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  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 May 18 at 5:12
  • full effect is only realized through initiation. – Swami Vishwananda May 18 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. – Rakesh Joshi May 18 at 13:52
  • No initiation is needed. A guru might help in the pronunciation other than that you're fine. – Wikash_ May 18 at 18:06
  • @sv. Yes, thank you. – Ria May 19 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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As far as initiation is concerned you ask your guru (of your own choice). By the way, whenever we have to chant any mantra (or beej mantra) for any Mahadeva/devi (Big demigod/goddess) most important is the "nishkeelan" before chanting to get optimum material benefits.

The "nishkeelan" (aka "utkeelan") is a process of unlocking the mantras.

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