Mantra or stotra recitation is an easy way to self-realization and good health. The practices of mantra or stotra can give eternal peace, bliss and immortality. It enhances self confidence, mental strength and reduces level of anxiety, stress & depression. Mantra is an essential part of yoga "Mananat trayate iti mantrah". The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of aditya hridaya stotram on self-confidence and anxiety of college going students. In this study 30 subjects (age 17-21) were taken from DAV, Pnadrakheri, Chhindwara (M.P.) by random sampling method. Pre-test post-test design was used. Participants recited Aaditya Hridaya Stotram for 30 minutes during the morning, for 45 days. Agnihotri’s Self-Confidence Inventory by Rekha Agnihotri and Sinha Comprehensive Anxiety Test by Sinha and Sinha were used to measure the self confidence and anxiety level. There was significant difference (P=0.01) in the self confidence and anxiety level between the pre test and the post test. This study shows the significant and positive effect of Aaditya Hridaya Stotram on self confidence and anxiety level.
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