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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Why don't Miracles occur in Kali Yuga?

Why are miracles not seen or don't occur in Kali Yuga? I ask because: Each of the previous yugas have stories like Sages, Rishis, or Muni cursing or giving Boon. It is also said they possess magical ...
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Do great saints know everything?

Great Saints are said to have lot of powers which come for their meditation. Like god Sai Baba removing out the intestines and cleaning them, and Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy telling ...
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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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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 punar janma ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is exhibiting siddhis a sin?

There are many yoga siddhis in scriptures: Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Isitva, Vasitva. I wonder why no yogi exhibit them. I heard several reasons. But I don't know whether there ...
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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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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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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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Difference between Siddhas meditating on demigods and on Supreme Being?

In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna said.. yajante sattvika devan yaksa-raksamsi rajasah pretan bhuta-ganams canye yajante tamasa janah Men in the mode of goodness worship the demigods; those in ...
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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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What exactly is a "Chaattan"?

In Kerala,there is a continued tradition of worshipping "Chaatan".They are believed to be beings who can harm ,and are sent by an individual for a specific purpose(possibly even death).They ...
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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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True mental potential of an enlightened human

I have read many articles stating that the human soul, when enlightened has many possibilities. What are the various realistic mental abilities, an enlightened individual has? Is there any mention ...
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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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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 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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Yogic/Tantra practice providing ability to control body temperature

Tony Buzan in his book Make the Most of Your Mind relates the story of an Indian Yogi, Swami Rama, who in a lab experiment was able to willfully change the temperature of a spot on his right hand. ...
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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 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 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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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 are the Siddhis associated with each of the Chakras based on the scriptures?

What are the Siddhis that are obtained by mastering each of the Chakras through kundalini according to our scriptures? Please mention your sources in the answers.
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What's the difference between a Māyāví & Siddha?

Śrī Kṛṣṇā at various instances in the Mahābhārata showed his various divine opulences in myriad ways. But, several people used the word Māyāví for dismissing it as something tāmasī or non-...
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Do scriptures mention of rishis, who have the power to create fully grown human beings? [duplicate]

Do scriptures mention of rishis, who could create fully grown human beings using their power?
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What type of siddhi is it where one can create one's own world or loka?

Vishwamitra created his own heavenly universe after being denied acess to Trisanku to devaloka. Many buddhists also say they have experienced pureland,which must have been created through siddhi of a ...
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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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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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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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How can a person get the power of going anywhere at will like the Rishis?

Rishis could go anywhere at will like Vyasa. And Krishna-Dwaipayana, when he met his mother as before, informed her as to how he had been deceived by the seniormost of the princesses and how he had ...
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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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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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What are the most documented miracles in Hinduism?

By most documented I mean the most supported by evidence, which may include medical records (in the case of a miraculous healing), video recordings (if possible), multiple eyewitnesses, etc. Have ...
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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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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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What is Vayu Siddhi and how to attain it? Are siddhis necessary for Moksha achievement?

Reading the Samhita of Shiva and some other recommendations of the Swami Sivananda Saraswaati, I came across the term vayu siddhi. The English translation roughly explains what it is but I wish to ...
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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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Some mantras which require minimal level of efforts to make them siddha?

Please tell some Mantras which require minimal efforts to get Siddhi over them, so that one can feel their miracle and power.
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Will chanting the same mantra 10 lakh times earn Siddhi power?

I was told that if you chant a mantra 100 000 times you get the siddhi that correspondes to this specific mantra. is this true?or do i need to chant more? There's one siddhi I need to obtain and im ...
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Can anyone provide download links of Shabar mantra books?

Download links of real shabar mantra books.
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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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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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