Is there any specific number of times , mentioned by any scriptures , which a common householder might chant for a successful worship of the deity ?

Specifically how many times should one chant any chalisa and the Vedic mantras of the deity , which will be fruitful to the devotee?

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Hanuman chalisa :100 times

जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई।

छूटहि बंदी महा सुख होइ।।

The person who recites this Hanuman Chalisa a hundred times every day with a pure heart will be freed from all worldly bondages and will attain bliss.

  • But @hope what about other chalisas? Like Saraswati Ganesh Laxmi Kali etc ? What should I do for them?
    – Sillyasker
    Feb 11 at 16:14
  • @SoumyadipDas most times it's mentioned in chalisas. Read it carefully, you will find.
    – user32378
    Feb 11 at 16:19
  • Thank you very much @hope.
    – Sillyasker
    Feb 11 at 16:23

Generally any mantras should be recited 108 times (100+8; extra 8 counts are done as prayaschitta for any mistakes done during chanting), 1008 times etc.. But 10 is also a valid number.

In Mahanirvana Tantra's 7th chapter Lord Shiva says this:

O Gentle One! In all daily prayers recitation shouldbe done one thousand and eight or a hundred and eight or ten times (79). O Devi! the Shudras and Samanyas may observe any of the rites proclaimed by the Agamas, and by these they attain that which they desire (80). The three times of performance (of Sandhya) are at sunrise, at noon, and at sunset (81)

But when chanting is done for Purascharana then count should be N lac where N denotes the number of letters the mantra is made of. And in case of stotra recital usually the number of minimum chants is 3.

  • just wanted to clarify , are the chanting numbers same for mantra and chalisa?
    – Sillyasker
    Feb 12 at 15:52
  • No ..that is why I mentioned the rules for Stotras separately .. Hanuman Chalisa is a Stuti or Stotra. @SoumyadipDas
    – Rickross
    Feb 12 at 16:34

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