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A sacred utterance in praise of a god which is believed to have spiritual power in Hinduism, especially used for divinely revealed verses of the Vedas.

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If Hinduism has only 33 gods made of brahman, then who are the many Graam devtas that we have?

I have understood that primarily we have 33 gods and these gods are brahman attribute forms of parabrahman But if we go to any tiny village of the country, there will be some graam devta or the ...
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Is there a tradition of using mantras in Ayurveda?

Jyotish has a tradition of prescribing mantras as remedies to target a particular situation. Does Ayurveda have a similar tradition of prescribing mantras to remedy a particular condition of the ...
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Can someone chant this mantra without initiation if close to death

I come acroess a twitter post For ones with Covid +ve chant this mantra for self or others 108 by energizing water in a kalash. "Aim Hreem Shreem Sarva Vyādhi Prasamani Sarva Mrutyu Nivarinyayi ...
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Which foods can be consumed before a session of Japa?

Are there any foods that one can consume before beginning a long session of Japa, especially if this is a daily occurrence, so as to prevent the development of gastritis? Please give references. Edit: ...
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Are there any ragas/musical instruments associated with each chakras/energy centres?

I am interested in knowing and understanding if there are any Indian classical ragas/ musical instrument associated with the chakras/energy centres? Reason am asking is coz we have seed syllables/beej ...
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What's the significance of Mṛta Sanjeevani Vidyā, when sages (like Bhṛgu Rishi) can revive dead people just by their tapas itself?

As I ask in this Question about some of my doubts in reference to the Mṛta Sanjeevani Mantra (मृत संजीवनी मंत्र), similarly, there have been several instances when sages have been able to revive the &...
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What are the Beej, Vedic and Tantric mantras of all the navagrahas?

I have heard astrologers at times, specifically advising to use the Beej Mantras of a particular graha as remedy for the respective planetary afflictions. At other times, they specifically advice to ...
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How do matras/Slokas/japa work to reap benefits?

As we know that if there is some harmful situation or in bad times, mrityunjaya mantra is to be chanted. And, for getting good performance in education, one has to chant saraswati mantra or something ...
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How to become a disciple of Devi and see her as Guru?

This question the accepted answer to which further links to this blog post details a procedure for one to became a disciple of Lord Dakshinamurthy. This discipleship is mainly for the purpose of ...
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Background of the Viśvasara Tantra

What is the origin of the Viśvasara Tantra? Does anyone know, when about it was written? It is given as the source for the Guru stotram, but I have not been able to find out more, except that all ...
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Guru mantras for people without a guru: Is there any scriptural support?

The general consensus appears to be that a living guru who is accessible and can give initiation to the seeker is absolutely essential for any form of progress in Sadhanas. However, in his book "...
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Are marriage mantras also mantras only?

How marriage mantras will work? Are they really mantras or just some meaningful sanskrit sentences? If those are just sentences then what is the significance of reading them in sanakrit? cant they be ...
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Historically, did the sanskrit varnamala contain two 'la' vyanjan varnas?

Historically, did the sanskrit varnamala contain two 'la' vyanjan varnas? It seems there was one in the 'ya' varga and another one in the 'sha' varga. Current texts on sanskrit or hindi grammar and ...
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Sacredness of vedas

What is so sacred (in a spiritual sense) about Vedic mantras? Just to be clear, I haven't read Vedas but I have read some verses from time to time. I think the verses are good and teach us something ...
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How should one do manasika mantra japa

Is there any specific procedure prescribed? I have read somewhere that manasika japa isn't just mere internal chanting of the mantra.
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Is there a mantra for the worship of kamadeva in any authentic text

Looking for a mantra to worship kamadeva
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Mṛta Sanjeevani Mantra

Despite having the knowledge of Mrit Sanjeevani Mantra (मृत संजीवनी मंत्र) - which could bring back anyone dead back to life again, Why didn't (or not able to maybe) Shukracharya revive Hiranyakasha, ...
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What is the Aghora Mantra mentioned in Shiva Mahimna Stotram Verse 35?

Shiva Mahimna Stotram Verse 35 महेशान्नापरो देवो महिम्नो नापरा स्तुतिः। अघोरान्नापरो मन्त्रो नास्ति तत्त्वं गुरोः परम्॥ Maheśānnāparo devo mahimno nāparā stutiḥ| Aghorānnāparo mantro nāsti tattvaṁ ...
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Are there any Mantras / Shlokas to bring about marriage with a suitable partner?

Do Hindu Scriptures have any mantras / shlokas / prayers by which a girl may get married without delay to a good man? This question may appear to be asking for personalized advise or as primarily ...
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Mantras, Initiation and Practice

In the book that I read recently (Mantram Handbook by Eknath Easwaran), he advises that one should repeat the mantram silently, whenever the mind is free, in day to day instances also, like waiting in ...
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What is setu, Mahasetu and Kulukka?

In Saraswati Tantra, I came across three things: The Kulukka (कुल्लुका), setu (सेतू) and Mahasetu. Although the tantra says that these are body parts of Japa, the tantra does not address much on what ...
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How are different beeja presented to world?

We may look at various beeja like 'gam' or the 'paraprasad' beeja etc. These are presented in verses with much secrecy such that, even though we read it or say it to someone the actual form of beeja ...
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Is court marriage without saptapadi valid according to scriptures?

Now a days court marriages are also popular. Many learned people like to marry in court without much expense etc. What is the status of this marriage? Prohibited? Kalyug practice? Saptapadi is also a ...
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Protection from Black Magic

Are there any mantras or strotras prescribed in Tantric and Vedic texts which protect a native specifically from black magic? If so, what are they?
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Ganapati Gayatri Mantra | In which Shastra it is contained this mantra and who wrote it firstly?

This very mantra for Shree Ganesha Who wrote it for first? Which Shastra- Veda or others- contain that? Dhanyawaad Thank you https://www.thedivineindia.com/ganpati-gayatri-mantra/5889
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Is there a list/book of all Mantras, their Rishis/seers & the Dieties corresponding to each? [closed]

Is there a list or collection of all mantras, their rishis & their deities ?
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For Advaitins, what is the point of vedic chants?

Most nominal advaitins I know (and especially brahmin followers of the various Shankara maths) hold that chanting of vedic hymns is valuable. What's the point? I believe even the math gurus hold vedic ...
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Variations in Gayatri mantra, why?

I've come across two versions of the Gayatri mantra. One is this: The other is this: The only difference is that in the first pada, the word "varenyam" is different. Both these variations ...
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A forgotten episode of “RAMAYANA”-AKAL BODHAN OF RAMCHANDRA

This is written in "RAMAYANA" once Ramchandra ready to worship Devi Durga became impatient because Devi Durga was not listening to his prayer. The worship was arranged so that Pandavas ...
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“Moksha” and Arms and Weapons [closed]

Is the attainment of moksha the final stage of Hinduism? after achieving the goal they again take arms and weapons in their hands?>> because working is better than remaining idle. Those who ...
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Rishi, Chandas and Devatha of Panchakshari Mantra according to Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Samhita?

According to Shukla Yajurveda Madhyandina Samhitha, the Rishi of Panchakshari Mantra is Vamadeva, Chandas is Pankti and Devatha is Sadashiva or Rudra. Who is the Rishi and what Chandas is according to ...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

I have a particular condition which makes me unable to consume more carbohydrate food. I usually stay active and consume a balanced diet with meat included. Lately I wanted to start sandhyavandan and ...
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Are Samvada sooktham and aikyamathya sooktham the same?

What is the difference between Samvada sooktha and Aikyamathya sooktha?
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The way of the Swan

Where we can find the well known sō’ham specifically referred to Siva? Which Tantra/Slokas or any related text repeat this celebrated mantra as a form of worship to Mahadev?
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What are the exact benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra?

I want to know about the benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and what are the good times to chant Shiva mantra.
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Proper resources in scripture of side effects of Nav Grah mantra

Some people say that if Nav Grah beej mantras are not chanted properly then they have side effects as well. Questions: Which texts in ancient scripture (shastras) describe the beej mantras of Grahas ...
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Putting Mata Shodasi Mahavidya picture with other gods and recite mantras

Can Mata Shodasi Mahavidya picture be put in pooja room with other gods? I don't know anything about MahaVidya but want to do Mata Shadoshi puja. Is there any special rule to do her puja and if not ...
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Can one chant Mantra on behalf of the other person

Does it have a benefit or sense (a positive result) to chant Mantra on behalf of someone else in the way that the person in question is receiving result from Mantra chanting? E.g. someone is ill and ...
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What to do in ketu mahadasha?

I really need help in overcoming my situations from which I am suffering. I am in very much debt. One day I must be killed by someone or commit suicide right now I am jobless. I am the only person for ...
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Basic Texts on Mantra Shastra

I am looking for some texts that could teach the basics of Mantra Shastra. I am specially interested in their reasoning, pronunciation and historical context. Kindly recommend texts of the same kind.
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Which Shiva mantras can be chanted without initiation?

I have heard that nama japa can be chanted without initiation. If this is true, then can someone advise such mantras?
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Ways of Mantra chanting [duplicate]

It is said that Mantras can be chanted in three ways: aloud (vaikhari); whisper (upamshu japa); in mind, with no sound (manasika Mantra). It is also said, that for beginners is easier to chant ...
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Are there specific mantras or hymns created by Navagrahas?

I have read about Narasimha Stuti By Shani (Saturn). Was wondering if there were other stotras mentioned in Puranas created by the rest of 8 grahas.
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Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra

I have found this Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra: Om Vasudevaya Vidmahe Vaidhyarajaya Dhimahi Tanno Dhanvantri Prachodayat This Mantra can be found on Internet, but also I have this book Исцеляющие ...
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Why do we have mantras and rituals for sinful activities?

Let's take gambling. As seen in these answers here and here, gambling is a vice. No two ways about it. But there is an entire sukta in Atharva Veda dedicated to success in gambling as seen here I have ...
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Will chanting the same mantra 10 lakh times earn Siddhi power?

I was told that if you chant a mantra 100 000 times you get the siddhi that correspondes to this specific mantra. is this true?or do i need to chant more? There's one siddhi I need to obtain and im ...
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Importance of Kleem bija mantra in Kali Kula and Vaishnava Sect

Any acharyas here, please elaborate the Importance of Kleem bija mantra in Kali Kula and Vaishnava Sect. There are many Gopala mantras with "Kleem" beeja involved. At the sametime, ...
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which one is more effective /powerful writing the mantra or chanting the mantra?

which one is more effective /powerful writing the mantra or chanting the mantra ? It is not possible to write mantra all times ,by writing mantra our hands getting pain also I have read some ...
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why we can not control our mind even chanting the hare -krishna mantra or any other highly recommended mantra by spiritual guru?

when u sexual desire/lust maya attack you , u cannot control the sexual desire/lust even chanting mantra like hare krishna maha mantra or gayatari mantra etc why we can not control our mind even ...
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What's Arunam mantra or Arunaprasna?

What's Arunam mantra or Arunaprashna. Please explain the importance, origin of Arunam. Is it okay, or allowed to chant ArunaPrashna in front of Lord Vishnu or other Goddessess?

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