Using Sanskrit mantras within your meditation practice or daily life can provide focus for the things you want to attract. Because you are shaped by your thoughts, repeating mantras can act as affirmations to shift your thinking to what you seek. As you look for ways to increase the amount of love in your life, either for yourself or for others, mantras for love can provide beautiful and ancient wisdom to guide your intention.

5 Sanskrit Mantras for Love

Try these five Sanskrit mantras for love during meditation, throughout your day, or before or after a heart-opening asana practice.

1. Sita Ram

Meaning: Rama as truth, the soul and virtue; Sita as primal energy (kundalini shakti).

This mantra is dedicated to the divine couple of Rama and Sita, and it can evoke feelings of love and devotion. Rama is considered the perfect man and Sita exemplifies the perfect woman. Reciting this mantra brings a sense of balance to yourself and relationships. The fire element associated with Rama is balanced by the earth element associated with Sita; as fire purifies the body, earth grounds and calms the mind. The spiritual gifts represented by Rama are balanced by the primal nature represented in Sita. Chanting this mantra reminds us of the gifts that each partner brings to a relationship.

2. Om Kama Devaya Vidhmahe / Pushpa Vanaya Dheemahe / Thanno Kama Prachodayath

Meaning: Om, let me meditate on the god of love / Oh, god who is the forest of flowers, give me higher intellect / And let the god of love illuminate my mind.

Also referred to as the kamdev gayatri mantra, this is considered a powerful mantra for anything associated with love: romance, sex, marriage, and attracting love. This mantra can bring romance to your life and give you the wisdom to help sustain it. It is thought to bring happiness to married couples by helping them connect better emotionally and physically. It can also help bring greater awareness to the emotional needs of others and foster deeper appreciation of your partner.

3. Kleem

Meaning: seed mantra for the energy of attraction.

This widely used mantra is associated with the god of love and is used for its power of attraction. The powerful magnetic energy of this mantra can draw love and relationships into your life. It is very closely associated with another seed mantra: shreem. Shreem is associated with beauty, love, and abundance; chanting kleem attracts these qualities to you. Using this mantra is also believed to stimulate the divine feminine energy within and grant prosperity and happiness to those who practice it.

4.  Aham Prema

Meaning: I am divine love.

This simple mantra helps us connect to the divine love within. Before we can attract love, we must find and embody the love already within. Connecting to ourselves as pure love can have a calming effect on our mind, body, and soul. From this place of calm, we can bring a sense of peace to the loving relationships we are in and love without reservation.

5. Baba Nam Kevalam

Meaning: Only the name of the beloved or Love is the essence of all things.

The baba nam kevalam mantra is frequently associated with the idea that love is everywhere. Just as we benefit from seeing the love already within ourselves, recognizing that love is everywhere around us helps us invite more of it into our daily lives.

Repeating these Sanskrit mantras for love can help you direct your energy and thoughts to finding more love throughout your day. 

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Cindy Duke

Cindy is a freelance writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two pets. After completing her undergraduate studies in English education at Chico State University, and her graduate studies in middle level education at Walden University, she spent eleven years as a middle school English teacher and instructional coach. When she began to struggle with her physical and mental health, she became passionate about learning how to take care of her body and mind. Eight years since starting that journey, she has studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, become certified in both PiYo and CIZE formats, left the teaching profession, pursued her dream of writing, and developed a deep love of yoga. When she’s not reading, writing, cooking, or watching the San Francisco Giants play, you can find her rolling out her mat to practice her favorite style of yoga: yin.

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