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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 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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Can we learn Sri Rudram using audio?

I am aware that we need to be initiated into something like Shri Rudram or Purusha Suktam or Shri Suktam. But, would learning them using audio files amount to getting initiated into them? Or do we ...
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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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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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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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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 anyone transliterate this text? [closed]

I got down the first part, it's Om namo Bhagavate. But the handwriting is confusing.
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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 various 'Kavach Stotras' from Hindu Puranas can protect women from suffering molestation and other severe crimes? [closed]

We come across various Kavachas or Armours of deities which claim that the one who reads them will be protected. Nowadays we see the crimes against women are ever increasing. Isn't it the right time ...
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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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Who is “Umayah” and “Devi” in the following mantra?

i found this mantra on a Book (Devi Bagavatam). But I cannot find the meaning for Umayah. The total form was : OM Saraswatheyah Namaha.(1) OM SriLakshmiyayah Namaha. (2) OM Umayah Namaha. (3) ...
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What is the meaning of the “…vidmahe…Dhimahi…prachodayat” formula?

Here is an example I took from another post here: bhaskaraya vidmahe mahaddyutikaraya dhimahi | tanno adityyah pracodayat There are lots of variants of this formula. What is the context in which ...
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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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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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What is the Mahapurusha Vidya recommended in the Uddhava Gita?

Most people are only familiar with the Bhagavad Gita, the conversation Krishna had with Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. But this is not the only conversation that Krishna had concerning the ...
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The Rites of Protection?

Are there any Mantra, Stotra, shloka for protecting oneself, from internal and external foes.
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Prayers for Mind?

Are there any Vedic Prayer, Mantra, Stotra for/on Mind Śukla Yajurveda 34.1 Śukla Yajurveda 34.2 Śukla Yajurveda 34.3 Śukla Yajurveda 34.4 Śukla Yajurveda 34.5 Śukla Yajurveda 34.6 Can someone write ...
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What lips should do while chanting “om namah shivaiah”?

I observed a new thing recently. While chanting "om namah shivaiah", previously I used to move my lips along with tongue, but now I am just keeping lips stable and just moving tongue. What is the ...
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Kali beeja mantra

I am confused about the pronunciation of kali beeja mantra. while some articles say the pronunciation is "kreem" but the spelling clearly shows the it should be "kring", also some tantrik say that it ...
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Mantra Lekhan (Writing) and its relevance in Vaishnavism

What is Mantra Lekhan or Mantra Writing? Please provide references from the scriptures for this practice.
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Why it is said to recite any mantra 108 times? [duplicate]

In order to complete any prayer or sadhana, it is said to repeat any mantra for at least 108 times ? What is the significance and importance of that ?
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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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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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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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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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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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Mantras, Stotra, Shlokas for Protection of Family?

Are there any Mantra, Stotra that can be chanted by kid, for Protection of Father and Mother.. Chanted by one family member for protection of others in family.
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Saraswati mantra for recitation and need for guru

What is the meaning of the mantra? (om) वद वद वाग्वादिनी स्वाहा । Is the Saraswati mantra needs a guru's initiation to recite (without om)?
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How to know if the chanting a phrase, require initiation or not?

I know that Mantras require initiation, especially the ones with Beeja Mantra but how do I know if a phrase is Mantra or Stotra or Shloka? Is there any list of Mantra or Stotra which require ...
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Origin of the lakshmi mantra

Can someone share the origin of this mantra? where was it mentioned? or is it something made up? Om Shreeng Hreeng Shreeng Kamaley Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed The second part some have it as ...
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The correct Kali Gayatri mantra

Does anyone know the difference between these 3 Kali Gayatri mantras? The First one: om pishachadwajayai vidmahay shoolahasthaya dhimahi tanno kali prachodayat Second: oṃ mahākālyai ca vidmahe ...
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What is the scriptural origin of Shakti Panchakshri mantra Om Hrim Namah Shivaya?

Shakti panchakshri mantra is Om Hrim Namah Shivaya
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which mahanirvana tantra book is he following

I came across this video of samarpananda, where he is explaining about the shakti mantra, I like how the book contains both the encripted slokas in sanskrit and the decrypted hidden meaning. The ...
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How to increase the power of mantra?

How to increase the power of mantra, if we stopped believing the mantra by mistake? Is there a conductor to increase the power of mantra?
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Mantra for Indriyas and Arishadvarga/Shadripu .?

Mantras to win over Indriyas and detach from Shadripu
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does every mantra in Hinduism have a corresponding god or goddess?

In Hinduism there are a large number of mantras. Does every mantra have its corresponding Devi or Devata?
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Can gods appear to a turiya person

Can gods appear to a turiya person, by doing tapas or mantra with pure devotion combined with bodily spiritually purity, , as well as is it possible to ask for and get boons or astras? Considering ...
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Which is the Taraka Brahma Nama for kaliyuga as per scriptures?

'SrirAmarAmarAma' and the 'Harenkrishna' Mahamantra--both are referred to as Taraka-Brahma nAma. Which one is the TAraka-Brahma nAma for the kali yuga as per the scriptures?
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Which one of these two mantras is more powerful? [closed]

This was new for me when I heard the mantra: Aum Namah Shakti Shivay Normally we chant: Aum Namah Shivay My questions: For knowledge sake I would like to read references from our scriptures ...
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Why are all mantras still in Sanskrit only even after the emergence of local languages? [duplicate]

If you see all marriage mantras or mantras to praise God are written only in Sanskrit, why can't those mantras be converted to local languages like hindi, telugu, tamil, malayalam etc so that everyone ...
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Can someone give me the translation of this Mantra?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b7SXLECcCA Om Lakshmi Vigan Shri Kamala Dharigan Svaha Thank you. By the way, the "Om" of the first 5 seconds is magnificent!

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