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I am female of 40 years. Since last few days i have started to chant mantra. i feel good and very spiritual after chanting of mantras. now i would like to know that during my periods can i chant mantra or as per religious norms i should not..


normally i chant Om Aium Hrim Klim Chamundaye Vichhe , Mahamrutyunjay jap and shani mantra Nilanjanay..


Please also explain me the importance of Om Aium Hrim... Mantra.

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there are no restrictions to chant mantras,and it is also said though you close your mouth,the heart chants mantras automatically

if you are so much particular during periods,then go for the chant of shirdi sai, hanuman, or krishna

Many people believe that these god's mantras have no restrictions


mantra om aim hrim.. is bija mantra,

Bija means a seed. Hence Bija Mantra means a mantra which is usually of one syllable.



The supreme absolute (Parabrahman) exists in the human being (jivatma) as Shabda Brahman, the absolute as sound. Mantras are not prayers and the relationship of the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, whether consonants or vowels, he says, point to the appearance of devata (divinity) in different forms. An uttered mantra is the manifestation of a more subtle sound while mantras themselves are forms of Kundalini. Mantras may be male, female or neutral. Female mantras are called Vidyas.

By Mantra the sought for (Sadhya) Devata appears, and by Siddhi therein is had vision of the three worlds. As the Mantra is in fact Devata, by practice thereof this is known. Not merely do the rhythmical vibrations of its sound regulate the unsteady vibrations of the sheaths of the worshipper, but therefrom the image of the Devata appears.” (op cit) Mantras are masculine (solar), feminine (lunar) or neuter. A female mantra is called a vidya, which means knowledge, while solar and neuter forms are called mantras. Mantras are only such if they were first revealed by a rishi or seer. Only then do they have life, according to the tradition. A mantra can only work if it is received from a guru who has, herself or himself, received it in an unbroken line from its first rishi. There are, however, exceptions to this, according to some tantras which prescribe methods of purification for mantras received in dream. And, according to Mahachinachara, the Kali mantra does not rely on the very elaborate rules usually found in the Tantras.

In describing mantras, the different tantrik texts always give their origin or rishi as well as the metre to pronounce them. While a mantra is divinity in sound form, a yantra is the same in geometrical form and an image the devata in gross form. Refer also to the page on Tattvas on the relationship between the consonants and the 36 tattvas.”

Om is the famous bija mantra. It is known as Pranava or the salutation mantra. The Bhutadamara describes it as the face of Kala. Revealed by Mahakala, it is the form of creation, maintenance and withdrawal.

The bija mantra Shrim is described as Vishnupriya – the beloved of Vishnu – that is Lakshmi, according to the Uddhara Kosha. The syllable Hrim is called the Maya bija. It is also Raudri, according to the Bhutadamara. The UK describes it as the Para or supreme bija. The bija mantra Krim is described as the pitribhuvasini, that is the goddess who dwells in the ancestral or cremation ground, Kali. It is also the dravana and kledana bija.

Hum with the long letter ‘u’ is called the Kurcha bija and is the mantra of the Mother worshipped by heroes (viras). The Bhutadamara also describes it as the mantra of Mahakala. Aim is called Vagbhava bija and is the syllable of Sarasvati, according to the BD. Phat is the bija of the great fire at the end of time (Pralayagnirmahajvala).

Krom is called the Krodhisha bija. Svaha, otherwise known as Thah Thah, is Vahnijaya, representing the fire sacrifice.

Klim is the deluder of the three worlds bija, also known as Kama or Manmatha, the Hindu god of love, often identified with Krishna. It is the sexual desire bija, says the BD. Hum (with the short letter ‘u’) is called the Kavacha or armour bija. It is the bija of Chandabhairavi. Hraim is the bija which destroys great sins (mahapataka), and is the light mantra. Drim is called the great Kinkini (small bell) bija, says the Bhutadamara.

Sphem is the Bhairava (Shiva) bija which comes at the end of a yuga. Plrem is the Vetala (vampire) bija, according to the Bhutadamara.

Klrim Svaha is called the bija which causes things to tremble. It is the Manohari and ends in Thah Thah (Svaha, see above). The mantra Prim is the crow bija, used in works of Indrajala (magic). The UK describes this bija as the Vagura. Tham Tham Thah Thah are the bijas in the worship of the greatly alluring Chandika, says the BD. Sphrim is the bija of the uncanny Dhumrabhairavi (smoky Bhairavi), also known as Phetkarini.

The bija Hrum (with long letter ‘u’) is the single syllable mantra of Kalaratri, the great night of time. The same bija, but with a short letter ‘u’, is the mantra of Vaivasvata.

Hskphrem, says the BD, is the bija mantra of Ananda Bhairava in the form of one’s own guru.

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You can always chant Mantras.. Donot bother. However, to get Stree janm is very difficult and it is sacred of all. You yourself are DEVI. ( means all ladies are form of DEVIS ). Whom do you want to please ? your own self by chanting Durga SOOKT? SARSWATI SOOKT? Make your children the best citizens. Make your husband follow right path. However follow husband in every step. You do not need to do any thing that is hard. Leave those things to the men or the house hold or make them do it.

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I don't think you have to stop chanting during periods. But some mantras are very powerful which are supposed to be recited like Brahmins do - proper pronunciation and sound. Some say reciting mantras in an improper way may bring bad luck. But if you really want peace of mind chant Hare Krsna mahamantra. The mantra is so easy that it doesn't have any tough pronunciations and it gives you peace of mind like no other mantra in my view. Most other mantras are so powerful and have thundering words and sounds, though they may give peace of mind but only reciting in proper fashion one does justice to them.

Please chant Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. I'm sure you will find this mantra so mellifluous and will give you peace of mind very quickly. Lord Krsna is all pleasure, reciting his name anyone will get peace of mind.

Hara Hara Mahadeva!

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If you are chanting for materialistic happiness or benefits, the strictions will apply. But if you are doing for your inner happiness or peace, no restrictions applys.

Keeping this principle you can make your own decision.


Also, do not get involve in more complicated idiologies, etc. Chant whatever your heart and mind likes. You may get needed guidance and help later on. Your faith should be strong that is most important. If you read too much or hear too much from others, you will get lost and will miss rare devine opportunity.

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