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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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Which scriptures mention Dhyana Mantras of the sixty-four Yoginis?

In different places of India, there are temples of sixty-four Yoginis. Can anyone provide names of the scriptures where the detailed dhyana-mantras of these Yoginis and their functions are found? I ...
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Did Swami Vivekananda regularly chant any Vedic or Tantric mantras?

Did Swami Vivekananda regularly chant any Vedic or Tantric mantras during his lifetime?
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What scriptures describing holding breath for hours before chanting the Sahasrakshi Mantra?

The Sri Vaishnava sect is divided into two sub-sexts, Thenkalais and Vadakalais. One of the issues they disagree on is whether the chanting of the Pranavam in the Ashtakshari Mantra requires ...
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Pranava pronunciation

Is the sacred Hindu syllable a diphthong or a single vowel sound? It is rendered in the Roman alphabet sometimes as "AUM" and sometimes as "OM". The standard calligraphic form in the devanagari script ...
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Correct Trayakshar Mrityunjaya mantra

Which is the correct Trayakshar Mrityunjaya Mantra- Om Haum Joom Sah OR Om Joom Sah
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How do mantras works?

I am practicing the mantra "om namo vagawate rudrays" this days, but although i feel the peace inside after chanting them for few minutes like 15-20 minutes with full devotion. My mind keeps asking ...
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Can a Vaishnava saint give Shakti mantra mantra initiation to any one or vice versa?

According to the Mantrayogasamhita, different people with different mental inclinations should have different deities as Ishta. Can a Vaishnava Guru give initiation by Shakti mantra or a Shaakta Guru ...
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What are signs of mantra siddhi?

Its said that it takes time to do siddhi of first mantra. So what are the signs n ways to know if mantra got activated ? Any pointers n personal experiences u can share welcome.
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What is the original Hare Krishna mahamantra [duplicate]

The Hare Krishna mahamantra which I have heard from my family and saints is the following: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Wikipedia ...
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how to realize that a person got mantra siddhi [duplicate]

What are the symptoms,how we will come to know that, a person got mantra siddhi , after a "N" number of jaap of a particular mantra? Say, if it is shakteya tradition , then about bala parameswari or ...
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How can one achieve “siddhi” in Hinduism?

I have heard recently about Guru Siyag who chanted 3 lac Gayatri Mantra(I don't know exact number) and attained "siddhi" according to him and his followers. Check out any youtube video of Guru siyag. ...
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A Question Regarding the Rishyadinyasa of the Sri Sri Ramakrishna- Puja-Paddhati

In page 28 of the book "Worship of Sri Ramakrisha"( Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras, 3rd revised ed.1882),the Rishyadi-nyasa of Sri Ramakrishna-Puja-paddhati is described as: ॐ ऐं सर्वदेवदेवीस्वरूपाय ...
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What does “belief in the Vedas” actually mean?

What does belief in the Vedas or accepting the authority of the Vedas actually mean? Vedas have some mythological stories like women accepting the boon of menstruation from Indra (YV II 5.1). Then ...
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What is the meaning of the “…vidmahe…Dhimahi…prachodayat” formula?

Here is an example I took from another post here: bhaskaraya vidmahe mahaddyutikaraya dhimahi | tanno adityyah pracodayat There are lots of variants of this formula. What is the context in which ...
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Which mantras of Krishna and Vishnu does not require initiation and does not have any rules to follow?

Mantras of Krishna and Vishnu which does not require any initiation, does not have any rules to follow, can be chanted anytime and anywhere. Please don't include Hare Krishna Maha mantra in your ...
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What are the characteristics of kerala mAntrikam?

It is lesser known fact that the tantra flourished in southern India in the state of Kerala. Like that of Kashmir and Bengal. Kerela tantrism is also specialised and is called as kerala mantrikam or ...
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One mantra for praising all deities of three Lokas

Each and every god/deities having corresponding mantras itself. However Lord Paramesvara said in Vishnu Saharanamam the most valuable and powerful mantra to be chanted is: ईश्वर उवाच श्रीराम राम ...
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How does mantra japa lead to samadhi?

What is the exact process of how mantra japa leads the seeker into samadhi? I know there are many stages you go through and eventually the mantra goes on by it self but would love to read and ...
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Why does Devi Mantras contain the name of the Demons She slayed?

Goddess Durga got her name after slaying the Demon Durgamasur, there are mantras such as "Om Durgaye namaha", She got the name Mahishashura Mardini after slaying Demon Mahishashur, again there are ...
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What is the meaning of RashmimAlA Mantras

What are RashmimAlA Mantras? What's the importance of these mantras and Only Goddesses have these mantras ?
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From where is “Niranjano nirakara, eko devo Maheswara” mantra taken from?

Niranjano nirakara, eko devo Maheswara From where is this mantra taken? It seems to be related to the mahamritunjaya Mantra.
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I want to know the exact explanation of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Can any one give the exact explanation of this mantra? What is the logic behind chanting this Mantra? How the mind of a person related to this and is it true that we can save the life of a dying ...
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What is the difference between Suktam, Strotam, Gayatri and Ashtakam?

What is the purpose behind each of these variations while worshiping a particular deity? Which one should be used to worship or pray to a deity? For example, for Goddess Laxmi, there are Sri Suktam, ...
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Rules for chanting Oṃ namo bhagavate Vāsudevāya

Is there any rule for chanting Mahamantra :- Oṃ namo bhagavate Vāsudevāya Or can any one chant this anywhere at anytime (while travelling, eating, sleeping, resting on bed) as we can do nama ...
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Is chanting “OM” naam japa or mantra japa?

does one need some form of Diksha to chant OM or can it be chanted by anyone? Are there any benefits of simply chanting OM?
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What happens when mantra initiation is done by an ineligible guru?

Siddhi for many mantras will happen only if the person who is reciting them undergoes initiation of mantra by a guru. Does the siddhi of a mantra occur if initiation is done by a guru who is not ...
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What is initiation of Mantra?

What is initiation of Mantra? Why is it required for it to be actually effective for the reciter? I've read that people without initiation of the mantra would recite it for the whole lifetime and ...
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A question of no of times chanting? [duplicate]

If for some reason, I can't chant any mantra 108 Times, is there any certain minimum no of times mantra to be chanted, such as 12 or 24? Or is 108 basic, minimum unit of chanting?
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Can someone give me the translation of this Mantra?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b7SXLECcCA Om Lakshmi Vigan Shri Kamala Dharigan Svaha Thank you. By the way, the "Om" of the first 5 seconds is magnificent!
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God Shiva's Beeja Mantra

Please let me know the correct pronunciation of God Shiva's Beeja or moola mantra- is it hauh or hraum or haum?
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What is the mantra for cupid Kam Deva?

I have heard that Kam Deva's mantra is very effective to attract anybody in this world. What is that Mantra? Is it this mantra? ઓમ નમો ભગવતે કામદેવાય યશ્ય યશ્ય દ્રશ્યો ભવામિ । યશ્ય યશ્ય મમ્ સુખં ...
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What is the difference between a sloka and a mantra?

I see these 2 terms (sloka and mantra) being used interchangeably. But they are not the same. If someone knowledgeable can elaborate on the difference for the benefit of the future users, it would be ...
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How could Lakṣmaṇa's mantra to kill Indrajit really work?

Some folks consider the following śloka uttered by Lakṣmaṇa to be the mūla-mantra of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्धश्च रामो दाशरथिर्यदि || ९०-६-७१ पौरुषे चाप्रतिद्वन्द्वस्तदेनं जहि रावणिम् ...
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Which scripture is the source of the chant 'Asatoma Sadgamaya Thamaso Maa Jyothir Gamaya…?'

From this link, I found the following verse. Which Hindu scripture is the source of this verse? Asatoma Sadgamaya Thamaso Maa Jyothir Gamaya Mrithyor Maa Amrutham Gamaya Aum Shanti ...
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Why Guru mantra is given in right ear?

In Hinduism, there is long and very common tradition of making a saint/sage or an enlightened person, one's Guru. One of Guru's role is to be spiritual mentor to his/her disciple and ensure disciple’...
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What are the permissible numbers for japa count that are less than 108?

It is well known that when you do a mantra japa 108 is the minimum number of times you should do to get the wholesome benefit of the japa.Sometimes,a higher number ,1008, is also recommended. But my ...
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Is there any mantra that addresses the Saptarishi?

Is there a mantra that addresses all of the Saptarishi. I used to chant "Om Jai Shri Saptarishi Namah". I found out that "Chitrasikhandin" is a word used to refer to the seven sages, so I made up ...
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Can I chant these stotras without initiation?

Can I chant 1. Mantra matruka stava and 2. Mantra matruka pushpamala stava without initiation as these contain panchadashi mantra (which is to be practiced only after initiation under the guidance of ...
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What is the source of Sat Chit Ananda mantra?

|| Aum Sat Chit Ananda Parabrahma Purushothama Paramatma Sri Bhagavati Sametha Sri Bhagavate Namaha || What's the source of this Mantra?
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Are there any scriptures which talk about Mantra Diskha?

I have heard that only few people are able to initiate someone with a mantra diksha where a student is given a particular mantra with some “secret syllables” in it. My questions is - how is it ...
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Complete Stotra of Shiva [duplicate]

It looks like the below stotra or mantra is not complete. This stotra of Shiva is taken from Yajurveda. Can anyone provide details about where in Yajurveda, this stotra is mentioned and also the ...
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Which mantra in sri vidya school is most suitable for manifesting wealth?

At high level all mantras are same as they led to same goals. But individual manyra do leave their effect. Which mantra in sri vidya schoolnis best suited fir manifesting wealth in life. Thanks
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What is meaning of Sarvabhuteshu (सर्वभूतेषु )

In Devi Suktam, word (sarvabhūteṣu) is repeated for different manifestations of Devi. I am quite sure with Sarva(सर्व) means all, but word Bhoota (भूत) just confused me a lot. Bhoota is quite ...
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What is the formula for immortality (“mrityunjaya mantra”)?

I have read somewhere that doing sadhana of mrityunjaya mantra can make a man immortal. If yes, what is the proper sadhana or practice or any other way to make a man immortal?
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Charm to promote hair growth Atharva veda

Please someone translate the following mantras of Atharva veda Book 6- hymn 21, hymn 30,31, hymn 136,137 to English prose from Sanskrit? As I don't know sanskrit. I read online that they promote hair ...
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What to chant before taking and consuming prasad?

What to chant before taking and consuming prasad from anyone for any god ... is there a common mantra or thank you shloka ?
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Any short mantra causing spontaneous visible physical change?

I am asking this question assuming that Mantras are real and they work. If Mantras really work, is there any short Mantra that shows its effect so that one can feel the visible change? What I mean ...
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What does it mean when it's said that an entire Vedic Sukta was revealed to the Saptarishis?

From Wiki: The earliest list of the Seven Rishis is given by Jaiminiya Brahmana 2.218-221: Agastya, Atri, Bhardwaja, Gautam, Jamadagni, Vasistha and Vishvamitra followed by Brihadaranyaka ...
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Can the mantras for Saturn/Shani, Rahu and Mars/Mangal be chanted together in a sequence?

Can we chant the mantras for Saturn (Om pram preem prom sah sanishcharya namah), Rahu (Om ram rahave namah), and Mars (Om hum shreem mangalaye namah) one after another in sequence? The reason for ...
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Is this version of “Samnō miṭra” legitimate? What does it mean?

Shamno mitra sham varunaha Shamno bhavatva aryamaa Shamno indro brhspatih Shamno vishur-urukramaha. Namo brahmane Namaste Vaayuo. Tvameva prathyaksham brahmaasi! ...