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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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Power of Gayatri Mantra

Can anybody please tell me about the power of Gayatri Mantra? I often listen to this and feel something.
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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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What are the permissible numbers for japa count that are less than 108?

It is well known that when you do a mantra japa 108 is the minimum number of times you should do to get the wholesome benefit of the japa.Sometimes,a higher number ,1008, is also recommended. But my ...
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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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Any mantras that are not of Sanskrit origin?

Are there any spells (mantras) in Hinduism which are not in Sanskrit, but in other languages. I came across a mantra in Awadhi dialect of Hindi, it's something about blessings for studying and was ...
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Why are there so many achamanams while ideally there should only be one?

So that anyone willing to do a Vedic ritual like a Puja or a Homam will have a standard and the same procedure to follow. Right now, every region, every sampradaya have their own way of doing things ...
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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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Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Mantra in Mahabaratha

The following is Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Mantra. Anantho Vasukee Seshaha Padmanaabhascha Kambalaha Sankhapaalo Dhaatharaastraha Takshaka Kaaliyasthatha Ethaani Navanaamaani Nagaanaam cha ...
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Chanting of mantra

Normally, a mantra is given by someone who had chanted the mantra and attained the mantra siddhi level. If a mantra "saktipanchakshari" is given, I am told that the mantra needs to be chanted with ...
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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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Is it significant to perform Rudra Abhishekam?

What are the benefits of doing Rudra Abhishekam ?
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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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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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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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Did Swami Vivekananda regularly chant any Vedic or Tantric mantras?

Did Swami Vivekananda regularly chant any Vedic or Tantric mantras during his lifetime?
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Can I postpone death i.e. increase the lifespan of a person using a mantra?

Is there any mantra, which, when recited, increases the lifespan of person? If so, can I recite it for the longevity of my family members'?
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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 a Naga Bandham?

In Hindu Tantric traditions, what causes someone to use a Naga Bandham (snake binding spell) to protect sacred doors? Recently it was in popular culture because the final door at Padmanabhaswamy ...
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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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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 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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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 Gayatri hridayam?

Like Aditya hridayam, I came across Gayatri hridayam. What exactly are hridyam mantras? What is gyatri hridayam and why is it used to pray to Godess gyatri before doing the sandhya gyatri?.
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Why is Rig Veda Book 2 Hymn 23 Verse 1 not used for summoning or praying to ganpati?

As mentioned in answer to this question, Rig-veda verse 1 as follows ॐ गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम् । ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणां ब्रह्मणस्पत आ नः षृण्वन्नूतिभिः सीदसादनम् ॥ ...
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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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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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What is the significance of Sri Suktam which is part of Rigveda?

Sri Suktam of RigVeda describes the nama, rupa, swaroopa, greatness etc. of Goddess Sri, who is Vishnu patni (wife of Lord Vishnu). Now, the question is what is the significance and how should it be ...
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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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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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How to know level of mantra siddhi?

How to know whether I've attained mantra siddhi? How do I understand that how far I'm in attaining it?
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How can one achieve “siddhi” in Hinduism?

I have heard recently about Guru Siyag who chanted 3 lac Gayatri Mantra(I don't know exact number) and attained "siddhi" according to him and his followers. Check out any youtube video of Guru siyag. ...
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How many mantras one can take as upadesha?

Is there any limit to number of mantras one can take as upadesha? Are there any checklist of mandates to be fulfilled before we take new mantra as upadesha? Is that fine to stop chanting of old ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 is the meaning of Swadha?

Many mantras have "swaha" Or "Namah" at the end of them. I know that, we chant Swaha at the end of some mantra while performing "havana" or "homam" (as some sort of havan ahuti) like om shrim maha ...
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Why do mantras usually end with Shantih Shantih Shantih (3 times)?

At the end of most of Mantras from Vedas & Upanishads, we find Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. As in the end of this Mantra, ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शा...
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What are the effects of Pranayamam according to Hindu scripture?

Please guide me.Thanks in advance
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Charm to promote hair growth Atharva veda

Please someone translate the following mantras of Atharva veda Book 6- hymn 21, hymn 30,31, hymn 136,137 to English prose from Sanskrit? As I don't know sanskrit. I read online that they promote hair ...
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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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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 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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What is a mantra? Do mantras really have any power?

How does one define a mantra? Does it have any specific attributes? Some mantras are purported to have some effect on the invoker. For example, the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is supposed to bring good ...
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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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What is Purascharana and how is it done?

I have a few questions about Purascharana. Can Purascharana be initiated even without a guru? Should the mantra be repeated fixed number of times daily? What if there is a variation in the no. of ...