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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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Source of Durga Dwatrimsha Namavali Stotram

Durgādvātriṃśatnāmāvalī occurs in the 46th chapter of Māhātmyakhaṇḍa of Tripurārahasya. अथापि त्वां सुपृच्छामो जगद्रक्षणहेतवे । विपन्नं त्वं कथं शीघ्रं प्रसन्ना रक्षसीश्वरी ।। एतन्नो ब्रुहि देवेशि ...
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Is there any relation between (nama) Japa and breath?

Indeed they r related, but the relation can't be merely understood from a layman's perspective. Let's take the example of Ràm Naam. Shastra says- राशब्दोच्चारणादेव मुखन्नीर्यन्ति पातकाह्। पुनः ...
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Is 'nama japa without bhava' automatically converts into 'namajapa with bhava'?

Can I safely infer that a sadhaka who starts Nama Japa without bhava can be atomically transformed into the next stage? Irrespective of sect, irrespective of one has faith or not, anyhow having ...
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Can Rama Nama Japa give moksha?

The great Hindu saint Swami Ramdas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Ramdas) wrote: Sri Samarth Ramdas assures the aspirant that if he takes "Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram" 13 crores of times, he ...
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What is the theological justification behind chanting the holy names in Gaudiya Vaishnavism?

I just want to add what Lord Chaitanya said. সব-লোক-কর্ণ-গর্ত্ত কুন্ড-পরিসর। জিহবা-স্রুব, ধ্বনি-রস ঘৃত মনোহর।। sab lok karna garta kunda parisar| jihva srub dhwani rasa ghrita manohar|| "The ...
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What is the theological justification behind chanting the holy names in Gaudiya Vaishnavism?

Yes, harinama-sankirtana is enjoined by the scriptures. Vishnu himself ratifies it. Once Nārada asked Lord Viṣhṇu where he does he actually resides. Thus, Lord Viṣhṇu replied: Padma Purana: ...
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Which name of Lord Krishna is suggested for repetition in the scriptures?

ऋगवेददेऽथ यजुर्वेद तथैवार्थव सामसु। पुराणे सोपनिषदि तथैव ज्योतिषेऽर्जुन। साख्ये च योगशास्त्रे च आयुर्वेदे तथैव च। बहुनि मम नामानि कीर्तितानि च महर्षिभिः। गौणानि तत्र नामानि कर्मज्ञानि च कानि च। ...
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Which name of Lord Krishna is suggested for repetition in the scriptures?

There are many names of Krishanji given in the Vishnu Sahasranaam, including Krishna, Shikhaṃḍī (Incarnation as Lord Krishna with a peacock feather embedded in his crown), Śauriḥ (Krishna who ...
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Can Chanting the Lalita saharanama actually grant any benefits when it's interpolated?

one should understand what is mantra, how to use it correctly so that it helps you in your life. what is Mantra ? Mantra are the abstract text which contains very useful information/knowledge which ...
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Sankalpa of naam japa

A. A sankalp is made between oneself & Ishta/Ishwar. There is no ONE given rule for making a sankalp, as taking a sankalp (in presence of Agni & Jal) is customizable according to- capacity of ...
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Can we do nama japa of more than other deities?

There are no restrictions on which Gods/Goddesses can be worshipped. E.g. you can chant Ram, Sita Ram or even Sita Ram Lakshman Bharat Shatrughna Hanuman. There are no restrictions on the number of ...
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Telugu books dedicated for namajapa

After a long search, I found the following book NAMA MAHIMA - NAMA RAHASYAMU BY SRILA JAGADANANDA PANDIT It is a Telugu book dedicated to Nama Japa. Although I didn't read it entirely, the preface I ...
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Do we incur sins for unintentionally killing ants while walking on the road? Can we neutralize them by chanting the name of Hari or Lord Vishnu?

First of all, we need to understand that if unintentional acts constitute a sin? The answer is Yes, as I discuss about the same in the starting part of this answer, Manu Smriti 11.45 अकामतः कृते पापे ...
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Is there any relation between (nama) Japa and breath?

Sri ramakrishna said on 2 October 1884, A man may be united with God either through action or through inwardness of thought, but he can know everything through bhakti. Through bhakti one ...
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