Questions tagged [mantras]

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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How to use atharva ved mantra? [closed]

I want to know how to use some atharva ved mantra which is related to health? Is it any special vidi to use them?
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What are 8 sidhdhis and 9 nidhis? [duplicate]

In many chalisa like Gayatri chalisa and hanuman chalisa I heard this verse. Ashta Sidhdhi Nav Nidhi ke data What are these 8 Sidhdhis and 9 Nidhis?
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Universal mantra of all mantras for attaining the highest level of God realization?

There are a lot of mantras in our scriptures. Some of these mantras are used to invoke a particular deity, activity or a life-event. Some are mantras for longevity, some for knowledge, immortality, ...
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What happens if upadesha mantra is not chanted regularly?

What may happen if mantra chanting is stopped for few days because of busy life schedule? Will the punya or power earned by chanting it will be lost if chanted irregularly?
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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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Who is the descendant of Bhrigu who heard the famous Vakratunda mantra to Ganesha from the gods?

As I discuss in this question, the sage who heard many Ganesha mantras from gods was Ganaka, who I speculated may have been an incarnation of Ganesha himself. Now I have found a mantra to Ganesha ...
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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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Does the phrase “Sri Mahavishnu Paramatma Sriman Narayana” occur outside the Vishnu Sahasranamam?

In the preamble to the Vishnu Sahasranama, the following verse occurs (see page 3): asya sri vishNOr divya sahasranAma stotra mahA mantrasya| sri vedavyAso bhagavAn RshiH| anushTup ...
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Chanting hymns require guru?

Do we need to take Guru Updesha to chant Panchakshari, Dwadashakshari to get complete phalam of chanting?
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Combining and mixing mantras

I would like to combine my two mantras into one. Can Hindu mantras be combined to create on mantra, such as adding and removing words of a certain mantra? Om Gam Kleem Shreem Brezee Aim ...
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What is meant by chanting a mantra with faith?

It is said to chant mantra with faith and sincerity. But what does it exactly mean? Does it mean uttering the mantra by recalling the image of the corresponding god or uttering it slowly or uttering ...
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Can we change the working of mantras?

I would like to know whether we can change the working of mantras. For example, some mantras give fortune (wealth), some give good marriage life etc when chanted. Now, my question is whether we can ...
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Why there is restriction to cite mantras or vedas?

In hinduism, there is a restriction to cite/ read mantras or vedas to the non-brahmins. It is regarded as sin if the non-brahmins read the contents in vedas or cites mantras. For example, we can cite ...
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Can we place vedic hymns as our ringtones?

I observe many people setting vedic mantras like Gayatri mantram or Subprabhatam as their ringtone or callertune for their mobiles. To my belief, on account of its power and importance it can't be ...