1. I wanted to know if I can say the Durga bija mantra “duṃ”
  2. Can I say this mantra while getting the full effects of the mantra without initiation?

    “oṃ duṃ durgāyai nama:”

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    Just chanting "durgāyai nama:" should be fine.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented May 18, 2020 at 5:12
  • full effect is only realized through initiation. Commented May 18, 2020 at 6:31
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    Ideally better to have but if you are using only one beeja. You can do it nishkaama. I.e just for the grace. Commented May 18, 2020 at 13:52
  • No initiation is needed. A guru might help in the pronunciation other than that you're fine.
    – Wikash_
    Commented May 18, 2020 at 18:06
  • @sv. Yes, thank you.
    – Ria
    Commented May 19, 2020 at 21:01

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I asked the same thing to my acharya . She told me that initiation transfers the strength the vital energy into your body . After which more you practice more you cultivate the same energy in to your body and mind . If you call the beej akshara then you are simply calling her for satisfaction but will not lead to her vision .

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