Some mantras are only chants or expressions of nearness
to the Divine. But some saints who were inspired by divine
love and unshakable faith used these chants in their own
spiritual practice and their followers afterwards started
using those mantras, calling them mahamantras or great mantras.
Just hearing these mantras and the deep vibrations created
by Harish Johari brings you immediately into a different
state of mind. The energies of various hindu
gods invoked are tangible. When learning the chanting
of these mantras, first chanting with the CD is advisable
to get the sounds and pronunciations exactly right. Look
at the Tools
for Tantra book to read the mantras along with the chanting.