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  1. The Editor

    Gayatri Mantra Ringtone

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    Ringtone of the Gayatri Mantra for mobile phones. om bhur bhuvah svah tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat. The Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda (3.62.10), attributed to the rishi (sage) Vishwamitra. The mantra is named for its vedic gayatri meter. As the verse can be interpreted to invoke the deva Savitri, it is often called Savitri. Its recitation is traditionally preceded by "om" and the formula bhur bhuvah svah, known as the mahavyahriti ("great utterance"). The Gayatri Mantra is repeated and cited very widely in vedic literature, and praised in several well-known classical Hindu texts such as Manusmriti, Harivamsa, and the Bhagavad Gita. The mantra is an important part of the upanayanam ceremony for young males in Hinduism, and has long been recited by Brahmin males as part of their daily rituals. Modern Hindu reform movements spread the practice of the mantra to include women and all castes and its use is now very widespread.
  2. I want to practice this Mantra = "Om Kleem"........What are the requirements, steps and effects? Thank you......
  3. rammala

    Shava sadhana

    There is a lot said on sava sadhana. Can some one give details of sava sadhana, Does any body practice that even today? How is it done and with what mantra. Aghoris do that, I was told. Even Nil tantra talks about it as well. Any good english version on this, please?
  4. I guess this question might invite criticism.But still. what can sadhana do in attracting a girl? Can it really work? How? what kind of sadhanas can one do for this? Will it be necessarily a mantra sadhana? Will it be vashikaran or something else? Has this something to do with Kaamdeva? As Kaamdeva is for sex, which is the diety for love? This is not just a out of curiosity question.I would really like to see if sadhana works for this.
  5. VibhutiGanesh

    Essentials for Mantra Sadhana

    Since ancient time till the present era; Mantras have been used as a remedy for nearly every problem. With the increasing number of TV channels in India, the situation is such that you tell about any issue and one out of ten persons, you will find at least one to come out with a handy Mantra to resolve your issue. The great learned pundits are there on the small screen almost round the clock. Now a question arises, do we really get benefit from those free of cost advice ? I don't think the TV channels will be helpful to you in this respect. They should be more than happy with the increasing TRP and would haradly get time to undertake a survey to find effacasy of such remedial mantras etc. With a view to verify the effectiveness of mantras, let us try to answer these questions Can one mantra be effective for multiple purposes ? What is the source of power of any mantra ? What is the correct way of using a mantra ? What matters the most - The sound, the tone and rhythm of reciting a mantra, the meaning of the words used in the mantra, or the procedure prescribed? By usage of a Mantra can any one be able to escape from experiencing the fructification of Karma? How does 'offering' of a mantra by a Siddha makes a difference? One Mantra removes all evil : One should not need any thing more than mere common sense to reject the notion of 'elixir' kind of a Mantra that can be used to resolve a problem irrespective of nature of problem. As we accept the low of 'Cause and Effect'; we have to find the likely cause of a problem and then the remedy has to address the cause. In a way, the remedy should be a kind of reversal process of the cause. We can understand that every problem has to have a particularly related cause and hence, it has to be addressed with a specific process. Thus, a Mantra to increase physical height of a person cannot be accepted as a cure of Cancer. Hindu mantras like 'Maha Mrintyunjaya Mantra', 'Gayatri Mantra', etc. suffer from the notion of 'One-for-All' remedy and we most humbly do not agree with the belief. The sanctity of mantras for spiritual upliftment should be maintained and must not be recommended for temporal laukik reasons as trival as 'securing a job transfer ' or 'begetting children' etc. People indulging in such activities are unknowingly doing a grave disservice to the sacred heritage of Vedas. Prerequisites for Using a Mantra : The seers who formulated the mantras offered them to their disciples who were well-versed with the prerequisites as a part of the methodology of particular school of spiritual Sadhana. The knowledge of such prerequisites was believed to be so fundamental that its narration, at times, used to be ommitted to avoid repetition. Most of the mantras have been a part of a Stotra or an Upanishad or a fullfleged Sadhana or an Anushthana and were never intended to be used in isolation. However, over a period of time, some of the Pundits started compiling the mantras and formulated books of such collection. At this stage, the brevity was the call and not only the prerequisites, but even the overall purpose and relevance lost their place. In the modern age, where education and spirituality has turned into an Industry, Astrology, too, has slipped into the hands of commercial people. In absence of honest custodians and the rightful inheritors; mantras are prescribed in most bizzare manner by the commecial astrologers for meeting their selfish means. Needless to say, mantras have become tools in their hands to exploit the greedy and ignorant people. The Rishis who formulated the mantras also advocated certain procedures to be followed for its right use. This include a formal commitment in the form of 'Sankalpa', some movements and gestures in form of 'Nyasa', creating protective sheath in form of 'Kavacha' and offerings to the Devata in the form of 'Arghya'. Let us understand the procedure as well as the parts of mantra. Sankalpa : Sankalpa with respect to Mantra Sadhana, means a formal committment about one's plan of the Sadhana. A statement of sankalpa generally contains one's own identification. This is in the vedic manner including one's full name, one's vedic lineage i.e. Veda, Gotra, Shakha etc. Then follows ones desire to chant the Mantra for a particular duration and in particular number or undertake an Anushthana for fulfilment of a particular wish. The sankalpa is addressed to the Devata of the Mantra. Ritualistically, a sankalpa is taken through Sanskrit. However, as we know the significance of Mental vibrations in Mantra Sadhana, it should be OK to undertake the Sankalpa in one's own language. Nyasa : Nyasa is an important preperatory stage of Mantra Sadhana. It is in a way a 'warming up' and 'cleansing' session prior to undertaking Mantra chanting. There are different types of Nayasa, e.g.Anga Nyasa, Kara Nyasa, Rishyadi Nyasa, Hridayadi Nyasa, Panchatatwa Nyasa, Varna Nyasa etc. pembody himself for the Mantra he is chanting. This is what called as Nyasa. For that purpose, Though each one has it's special benefits, Rishyadi Nyasa is famous. Kavacha : Kavacha' is the imagery sheild to be created for the protection of the Sadhaka during Sadhana. It is very important because, the Sadhaka loses his conscious sense of awareness as he transgress into meditative state or altered state of awareness. During such a state he stands vulnerable and exposed to abnormal frequencies and vibrations. The performing of Kavacha protects the Sadhaka from such vibrations. The Kavacha in a way create hypontic layer of self-confidence and keep him comfortable Arghya : Arghya is a symbolic gesture of hospitality offered to the Devata. As we offer some tea and snacks and respect to the guest at our home, simillarly, here during Mantra sadhana, we are invoking the Devata of the Mantra and suitable welcome is essential. The arghya is normally a mixture of water, milk, curd, flower pattles, kumkum, sandal and grains like teel. The mixture is taken in hands in the cavety created by holding two palms together and then poured in the vessle meant for it. The ingredients of Arghya are Devata specific and so is the way of offering it and as such different Mantra Sadhana requires different kind of Arghya. On mental and subtle level, the offering of Arghya signifies surrend of the individual ego at the feet of the Devata. In addition to the procedure, it is vital to understand the essential parts of a Mantra. Every mantra is suppose to be complete only when it is used with the following six parts, knows as 'Shadanga': Rishi Chhandas Devata Beeja Keelaka and Shakti. Rishi : Rishi is the person who originally formulated the Mantra. In vedic culture, Rishi is believed as the seer, a visualizer of Mantra. The prerequisite of naming the Rishi of the mantra before using the same is a humble way of showing gratitude and acknowledgement. This act of acknowledgement is the first step towards delution of personal pride and ego. The feeling of gratitude initiates the altered state of mind leading to internal environment congenial to invocation of the Devata of the Mantra. Devata : Devata of the Mantra is the form of the god who is being propitiated. The deveta element engages the visualizing faculty of human mind. Every Devata has its own Shape, Colour, Posture, Gesture, Mudra, Ayudha, and personality. The preceding steps of Rishi and Chhanda prepares the ground for effective visualization of the Devata. The initial utterrance of name of the Devata creates flashes of the visions. Its frequent repetition enables a devotee to contemplate upon the form of the Devata. Ultimately, he forgets his own self and gets unified with the form of the Devata. Chhandas : Chhandas denotes to the gramatical formation of words in a particular rhythm. The chhanda sets the pattern of words and number of syllables. The formation guides the recitation of the Mantra in a particular way. The pattern activates different points in human brain and further augment the internal psychic environment. Each chhanda has its own attributes to influence the mood of the person reciting it. Chhandas are classified into two types (1) Varnik Chhand (alphabetical stanzas) and (2)Matrik Chhand (stanzas containing short vowels). Hindu mantras follow the Chhandas of their respective Vedic Samhita and Shakha. Generally a distinct Matrik Chhanda has been preferred by different Shakha in different Samhitas. Beeja : Beeja is a single letter of Sanskrit Alphabet and it represent, again, shortes possible form of the Devata. The shape of the Beeja creates the route for the energy to vibrate. Beejam resembles the basic character (tatva) of the mantra. for example jala tatva(soft), agni tatva (hard) etc. Keelaka : Keelaka means a nail. Now, what is significance of a Nail here with respect to reciting a Mantra ? To understand the significance of Keelaka we have to link it with the nail that stops a rotating wheel slipping out of its excel. We know that the energy of a mantra is generated from the mind of the person and its important to keep it centered at a point to save it getting dissipated. This is done through Keelaka. Some people symbolize it with a key of the lock. Thus, a keelaka is believed to be a Key to open the lock of the source of a Mantra power. Shakti : Shakti means Power. Shakti means power or energy of the Mantra. This is the power generated through reciting the mantra. It has to be noted that every Mantra has its own form of Shakti. However, let us admit that today, except the name denoted to the Shakti, we do not know much about distinct forms of the energy of Mantra. The main reason for this ommission is attributable to the fact that graphical reproduction of the form of energy vibrations visualized during altered state of mind remains difficult. The second reason for the misconception is that we consider the words 'Devi' and 'Shakti' as synomniums. Due to this ambiguity, it is quite possible that a Sadhaka of a Mantra may contemplate upon a known form of Devi in stead of the energy vibrations of the Mantra. Now, it should be clear as to why we don't get the much acclaimed results from reciting a mantra. If we ignore the essential 6 parts, how can we expect the desired effects? The limitation lies on two parts. First is the ignorance of the doer. The person who undertakes Mantra, does not know the essential pre-requisites. Secondly, the limitation lies with the source from where a person receives the mantra. It is quite common now that people take mantra from any source, be it a cheap pocket book being sold at the roadside, any Sadhu or a TV Jyotishi. It is quite possible that the pre-requisites are compromised in offering and receiving the Mantra in this manner. My Objective Here: I wish to have valuable contributions from learned people so that this science can be augumented in right direction. I invite suggestions with regard to classification of various kinds of Mantras and its genuine purpose. I wish that we can compile the Shadangas of every Mantra with its dos'n'donts. Let us bring in transparency into this subject. This is the way, we can get back the lost glory to our devine heritage. Let us admit and sensitize as to what can be done and what cannot be done through Mantra.This is the way, we can curb the Cheaters and Thugs who are expoliting the ignorance of poor and needy people. To be continued and compiled..
  6. http://bharatiyajyotishmantrasaadhana.blogspot.in/
  7. DEAR ALL, Greetings to you all.. i was really surprised that there exists a medium to exchange and get knowledge on Hinduism... i have one wise query.. hope i get the answer from here.. I got initiation from my guru and i do medha dakshinamurthy mantra japa daily. the problem arises when i am travelling. i need to take bath to do my puja and its not like i can quit the puja when i am busy. i am doing my puja without any break since 5 yrs. Can anyone suggest me what to do while travelling? Is there any other way in which i can finish my puja because in trains i can manage but i can't while i travel across countries. This i s a serious problem for me.. i will be grateful to the person who answers me. please help me and give a suggestion. Regards, Rakesh
  8. Dear gurujis and learned persons I am a male freelancer working from home, online doing jobs like writing, transcribing, editing, translating, etc. I started this type of freelancing in June 2008 and had been receiving plentiful income till February next year in 2009 and then I was totally without a job till July 2009 same year as no jobs were coming as well as not being assigned to me by clients. Income was good from August 2009 till January 2010. Ever since January 2010, I have been in a state of financial apathy with no sign of good projects and no income at all. Overall, my financial condition has gone to the dogs. I have noooo money. I am depending on my father for monthly expenses. I don't know what to do as I have to get married and have children and provide for them and I am already 29 about to turn 30. Annnnny learned input about my worst condition and appropriate remedies in the form of gems or/and mantras would be most welcome. Please help me understand my astrological profile better so that I will be able to sustain myself and my future family. I will now post my birth details. Thanks a lotttt! DOB: 8th march 1981 TOB: 14:40 hrs/2:40 pm POB: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  9. Nebojša

    Sri Rama worship

    Is it proper to worship Sri Rama (by chanting mantra) at any time of the day or night? Or it must be early morning?
  10. Namaskaram, Can someone kindly and correctly transliterate these 3 Mantras (attached to the post!) to the roman script? Much appreciated. Jai Mata Ki
  11. Hello, I will wish if some body can help me and can give me the lyrics of the mantra call Ganesh Invocation... I listen this in a disc of Craigg Preuss, i think that is the name of the singer...
  12. che10

    Mantra Sadhna

    Can someone please explain how mantra sadhna works and how to start sadhna for an absolute beginner
  13. dinda

    rudra sadhna

    can someone please throw light on rare rudra mantras along with there experience with rudra mantras.
  14. Milan Aditya

    Mantra for venus (shukra)

    jai shri krishna, hi to all, i am having weak venus or say bad venus in my chart, i want to permanently improve it, the mantra for shukra will be "Om Klim Shum Shukraya Namah" or "Om draam dreem draum sah shukraya namah" these mantras improve shukra for sure, but they also boost or increase power in the gotra like if i repeat the mantra for few hours, all my family, uncles, aunts, all get a boost of venus power, i dont want to do that, can any one suggest a better way, so that i can develop shukra without affecting the gotra. thank you.
  15. che10

    Simple Sadhna

    Hello Everyone.I am new here can someone please tell me what are some of the most simple sadhnas for a beginner and how to go about it.
  16. Which one is correct Mantra for both Lakshmi and Narayana. "Lakshminarayanaya namha" or Lakshminarayanabhyam namaha? Please let me know if anyone knows which one of above two is correct.
  17. now plz dont laugh at my question i know its a silly one but its a serious matter for me. i like a girl and she also likes me now i wanted to marry tat girl there is still time because we both are pursuing our PG studies but can anyone tell me any mantra or any vratas tat i can keep so tat i can marry her wat i meant to say is tat is tere any vratas or mantras tat can help me on getting married to her.
  18. I completed my degree by 2008 Dec in IT(B.Sc IT).. Since I started my final year, that is by 2007 I was looking for a suitable job.. But upto now,I didn't a single one... As I turned 23 in 2009, my parents were looking for alliance for me and ended up in family fights. I didn't find the right guy for me.. .. Please tell me a manta/yantra to get a good job for a good salary...I am really in need of a good job.. My Mum has taken my horoscope to many soothsayers and all have said that, as there aren't any planets in the 10th box of my horoscope, it is very difficult for me to get a job.. Now I have full faith and trust only in SHirdi Sai Baba and worshiping him only by lighting 2 diyas and recite slokas and mantras in order for Sai Baba to give me a good job. At the same time, I worship god Ganesh and tell small slokas and recite " Om Gan Ganapathayae Namah" 108 times to God Ganesh and I do recite " Om Sai Ram" to Shirdi Sai Baba 108 times. Is/Are there any other mantras or poojas to get a good job. please tell as I am in need of good job.... D.O.B : June 3, 1986 Time of Birth : 8.15pm Place of Birth : Sri Lanka(country) , Colombo(town)
  19. Kali_Upasaka

    Mantra Siddhi? What is it?

    I have opened this discussion in Spiritual Discussions because it does not really fit the category of Mantra/Tantra which is full of attaining only Karya Siddhi. That is in plain English, achievement of a particular material objective. According to the Tantric texts, to attain Mantra Siddhi you have to 1. Repeat the Mantra a specified number of times. Normally the number of letters in the Mantra multiplied by lakhs. For example for Navakshari (Navarna) Mantra it is 9,00,000 times. 2. Perform a Purascharana homa. The number of Ahudhis should be 1/10th of the repetitions. For Navakshari it is 90,000. 3. Tharpana of 1/10th of Ahudhis. Thus for Navakshari it is 9,000. 4. Feed number of Brahmins 1/10th of Tharpana. For Navakshari it is 900. If you have done all this you will get the Mantra Siddhi. Mantra Siddhi is important in the case of Krama Deekshas where you have to get the Mantra Siddhi of one Mantra before proceeding to the higher one. But then let me raise a question which may seem basic, but which is not answered. There is no book which defines Mantra Siddhi. 1. What do you think is Mantra Siddhi? 2. What do expect when you get Mantra Siddhi? Fly through Air? Attain Ashtama Siddhi? Have Dharshan of the Mantra Devata? Some might talk about Kundalini reaching the Sahasrara or the Crown Chakra. Then what happens? Are we aiming for something about which we know nothing? Is Mantra Siddhi necessary for spiritual advancement? Jai MAA KAALI !!! Note: Some of you may have seen my postings under the name sankarrukku.
  20. It has been said that the Supreme has innumerable names. The Supreme is infinite and he cannot be fully comprehended even by the Devas, much less human beings. This unlimitedness does not apply only to names but to his forms, qualities, pastimes, knowledge and power. However people love to speculate about his names. "His name is this.His name is also that." That is how people speak. Often people want to attribute names to the Supreme that are excerpted from non-Vedic literature while denying the very gist of those teachings. This is not valid. It is like extracting the name Vasudev Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita and then dismissing the rest of the text. Due to his causeless mercy the Supreme hears the prayers of all regardless of the name used. However names carry connotations. Therefore he has given us one thousand names with which to worship him. They are the best names to use because they remind us of his forms, qualities, pastimes, knowledge and power. Chanting those names is a very auspicious form of worship. Those who have devoted themselves to non-Vedic literature will of course choose to worship with the names stipulated in those writings. A Sanatan should not disturb or criticize them but he should encourage his fellow Sanatans to follow the path laid out by our scriptures. LEARN AND CHANT THE 1,000 NAMES OF SRI VISHNU BEFORE SPECULATING ABOUT OTHER NAMES!! Vishnu Sahasranama Mantra From Padma Purana This mantra contains powerful Bija Mantras. - Dr. J. Ramkumar
  21. It has been said that the Supreme has innumerable names. The Supreme is infinite and he cannot be fully comprehended even by the Devas, much less human beings. This unlimitedness does not apply only to names but to his forms, qualities, pastimes, knowledge and power. However people love to speculate about his names. "His name is this.His name is also that." That is how people speak. Often people want to attribute names to the Supreme that are excerpted from non-Vedic literature while denying the very gist of those teachings. This is not valid. It is like extracting the name Vasudev Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita and then dismissing the rest of the text. Due to his causeless mercy the Supreme hears the prayers of all regardless of the name used. However names carry connotations. Therefore he has given us one thousand names with which to worship him. They are the best names to use because they remind us of his forms, qualities, pastimes, knowledge and power. Chanting those names is a very auspicious form of worship. Those who have devoted themselves to non-Vedic literature will of course choose to worship with the names stipulated in those writings. A Sanatan should not disturb or criticize them but he should encourage his fellow Sanatans to follow the path laid out by our scriptures. LEARN AND CHANT THE 1,000 NAMES OF SRI VISHNU BEFORE SPECULATING ABOUT OTHER NAMES!! Vishnu Sahasranama Mantra From Padma Purana This mantra contains powerful Bija Mantras. - Dr. J. Ramkumar
  22. Can Sri krishna's name be used alone as a mantra (Sri Krishna, Sri Krishna, sri Krishna, etc.)?
  23. Hello, this is my first post and I have a question. Can Sri Krishna's name be used alone as a mantra? (such as Sri Krishna, Sri Krishna, Sri Krishna, etc.) I chanted his name many times last night and experienced great energy, and strange as it is I woke up with a headache this morning. Could someone please explain this as well? Thankyou
  24. Mantra lover

    Most powerful Durga Mantra

    Hello Friends, Let me tell you the most powerful and effective Durga mantras ever. Om Aeem Hreem Kleem Chamundayai Vichchai You can acquire protection from all negative energies by chanting this Durga Mantra. You can turn yourself or your kids into intellectual person by chanting this Durga Mantra. This durga Mantra stop never ending negative thoughts and ignorance. Nevertheless, this mantra has the power to help you succeed in all areas of your material life, be it passing in the exam, getting good soul mate, good jobs, and good progeny. Know more about Durga mantra through my Web site Thank You.........
  25. Dear All, Please help me getting correct Shloka references. I have been doing few workship daily since my childhood, told by my father (He suggested even if you memorize, read it each time you do patha to avoid any mistake in pronunciation). 1. Saraswati Kavacha - I could find this written in Brahma Vaivatra Purana 2. Shree Sukta - Could not find this in Rigveda Samhita (2-3 authors) 3. Bhairav Upasana - Don't know where to find (FUM FUM FULLA ..(Don't remember completely, only heard).. DIN DIN DINDA TIKINDAM......) I had all the above shloka, Sukta and Kavacha in hand written format written by my Grand father. Some how that copy is not very clear now. I am looking for the original TEXT for all of them, Where i could get the Correct copy. I had to face my father's sudden death last year, so do not have any clue, where to find this now. I know i can get these shloka books from any book shop just in 50 Rs, however I have a doubt of authenticity of those books. I brought some Sarasvati Kavacha books and i could find a lot of differences in Shlokas. Thanks in Advance
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