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Questions tagged [japa]

The continuous repeated chanting of mantras, stotras or even just holy names of Gods.

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Does the fruit of Mantra Japa automatically go to Indra if Japa Samarpana Mantra is not chanted?

Please let me know does all the mantra chanting energy go to Indra, if we don't chant the below Samarpanam mantra after mantra chanting: Devta: गुह्याति-गुह्य-गोप्ता-त्वं गृहाणास्मितकृतम् जपं। सिद्धि...
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Is chanting “OM” naam japa or mantra japa?

does one need some form of Diksha to chant OM or can it be chanted by anyone? Are there any benefits of simply chanting OM?
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What is initiation of Mantra?

What is initiation of Mantra? Why is it required for it to be actually effective for the reciter? I've read that people without initiation of the mantra would recite it for the whole lifetime and ...
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How does mantra japa lead to samadhi?

What is the exact process of how mantra japa leads the seeker into samadhi? I know there are many stages you go through and eventually the mantra goes on by it self but would love to read and ...
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Why japa samarpan is done in right hand of devi n left hand hand of guru?

After japa one is supposed to do samarpan in right hand of devi or left hand of guru. Whats the significance behind choosing right n left hand for samarpan ?
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Are there any scriptures which talk about Mantra Diskha?

I have heard that only few people are able to initiate someone with a mantra diksha where a student is given a particular mantra with some “secret syllables” in it. My questions is - how is it ...
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Japa of 111 beads in Kaliyuga​?

Count of beads according to Yuga. 111 for Kaliyuga ? In Hinduism there is 1 mala of 108 beads. Is it true that 108 beads mala is for Dvapara Yuga while 111 beads mala is for Kaliyuga ? Would like ...
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Which mantras of Krishna and Vishnu does not require initiation and does not have any rules to follow?

Mantras of Krishna and Vishnu which does not require any initiation, does not have any rules to follow, can be chanted anytime and anywhere. Please don't include Hare Krishna Maha mantra in your ...
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is it ok to do Gayatri Japa during a Lunar Eclipse?

For example, there is a Partial Lunar Eclipse taking place tomorrow ( 7th August 2017 ). Is performing Gayatri Japa during the Lunar Eclipse (10.52 Pm- 12.48 AM tomorrow) allowed ? Regards
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Can the bad effects of not performing Shradhha Paksha be avoided through Hari Nama?

If a person for some reasons forgets or is not able to do Shradhha Paksha of his ancestors, but does lots of Namajapa or chants Hari-nama lots of times in his life everyday, does he still get the ill ...
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Nama Japa & the 12 Bhavas of astrology

Is the following theory is true ? :- Astrology has 12 Bhavas viz : Lagna, Dvitiya, Tritiya ..to the Dwadasha Bhava. If a person does 13 crores of Rama nama japa . For each 1 crore, his 1 Bhava will ...
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Does Parjanya japa really bring rain?

There is a modern business going on now a days in the homa, japa in all temples nearby our places. There was a traditional belief that by doing Parijanya Japa will lead to rainfall in barren lands. ...
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Why “Manasik Japa” is considered the best form of Japa?

As we know a Japa(recitation of Mantras,names of Gods etc) can be of the following 3 types: 1)Vachik-A japa where recitation is loud enough so that both the performer & others(present around him) ...
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Can prarabdha be diluted by 1. Ram Nam Japam 2. Good Kriyaman Karma?

Can Prarabdha be diluted with these two factors :- Ram Nam Japam :- With Ram Nam Japam can bad consequences in the future be avoided ? I have heared , If person is going to have bad accident and ...
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Worship of one god and worship of Shri Ram

In Bhagvad Gita , Lord Vishnu says, Worship me alone :- http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/Gita/verse-09-23.html Even those who, being devoted to other gods and endowed with faith, worship (them), ...
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What are the permissible numbers for japa count that are less than 108?

It is well known that when you do a mantra japa 108 is the minimum number of times you should do to get the wholesome benefit of the japa.Sometimes,a higher number ,1008, is also recommended. But my ...
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What exactly is namasmarana

What exactly is namasmarana? In namasmarana is there any importance to just chant a name of god (mind may or may not be on it) ? If namasmarana is chanting the name with remembering god in mind- then ...
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13 core times namasmarana

Is it true that if one does the namasmarana 13 crore times then he gets the darshana of supreme lord? While doing namasmarana with mouth if another wordly thoughts comes in our mind then does that ...
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How can one achieve “siddhi” in Hinduism?

I have heard recently about Guru Siyag who chanted 3 lac Gayatri Mantra(I don't know exact number) and attained "siddhi" according to him and his followers. Check out any youtube video of Guru siyag. ...