Hari Om I have recently started doing a purascharana of the mantra Om Namo Narayanaya. I am doing it for spiritual progress to attain Darshan of Lord Narayana. Swami Sivananda (of Rishikesh) wrote a wonderful article on Japa yoga that inspired me to begin this sadhana. I am doing this under the guidance of Swami Sivananda's disciple in Rishikesh. Just wondering, is there anyone who is currently undertaking a purascharana of this or any other mantra? Just thought it would be nice to stay in touch via this forum and keep each other motivated. It will take me around 2 years to complete this (I work full time and do 11 malas a day) but feel it is well worth it. I already feel the mantra is making me a more positive and hopefully better person. I will probably need to do many purascharanas before I attain the Darshan I seek, but I feel glad I've made a start.