If I worship or chant a mantra, is it considered contrition i.e., repentance for my sins or is contrition done differently?
What do scriptures say about contrition? The right way to do it?
I heard that in Shiva Purana, Narada abuses Lord Vishnu, so Vishnu tells him that incantation of Shiva's mantra can give him contrition (i.e., Shiva can pardon him for his sins).
So if we perform incantation in mind or chant a mantra out loud, is it considered contrition the right way? If not, as per Hinduism, how should contrition be performed?
Fasting on an ekādaśī is different, here, I am only talking about incantation (chanting a mantra).