Beej means seeds or the origin of the energy. Beej Mantra is the shortest form of mantra and is the source of infinite energy. Beej mantras have different frequency patterns which relate to the particular deity.
Beej mantras are the vibration sound of the deities. Beej mantras have immense power and are conjoined with other mantras to form a powerful mantra. Beej mantras are easy to grasp and chant by any sadhak.
Beej Mantras of Deities
Beej Mantras of Lord Ganesh
Ganesarthe ga uktas te Bindurduhkhahararthakah.
GamBeejrtham to kathitam tava snehan mahesvari.
That is, Ga, I speak unto Thee, means Ganesa. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow.
Thus, O Mahesvari, the meaning of Gam-Beej is spoken unto Thee out of love for Thee.
These are the Beej of Ganesha. Removes all obstacles and promotes success.
Ga Ganeso vyapakartho lakarasteja au matah.
Duhkhahararthako bindurganesam tena pujayet.
That is, Ga is Ganesa, La means what pervades. Au means Tejas. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow.
With it, Ganesa should be worshipped.
Beej Mantra of Lord Shiva
S’ivavaci hakarastu aukarah syat Sadasivah.
S’unyam duhkhaharartham tu tasmattena S’ivarn yajet.
That is, Ha means S’iva. Au is Sadasiva. The S’unya is that which dispels sorrow.
Hence that Shiva should be worshipped.
Beej Mantra of Goddess Durga
Da durgavacakam devi ukarascapi raksane.
Visvamata nadarupa kurvartho bindurupakah.
Tenaiva Kalikadevtrn pujayedduhkhasantaye.
That is, Da, O Devi, means Durga, U also means to save. Nnda is the mother of the Universe.
Bindu means (pray) do. This is Durga Beej. She is the highest deity and as such can give whatever a man wants.
Beej Mantra of Mahavidya Kali
Ka Kali brahma ra proktam Mahamayarthakascai.
Visvamatarthako nado bindurduhkhahararthakah.
That is, Ka is Kall. Ra is said to be Brahma. I mean Mahamaya, Nada means Mother of the universe.
Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. With that Devt, Kalika should be worshipped for cessation of sorrow.
This is the Beej of Kali, who destroys enemies and gives happiness.
Beej Mantra of Shakti or Bhuvaneshwari
Hakarah sivavaci syad rephah prakrtirucyate.
Mahamayartha i-sabda nado visvaprasuh smrtah.
Duhkhahararthako bindubhuvanam tena pujayet.
That is, Ha means S’iva. Ra is said to be Prakrti. I mean Mahamaya. Nada is said to be the mother of the universe. Bindu means dispeller of sorrow. With that Bhuvaneshvari should be worshipped.
This is the Bhuvaneshwari Mantra. It is also called Maya Beej. Its importance is described in Devi Bhagavatam.
One becomes a leader of men and gets all one needs.
Beej of Lakshmi
Mahalaksmyarthakah S’ah syad dhanartho repha ucyate.
I tustyartho’ paronado bindurduhkhahararthakah.
Laksmidevya Beejm etat tena devim prapujayet.
That is, S’a means MahalakshmI. Ra is said to mean wealth. I mean satisfaction.
Nada is Apara (which may mean Aparabrahma or Isvara). Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow.
This is the Beej of Devi Lakshmi. With it, the Devi should be worshipped.
Repetition of this leads one to prosperity and contentment.
Beej Mantra of Goddess Saraswati
Sarasvatyartha ai-sabdo bindurduhkhahararthakah.
Sarasvatya Beejm etat tena Vanim prapujayet.
That is, Ai means Sarasvati. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow.
This is the Beej of Sarasvati. With it, Vani or Sarasvati should be worshipped.
Saraswati Beej enables young boys and girls to be proficient in all branches of learning.
Beej Mantra of Lord Krishna or Kamadeva
Kah Kamadeva uddisto’ pyathava Krsna ucyate.
La Indra i tustivacl sukhaduhkhaprada ca am.
Kamabtjartha uktaste tave snehan mahesvari.
That is, Ka refers to Kamadeva, or according to some to Krsna. La means Indra. I mean contentment.
Am is that which grants happiness and sorrow. Thus, O Mahesvari, the meaning of KamaBeej is spoken unto Thee out of my love for Thee.
Beej Mantra of Lord Bhairava
Ha sivah kathito devi u Bhairava ihocyate.
Parartho nada sabdastu Bindurduhkhahararthakah.
VarmaBeejtrayo hyatra kathitas tava yatnatah.
That this, Ha, O Devi, is said to be Shiva, D is said to be Bhairava.
Nada means Para, Supreme. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow.
Here the three composing the VarmaBeej (armour-Beej) are spoken unto Thee owing to Thy solicitation.
Beej Mantra of Lord Narasimha
Ksa, Nrsimho Brahma raSca urdhvadantarthakasca au.
Duhkhahararthako bindurNrsimham tena pujayet,
That is, Ksa is Nrsimha and Ra is Brahma. Au means teeth pointing upwards, Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow.
With it, Nrsimha should be worshipped. Narasimha Beej removes all fear and sorrows.
Beej Mantra of Mahavidya Tara
Durgottaranavacyah sa tarakarthasrskarakah.
Muktyartho repha ukto’tra mahamayartnakasca i.
Visvarnatarthako nado Bindurduhkhahararthakah.
VadhuBeejrtha ukto’tra tava snehan mahesvari.
That is, Sa means deliverance from difficulties. Ta means Saviour. Ra here means salvation or liberation.
I mean Mahamaya. Nada means Mother of the universe. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow.
Thus the meaning of VadhuBeej is spoken unto Thee, O Maheshwari, out of love for Thee.