Mantras are prayers that transform. When mantras are chanted with the right intonations and with proper understanding of its meaning, the negative tendencies of the mind are erased. The Gayatri mantra and the Mrityunjaya mantra, some of our oldest hyms, are potent, powerful and spiritually uplifting.
Swami Brahmananda is at his best, bringing out the divinity in these chants
Brahma Gayatri 20:34
Mrityunjaya Mantra 20:49
Om Namo Narayanaya 29:52