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How valid is this verse regarding chanting mantras for 108 times?

ashtottara-sataih purva pancasadbhis tu madhyama | kanyasi panca-vimsatya parimanam vidhiyate “One round of Mantra Yoga should be either one hundred and eight (108)times which is the best, or fifty (...
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Graha shanti solutions

I went to an astrologer and got to know that almost every graha is in its bad positon.. and for that he gave me some remedies.. in that few are done by myself.. like regular Pooja and chanting mantras....
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Daily Pooja Mantra chanting

Namaskar. I read an article that says we should never chant any mantra unless we receive Guru initiation, including Hanuman Chalisa. In case of mispronounciation, there might be deva dosha and the ...
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Which scriptures forbid the chanting of beeja mantras without initiation?

It is often stated by many that Mantras containing beeja Aksharas should not be chanted without initiation. Are there any scriptures which mention this prohibition? And in case one does happen to ...
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Can I perform my own yajnas?

I was wondering if I can perform my own yajnas if I know the Mantras and Rituals. I'm a Kshatriya by guna (not by surname). That's why I would like to know if I'm eligible to do my own yajnas, since ...
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Is there any purpose, or benefit, in using a mala when reciting a sahasranama?

As per the title, is there any benefit (or reason) to using a mala when reciting a sahasranama — such as using a tulsi mala while reciting the Vishnu Sahasranamam, for example, or an appropriate mala ...
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How to find/check whether Gayatri Mantra recitation style is authentic

Are there any good references online that could be used to check whether a given style of reciting the Gayatri Mantra is authentic (based on a sacred text), or is a modern invention (like a song ...
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unicode char for gvaṁ and how it is pronounced correctly

Wanted to know how the word gvaṁ ग्वं pronounced correctly and written represented in unicode, For example in this sloka स विश्वकृद्विश्वविदात्मयोनिर्ज्ञः कालकारो गुणी सर्वविद्‌ यः। प्रधा...
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seeking melodic veda mantra recitations

I'm interested in locating Veda mantras with precise pronunciation of all alphabets (swar + akshar), akin to a melodious recitation. A notable example is the recitation of this Veda mantra from the ...
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What is the theory regarding how far back the Vedic chants were first composed into the rigid memorization system?

I saw on Quora someone suggesting that the chants/texts content reference some geographical features stretching back at least 50,000 years ago, maybe as far back as 500,000 years ago. Now, the Vedic ...
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What is meant/represented by the numbers in this Vedic Chant table on Wikipedia?

I am looking here: What do these numbers mean in terms of the chanting? I don't follow. Can you provide an example of romanized sanskrit (possibly alongside devanagari) and show what these numbers ...
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What is the correct method for Manasik Japa?

How do you actually perform manasik japa? What is the correct method?
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Gomukhi mala bag attachment to Sakshi Mala

How does one attach Gomukhi Mala bag, and a Sakshi Mala?
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How many counts of mantra is permissable after 108 chants?

Usually 108 chants is done if we don’t have time to do 1008 how much is permissible in 200’s - 900’s.
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How and when Gayatri mantra became public chant?

When i had Brahmopadesham, it was taught to us secretly in ears ensuring others and especially women don't listen to it. Women those times were closing the ears if someone starts chanting. Its ...
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Difference between Rudraprashna, Satarudriya, Rudrashtadhyayi, and Rudra Suktam

Can anyone tell me whether the following four mantras are the same or different? What are the benefits of chanting each and when are they to be chanted? Satarudriya Rudraprashna / Sri Rudram / ...
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Source of Dhyana mantra and Rishi for each Mantra in Sri Rudram

I saw a few pages of the book 'Sri Rudram' by Swami Dayananda Saraswathi. In it, he has mentioned Dhyana, Rishi, and Cchandas for each mantra of Sri Rudram. I believe the Vedic text may not have it. ...
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Can we do Sandhyavandanam in Bedroom?

Is there a restriction in doing Sandhyavandanam in particular place or it can be done anywhere?
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The difference between Rig and Yajus chanting

There are primarily three Vedic (let’s call them) chanting styles viz. Rik, Yajus and Saman. The Rik is defined as: when there is a division into ‘pada’ – The Saman is defined as: when a mantra is ...
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In which book are the hand movements written while recting vedic mantras?

While reciting vedic mantras I witnessed some people making some actions with hand. I want to learn them. Where can I learn them from. Is there a refrence book for it ? Link to videos where I found it:...
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How important is difference between Om and AA-U-EM sound?

Some guru ask to chant Om sound. Some guru ask to chant aa-u-em (broken Om sound into three part). How important is this difference? What should we chant Om or aa-u-em?
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How many styles of chanting Shukla Yajurveda are there?

How many styles of chanting Shukla Yajurveda are there? I have heard shukla yajurveda chanting in two different styles, what are they?
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Recitation of rudra sukta and sri rudram at home

What is rudra sukta ? Can rudra sukta or srirudram be recited daily at home while performing routine pooja of shiva linga at home ?
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If one chants a Vishnu mantra does he need to chant Lakshmi mantra too to attain grace of mata Lakshmi?

Maa Lakshmi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. If one chants Vishnu mantra, does he receives blessings of mata Lakshmi too? Are things related to this mentioned in Puranas? Is chanting Vishnu mantra bestowes ...
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Why are vedic chants used to propitiate puranic deities?

Sama Veda for instance mostly has hymns to Indra, Agni, and Varuna, and yet we use these very hymns nowadays to worship Ganesha, Skanda, Shiva, and others. Where is the scriptural basis for doing so?
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Doubts while practicing gayatri mantra

I am facing the below questions in my mind while chanting Gayatri mantra. Can anyone please help me to unblock these doubts or questions? When we spell the Gayatri mantra with sound, it produces a ...
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Can someone chant this mantra without initiation if close to death

I come acroess a twitter post For ones with Covid +ve chant this mantra for self or others 108 by energizing water in a kalash. "Aim Hreem Shreem Sarva Vyādhi Prasamani Sarva Mrutyu Nivarinyayi ...
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Are vedic chanting (swara) only applicable to vedas?

I came across 'swaras' a few days ago: Are Swaras (see this answer which explains them) only applicable to vedic chants, what about the stotras in tantric texts? Also what about Swaras of stotras ...
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For Advaitins, what is the point of vedic chants?

Most nominal advaitins I know (and especially brahmin followers of the various Shankara maths) hold that chanting of vedic hymns is valuable. What's the point? I believe even the math gurus hold vedic ...
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Why body starts feeling heavy after 10 minutes Om chanting? [closed]

I sit on my bed over a cotton bedsheet facing east. I close my eyes. And I start chanting Om. After around 8 to10 minutes, I get a feeling that my body is becoming very heavy. What is that ? Why it ...
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What are the effects of Sun and Saturn conjuction in 11th house without any affliction for leo ascendant?

What are the effects saturn sun conjuction in 11th house without any affliction for leo ascendant?
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Is it mandatory to chant laghunyasam before chanting Sri Rudram?

I would like to know Is it mandatory to chant laghunyasam before chanting Sri Rudram?
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Correct Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and the benefits of chanting everyday

Please let me know Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and English transliteration. Also the benefits of chanting everyday.
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Why do North Indian Brahmins pronounce ‘ṣa’ (ष) as ‘kha’ (ख) while chanting mantras? [duplicate]

Why do North Indian Brahmins pronounce ‘ṣa’ (ष) as ‘kha’ (ख) while chanting mantras? Do they follow a different school (shakha) and is there a rule in any Pratishakhya of that particular school or is ...
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How to know if the chanting a phrase, require initiation or not?

I know that Mantras require initiation, especially those ones with Beeja Mantras. 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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Practicing Vedas during evening time

I have learnt Sri Rudram from a guru. Now I would like to keep on practising, learning and improving myself on it. Due to my job, etc. sometimes it may not be possible to learn early in the morning. ...
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While Datta Guru name abusive words in rhythm of word Dutta appears in mind. How should I overcome that? [closed]

I recently started chanting Jai Guru Datta however during chanting words in rhythm of Dutta and which are abusive starts appearing in brain, hence I stopped chanting. What will be effect of such ...
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Prayer for requesting forgiveness from GOD?

Are there Mantras, stotra, anything; to seek forgiveness of God, for ignorance, for the Sins committed, or Sins your gonna committ. पापमोचन, क्षमा Especially If you chant Mantra wrong or wrong ...
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Nyasa for Shiv Rudra mantra "Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraya"

I have come across this mantra in a book from Shrimali ji. It contains the viniyoga but there is no mention of the nyasa for this mantra. Is it possible that this mantra does not have a nyasa or it ...
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Sri Rudram and other mantras in Pada Patha

Namaskar! Is there some place in which I can find audio files of the Sri rudram and other mantras in Pada Patha (Sometimes called Moola patha)? Here is the Ganapati Prarthana in many different Pathas ...
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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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