Questions tagged [siddhi]

siddhi or siddhiḥ (Sanskrit:सिद्धि; "perfection", "accomplishment", "attainment", or "success") — extraordinary powers of the atma (Self), developed through consistent meditation and deliberate, grueling, often uncomfortable tapas, or awakened naturally through spiritual maturity and yogic sadhana.

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Swapna siddhi sadhana experiences [closed]

Have you ever attained swapna siddhi through mantra and got real answers from dieties ? Please share your experience like amount of time it took and regulations to be followed during sadhana ..
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What happens if a mantra / sadhana is siddha?

Basically we everytime come to know that in order to make a mantra / sadhana work for you, it should be siddha first. There are different types of sadhana / siddhi for different purposes. I wanted to ...
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What is the Secret of Durga Saptashati - Devi mahatmya?

From few months I have been reading/listening 'Durga Kavach' / 'Bhagavati Strota' / 'Siddha Kunjika Strota'. I was aware of that there is a vedic book for Devi. So I decided to explore that too, ie. ...
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Can the incident of Ganesha drinking milk attributed to someone using siddhi?

Not sure how many remember the incident from mid 90s, which has been documented in wiki. Frankly I find shortcomings in the scientific explanations, and it is not worth going over them. My question is ...
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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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What is the need of a physical guru for easy mantras

Easy mantra in the title refers to the mantra whose pronunciation and other aspects of mantra are easy to comprehend. Such as small bheeja mantra of length varies from one to maximum three characters. ...
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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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Which body can become smallest of the small after attaining anima siddi?

Anima is one of the eight siddhis and is generally defined as Aṇimā: reducing one's body to the size of an atom To which body, the anima siddhi occurs? I mean whether the physical body of the ...
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Are Siddhis Illusory and part of Maya?

When Buddha and some other ascended masters attained enlightenment were gifted with special abilities or Siddhis. Buddha was even able to recall his previous lives and his and other people's karmas ...
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Siddhis Riddhis

In legends of Sant Changdeva and Sant Gyandev they are said to have travelled on bricks and tigers. Can anyone elaborate more than what is on wikipedia? Were they riddhis, siddhis? What was specific ...
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What is asana siddhi and its importance based on vedic srutis or smritis

What is asana siddhi and importance? It would be better to back it up with references from the vedic literatures. Also it would help to provide some scriptures that mention the importance and also ...
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Is it possible to travel to different Lokas in turiya?

In turiya, is it possible to travel (teleport like narada) to different Lokas, such as Vishnu, deva loka? Like how devas went to Vaikunta, begged Vishnu to reincarnate to get rid of Ravana and other ...
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Scriptures about announcement of possessing mantra siddhi

Suppose a person attains siddhi over a particular mantra. Is it recommended by scriptures to hide about possession of such siddhi from public?
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What all are the parameters needed for getting a mantra siddhi?

According to the Hindu scriptures, what are the parameters needed to get a mantra siddhi? Some of the parameters that can influence mantra siddhi (generally believed) are 1) Quantity of sins done by ...
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Are there any mantras that does not need any guru initiation but gives siddhi?

Do all mantras that gives siddhi needs guru initiation? Or are there any mantras that can give siddhi without the need of guru?
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What kind of effects does mantra japa have on our bodies?

What are the siddhis one gets by performing the japa of the Mantras of different deities with different sadhanas, 1008 times or more? What kind of effects will happen to our body after certain ...
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Ability to give 'Shraap' (curse) is a type of Siddhi or what?

The answer to this question describes the various siddhis that are achieved when one attains turiya but my question is whether the ability to give shraap (curse, श्राप) is also a type of Siddhi ...
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What siddhis are achieved when one attains turiya?

Can someone list siddhis one achieves when one attains turiya? Are all Ashta siddhis achieved when one attains turiya or does it only exist at six Chakras below sahasrara, is siddhis like ...
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Does any yogic siddhi let a human to be simultaneously present at two different places physically?

Is there any yogic siddhi by help of which one can be present at two or more places physically at the same time?
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What is the name of the power which allows one to know future in dreams?

What is the name of the power which allows one to know future in dreams? One of my relatives say they can see future in their dreams. Is this a spiritual gift? What is its name? What practices and ...
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What is the difference between Mantra-Siddhi and Bhagavat-Praapti?

What is the difference between Mantra-siddhi that is described primarily in the Tantras as success of the sadhana and Bhagavat-prapti which is thought as the ultimate goal in the dvaita bhava upasana?
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how to realize that a person got mantra siddhi [duplicate]

What are the symptoms,how we will come to know that, a person got mantra siddhi , after a "N" number of jaap of a particular mantra? Say, if it is shakteya tradition , then about bala parameswari or ...
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Which saints or Yogis from history are recorded to have done Parakaya Pravesha successfully?

Parakaya Pravesha is an advanced level Yogic Siddhi (accomplishment) obtained by certain adept Yogis. By virtue of which these Yogis can enter other's bodies. Adi Shankaracharya mastered this Siddhi ...
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What happens when mantra initiation is done by an ineligible guru?

Siddhi for many mantras will happen only if the person who is reciting them undergoes initiation of mantra by a guru. Does the siddhi of a mantra occur if initiation is done by a guru who is not ...
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What substances cause prophetic dreams?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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What were the special powers of MeghanAda?

Ravana's son MeghanAda was believed to possess mighty special powers and siddhis which made him almost impossible to defeat. These shaktis also made it difficult for lord Rama's army to defeat him. ...
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How did Hanuman get the 8-Siddhis and 9-Nidhis? [duplicate]

What should one do to achieve 8-Siddhis and 9-Nidhis?
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What herbs take away the burning power of fire?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

"In Ancient India Yogis used to float in the Air" I am not sure about this statement but I heard people who have more concentration (possibly through Yoga) floated wherever they wanted. My question ...
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How someone can get any siddhi from Lord Hanuman?

First let me tell you who and what I am as a devotee because that might help you to give my answer. I am devotee of Shree Ram and Lord Hanuman. I am small devotee, not any major one. But as a devotee ...
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Why does Adi Shankaracharya say magical powers can only be obtained through the Vedas?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Are there siddhas/yogis living today in Bharata ? Have any of you met one? [closed]

Siddhas or Yogis are those who have gained super-human powers through meditation or tapas. The Ashta-Maha siddhis detail some of these. But there are other 'smaller' siddhis as well. e.g. in ...
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What scriptures describe using Red Arsenic for invisibility?

Adinatha's Khechari Vidya is an early Hatha Yoga text dated to the 15th century. This excerpt from the Khechari Vidya describes various Siddhis or magical powers that can be obtained by a Yogic ...
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Who agrees with Kumarila Bhatta that the Chandogya Upanishad refers to magical powers?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Why Miracles do not occur in Kali Yuga?

Each of the previous yugas has stories like Sages, Rishis, or Muni cursing or giving Boon. It is also said they possess magical powers and now there are no magic or powers seen in daily life. ...
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What magical powers are obtained from the Amalaka plant?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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What herbs found on Earth give magical powers?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Gurus that teach Attainment of Siddhis (super-powers)

Are there any gurus living today that claim to teach people how to attain siddhis (super-powers) that have been provided in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra? Or are there no such gurus left in the world?
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Is it necessary that an enlightened man should possess Siddhis or special powers?

We know about many saints who possessed siddhis in the past. Are siddhis a criteria for an enlightened person ?
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Scriptural Explanation of the “Siddhis” of the “Yoga Sutras”

I have always been fascinated by the section of the fabulous "Yoga Sutras" which describe the "siddhis" (psionic powers). Sri Patanjali did a marvelous task of organizing and codifying the Yoga ...
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How much importance should be given to Siddhis according to Hindu scriptures?

Hanuman could fly, there are numerous descriptions of people with a lot of rare Siddhis. In the book Autobiography of A Yogi, there are accounts of people who could levitate, summon materials from ...
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Could Sahadeva predict the future? [duplicate]

I read this on a forum: Sahadeva could predict the future, but he was also cursed to die if he revealed it to anyone. He didn't reveal the outcome of the war to Krishna. Also, this question says ...
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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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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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What is Ashta-Siddhi and Nav-Nidhi?

It is said that Lord Hanuman has got Ashta-Siddhi (Eight divine powers) and Nav-Nidhi (9 more powers). I want to know what all powers are included in the Ashta-Siddhi and Nav-Nidhi. Also, who all were ...
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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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Everything about Bhuta Shuddhi

There is a GREAT talk of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev about an important yoga practice: Bhuta Shuddhi, and I want to know more about this practice. Is it ok to do this process alone (if no, why not)? Who ...
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Can siddhas travel in time? [duplicate]

The siddhas who have several mystic powers can do a lot of things that an ordinary man cannot do. Now, I would like to know whether they can travel in time too? Did Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita said ...
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Can we go to heaven in a space craft?

If the heaven/hell aren't imaginary, can we go to those lokas with space crafts? As Lord Krishna said in Bhagavad Gita a-brahma-bhuvanal lokah punar avartino 'rjuna mam upetya tu kaunteya ...
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Is Veda Vyasa still alive? If yes, where is he? How can one recognize him?

Some people say that Veda Vyasa is still alive with his body in the Himalayas. When I searched, I found this link. It is stated here also. But where can we find him and how can we recognize him? It ...