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Are there mentions in Hinduism about instruments which allows one to know others thoughts and influence them? And is it sinful?

Highly accomplished Yogis can read what's going on in other's minds. This they can achieve by a process called Samyama. Here Yantras are not required. This is a Yogic Siddhi and thus not a sin. Even ...
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Are the Sri Yantras that are devoid of color fillings defective?

I am adding my own partial answer based on information found on Astrojyoti.com According to the author of the above article, the correct color fillings for Sri Yantra has been given in various ...
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Are there Mandalas in Trika Shaivism (like in Tantra Buddhism)?

Yes, Mandalas are very essential components of Trika Shaivism. In many rituals, deities are worshipped inside Mandala form. Sri Abhinavagupta frequently discusses the use of Mandalas to perform ...
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What are the Yantras associated with Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya?

In my personal experience I have seen several types of yantras used by Sri Vaishnavas and in Pancharathra/Vaikhanasa temples. It would be a futile attempt to list them all for the reasons I will ...
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How to find out correct Sri Yantra?

The following image is a correct form of Sri Yantra. But some other forms are also correct. Quoting from Astrojyoti.com, from where the image is taken: Shree Chakra pooja or Yantra Pooja is the ...
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How Yantras were designed?

The designs of the Yantras all come from the Tantras and Lord Shiva is the creator. That is basically how they have come to being. In Mahanirvana Tantra's 1st Chapter the Mother Goddess says: By ...
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Please translate the following shloka from Kaulavali Tantra

The verse is talking about the abheda (non-difference) that exists between yantra, mantra and devata. There is a very similar verse in the Kularnava Tantra's 6th chapter (86th verse). yantram ...
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Mantra And Its Mechanisms

A mantra when obtained from a competent Guru purifies one's mind eventually leading to moksha. How does that work? Prolonged meditation leads to accumulation of spiritual energy. A Guru with such a ...
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Please describe the meaning of and the mantras associated with the Parashurama Yantra

You can venerate the yantra with simple kumkum or flowers or rice grain etc. You can chant parashurAma gayatri mantra परशुराम  गायत्री  मंत्र :- ॐ  जामदग्न्याय  विद्महे  महावीराय  धीमहि  ! तन्न: ...
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What is the purpose of Maa Baglamukhi Yantra?

What exactly is the purpose of this yantra? First, we need to know what the purpose of a Yantra in general is. In Hinduism, although the God is essentially stated to be Nirguna, but Saguna worship ...
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How to increase aakarshan/mohini shakti?

छतुर्थवर्नमाक्रिश्य द्वितिय वर्ग सम्स्थितम् । ख़्रित्वा त्रिविध हाहान्तम् तदन्ते हे द्वितियकम् ॥ आम्कारम् शिरसम् क्रित्व प्रत्य्क्शर प्रजापनम् । षह्स्रार्धस्य जपेन फलम् भवति शाश्वतम् ॥ उपरोक्त उद्धरण ...
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Does a Brahma jnani also need deeksha in order to make a mantra to work?

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 ...
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Where do I find the authentic information about Ganesha Yantra?

You can find detailed pooja process and yantra pooja of Sri Ganesha in texts like mantra mahodadhi. You can check the second chapter starting from page 48. Mantra mahodadhi It also has nyasa and ...
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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

The word Yantra basically means "a device". The use of device varies according to its structure and shape. There are many types of yantras and the answer for your question is yes to some ...
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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

Basically, Yantras are the sources of energy and it will be activated if we recite a certain mantra constantly. Once it is activated, it will start transmitting its powers to the surroundings. It ...
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