For example, my Ishta Devata is Vishnu so can I chant these mantras:

  1. "ॐ नमोः नारायणाय. ॐ नमोः भगवते वासुदेवाय" / "oṃ namoḥ nārāyaṇāya. oṃ namoḥ bhagavate vāsudevāya"
  2. “ऊँ नारायणाय विद्महे।वासुदेवाय धीमहि। तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्” / “ūm̐ nārāyaṇāya vidmahe।vāsudevāya dhīmahi। tanno viṣṇu pracodayāt”

Source of this question: http://sivanandaonline.org/public_html/?cmd=displaysection&section_id=525

Get the Mantra initiation from your Guru. Or pray to your Ishta Devata and start doing Japa of the particular Mantra, if you find it difficult to get a Guru.


You can select any Mantra for Purascharana. Your Guru Mantra or Ishta Mantra is the best. Sandhya time...

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    Scriptures usually don't approve this practice. See this for knowing what the Tantras say on this topic. It's my personal opinion though that you can still follow the Swamiji here. – Rickross Mar 19 at 15:28
  • @Rickross Thanks for replying. Actually I have a few months until I am 18 and start college and so it would take a bit while to start my spiritual journey. Do you think I should wait till that time? – ThePreserver Mar 20 at 3:04
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    Yes you should wait. Do one thing at a time. – Rickross Mar 20 at 6:37
  • @Rickross Alright, I will wait till then. – ThePreserver Mar 20 at 7:48
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this person attempted to ask and answer the question in the question. – Swami Vishwananda Mar 20 at 10:03

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