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How can we easily identify the 'meter' in vedic scriptures?

Most would be familiar with the vedic meter system of gayathri, usnih, anushtubh etc. Apart from just saying that the difference is in number of syllables or lines, is there an easy way how we can ...
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How/where Vedic chants are written down

Wondering if (a) Vedic chants are written down (I know at least in the remote past they were purely an oral tradition), and (b) where they are written down. I'm wondering if there is anywhere online (...
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Who is Hari? Is it the only entity named before OM?

We have 108 names of Vishnu which all starts with OM(AUM). But we call it Hari (and then) OM.
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Mahamrityunjaya mantra pronounciation

Can someone help me with proper pronunciation of Mahamrityunjaya mantra? I see different type of pronunciation on the internet. So what's the proper vedic chanting?
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What is the story of Indra restoring the vitality of Shashvati's husband?

Rig Veda Book 8 Hymn 1 is dedicated to Indra and sings his glories while calling him to partake of the soma juice being prepared for his sake. The ast verse of the hymn mentions something like this: ...
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How is reciting Rigveda swara (udatta anudatta swarita) different from Yajurveda?

I observed that in Rigveda, swarita is recited with high pitch with some extra time in that pitch as compared with Yajurveda. But some people won't follow this, they will simply recite riks as yajus ...
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Scriptural sources for how to chant vedic mantras and other things involved

In what different sources do we find about how to chant a mantra ? To elaborate in which scriptures do we find about the following things (answer can include references to the following): sitting ...
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Does rAmAyaNa mention women chanting vedic mantras?

In some place I read that the queens KausalyA and Kaikeyi are mentioned chanting vedic mantras. For example they chanted when lord Rama and his brothers were born. Also Sri Kaushalya used to offer ...
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Does listening to Hanuman Chalisa every day give the same benefits as chanting the Hanuman Chalisa? [duplicate]

Does listening to Hanuman Chalisa every day give the same benefits as chanting the Hanuman Chalisa?
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What is the correct procedure to chant Narasimha 32 letters maha mantra?

The correct Narasimha maha mantra with 32 letters is: उग्रं वीरं महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतोमुखं । नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्युमृत्युं नमाम्यहं ।। Please note that a screenshot from Nrisimha Tapani ...
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What is the speciality of mAdhyandina shAkhA?

MAdhyandina samhita is the currently surviving most used samhita of shukla Yajurveda. This is the most prevalent way of chanting the shukla Yaju samhita. What are its unique features? How is it ...
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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 chanting without concentration effective?

Sometimes I chant the name of Lord Rama without concentration absentmindedly. Is this form of chanting effective?
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I'm looking for some places where traditional Vedic Chanting books can be bought from

I'm looking for a place where i can buy traditional Vedic chanting books like the one in the image below:
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Vedic Chanting Rudram - Beginning verses?

Hari Om, What is traditionally chanted before and after Rudram (Namakam & Chamakam)
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Would someone in their 20s be admitted into a Veda Patashala to start learning the vedas afresh?

I am 26 years old and although I got my upanayanam done when I was 13, I never took professional education studying the Vedas. I am interested in learning to chant them starting from the scratch. I ...
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Recitation of Chandipath

In Bengal, we have the tradition put forward by Acharyas that Chandipath is not to be chanted at night. Unfortunately I have no sources or references to quote. Could anyone please tell me whether its ...
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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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Where can I get full (if not possible some selected) Samveda chants

Saamveda is really a delight to hear. That's why Bhagwan Shri Krishna says वेदानां सामवेदोऽस्मि देवानामस्मि वासवः। इन्द्रियाणां मनश्चास्मि भूतानामस्मि चेतना॥१०.२२॥ Of the Vedas I am the ...
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For Maharudram or Athirudram how many priests should chant the rudram?

For Maharudram or Athirudram, how many priests should chant the rudram?