- I wanted to know if I can say the Durga bija mantra “duṃ”
- Can I say this mantra while getting the full effects of the mantra without initiation?
“oṃ duṃ durgāyai nama:”
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 .
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.