Different sounds have different effects on human psyche. If a soft sound of wind rustling through leaves soothes our nerves, the musical note of running stream enchants our heart, thunders may cause awe and fear. The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher level of consciousness.
Mantras are believed to cure diseases, ward off evil, promote wealth, and even assist in the acquisition of supernatural powers. More commonly, the reciting of mantras are used in the worship and communication with deity as well as providing a means to achieve a blissful state.