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Does chanting a kavacha require initiation?

Basically the question. I have heard varied opinions on this. Kavachas from the puranas, I'm assuming (without evidence yet) are quite safe to do. But there are a lot of kavachas like the Vatuka ...
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Can mantra purascharana be done through manasika japa alone?

Ofcourse, There are majorly three types of mantra japa. Vachika, upamshu and manasika mantra japa. I wanted to know if mantra purascharana can be accomplished only through manasika mantra japa alone ...
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What does scripture say regarding post humous diksha?

Recently I have come across the life story of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Maharaj from the Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya. It was stated that in 1918, he accepted sanyas diksha from the photograph ...
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Are there any mantras of arunachala shiva

Just like the above question. I want to know if any specific mantras exist for lord arunachala of Tiruvannamalai
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Does any scriptures discuss any other mantras besides the Shiva Panchakshara mantra that do not require diksha or initiation?

Skanda Puran - Verses 3.3.1.20 and Verse 3.3.1.21 - Brāhma-khaṇḍa->Brahmottar-khad->Chapter 1 clearly states the glory of the Shiva Panchakshar mantr as follows - तस्मात्सर्वप्रदो मंत्रः सोऽयं ...
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What is the purpose of mantra Diksha?

What will happen if we get mantra Diksha from any renowned organisation and chant it repeatedly with devotion and heart. Will I be able to experience Saguna Brahman , Kali, shiva , Ganesha Kartikeya ...
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What is the meaning of namaha in mantra

I want to meditate on the meaning of a mantra. And most mantras consist of namaha at the end. I have heard it means “I bow down to”. Is it the accurate meaning that I should meditate upon or does ...
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How many Ishta Devi and devatas are there?

For a mantra Diksha there should be an Ishta for the practitioner, so I wanted to know how many Ishtas are there ? Also is there any deity who has imagination , knowledge , creativity as Saraswati and ...
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What are the Matrikas exactly?

Say for example, if I say the word “Narayana”, as such, there is no problem. But if I chant “Om Namo Narayana” which is a mantra, in the absence of Diksha, it may be a problem(death and permanent ...
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