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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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Kali beeja mantra

I am confused about the pronunciation of kali beeja mantra. while somme articles say the pronunciation is "kreem" but the spelling clearly shows the it should be "kring", also some tantrik say that it ...
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Mantra Lekhan (Writing) and its relevance in Vaishnavism

What is Mantra Lekhan or Mantra Writing? Please provide references from the scriptures for this practice.
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God consciousness and prayers

As I've read that there are different types of gods; some having physical forms(demi gods) and some having no forms and the Supreme one being BRAHMAN. Does this mean that all these categories of ...
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which mahanirvana tantra book is he following

I came across this video of samarpananda, where he is explaining about the shakti mantra, I like how the book contains both the encripted slokas in sanskrit and the decrypted hidden meaning. The ...
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Who decided that mantras should be used for yajñas that came later?

Were the ṛṣis who heard the mantras (found in the saṃhitā portion of the Vedas) aware that what they heard (or was revealed to them) will be used to conduct yajñas (sacrifices)? If not, who decided ...
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Understanding the history and construction of beeja mantra

Surely TM is not the only one to use beeja mantra, and sages probably was using them since time unknown. The philosophy behind agyamya, nigyama and mantras was that to make it available to all and ...
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How does a mantra work? [duplicate]

How does mantra work? Once I had stopped believing in mantra by mistake .The effect of mantra was low.Then I believed it again .It did not work the effect was low.
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Can anyone transliterate this text? [closed]

I got down the first part, it's Om namo Bhagavate. But the handwriting is confusing.
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Can a person who isn't initiated chant mantra of his Ishta Devata?

For example, my Ishta Devata is Vishnu so can I chant these mantras: "ॐ नमोः नारायणाय. ॐ नमोः भगवते वासुदेवाय" / "oṃ namoḥ nārāyaṇāya. oṃ namoḥ bhagavate vāsudevāya" “ऊँ नारायणाय विद्महे।वासुदेवाय धी...
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Can anyone explain panchakshari mantra?

I know panchakshari mantra, But want to know clear explanation, What is intent of panchakshari mantra?
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Do people get specific mantras for them through meditation? [closed]

I was wondering if people can get personal mantras from meditation.
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How did mantras come to exist?

How did these people know about the powers of chanting mantras? Specifically how did they know what to say and what exactly they are.
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Can anyone decipher the code in this text? [closed]

Recently I found an answer on this post, Scripture showing ways to summon Gandharva, Yaksha and Kinnar I have recently bought the KAmAkhyA Tantram. The 5th chapter of this text is called "Mohini ...
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Why it is said to recite any mantra 108 times? [duplicate]

In order to complete any prayer or sadhana, it is said to repeat any mantra for at least 108 times ? What is the significance and importance of that ?
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Mantras, Prayer for Health?

Are there any Mantra, prayer for Good Health of Eyes, Ear, Body_Parts, overall good-health, good nutrition of Body.. I tried to search, but all I could find was Mantras for Long life.. What is the ...
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What does “being ignorant to Gayatri mantra” mean?

What does ignorance to anything specifically "Gayatri hymn" mean? Context: A Brahman, ignorant of the Gayatri hymn, is more .... (Parashara Smriti,Chapter 8,Verse 24) What does ignorance ...
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How different is a mantra from a prayer?

Whenever we try to think of God, mantra, prayer etc are the things which come to our mind. I was trying to understand how is a mantra different than a normal prayer ? If we consider a mantra it is ...
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How to increase the power of mantra?

How to increase the power of mantra, if we stopped believing the mantra by mistake? Is there a conductor to increase the power of mantra?
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Mantra against Enemies?

Are there any Mantra, Stotra; requesting GOD to guard us against our enemies.. Protect us from internal enemies like Shadripu and External enemies..
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What is the eight syllable holy mantra for Krishna recommended in Shikshapatri?

What is the eight syllable holy mantra for Krishna recommended in Shikshapatri in this image here.
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is it ok to sing mantras?

I really dig this Ganesh mantra sung by Suresh Wadkar. I use it during aerobics and meditation and just doing housework. But I have been told that this is a bad practice. Is there canon support for ...
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How To Chant ॐ?

How To Chant ॐ with respect to Time and Breath..and how long should each chant Be. I know ॐ is devided into AUM.. While Chanting ॐ silently, within Mind Is there Any Instruction Like Say A for 3 ...
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How somebody can get rid of Vyanthara?

I want to know what is Vyanthara and how to get rid from them.
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Who is Jalangiman Chetti and what powers did he possess?

Swami Vivekananda in one of his talks mentions a person, Jalangiman Chetti, claiming he acquired some special powers from constant repetition of certain mantras. Who is this person and what powers ...
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Prayer for requesting forgiveness from GOD?

Are there Mantras, stotra, anything; to seek forgiveness of God, for ignorance, for the Sins committed, or Sins your gonna committ. पापमोचन, क्षमा Especially If you chant Mantra wrong or wrong ...
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Which one is more effective, after prayer requesting to god in Sanskrit vs in English? [duplicate]

Sanskrit is Language of Gods.. So say that, after I chant below mantra in mind.. वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ । निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥ after chanting mantra in mind, Now ...
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Prayer for Kala(time) or God of Time? [duplicate]

Who is God of Time, and any Mantra or Prayer related to Time aspect.. or for God of Time
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Mantra to say at the end of work?

At the beginning of work we say ॐ श्री गणेशाय नमः || , pray to Lord Ganesha to remove obstacles etc. Is there any mantra to be said at end of puja or work, praying that the work may give good ...
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Mantra for Indriyas and Arishadvarga/Shadripu .?

Mantras to win over Indriyas and detach from Shadripu
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Prasada Mantra?? Pranav Mantra?

help me understand this answer.. https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/17586/19305 om padmni om om nama sivaya svacchanda bhairavaya namah These sentences are collections of sacred words. ...
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What are permissible number of chanting japa/mantra? Whats its reason?

Scripture reference for these numbers What is its science, Is chanting 10 times less effective than chanting 9 times.. Should mantra/japa to be chanted number of time (say 3) in one sitting? Which ...
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How are Indra and Saraswati related, when the bijakshara Aim - (ऐं) related to both?

In spiritual realm bijaksharas have a vital place. Many mantras carry bIjaksharas, apart from the deity's name. For example: chamunda mantra “Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Viche” In general Aim ...
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Prayer for Energy Shakti?

I'm looking for a Mantra, stotra, anything which gives Energy/Power to Perform a Mental Task or Physical Task, preferably on God of Energy Shakti Parvati Kali. Mantras similar to BalaAtibala
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Are there any richas for Indra which appear in all the four Vedas?

One such richa is "Trataram indram....". Are there any other?
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Prayer for Trideva along with Tridevi?

Prayer for Trideva along with Tridevi: गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुःसाक्षात् परब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नम: ॥ This Prayer, Mantra has Trideva only, any verse which has both ...
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Maha Ganapathi moola mantra Nyasa needed ( inlcuding Bija, Shaktih and Keelakam please)!

Maha Ganpathi moola mantra nyasa mantras varies . Please suggest the most popular or authentic Bija, Shakti and Keelakam to be used prior to japa of 28 syllable mantra Thanks in advance
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Mantra on God of Energy Shakti?

Any powerful Mantras on God of Energy? Or Mantra for energy so that I never get tired? I know about Bala Atibala. I have had Upanayana.
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Prayer on Kala(time) and Savitar(speed)?

Who is God of Time, and any Mantra or Prayer, stotra anything related to Time aspect.. or for God of Time or Kala and Savitar (god of speed) Kala Bhairava is manifestation of Shiva in the form of ...
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Names of Mantra, Sutra, Shloka and Stotra from Ramayana?

List of Names of Mantra, Sutra, Shloka and Stotra or anything; Recited_Chanted by Lord_Rama. I know about Bala Atibala Aditya Hrudayam are there any more?
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What is amantrik yagya?

Is there any reference that those who are not suited for mantrik yagya can do amantrik yagya ? If yes, what is amantrik yagya all about ? https://youtu.be/l62yb9su8YQ
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How can I worship Dyaus the Sky god?

I can't find any specific hymns dedicated to him in the Rigveda. Are there any mantras or richas dedicated to him in our Shastra?
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Visarjana Mantra or Stotram for Shivapuja

I would very much appreciate the Sanskritam (Devanagari), transliterated, and English for a visarjana mantra or stotram for Shivapuja.
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Ever had any Mantra siddhi and used for real purposes? [closed]

Ever gained siddhi over a Mantra and used it to fulfill your desires ? Had your wishes came true
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Source for Authentic Mantras?

Are there any Sources (Books/Websites/Apps) with Authentic Mantras, Original form of Mantras, Meaning of Mantras and how to pronounce/practice it. These days, there are Mantras for everything; so ...
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Verses and Mantras in Veda/ any Hindu Scripture, which speak about Time, Space and Space-time relationship (Spacetime curvature) [closed]

Are there Verses/Mantras in Veda, any Hindu Scripture which speak about Time, speak about Space, speak about Space-time relationship (Space-time curvature) (I dont know what Spacetime Curvature is; I ...
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Reason of using omm in mantra? [duplicate]

Why is omm used before every mantra to please lord? e.g. Why is omm used before namoh bhagawate rudraya. i understand the latter words like namoh = namaste/bow, bhagawate = bhagawan, rudraya = rudra. ...
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Does a Brahma jnani also need deeksha in order to make a mantra to work?

if i want to use mantra to work i need to get deeksha from guru. What i am asking is Like that if brahma nani want to use mantra to work whether he also need to get deeksha from guru or not.
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How to find my guru [closed]

How can one find his guru, we do not have guru-sishya practice does not run in the family and not much of a Have learnt that a guru appears whenever the sishya is ready but have been waiting for a ...
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Is there any sukta in Rigveda containing 16 richas and starting with the word“Indra”?

There is a chapter called Rigvidhana in Agnipurana in which it is mentioned that if the aforementioned 16 Richas are chanted daily then one is blessed with intelligence, friends and fulfillment of ...
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Nyasa for Shiv Rudra mantra “Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraya”

I have come across this mantra in a book from Shrimali ji. It contains the viniyoga but there is no mention of the nyasa for this mantra. Is it possible that this mantra does not have a nyasa or it ...

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