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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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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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In what text(s) is the Naga gayatri mantra found?

Various sites on the internet list some variation on the naga gayatri mantra, such as the following: ōṁ navakulāye vidhmahe viśadantāye dhīmahi tanno sarpa pracodayāt I've been unable to ...
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Difference between sins removal

I've read that there are multiple way of getting absolved of your sins. Yet some ways are much faster than others. Like repeating the ohm namah shivay mantra 5 lakh times (which will take a couple ...
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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 meaning of Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare …?

What is the meaning of the mantra Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
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After-life transmission of spiritual power (Shakthi)

To avenge Kauravas who imprisoned his father, Shakuni used his father's after- life power to continue to transmit his will. He urged Shakuni to play a game of dice in a deceitful way with his bone ...
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Is it true? chanting mantra without moving lips and tongue gives more effect?

Is it true that chanting mantra without moving lips and tongue gives more effect? Is it called Aajapa mantra?
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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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Praying original mantra vs praying with the meaning of mantra in different languages [duplicate]

Does praying or worshipping with the meanings of Mantras (or translation) in other languages give an equivalent results? For example praying the original Gayatri Mantra and praying it's meaning in ...
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What is the meaning of Gayatri Mantra?

What is the meaning of Gayatri Mantra? ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।
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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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Which deity should be prayed or which mantra can be recited, while flying in an aircraft?

Sometimes while a flight takes off, I become nervous. I would like to know which mantra to recite or which deity to invoke. I know to remove fear of water while travelling in water one may chant शं नो ...
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In which text Om mangalam Bhagavan vishnu mantra is found?

The famous mantra is मङ्गलम् भगवान विष्णुः, मङ्गलम् गरुणध्वजः। मङ्गलम् पुण्डरी काक्षः, मङ्गलाय तनो हरिः॥ This is famous mantra Of Lord vishnu composed in weddings,so I want to know in which ...
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Difference between Bhuvaneswari and Lalitha devi & their location

What is the difference between Bhuvaneswari and Lalitha devi? Who is actually in Manidweepam? In Devi Bhagavat it is said that Bhuvaneswari resides in Mandidweepam but many say that it is Lalitha devi....
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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! ...
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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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How to make a Yantra work?

Previously, I purchased few Yantras of Gods and Goddesses and kept in my Puja room. Even after 20-30 years, these yantras are still there and I worship them. I have not noticed any positive change in ...
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Why some sentences written in Sanskrita are called Mantra (Powerful)? [duplicate]

Can a normal sentence be powerful ? Why/how a Mantra have power ? Is there any proof ?
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Is it true Mahamrityunjaya mantra is not dedicated to Lord Shiva?

I have found a lot of guys claiming over here, Maha Mrtyunjay Mantra is not dedicated to Lord Shiva. Is it true? I mean, are there any evidences from scriptures which clearly say the Mantra is for ...
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Suitable Kali Mata Mantra for those facing tough times

I am looking for suitable Mata Kali Mantra for those facing tough times and surrounded by people who wish ill (and will do ill when the opportunity strikes) of my family and I. Just wish to protect ...
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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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Meaning & Information about Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambho

I'd like to know the meaning of the "Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambho" mantra, which is the effect in the mind as well as its history. Is it part of some ancient text? Any information about this mantra is ...
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Is it a sin to chant mantras without initiation?

Is chanting any mantra without initiation a sin? What do scriptures say about this?
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Which one is grammatically accurate krishna saranagati mantra?

||श्री कृष्णः शरणं मम|| ||श्री कृष्णं शरणं मम|| ||श्री कृष्णाय शरणं मम|| ||श्री कृष्ण शरणं मम|| I see all these various forms online. Which one is correct grammatically?
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Examples showing effect of pronouncing the mantra's wrongly in Vedic text?

In my local area prabachan guru said pronouncing the mantra's wrongly will not give the desired result and may have bad outcome, also giving one example of that case but I am not able to recall that ...
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What is esoteric meaning behind eclipse timing?

It is commonly known idea that merit time is a sacred one and it is suggested that one must do good deeds like sacred bathing, charity, japa, homa, etc. during the eclipse. Activities like eating, ...
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Are there any Mantras to bring rain?

We are suffering from water problem without rain. Any suggestions about rain generating Mantras are welcomed. This question may appear as a primarily-opinion based, but actually it is not. So, please ...
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Which scripture wrote the “Ganapathi Moola Mantra”?

For removal of Drishti the remover should wash his/her hands and legs before entering the home and we believe Mantra can prevent Dhristi Doshas. The following Mantra to prevent Dristi Doshas/ Evil ...
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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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What is the significance or benefit of chanting Maha Mrityunjay Mantra? [duplicate]

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ... tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam urvārukamiva ...
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What are the beeja mantras and what is their significance in meditation?

What are the beeja mantras and what are petal mantras, and what is their relationship with Om/Aum? In what ways are they helpful in meditation. If anyone is going to start on meditation, from ...
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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 ...
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Is it ok if I misspell the mantras as I am a beginner?

I want to learn and chant some mantras to control my stress,fear and to control my sensual feelings(I am also planning to do meditation to control my stress). From where should I start ? Is it okay if ...
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What are some mantras which are dedicated to Lord Indra?

As we know that Lord Indra is the most important Vedic deity. I want to ask if there is literature available for Lord Indra's worship. (except Vashitha Ganapati muni books) Are there mantras (vedic/...
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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 are the words of the Brahmasambandha Mantra of Pushti Marga?

As I discuss in my question here, Vishnu is said to have taught the principles of Vaishnavism to four disciples: Lakshmi, Brahma, Shiva and Sanatkumara. And in turn they started the four main ...
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Are Mantras really Locked? [closed]

In the Internet we see many sites which claim that Mantras are locked in Kaliyuga. Are the mantras really locked? Why are they locked? Also does anyone know methods to unlock Mantras which can be ...
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Is that ethically correct if non-vegetarian to Tattoo god's pray or image on forearm [closed]

I want to tattoo the loard shiva's pray like the image below. My question is that ethical that to tattoo as I'm non-vegetarian.
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Where does Maharishi Bodhayana hails Sri Rudram 1.6 mantra as Kavacham (Armour)?

Sri Rudram hymn is a part of YajurVeda Samhita (which I discuss here) In the Krishna Yajurveda Taittariya Samhita it is present from 4.5.1 to 4.5.11, thus forming total 11 Anuvakams: The sixth mantra ...
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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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Which mantra or shloka to be chanted while taking a bath?

In Hinduism, there is importance of taking bath before doing rituals, and an important part of ritual purification in Hinduism is the bathing of the entire body. It is considered auspicious to ...
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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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Are there any mantra or mantras in Veda Samhitas that confirm that Vedas are apaurusheya?

We know that the Vedas are authorless or apaurusheya.. At least we believe the Vedas to be so. The mantras of Vedas are revealed directly by God to some selected Rishis in a trance like state that ...
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How did the Vedic Rishis chant Gayatri Mantra?

Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra from Rig Veda. The prefix "oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ" is known as "mahāvyāhṛt" (mystical utterance) is mentioned later in Taittiriya Aranyaka, which states to chant ...
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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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Correct pronunciation of Lord Savitr

Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to Lord Savitr. In the Hindi version of both Wikipedia pages, different pronunciations are given. The former says it's "सवित्र", while the latter says it's "सवितृ". ...
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Are Shabar Mantras really auto-energised?

I myself answered a question on the so-called "Shabar Mantras" here. This webpage claims that these mantras are auto energized or Siddha so to speak. A shabar mantra is quite different from a ...
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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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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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What is the difference beween śodaśākṣari and Pancādaśi mantras?

I would like to know the difference between the Pancādaśi and śodaśākṣari(षोडशाक्षरि) mantras, of course apart from the fact that the later contains one more akshara. Why is the śodaśākṣari kept so ...