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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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Looking for the Stuti (verses that praise) of Vedas and Upanishads

We know that the Vedas are considered most basic and important scripture of Hinduism. Vedas are believed to be words from Ishvara (अपौरुषेय). And the Upanishads are the part of Vedas which are full of ...
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Why “Manasik Japa” is considered the best form of Japa?

As we know a Japa(recitation of Mantras,names of Gods etc) can be of the following 3 types: 1)Vachik-A japa where recitation is loud enough so that both the performer & others(present around him) ...
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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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What is “Trisuparna Suktam” from Vedas?

My questions are: 1) What is "Trisuparna Suktam" (त्रिसूपर्ण सूक्त) from Vedas? 2) What are the benifits of chanting of this sukta? 3) Are there variants of this sukta according to different ...
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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 Prahlad Chanting

I am watching video on Shri Krishna. Please tell me what Prahlad is chanting. They don't mention in subtitles, and it's hard for me to understand. (I speak English only.) Thank You.
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Mantras to concentrate on studies [duplicate]

Which mantras will help to concentrate. Sometimes it's difficult to concentrate or focus on a particular thing. Our mind always get deviated. How to avoid this.
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Details about the verse: “Tvameva Mata Ca Pita Tvameva”?

There is a famous verse as follows: त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव । त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव । त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव । त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥ You Truly are my Mother And You Truly are my ...
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What is the origin of the Sloka “Mantraanaam Pallavo Vaaso…”?

The sloka is to be found here. मंत्राणां पल्‍लवो वासो । मंत्राणां प्रणव: शिर: । शिर: पल्‍लव संयुक्तो । कामधुक्‌ भवेत्‌ ।। The meaning: The letters or words in a mantra constitute its body ...
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What is the actual meaning of Gayathri mantra?

I have been chanting that mantra every morning to today and don't have a clue of what it means. But I realize that the sound produced while chanting that mantra is the most important part; I still ...
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Who is 'I' in this verse a specific deity or supreme Bramhan?

I don't know Rishi (my guess is that Rishi's are agniras and Atharvana/Bhrigu) or gods of the following verse of 11th hymn and 3rd kanda of Atharvana Veda यदि क्षितायुर्यदि वा परेतो यदि मृत्योरन्ति...
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Mantra-Can anyone recommend me a mantra of devi or the adi-para shakti or the feminine aspect of God? [closed]

I want to chant the most true and the best mantra of devi---Maa Kali ,Maa durga,Maa Saraswati? I do not know whether their is any generalized mantra for the feminine aspect of god? Can anyone ...
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What is the meaning of Om Tat Sat?

At the end of each chapter of Bhagwat gita, I found "Om Tat Sat". My questions are: What Is the meaning of Om Tat sat Or Hari Om Tat Sat? What is the significance of writting this at the end?
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Which verse of Sri Rudram of Yajurveda has the word “Shiva”?

People generally believe that "Shiva" is not mentioned in Vedas but "Shiva" is mentioned in the Śatarudrīya in the eighth anuvaka of the Sri Rudram of Yajurveda. That text is the origin of the Pranava ...
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Where is the Shanti Mantra for Sri Rudram mentioned in Scriptures (Vedas/Puranas)?

The Shanti Mantra for Shri Rudram is as follows: हरि: ॐ इडादेवहुर्मनुर्यग्न्यनिब्रुहस्पतिरुक्तथामदानि स(गुन०)सिशदविश्वेदेवा: सुक्तवाच: प्रुथिविमातर्मा मा हि(गुन०)सि: मघुमनिश्ये मघुजनिश्ये ...
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Can lost wealth be restored by reciting the kaarta virya arjuna mantra?

I have had a theft at home and i was told that reciting the Kaartaviryaarjuna mantra would help in restoring lost wealth (Jewels, Cash)
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Why is the rishi of the Gayatri Panjara hymn listed as “So 'ham” - “I am That”?

The Gayatri Panjara, AKA the Savitri Panjara, is a hymn to Gayatri, five-headed wife of Brahma and goddess of the Vedas. Here is the preamble to the hymn given in this excerpt from the Narada Purana: ...
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Can we use one god's mantra to worship others?

If I know there is only one God and all are his forms, Can I worship(at temples) one avatar of His' with mantras of His another avatar/form (among Shiva, Shakti, Ganapathi, Skanda, Surya, Vishnu and ...
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Why Gaudiya Sampradaya follow Kali-Upanishad?

Why Gaudiya Sampradaye followed the Kali Upanishad of Krsna Yajurveda.?
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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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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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What is the purpose of Shathru samhara pooja?

Shathru Samhara pooja is believed to be done for destroying the enemies. This pooja is usually performed in temples. - What is the purpose of such pooja? - Do this actually have any other meanings ...
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What mantras are chanted when a snake bites?

Well, It seems my question is off-topic. But really it is not. As, On our side, In our village if a snake bites to someone, the first aid given to the person is that the victim is carried to the old ...
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What is the source of this (Kayena vacha…) text? or Where does it come from?

I am talking about the following shloka (posting it in Sanskrit and English): कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतेः स्वभावात् । करोमि यद्यद् सकलं परस्मै नारायणायेति समर्पयामि ॥...
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What is the significance of Space?

I would like to know what the significance of Space is in Hinduism as stated by the Hindu scriptures. Does space store everything, the past, present and the future? Also, is space associated with any ...
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Chanting Gayatri mantra

I read that gayatri mantra should be learned from a sage or yogi OR Brahman. I want to start learning gayatri mantra. What is the procedure to follow for this and whom should I contact?
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What is the earliest record of the Kali Santarana Upanishad, source of the Hare Krishna Mantra?

As I discuss in this answer, the Hare Krishna mantra, popularized by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his Gaudiya Vaishnava followers (especially the organization ISKCON), originates from the Kali Santarana ...
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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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Is it mentioned in the Vedas about the need or process of initiation?

The process by which a Guru initiates a disciple into a mantra is called Mantra Diksha. Is it mentioned in the Vedas about this process or about other forms of Dikshas?
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Diametrically opposite views on important spiritual practices

I find some diametrically opposite views on important spiritual practices. It is said that the exact pronunciation of a mantra is very important, yet some pronounce the most famous mantra as OM, ...
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Which scripture is the source for this Achamanam?

From this link: 2 acamana Om keshavaya svaha Om narayanaya svaha Om madhavaya svaha I have noticed that this achamanam is popular mostly among Telugu speaking communities. My ...
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Mantras to attract a male [closed]

I watched the video by Dr. Pillai and two others explaining that chanting AIM will bring about a male companion, as opposed to KLEEM attracting females. This intrigued me. I want to know why this ...
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What is the real meaning of “Sri Rama Jayam”?

Each word of Sri Rama Jayam has a meaning and is associated with god. I want to know What is the real meaning of Sri Rama Jayam?
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What is the power of Narayana Kavacha mantram?

What is the power of the Narayana Kavacha mantram that appears in the Bhagavatham? What is the meaning of this mantram and how do you get the benefits of the mantra?
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Meaning/Translation of a mantra video

I stumble upon this youtube video. Can anyone explain or translate what is being said? It is so addictive and energising... Thanks & best regards from Portugal!
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Hayagriva slokam needed

Azhagiya sarasa sanja slokas In this youtube video telling the name of this slokam at 10:55 min to 11:06 min. This slokas will be help for our speech. I need this slokas for improving speech
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What slokas/mantras needs to told while offering food to god [duplicate]

While it is a normal practice to prepare food and offer it to god before eating. I would like to know what slokas/mantras needs to told while offering food to god. Also if there are any specific ...
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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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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 chandaH| sri ...
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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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