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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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Consequence of women chanting mantras

What are the consequences of women chanting mantras? Do scriptures say anything about this?
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Short vedic mantras to thank surya, vaayu, prithvi, aakash, agni and jal?

I am interested in knowing if there are short Vedic mantras, probably one liners to thank: Surya (Sun) Agni (Fire) Prithvi (Earth) Aakash (Ether) Jal (Water) Vaayu (Air)
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Stotra for improving self-confidence, self esteem and overcoming anxitey

I'm facing some issue with my self-confidence, anxiety and self esteem. Which slokas is help to overcome this issue? Is Aditya Hridaya stotra really work?
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Sudarshana Homam and its benefits

It is learnt that there are ten types of Mantravada doshas{ill effects of black magic } from ten directions, called Marana, Uchatana, Mohana, Vidhveshana, Manthra, Tanthra, Vishachoorna, Prayoga, ...
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What is the correct method to follow in chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra?

What is actually the correct method to chant the Harekrishna Mahamantra? Like what we should follow before chanting of that mantra, and which direction we have to face while chanting the mantra, and ...
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Is Hong-Sau an ancient Sanskrit mantra?

Read an article on meditation here it says: Hong-Sau is an ancient Sanskrit mantra (a mantra is a word, syllable, or group of syllables, which can convey spiritual power when pronounced ...
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What is the significance of the “Hare Rama” mantra? In which of the texts is this mentioned?

The "Hare Rama" mantra is very famous among Hindus. Why is this mantra so important? Is it mentioned in any texts/scriptures?
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Who is Goddess Tvarita?

Recently I have heard about goddess named "Tvarita" and I want to know this form of goddess. So my questions are: Who is goddess Tvarita and why she is called so? How she is depicted in the ...
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List of female Vedic seers (rishkAs) [duplicate]

Can someone please post the list of female seers to whom the Vedic Samhita mantras were revealed? Like a list of seer and sukta and mantra with mandala or chapter number would be highly appreciated
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Where do the Vedas support democracy?

A Republic is a country where the ruler is democratically elected by the people of the country. Democracy is the opposite of dictatorship or monarchy. Today's India is such a democratic republic. ...
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What kind of effects does mantra japa have on our bodies?

What are the siddhis one gets by performing the japa of the Mantras of different deities with different sadhanas, 1008 times or more? What kind of effects will happen to our body after certain ...
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What is keelakam in Mantra Nyasa

Usually most (or all) rig veda samhita mantras have a Rishi, Chanda and Devata. When it comes to Upanishads, I find some mantras to also have Beejam, Shakti and Keelakam. Can someone explain me what ...
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Why doesn't God not give us anything without doing something?

In Hinduism there are cases where astrologers or pandits ask devotees to chant certain mantras or do fasting on specific days. Why doesn't God give what we want directly (without doing anything) as we ...
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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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Tarpana mantras and their literal meaning word by word

I wanted to understand the tarpana mantras all inclusive after sankalpam ... starting from asking the pitrus to sit on koorcha and giving the manes oblations to asking them to leave and come when ever ...
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Please describe the meaning of and the mantras associated with the Parashurama Yantra

The above is an image of the Parashurama Yantra. Please tell me what does this mean? What numbers are associated with this Yantra? What musical tones or mantras are associated with this Yantra , if ...
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Triad of Mantra, Yantra, and Tantra

"Mantra", "Yantra", and "Tantra" are terms in the Sanskrit language. Can someone with expertise define their true meaning in the context of Vedic philosophy and how the three terms may be inter-...
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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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Does Aditya Hrudayam helps to win over internal enemies?

I learned that, Hrudayam](What is the use of chanting Aditya Hridayam?) gives power to win over enemies. How ever is it applicable to only external and physical enemies or is it applicable for ...
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which mantra(s) should be chanted before going to sleep and awake from morning?

I heard that some of our ancestors chanted mantras (a few lines) before going to bed and when wake up in the morning. When they wake up in the morning, they first look at their palms and chant ...
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What is the meaning/context of Rig Veda 10.149.1?

Rig Veda 10.149.1 reads; SAVITAR fixed the earth with bands to bind it, and made heaven stedfast where no prop supported. Savitar milked, as ’twere a restless courser, air, sea bound fast to ...
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Why did they invent Sanskrit as Veda language not any other script?

I've a doubt since long time, I thought this is the best place to ask. How did Sanskrit has become main language in ancient times? Why did they choose Sanskrit as Veda language? Does those Veda hymns ...
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Is tantra sadhana always restricted?

I will classify mantras into two types as follows: 1) Mantras with no restrictions and with no negative effects; 2) Mantras with restrictions and hence having negative effects when recited in ...
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Do Vedas say that devatas are mantra-baddha?

This site says that Every devata is said to be mantra-baddha, that is, the devata is obliged to fulfill the purpose for which the mantra/devata is invoked. Previously also I have come across this ...
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Significance of the bed time mantra

One of the mantras, which we usually recite before going to bed is, Ramaskandam Hanomantham Vynatheyam Vrukodharam Shayanesha Spatenithyam Dhuswapnam Thasyanashyathi which is a prayer to Hanuman,...
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What is the source of a mantra called Mahā saṃkalpaṃ?

Many are aware about the saṃkalpaṃ which is recited during rituals like saṃdhyā vandanam, vratas etc., But there is another mantra called Mahasankalpa(pronounced Mahā saṃkalpaṃ in IAST). Sankalpa ...
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From where do priests get invocation(Avahana) and other Mantras related to Shirdi Sai Baba?

From where ( which Hindu Scripture) do Hindu priests get Mantras related to Sai Baba's worship? Like invocation(Avahana) & other Mantras? This question is relevant because Sai Baba is ...
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Why is Vishnu described as holding a vessel and a mirror?

When a mantra is given in the Puranas, it's usually preceded by a Dhyanam, which describes the appearance of the god whom you're supposed to meditate upon before reciting the mantra. For instance, in ...
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Can chanting certain mantras and reading stories rid us of mahapatak/maha papam (great sins)?

We often say that there is no remedy for Mahapapam/Panch pahapapam, but the Ramraksha Stotra and Shree Ganesh Atharvasheersha both very clearly mention that reciting them would help us get rid of the ...
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Are there mantras that should be chanted by me for curing a person (not me)?

My teacher is in a very critical condition and i want to pray for his health, but I don't know which mantras should be chanted at this time for healing him. I know about the Mahamritunjaya mantra ...
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Why “Nama:” is pronounced as “Namaha” when it appears at the end of a Mantra?

And not as Namah as in, say,Namah Sivaya? Few examples: Om Gum Gurobhyo Namaha Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha. Which rule regarding the pronunciation of visarga(:) is applicable in this case? Can someone ...
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Is Rama mantra made up of two mantras?

I have heard that Rama is mantra of two Mantras. Ra from Om namo naRayana and Ma from Om NaMah Shivay. Is this true?
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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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could you please translate the following hymn? and also where is it in veda?

शतधा रमुत्समक्षी जमानम विपस्थितम वितारम वक्वानाम | हेलिम्दनतम वित्रो रुपस्थेतम्रो जतिपिप्रतम सत्यवाचम || sorry for the spelling mistakes.
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Which is the correct Panchdasi mantra of Goddess Lalita?

I am searching for the correct Panchdasi mantra, rather the Moola Panchdasi mantra. I referred various sites and each site has a different one: For example, few variants are: (1) क ए ई ल ह्रीं ह स क ...
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Is it significant to perform Rudra Abhishekam?

What are the benefits of doing Rudra Abhishekam ?
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Can anyone suggest mantras for worshiping Mata Sita and Sri Radha Rani?

I am looking for some mantras for chanting mantras specific to Sita and radha rani.
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What is Mantra? What is the criteria by which a word turns into mantra?

Saying a mantra has energy inside can't be true as every word has energy within it. Then what's the criteria of Mantra? On what basis a word should be called Mantra?
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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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Prefixing “Om” or “Jai” before mantra. What is the difference?

I want to know the significance of using Om and Jai before the mantra. E.g. When I chant: Om Vishnu Devtaya Namah and when I chant Jai Shri Vishnu Devtaya Namah am chanting 1 mantra more significant/...
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Is ॐ Gam Ganapataye Namaha correct, or ॐ Gan Ganapataye Namaha correct?

According to you What is correct ॐ Gam Ganapataye Namaha or ॐ Gan Ganapataye Namaha ?
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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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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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Sources of Krishna's mantra

Please let me know all the sources of the below Krishna's Mantra. It looks like there are 2 or more sources of this mantra. One source that I know of is Gopala tapani Upanishad. So please provide all ...
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Can the mantra Om Namah Shivaya be chanted as a general prayer to Shiva?

I read online that this mantra translates into "I bow to Shiva, who represents the inner self" and helps the chanter attain realization of the inner self. Can this mantra also be used as a general ...
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Sources describing rituals for collecting herbs

I have found the following ritual for collecting herbs in the Kamaratna-tantra, which is a Hindu tantra from the 14th century (although its contents may be derived from older source). Are there more ...
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What are the Shabar mantras?

There are many mantras dedicated to Hanuman. Some popular choki mantras are "Ekamukhi", "Panchmukhi", "Ekadhashamukhi" etc. Recently I've heard/remembered about Shabar mantras (शाबर मंत्र) which in ...
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What are best practices in chanting a mantra?

To my knowledge, mantra if chanted by knowing the meaning gives more result than chanting it without knowing the meaning. How do we know what will happen if a particular mantra is not pronounced (...
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Where is this hymn in the Rig Veda?

I was trying to learn hymns from this Rig Veda video. But I couldn't find the first few verses. Where in the book is it?
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What scripture does the Kamokarshit Mantra come from?

Alfred Lord Tennyson said "In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." Well, in the Summer a Brahmana's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Avani Avittam! Avani Avittam, aka ...