Shodashi has 16 syllables. Which text describes it and how is this mantra different in effects from 15 letter one ?

  • There are many such texts.
    – Rickross
    Commented Jun 8, 2018 at 6:01
  • Any text describing difference in effects of 15 n 16 letter mantra ?
    – Saurabh
    Commented Jun 8, 2018 at 6:11
  • Most texts describe the effect of chanting the Shodashi Vidya. Very few texts describe the same for Panchadashi.
    – Rickross
    Commented Jun 8, 2018 at 6:12
  • Can u point to any text online that can be read in this regard. Thanks
    – Saurabh
    Commented Jun 8, 2018 at 6:15
  • In this answer u will find the name of some scriptures that discuss mantroddhara for Shodashi. So, it depends on whether one can find texts like Gyanarnava Tantra, Sri Krama, Rudra Yamala etc online or not.
    – Rickross
    Commented Jun 8, 2018 at 6:20

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As shown in this answer few such scriptures are Rudra Yamala, Siddha Yamala, Gyanarnava Tantram, Brahma Yamala etc.

If you can buy/access the books Nitoytsava or Brihat Tantrasara, then also you will get to know what the Mantra actually is and how several of it's variations are formed by the Samputana method.

Regarding the greatness of the Mantra, it is already described in details in my other answer linked above.

  • Even though it is linked, you should add the details from the other answer. Otherwise, it will become a link only answer or a partial answer. Also, you didn't link to the answer. You linked to question. Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 6:47

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