What are some good books (in Bengali, English, Hindi or Sanskrit) for self-learning the method of Prana Pratishta (invoking life-force of Deites) on Yantras, idols etc?

I am looking for books or even online sites with (audio/video) demonstrations.

  • 1
    I'm aware that some good books are available for the purpose.Its just that i don't know their names.Also please don't say-Ask your Guru.Because if i do my Guru will get angry on me thinking that i'm wasting my time or that i'm going wayward. :)
    – Rickross
    Feb 26, 2016 at 18:31
  • 1
    You already know the answer that your guru will give and yet you think your mind is right. Read the Taittiriya Upanishad Chapter I. ii. 1. on pronunciation. Also the Taittiriya Samhita (II. iv. 12.). It tells the story of the dire consequences of chanting a mantra without the proper pronunciation. In it the god Tvashtri accents the first syllable of Indra-satru instead of the last syllable. As a result, it yields the opposite result he was to get and leads to his complete destruction... Feb 28, 2016 at 10:48
  • I now know how to do it. But u can add an answer if u want @AnuragSingh
    – Rickross
    Dec 24, 2017 at 11:27
  • I don't know how can u add it. I just said that because it seemed to me u want to post an answer. Anyways, i don't really need an answer now, as i have many books now that teach how to do pranapratishta.@AnuragSingh
    – Rickross
    Dec 24, 2017 at 11:35
  • @Anurag Singh How many pages? Can't they be photocopied and shared?
    – Narasimham
    Dec 24, 2017 at 15:36

2 Answers 2


"lagu pran pratishtha" is the title of a video on prana pratishta by Yogi from kaulantak nath peeth, it's in Hindi though.


  • Yes this is the slim Yogi i was talking about. :) Are u a disciple from their parampara BTW?
    – Rickross
    Dec 24, 2017 at 11:49
  • Can pranpratishta be used on everyday objects, weapons etc?
    – Steam punk
    Dec 24, 2017 at 11:50
  • 1
    I don't have a guru '-(
    – Steam punk
    Dec 24, 2017 at 11:51
  • Prana pratishta is done on Yantras,idols/images, stones on water-pot or even on flower. On weapons also yes.
    – Rickross
    Dec 24, 2017 at 11:52
  • Who's your guru?
    – Steam punk
    Dec 24, 2017 at 11:54

It is very hard to find the prana pratishta and stapana mantras online.

I have asked pundits in my area they are not willing to give the mantras saying that only brahmans are qualified to do the sthapanas etc., . Told them I am also a brahman but not a karmakandi yet.

  • 1
    Thanks for ur response..But now i actually know how to do pranapratishta of deities..
    – Rickross
    Feb 8, 2017 at 7:56

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .