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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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What are the steps to perform Maha mrityunjaya mantra japa?

What are the exact steps to be followed to perform Maha Mrityunjaya mantra Japa? How many times per day the japa should be performed? For how many days it should be done? Also kindly elaborate on yama ...
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Where can i find a copy of Mantradeva Prakashika?

What are some mantras which are dedicated to Lord Indra? - @Rickross ji's answer to this question piqued my interest in this book. I couldn't find a printed copy or a pdf copy anywhere. Where can i ...
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Is it wrong that as a child (not a Dvija yet), I said Veda Mantras like Om Namah Shivaya or Om Shanti Shanti Shantih?

So as a child my parents told me to say these mantras. I did not have any knowledge that I couldn't say them because I was not a Dvija. So I would say them, not knowing that it was not allowed. I ...
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Is there any short and powerful Saraswathi naama/mantra available for Sudras?

There are several names/mantras available for Sudras that are very powerful. I am using the word 'powerful' to stress that the mantra is capable of giving both temporal pleasures and eternal moksha. I ...
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Any hanuman mantra which can be recited by anyone without any guru. Also let me know the source

Kindly let me know any Hanuman mantra which does not need initiation or Guru
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Are there any Surya Nama mantras that can be chanted without Diksha (Strictly Pauranika, I am not a dvija yet)?

Are there any Surya Nama Mantras that I can chant without it being given to me by a guru? Also I cannot chant Vaidika Mantras, because I am not a Dvija yet. So strictly Pauranika Mantras.
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Does anyone knows Penis enlargement mantra

While reading some book i came to know that there is a mantra for penis enlargement. Author said it's a simple sidhi used to do gajakarmana from penis.
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Mantras for protection against evil beings

Could anyone tell me which Sanskrit texts (Agama/tantra Shashtras in particular) contain mantras for protection against (and/or to control) evil beings and influences?
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Do I need diksha for shabar mantra as like Vedic or tantrik mantra?

Our scriptures say One needs to get initation from a Guru to chant one particular mantra. It's for vedic Or tantrik mantras. But do we need diksha for sadhana of shabar mantra also? I have heard that ...
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How could I’ll be initiated with a mantra Japa when living in Belgium and not knowing any guru personally. I’m a fervent seeker of Sw Sarvapriyananda [closed]

To well pursued my quest towards self realisation I need to be initiated to a mantra Diksha and have not be able to found a guru in my home town
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(64 Yogini Stotram) Can we recite the Namavalli of just one of them?

As the title, can we chant the naam mantra of one of them, instead of chanting all of them one by one from No.1 to No.64? There may be mistakes in the mantra of some Yogini-s, and you want to be a ...
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Are there more than 1 maha mantra? If so, tell me more about them

Because I had read there are 7 crore Maha-Mantras in the Hindu scriptures Is it true?
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Saraswati mantra for students who have lost concentration in studies

There is a 2 line Saraswati mantra and the first word is very long and it starts with 'k'. This is all I know about the mantra. Can someone guide what is the mantra, its meaning, and in which book it'...
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Does reciting a stotra without knowing its meaning work?

I have read somewhere that if we are reciting any particular stotra with its viniyoga to achieve some goal in mind, in order for a stotra to work, one must know the meaning of the stotra. Is it true?
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What is the procedure for removing "powerful/energetic" materials from home?

If someone brought powerful materials like sri chakra, yantras, and salagramas and kept them in their home. Then they should pray to them with special procedures. If they don't offer special worship ...
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What's Mahā-mokṣa? Which scriptures refer to the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya mantra as the “Mahā-Mokṣa mantra (महा-मोक्ष मंत्र)”?

In some of the books and blogs, I came across the term "Mahā-Mokṣa (महामोक्ष) Mantra" being used for the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya Mantra. For instance: This book says - In Sanātan Hinduism, this ...
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How to learn tantra vidya ? Any good master who teach us?

I am searching for genuine tantra vidya course and gurus. Which is the best place where I can find the gurus who teach such course. If any genuine gurus please help me out. I come from hyderabad, ...
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If it is so difficult to see god through mantra japa, why should we do it

What is the use of mantra japa if it’s really difficult to attain siddhi of any mantra for physical interaction or getting any wish fulfilled by god. If materialism doesn’t matter in our lives, what ...
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Can one lakh recitations of a mantra be done in a week?

I wish to know if it is ok to complete the recitations of the mantra in a week or should the recitations be paced over for a mandala number of days
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Who framed/derived the concept of namavali from sahasranama stotra? Is there any reference in vedas that namavali can be used for Sahasranama stotra?

When there is a sahasranama stotra, why namavali is inferred from it? Did any sages refer to use namavali from sahas stotra in any spiritual texts? Is it because of the pujas in temples, where the ...
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How to chant/pronounce words like kṛt and bhṛt in sanskrit stotras?

In sanskrit dictionary, the words pronounced like krith and bhrith gives the right meaning for the respective stotras, but in most of the stotra audios,people used to chant kruth and bhruth, which has ...
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Which direction should the chanter face while chanting ganesha slokas? Is there any directions mentioned specific in vedas/puranas for lord ganesha?

Why is the mantra Gananam Tva Ganapatim used to worship Lord Ganesha? In the above link, it is mentioned south, please clarify
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Where can I find correct source of Mantra Pushpanjali?

I'm concerned about Mantrapushpanjali The doubt is in this sentence: ॐ राजाधिराजाय प्रसह्यसाहिने नमो वयं वैश्रवणाय कुर्महे | स मे कामान्कामकामाय मह्यम् कामेश्वरो वैश्रवणो ददातु | कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय महा...
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Yantra- Pran Pratishtha

My simple question is- If, for some reason, yantra made from precious metals is not available for sadhana, is it possible to do pran-pratishtha on a paper(laminated) yantra and then use it for sadhana?...
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Are there any stotras for curing baldness or enhancing physical beauty

Yes I do know that this is a materialistic request but honestly some of us can’t shed the materialistic part of life that easily and I believe that our ancient yogis had an answer for everything in ...
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When is Shivopasana Mantra chanted generally as per tradition? Can it be chanted independently as Nitya Parayana?

I am aware that Shivopasana Mantra is chanted during Rudra Abhishekams usually after Sri Rudram Namakam and Chamakam but my question is if it is suitable/appropriate to chant Shivopasana Mantra ...
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What is the meaning of "Om Astraya Phat"?

I stumbled upon the "Om Astraya Phat" mantra as I was going through deity worship guidelines in ISKCON desire tree website. It hadn't mentioned the meaning of the mantra and researching on ...
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Meaning of "Lakshmi murti(moorti) mantra"?

I know what "moorti" means in Sanskrit. But what does a moorti mantra mean? For example, Lakshmi murti mantra- does it mean a mantra for the deity to manifest in corporeal form? Please ...
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Can prayers manifest a wish? Is there any significance to prayer according to hinduism

Do prayers hold any real benefit and significance with respect to the karmic functioning of the universe. Can communal prayers i.e. numerous people praying or asking for something manifest a wish?
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How to find the corresponding rik for a sama?

Does anyone have any (preferably online) resources to trace the ~1800 sama verses in the original rig veda?
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What is difference between Mantra & Shloka [duplicate]

Verses in Vedas are called Mantras where as verses in Gita are called Shlokas. Can anyone please explain what is difference betwee Mantra and Shloka ? Is there some different way to observe them in ...
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Mantra And Its Mechanisms

I have recently gone through a couple of books on mantra, yantra, tantra, and I got to know that all these things are pure science, and not mere superstitions. My question is, how does a mantra work? ...
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Does anyone know what the bija mantra KRAM stands for? Thank you

I received it in a dream, that was very complex, and would like to clarify it
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Are there any mantras for each of the twelve jyotirlingas

Are there any specific japa mantras for each of the twelve jyotirlingas? Are they mentioned in any sacred text?
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What are the Matrikas exactly?

Say for example,if I say that 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 insanity ...
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Is there any person who experienced the subtle body temporarily leaving body due to vichara?

There are several stories in which I heard people experiencing their subtle body leaving their physical body for some time and coming back into it. One of them is HH Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati. He ...
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Can someone please provide the meaning and source of Durga Mantra Om Dum Durgayei Namaha?

Can someone please provide the meaning and source of Durga Mantra Om Dum Durgayei Namaha? What is the meaning of the beej akshar Dum? Why is the suffix -yei added after Durga? Can you please state the ...
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What is the difference between pronounciation of alphabets श and ष in mantras [closed]

There are many mantras with the above two alphabets. Obviously both of them cannot have the same sound. What is the exact difference in their pronounciation. Official references are welcome.
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Why is the mantra “ Hare Krishna Hare Krishna,..Rama Hare Hare” called a Mahamantra?

Why is this mantra called a “mahamantra”? Is it described so only by Karshnavs/Vaishnavs?
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Which mantras (in metres other than Gayatri) are prescribed for the Sandhya of Non-Brahmins?

It is said that one must follow the mantra in Gayatri metre of the Upasya (generally main Gayatri), granted by the Guru. There’s a whole list of them in the Taittiriya shakha. There also seems to be a ...
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Diksha with regards to devotional mantras?

I have already asked a similar question myself,and and have seen questions of this sort being answered. I do know that Agamas mandate Diksha ,to chant mantras. My doubt is this video in which Swami ...
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Guru mantras detail and translation

Someone recently asked about these mantras and no one has translated anything in their answers. Anyone willing to translate and discuss any points about the meanings? Bless all. gururbrahmā ...
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Where's this verse come from?

आवाहनं न जानामि न जानामि तवार्चनम्। पूजां श्चैव न जानामि क्षम्यतां परमेश्वर॥ Whenever a pooja is completed in my home, my mother says this, I wanna know where this verse came from is.
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How do the Vedas sing, at the beginning middle and end, of Brahman?

(At least read the main Question portion, the explanation before it and the note below it are very long) One has to understand a scripture gets its sanctity when it is attributed to wholly to Brahman. ...
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Which is the mool mantra of Purna Parabrahma Devi Maha Durga?

What is the best mantra to meditate on Parabrahma Maha Durga? Is it Hreem? Note: I am not talking about Ganeshjanani Durga/Consort of Lord Shiva. I want to know about the one who is the parabrahma. If ...
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Moksha or Salvation in Vedas and Vedanta

Are there vedic ways to get mukti other than the vedantic ways ― Karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jñāna yoga, and raj yoga?
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Why is the mantra Gananam Tva Ganapatim used to worship Lord Ganesha?

There is a popular mantra which people use to worship Lord Ganesha which is as: ॐ गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम् । ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणाम् ब्रह्मणस्पत आ नः शृण्वन्नूतिभिःसीदसादनम् ॥...
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Is a Japa Mala or Prayer Beads just a mantra counting system, or does it have a bigger significance?

Is a Japa Mala or Prayer Beads just a mantra counting system, or does it have a bigger significance? Does the material matter (for example, sandalwood beads, rudraksha beads, Tulsi beads, quartz ...
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What is Tvarita Rudra? Where is it found?

Linga Purana (chapter 64) states worship of Lord Shiva done by Parashara using various Vedic Suktas which I also mention in my answer here. The verses are as: अदृश्यंति वशिष्ठं च प्रणम्यारुन्धतीं तत ।...
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Is there any mantra that cures insomnia?

I know that this is off topic,but YouTube comment sections are filled with the remarks of people about how they felt better/were transformed when they listened to the mantra in that video. Is there ...
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