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Is it true that chanting mantra without moving lips and tongue gives more effect?

Yes, that's true. Usually three forms of chanting (japa) are mentioned in scriptures. From Tantra SAra: NijakarnAgocharohayam Sajapo MAnasah Smrito | UpAnsunijakarnasya Gocharaha Parikirtitaha ||...
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Can a Mleccha/Uninitiated person chant 'Om Namaḥ Śivāya'?

First dealing with uninitiated persons. The mantra you are talking about is a Vedic mantra. Can anyone chant it without initiation? The answer is usually NO as per scriptures. Without Vedic ...
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How can one achieve "siddhi" in Hinduism?

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali gives methods of achieving Siddhi (4.1): जन्मौषधिमन्त्रतप: समाधिजा: सिद्धय:॥ १॥ janmaushadhimantratapahsamadhijah siddhayah "The Siddhis (powers) are attained by ...
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Worship of one god and worship of Shri Ram

It is difficult to understand the meaning of this verse when you pull it out of context. When reading this verse one needs to read the other verses starting with verse 15 and ending with verse 28. ...
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Is chanting “OM” naam japa or mantra japa?

Om is a Mantra, so chanting Om constitutes Mantra Japa. Other names for it are Pranava Mantra, TAraka Mantra etc. Om represents the Adi Dvani (primordial sound) and is an Ekakshara Bija Mantra (mono-...
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Benefits of devi 'Durga' naam jap with proofs scriptural reference from sāshtras

The name 'Durga' is a two lettered mantra and performing its japa is highly beneficial. In Maya-Tantra, 5-th Patala Shiva tells its benifits: धन्यं यशस्यामायुष्यं प्रजापुष्टिविवर्द्धनम्‌। सहस्त्रनामा...
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Is a Japa Mala or Prayer Beads just a mantra counting system, or does it have a bigger significance?

Does the material matter (for example, sandalwood beads, rudraksha beads, Tulsi beads, quartz crystal beads etc.)? Yes, different malas are prescribed to be used for different deities. This is the ...
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What is the source of "Japatho nasthi pathakam"?

It seems the phrase "Japato Nasti Patakam" occurs in many places: - Maya Tantra: As discussed in this answer, 5th patala of Maya Tantra contains Durga Nama Japa Mahima which says: दुर्गेति ...
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What is initiation of Mantra?

Why is it required for it to be actually effective for the reciter? The reason is - "the scriptures say so". That Mantra Japa is fruitful only if the Mantra is Guru-given and otherwise it is not. ...
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Is any god name eligible for nama japa?

From Third Samas-Fourth Dashak of Shree Dasbodh by Samartha Ramdas,  Majority of the part explains the benefits and importance of "Rama-nama", but the following two verses are more generally ...
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What is the source of "Japatho nasthi pathakam"?

Ashta Vimshati Vishnu Namastotram (28 names of Vishnu), 4th shloka: Anantham Krishna gopalam japatho nasthi pathakam. 4
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How can one achieve "siddhi" in Hinduism?

There are in fact more than one question in your question viz: 1.How many types of Siddhis are there? 2)How to achieve them? 3)What is Mantra Siddhi & how to achieve it? How many types of ...
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What are the permissible numbers for japa count that are less than 108?

The Current Sringeri Peethadhipati Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Ananta Vibhushita Bharati Teertha Mahaswami says in his Anugraha Bhashanam. The Shastras prescribe two pakshas: Mukhya Paksham and ...
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Is it true that chanting mantra without moving lips and tongue gives more effect?

In the Sandilya Upanishad it says in Chapter 1 (Thirty Minor Upanisads, p 164, translator K. Narayanasvami Aiyar): ...Japa is the practicing of the mantras into which one is duly initiated by one's ...
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Worship of one god and worship of Shri Ram

Worship others is not unauthorize. It is a big system and other gods are also part of the system. There is a word "Ramsification" means subdivisions of a big system. Lord Vishnu holds Rajas nature ...
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Which mantras of Krishna and Vishnu does not require initiation and does not have any rules to follow?

There are thousands of Mantras in the Vedas, but the kind of Mantras you are looking for are not to be found in them. Agamas or Tantras have plenty of them. Bu for the Tantric Mantras Guru Diksha ...
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Does the fruit of Mantra Japa automatically go to Indra if Japa Samarpana Mantra is not chanted?

The full process of Japa in short has the following steps: Taking the Sankalpa (stating the purpose of Japa and revealing to the World that you will be doing the Japa) Performing Rishi-Adi Nyasas ( 6 ...
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Worship of one god and worship of Shri Ram

"Here Bhagvan clearly says worshiping other gods is wrong or is an unauthorized manner." Krishna doesn't say that. He just says that the method is not proper, but the worship does pay its due by ...
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What are the permissible numbers for japa count that are less than 108?

As per this page the minimum number of chants is 3 & the other permisible numbers are 11,21,27 & 54.So,in particular, 60 is not a valid japa count number . For mantra reciting, a lot ...
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Why "Manasik Japa" is considered the best form of Japa?

Either there is some unique benifit of Vashik and upanshu japa or possibly they are stages towards the Manasik japa. I was confused if I should post it or not, it will at least give some direction to ...
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Can we have a vision of 'any' god with 13 crore nama japa?

Quoting from Swami Sivananda's Mantra Yoga Sadhana: METHOD OF MANTRA PURASCHARANA The repetition of a Mantra with rigid spiritual observances a fixed number of times to obtain quick spiritual ...
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Can prarabdha be diluted by 1. Ram Nam Japam 2. Good Kriyaman Karma?

The answer to this question lies more within the realm of the puranas and the words of saints rather than in sruti. The great saint Swami Ramdas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Ramdas) was a ...
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Which mantras of Krishna and Vishnu does not require initiation and does not have any rules to follow?

There are no such mantras. All mantras require initiation from a recognized Parampara, as chapter 10 of the Garga Samhita says: Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesha and Sanaka Kumara will appear as ...
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What is the benefit of writing ramakoti book or sivakoti book?

Writing the mantra or nama (names of Gods) in a book is known as "Likhita Japa". I don't think this concept is found in traditional Hindu scriptures but it seems to be an effective one as ...
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Is nAma-japa beneficial?

Yes, japa of a mantra obtained from a Guru is extremely beneficial. Repeat It and Contemplate Upon Its Meaning. Patanjali's Yoga Sutra I.28 It stands for OM in the Yoga Sutra. Sri Ramakrishna stood ...
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Benefits of devi 'Durga' naam jap with proofs scriptural reference from sāshtras

The mahima of Durga naam can't even be told by Shiv in tantras. He says thus, दुर्गानाम जपो यस्य किं तस्य कथयामि ते। अहम् पंचैननह् कांते तज्जपादेवसुव्रते।। Oh, devi how could I narate he glory of the ...
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Nama Japa & the 12 Bhavas of astrology

You can probably find similar references/claims in other sastras, with naam japa destroying sinful reactions or cleaning karma and so on. See some here and here. You can find them in other Vedic ...
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What kind of effects does mantra japa have on our bodies?

The word mantra in Sanskrit means ‘that which protects by being meditated upon’ (mananAt trAyate iti mantrah). Mantra can contain bijAksharAs and name of the deity. Example: chAmundA mantra ॐ ऐं ह्री...
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