern scientists have started to look that way. So,next time when you chant Mantras, chant with full faith & proper pronunciation & it will manifest into your life.

🕉नम: शिवाए ।
🕉नमो नारायणा ।
Jaitu Sanatan 🙏

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