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The process of initiating a person with a mantra by a guru is called initiation. This is called Deeksha in common usage.

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Why was rAmAnuja refused initiation for 17 times?

In my previous question, I have talked about him doing the mass initiation against the orders of his guru but this question is related to his own initiation. He approached Thiurukottiyur Nambi for ...
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Why did rAmAnuja disobey his guru?

Thirukottiyur Nambi agreed to part with the Mantra and its meaning. But before that he got a promise from Ramanauja. As per the promise, Ramanuja should not tell this to anyone as this mantra will ...
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Procedure to make God(s) our Guru

How one can make any God as one's guru? What is the procedure? Provided one is unable to find/get a Guru due to many reasons. E.g, I am interested in Kashmiri Shaivism but it is very difficult to find ...
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Can unenlightened person initiate people?

Person who have not yet reached the highest, but practicing sadhana and have acquired some siddhis can intiate people?
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Can a woman take the deeksha for mudra (applied on daily basis just like men - but only on hands and face) after or before menopause?

Can a woman take the deeksha for Thaptha mudra after menopause?
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Is it a sin to chant mantras without initiation?

Is chanting any mantra without initiation a sin? What do scriptures say about this?
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Does nAma-japa also require dikshA (initiation)?

As far as Mantra japa is concerned, I think everybody knows that the first step towards Mantra Siddhi (mastery over the mantra) is Guru DikshA (taking the mantra from one's Guru) and then we have to ...
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Did Ramanuja do a mass initiation of people at Srirangam?

It is believed that Ramanuja (Vaishnava philosopher) openly gave out the nArayana ashtAkshari mahAmantra to the common public after climbing the temple gopuram. News of this latest attempt on Sri ...
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What is Dīkṣā (दीक्षा)?

I've found this basic definition of Dīkṣā though I don't know in which scripture it appears - svarupasambodhadanatmako bhedamayabandha-ksapanalaksanasca sarhskaravisesah i.e. Dikshā is a ...
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