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 initiation (Upanayana) one must not chant any Vedic mantras.
Manu Smriti 2.172. (He who has not been initiated) should not
pronounce (any) Vedic text excepting (...
It is Om Namoh Durgeh in Devanagari script while considering the two dots are visarga. It is a mantra dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Below is IAST transliteration.
oṃ namoḥ durgeḥ
It means salutations to Durga.
But some people put ':' after a word to indicate a long sound. If that is the case, it is
Oṃ namo durge
The second pronunciation is right.
First of all one has to legally obtain the mantra through initiation (Diksha). This is the first step. Next, Purascharan, as prescribed, has to be done.
Without Purascharana, a mantra is stated to be devoid of any powers.
The Puras’charanam of Gâyatrî is repeating this twenty four lakh times
(i.e., as many lakh times as there are syllables in the ...
In Hinduism Saraswati is goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning etc. So its very appropriate to worship her before starting to learn some new skill . Similarly we can also pray to her before starting our daily studies etc. to get her blessings in right understanding of topic , memory etc. which is useful in studies.
Below is simple and ...
It is always advisable to take a mantra, containing bIjAksharAs like aim, klim, etc, from an accomplished Guru. An accomplished Guru will be knowing which mantra will suit to one aspirant. There are 2 phases in getting siddhi of a mantra. (1) Priliminary stage, where an accomplished Guru will study the nature of the aspirant and initiates one into ...
Based on the following statement of the OP, I am providing answer.
So I got little skeptic and started to believe in Mantras from Vedas
If you are looking for Video of recitation of mantras from Rig Veda, the following is the link for hearing them.
You can select Mandala ...
As referred by vedabo
Mantra ( मंत्र)
is a sacred utterance, a syllable or group of words believed to have psychological and spiritual powers.
Example – Gayatri Mantra , Om , Shanti Mantra e.t.c
Each Veda is divided into mandala consists of hymns called sukta intended for various rituals. The sukta, in turn, consist of individual sloka’s (...
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 ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे।
Ganapati mantra : ॐ Gam Ganapataye Namaha
or may contain words like gAyatri mantra:
ॐ भूर् भुवः स्वः ।
Shiva Sutras by Jaideva Singh, Section II(comprises of 10 Sutras) greatly deals with mantras, mudras and science, etymology behind it.
The very first Sutras says:
चित्तम् in this context means that by which the Highest
Reality is cognised.
मन्त्रः a formula consisting of a word or a set of words addressed to a deity.
Similarly Just like the Tantric scriptures the goddess "Tvarita" is also discussed in puranas , we find very detailed description of her in Agni Purana. Below are the chapter names from Agni Purana.
1) Agni Purana - Part 2 - Chapter 147 - Mode of worshiping goddess Tvarita and others.
2) Agni Purana - Part 3 - Chapter 309 - Mode of worshiping ...
I can give a partial answer here.
TvaritA is so called because she gives results quickly (from the word tvarita meaning quick).
I know her mode of worship which is Tantric in nature and the relevant verses are quoted in the Brihat TantrasArah. The text however does not specify which of the Tantras it is quoting from.
Atha tvaritA mantrah ||
Both the correct words and the mantra is mentioned in following sources.
National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage (NIIMH) - ebook
Indian National Science Academy Journal
It is called Dhanvantari Nighantu, that's all I could find in my own search for the correct mantra, which also led me to this question.
Edit: As I searched further about Moola ...
The Mantra you quoted in the question is from Rig-Veda Samhita 1.89.1 - Rishi of this Sukta is Gautama and the deity is Vishvadevas. This Mantra is also found in Vajaseniya Samhita 25.14 . This sukta is called as Shantipath sukta or Swastimantra. where Swasti mean a blessing seeking the Wellbeing of people . These mantras are used to invite peace and ...
That verse appears to be from the Kumbakonam Edition of the Southern Recension of the Mahābhārata:
3.77. adhyAyaH 077
Mahabharata - Vana Parva - Chapter Topics
puShkaraM niShkAsitavatA nalena kuNDinapurAtsaputrAyA damayantyA AnayanapUrvakaM prajApAlanena sukhavAsaH .. 1 ..
The slokas mentioned in Mahabharata are different, though the meaning is similar.
The slokas mentioned in Mahabharata are as follows:
10 इतिहासम इमं चापि कलिनाशनम उच्यते
शक्यम आश्वासितुं शरुत्वा तवद्विधेन विशां पते
11 अस्थिरत्वं च संचिन्त्य पुरुषार्थस्य नित्यदा
तस्याये च वयये चैव समाश्वसिहि मा शुचः
12 ये चेदं कथयिष्यन्ति नलस्य ...
Yes, the lines you quoted in your question are actually present in original Devi Bhagavata Purana. The passage is a translation of Shloka no. 88 -Chapter4 - Book 9. Below is the original Sanskrit shloka.
गुरुमभ्यर्च्य विधिवद्वस्त्रालङ्कारचन्दनैः । प्रणम्य दण्डवद्भूमौ
कवचं धारयेत्सुधीः ॥ 88 ॥
One is worship one’s spiritual Teacher (Guru Deva) ...
Short letter Mantras
Probably the shortest sukta in the Vedic literature is in Atharva veda. This sukta is just of single line giving the names of the chief Vedic metres also known as Chandansi sukta (छन्दासि सूक्त ) Atharva-Veda Book 19-Sukta 21.This mantra is just having 25 letters splitting the words in multiple letters.
गायत्र्यु १ष्णिगनुष्टुब् ...
For this purpose we don't have Mantras but we do have Stotras.
From this page you can learn for example the Shiva Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram, which is asking for forgiveness from Lord Shiva for the faults the devotee might have committed.
Aadau karmaprasangaat, kalayati kalushham, maatrikukshau-sthitam
maam, Vin-muutraa-medhya-madhye, kathayati ...
There are some special types of Stotras called Kavachas (literally "armours"), where the presiding deity is requested to protect the devotee's various body parts. So, possibly you can take help of them. Recitation of these Kavachas will help increase the well-being of the corresponding body parts.
These Kavachams are mostly found in the Tantras. I am giving ...
Please see below from Kamika Agama, Purva Pada (Verses 1-3, Chapter 2). Agamas are shrutis (just like vedas) revealed by Lord Shiva himself. So the point of questioning them does not arise.
The first stanza says there is no action is to be conducted without a mantra - be it tilling the land or regular worship.
Second stanza says there "manana" is the ...
Literal meaning of "Namah Shivaya" is "adoration to Shiva". "Namah Shivaya" also represents panchabhutas(5 elements). It is well explained by Bodhinatha Veylanswami ji in his book Path to Siva. I'll quote that part here:
Namaḥ Śivāya is the most famous and holy of Saivite mantras, chanted daily by millions of devotees. Namaḥ Śivāya means “adoration to ...
You NEVER needed a Guru for obtaining any knowledge. Who was Valmiki's Guru??? Who explained him the biography of Rama? NONE.
Who was Eklavya's Guru??? You may say Dronacharya, but no he was not. Eklavya considered him as a Guru when he watched him teach the pandavas and kauravas.
When you meditate and you are lost from materialistic world, you gain ...
Rig Veda II.38 is dedicated to Savitar, who was praised in Gayatri mantra.
1 UPRISEN is Savitar, this God, to quicken, Priest who neglects not this most constant duty. To the Gods, verily, he gives rich treasure,
and blesses him who calls them to the banquet.
2 Having gone up on high, the God broad-handed spreads his arms
widely forth that all ...
Are there any mantras or richas dedicated to him in our Shastra?
Dyaus is considered as the god of sky in our scriptures.Dyauṣ is the father, the Sky, who impregnated Pṛthivī, the earth and mother, in the form of rains. He is the father of Indra (future king of the Gods, and lord of rain), Agni (Fire) and Ushas (the Dawn), and is said to have caused the ...
Deeksha may be or may not be necessary for attaining Brahma Jnana or SELF REALISATION. It depends on the prArabdha of the individual concerned.
1) Ramakrishna "Gadadhar" Chattopadhyay later known as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa had Gurus for initiating him into various methods of worship of the Almighty.
Bhairavi Brahmani initiated Ramakrishna into Tantra,
The following are excerpts from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharishi.
D.: Is not Grace the gift of the Guru?
M.: God, Grace and Guru are all synonymous and also eternal and
immanent. Is not the Self already within? Is it for the Guru to bestow
It by his look? If a Guru thinks so, he does not deserve the name.
The books say that there are ...