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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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Identification and souce of this mantra about sati in this Bengali movie 'Antarjali Jatra' (The voyage beyond)?

Mantra chanting timestamped About Film: Antarjali Jatra, based on a story by Kamal Kumar Majumdar, is set in 1832, just after sati was abolished in Bengal, later adapted into a critically acclaimed ...
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Daily Pooja Mantra chanting

Namaskar. I read an article that says we should never chant any mantra unless we receive Guru initiation, including Hanuman Chalisa. In case of mispronounciation, there might be deva dosha and the ...
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What are the most important mantras/hymn, stotrams and chants for Ram and Krishna?

My parents tell me that Nama Ramayanam (Shuddha-Bramha) is by far the most important hymn for pleasing and worshipping Sri Ram. What are some other hymns, mantras and stotrams dedicated to Shri Ram ...
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Why Gaudiya Vaishnavas chant the Mahamantra from oppsite direction?

Gaudiya Vaishnavas consider the following 16-word mantra as the Mahamantra and always chant it. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare This ...
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Effect of sound on nature

Are there any scientific/mathematical studies or research on the effect of sound (MANTRA/BIJMANTRA) on human beings, or living beings? Can they be used for the treatment of diseases?
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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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What are some ways to increase confidence and become mentally strong?

Are there any mantra/strota to gain confidence and mental stability
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What is the Bṛihat-sāma of Sama Veda that the Lord Shree Krishna mentions in BG 11.35 and where can I find it.?

I am looking for this hymn cited by the Lord Shree Krishna. This is not Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, since it is linked to the Yajurveda. Please, help me, I am looking for this.: बृहत्साम तथा साम्नां गा...
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Is it possible for humans to attain the power to display Vishvaroopa (cosmic form)of their own through any Yoga , Mantra or Tantra Sadhana?

Is it possible for humans to attain the power to display a cosmic form through any particular Yoga, Tantra or Mantra sadhana? What do different scriptures and philosophies say about it? It's ...
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Can we chant nama to benefit others?

This is a bit of a basic question, but can we chant and broadcast the benefit to others? For example, can one chant the name of Rama and give the spiritual and material benefits to another instead of ...
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Extra terrestrial origin of Indians

Kunti called upon Indra, Vayu, Yama,to beget a child using Durvasa's Mantra. What was the mantra, and have any other mantras been used in a similar way since the times of Mahabharat? By virtue of this ...
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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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Science behind mantras

What is the science behind the working of mantras and strotams ? Assuming god to be dual, especially , how is it possible for god to understand human emotion and respond to that. How is the chanting ...
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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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Dhumra Ganapati in Dhumavati Sadhana

I am seeking a deeper understanding of Dhumavati Sadhana. In this mahavidya there is Dhumra Ganapati to be worshipped before. I'm seeking more resources about this form of Ganapati and it's mantras. ...
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Can I pray to Navagrahas at night like 7:00-9;00?

Can I pray to Navagrahas after dark or is it inauspicious? Please give scriptural references.
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Reference for shloka related to qualities of soul - Chin matram shreehareer ansham sookshma akshar

Trying to find the reference for shloka: Chin matram shreehareer ansham sookshma akshar avyayam Krishna bhi nit prabhu jeevan gyan guna advayam चिन मात्रं श्रीहरेर अंशं सूक्ष्म अक्षर अव्ययं कृष्णा भी...
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Reference for shloka - Yathā nāma rūpā vimuktā samudre saṅga gacchant

which scripture does this shloka belongs to: Yathā nāma rūpā vimuktā samudre saṅga gacchant यथा नाम रूपा विमुक्ता समुद्रे संग गच्छन्ति based on the verse it sounds like its related to Kaivalya ...
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reference for the shloka - sada idam utthītam sada iti che na nūh tarakhatam

Can someone assist me in finding the reference for the shloka sada idam utthītam sada iti che na nūh tarakhatam सद इदं उथीतम सद इति चे न नूह तरकहतम potential meaning of each word based on my ...
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Which scriptures forbid the chanting of beeja mantras without initiation?

It is often stated by many that Mantras containing beeja Aksharas should not be chanted without initiation. Are there any scriptures which mention this prohibition? And in case one does happen to ...
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Which deity should I pary to or mantra to help keep addictions under control

I want to know about a specific deity to prey to or a routine or mantra that I should offer to keep my addictions under control. I don't have an addiction problem but I often drink and smoke. I want ...
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What is the 10th point of the interpretation of this Doha: राम राम सब कोई कहे, दशरथ कहे ना कोय, एक बार दशरथ कहे कोटि यज्ञ फल होय?

I watched a video in which Avimukteshwaranand Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math (Dehradun, Uttarakhand) corrected this doha and gave an interpretation based on the corrected version. I saw many random ...
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What are the observable difference between Bhakti mantra and Beeja mantra?

I have been collecting some informations from the internet about mantras and came to a conclusion that they can be divided into two types. Beeja mantra and Bhakti mantra. Beeja mantras are the mantras ...
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What are the mantras that can be chanted without initiation for a householder?

What are some advices for a householder who wants great knowledge and intelligence in various fields of study in this world? Note , the mantras should be the ones which will not cause any bad after ...
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What mantras does the Ramakrishna mission provide to the people who take mantra Diksha?

Ramakrishna mission provides the mantra Diksha to the devotees. As I am also interested in mantra Diksha , I wanted to know what types of mantras will be provided by the Ramakrishna mission if I want ...
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If you mispronounce mantra, how can you fix the energy you created

i have heard that if you mispronounce mantra it can be dangerous, how do you fix this?
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Reference for the shloka "tvam ātmā puruṣa purāṇaḥ satya jyoti ananta ādya"

I'm trying to find the reference for this shloka: tvam ātmā puruṣa purāṇaḥ satya jyoti ananta ādya त्वम आत्मा पुरुष पुराणः सत्य ज्योति अनंत आद्य त्वम (tvam): You आत्मा (atma): Self or soul पुरुष (...
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How many syllables in this mantra?

I am trying to understand if we count Om and Namah when calculating the number of syllables in a mantra , like the following: Om Shree Narayanayah namah What does the books say?
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Alternative to mantras

Chanting mantras without initiation is not fruitful. I found few references: Sin of chanting mantras without initiation. Mantras without initiation not possible. I read shiv puran(English ...
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correct verse and its reference - govinda prekṣaṇā kṣepi vāspa pūrā vivarṣinam ucce anindadānanda maravinda vilocanā

I think I might have incorrectly listened to this verse from a lecture and wanted to know what's the correct verse for it: govinda prekṣaṇā kṣepi vāspa pūrā vivarṣinam ucce anindadānanda maravinda ...
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Reference for this verse - heta irṣyeta phale na tu

Hi all trying to find the reference of this shloka: heta irṣyeta phale na tu हेता ईर्ष्येत फले न तू it roughly translates to Envy for the cause/reason of someone success is not bad and does not ...
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How to find/check whether Gayatri Mantra recitation style is authentic

Are there any good references online that could be used to check whether a given style of reciting the Gayatri Mantra is authentic (based on a sacred text), or is a modern invention (like a song ...
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What is the source of the mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah"?

A lot of websites and youtube channels related to Brahmacharya recommend meditating on this mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah". I am curious as to what is it's source and who is the deity of the ...
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Form of Shiva to visualise during chanting

I am searching for references to understand iconography of lord Shiva that we can visualise during om Namah Shivaya chanting.
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Should I do Japa to Ganesh first before any God?

I know Ganesh should be worshipped first before anyone during puja, but i have heard this about auspicious activities as well. So i am curious if I should also do this before Japa?
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Is it "Narayanaya namah" or "narayanabhyang namah"?

I have been chanting this mantra for the past 6 months or so, no complaint, it's working well for me Om Shree Lakshmi Narayanaya Namah But recently in youtube I heard another variation Om Lakshmi ...
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Memorizing Religious Texts

Namaskara 🙏 How can one effectively memorize extensive texts like Vishnu Shasranama, Lalitha Shasranama, Soundarya Lahari etc for long-term retention? Additionally, what memorization techniques are ...
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where is this shloka from: uccenninda ānaṅda maraviṃda vilocanaḥ?

Trying to identify the source of this shloka uccenninda ānaṅda maraviṃda vilocanaḥ उच्चेंनिंद आनंद मरविंद विलोचनः उच्चेन्निन्द (uccenninda): High praise आनंद (ānaṅda): Joy, bliss मरविंद (maraviṃda): ...
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is this from padma purana ? reme ramesho vividhaiva priyayā rādhayāsaḥ

Hi I am trying to identify if the below verse is from padma purana reme ramesho vividhaiva priyayā rādhayāsaḥ रेमे रमेशो विविधैव प्रियया राध्यासः potential meaning for each words रेमे (Reme): To be ...
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which upanishad is this shloka from ? Iti cha 'pahatapāpmādasya cha guṇā na bhūtakāśe sambhavanti jīvā saṅkāpi nivaritā

I am trying to find the upanishad from which this shloka occurs: Iti cha 'pahatapāpmādasya cha guṇā na bhūtakāśe sambhavanti jīvā saṅkāpi nivaritā इति च ऽपहतपाप्मादस्य च गुणा न भूतकाशे सम्भवन्ति जी...
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Is this verse from Narada Pancharatra: Rā śabdoṁ uccāraṇā bhaktoṁ bhakti mukti karātisā, dhā śabdoṁ uccāraṇe naiva dhāvata seva hare padam

I am trying to identify if this shloka Narada Pancharatra: Rā śabdoṁ uccāraṇā bhaktoṁ bhakti mukti karātisā, dhā śabdoṁ uccāraṇe naiva dhāvata seva hare padam रा शब्दों उच्चारणा भक्तों भक्ति मुक्ति ...
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (hariṇā cāśava de yetī)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this an audio lecture: hariṇā cāśava de yetī हरिणा चाशव दे येती हरिणा (hariṇā): By Lord Hari च (cā): And आशव (āśava): ...
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where is this sloka from: "Jīvana muktā api punar bandhanaṁ jānatī karma bhī "

I am trying to identify the source of this shloka, Jīvana muktā api punar bandhanaṁ jānatī karma bhī जीवन मुक्ता अपि पुनर बंधनं जानती कर्म भी researched online but couldn't find anything relevant, ...
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Is this mantra from vishnu purana ? Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpasatī

Hi all wanted to confirm if this mantra is from Vishnu purana Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpti वासुदेव मनाराध्य को मोक्षं संव्याप्ति if so does anyone know its verse number in Vishnu purana? ...
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Which is the Shiva beej mantra?

Which is the beej mantra of Shiva Haum or Hraum and what is the difference between the two? Can someone who is not initiated still chant these beejas?
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (etasya kṛtakṛta vatāt kṣāstra nivṛtite)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from ? I came across this from a lecture: etasya kṛtakṛta vatāt kṣāstra nivṛtite एतस्य कृतकृत वतात क्षास्त्र निवृतिते एतस्य (etasya): Of this ...
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Stotra and mantra reciting positions: sitting at one place or otherwise?

I have had this doubt for ages about the best way to get the benefits of the stotras and the mantras that we recite. But is it necessary to sit down at a place and recite them both or can we do our ...
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Is there any simple Lakshmi-Narasimha mantra for daily recitation?

I have been doing Sri Lakshmi Narayanai Namah for a while. I am looking for a similar simple mantra for Lakshmi-Narasimha. All I get in the internet are big, complicated ones which I am not ...
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (atamaramo pyrirmak sakshan manmath manmatha)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this sloka in an audiobook: atamaramo pyrirmak sakshan manmath manmatha आत्मारामों प्यरीरमक साक्षण मन्मथ मन्मथा researching ...
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