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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 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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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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What is the Laghunyasam recited before Sri Rudram? What does it symbolize and represent?

Sri Rudram Laghunyasam The above is a question about the "Why" of Laghunyasam. The time, precautions and reasons. However my question is not the same and I ask for what Laghunyasam symbolizes and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there any verse or mantra to become opulent?

Is there any verse or mantra to become opulent, rich , magnificent and wealthy?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can mantras help transfer energy miraculously to a person or object?

By means of a secret Mantra or formula a spiritual guru or God when pleased can donate or transfer spiritual energy to others... for example at the end of an arduous dedicated work or tapas to a ...
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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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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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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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There are different mantras for worshipping Lord Vishnu for different yugas. What are the meanings of them?

There are different mantras to chant Lord Vishnu's name in different Yugas. This names are known as tārakabrahma names. The mantra for Satya Yuga is- nārāya়ṇa parābedā nārāya়ṇa parākṣarāḥ। ...
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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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Can we get Parasara Bhattar's 171 Namavalis extracted from Vishnu sahasranamam?

We know that Vishnu Sahasranamam comprises of 1000 names of Maha Vishnu. Out of these 1000 names, Parasara bhattar had picked 171 namavalis which is very useful, for example - 'Om Bhuve Namaha' can ...
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Any short mantra causing spontaneous visible physical change?

Is there any short Mantra that shows its effect so that one can feel the visible change? What I mean is by chanting the mantra, some visible physical change has to happen immediately (not so much ...
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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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Chowdeshwari Devi's mantra shakti used by the king for daily rituals?

From the wiki article on Chowdeshwari_Temple: Hundreds of years ago, it is said, that there was a kingdom called Nandavara on the banks of the river Tunga in Karnataka near Raichur district, or ...
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Prayaschitta (regret) Mantra when one breaks fasting during Shravana month?

Is there any Prayaschitta mantra if someone by mistake breaks fasting during Shravana month?
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Mantra for fast comprehension [duplicate]

Eka-santha grahi refers to a person who comprehends any thing by one time. In general, comprehension depends on Shradda (faith) and Chitta. Krishna explains the role of faith in geetha श्रद्धावा...
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Did mantra siddi ever happen without guru initiation?

Either from scriptures or from history, did mantra siddi ever happen to a person by just mantra chanting, along with other conditions but without any initiation of the mantra by physical guru?
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What is the need of a physical guru for easy mantras

Easy mantra in the title refers to the mantra whose pronunciation and other aspects of mantra are easy to comprehend. Such as small bheeja mantra of length varies from one to maximum three characters. ...
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Do sadhaka aware of siddhi for all mantras?

Assume that a sadhaka got mantra siddhi for a mantra. Do sadhaka aware of his siddhi for all mantras in hinduism? or are there mantras such that sadhaka does't able to decide whether he/she attained ...
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Number of times to chant ऐं (aim) to attain siddhi

ऐं (aim) is said to be beeja mantra for vaak. In general, every mantra has a corresponding number associated with it such that if repeated under proper conditions attains to siddhi. How many times ...
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Origin of Dhanvantari's maha mantra and moola mantra

Request you to let me know in which book can I find the Dhanvantri moola mantra and Maha Mantra. Also kindly mention the correct wording in Sanskrit of both the mantras.
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Which are the shortest and longest mantras from Vedas

There are many mantras in Vedas. Among them, which one is the shortest mantra and which one is the largest mantra in terms of length? Is it om, the shortest mantra? Note that the length of mantra I ...
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What is the meaning of this mantra from Chakshupanishad?

Does anyone know what is the meaning of following mantra? प्राण विखंडन मन्त्र - ।। ॐ तच्चक्षुर्देवहितं पुरस्ताच्छुक्रमुच्चरत्‌ हूं फट् ।। prāṇa vikhaṃḍana mantra - ।। oṃ taccakṣurdevahitaṃ ...
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About slokha regarding Nala from Mahabharata

In which chapter of the Mahabharata, the following slokha has been mentioned? The final benediction offered by Vedavyasa to the reader is this: Karkotakasya nagasya damayantya nalasya cha ...
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Clarification about eligibility to perform Saraswathi kavacha from devi baghavatham

Consider the following words from Chapter 4 - On the hymn, worship and Kavaca of Sarasvatī Devī of devi baghavatham regarding Saraswathi kavacha One is worship one’s spiritual Teacher (Guru Deva) ...

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