May 21, 2019 06:24 PM

Please refer to "mantramaharnavaha" and "mantra mahodathi" for further details. 

May 21, 2019 03:00 PM

Thank you sir. Also, as they say mananaat traayate iti mantraha. How does mantras protect us then? In some tantric scriptures, why do they mention like: if you recite this mantra, you will conquer the three worlds etc...? I am totally confused, please point me towards a source where I get all the information related to mantras and how they work. I wanted to know everything, how is that possible?

May 21, 2019 02:21 PM

Karmas are to be experienced and definitely cannot be extinguished by mantra sadhana. Mantra sadhana is practiced with utmost concentration and devotion and at that time, we don’t think or act about anything. Our mind is calm and composed during mantra sadhana and meditation. During this time, we don’t accrue karmas. Mantras have powers to work with our mind and keep it in a tranquil state so that we don’t accrue karmas during that time.

May 21, 2019 01:17 PM

Sir, I have one more question. I read that some mantras has the power to burn karmas. Some has the power to change the status of a person from rags to riches etc..., when chanted with devotion. Is that true? Does mantras has that much of power, which can change the position of a person in the society? If so, which is the best mantra that has the power to act fast and burn all karmas and provide happy life with everything in abundance?

May 21, 2019 11:25 AM

You have to practice pranayama before meditation. Please read the article here and follow PRANAYAMA While meditating, bring your attention on your ajna chakra. To begin with, look at the tip of the nose and then close your eyes and shift your focus to ajna chakra. Please do not apply pressure on the eyeballs. Once you begin to feel pulsation at your ajna chakra, keep your eye balls in normal condition. If you practice this way, you will vibrations in your ajna chakra. Please do not get up when you begin to feel the vibrations nor open your eyes. You have to continue to sit and remain seated with your eyes closed lightly.   

May 21, 2019 11:04 AM

Hi sir. When I sit for meditation, out of 100 times, I feel some sensation on the forehead only once. Rest 99 times, I don't feel it. Also, while the sensation starts, I couldn't sit and I open the eyes. What measures should I take such that I keep the sensation longer and to get it all the 100 times. Thanks!

May 21, 2019 10:46 AM

Laghu Shodashi has 16 beejaksharas where as Mahashodashi has 28 beejaksharas. Both form part of Sri Vidya. After Laghu Shodashi, Mahashodashi is initiated, which is the Ultimate mantra in Sri Vidya. 

May 21, 2019 07:30 AM

Namaskaram.. I have a question.. What is the difference between laghu shodashi and Maha Shodashi..Currently i got initiated on Laghu Shodasi...Is laghu Shodasi is part of shodasi sri vidhya mantras? and After laghu Shodashi next level is Maha Shodasi? any explanation would be helpful... thanks again..

May 20, 2019 10:03 PM

Its not Siva. Its Sivaa, which means the female form of the siva. Both Siva and Shakti are same. The form or energy which doesn't move and always meditate is Siva. The form or energy which always moves is Shakti. When "ANYONE" sits in meditation and tries to realize oneself is called "SIVA". The very same person, when walks or performs any kriya for universal good is called "SHAKTI". You understand more clearly by "observing a glacier". The glacier is made up of water and when it is hard, its in the form of ice. When it moves, it is in the form of water.

May 20, 2019 10:40 AM

Yes, you can do navavarana puja. You can also chant Dasamahavidya mantras, as you are rreciting this one time only and not as mantra japa. 

May 20, 2019 07:56 AM

Namaste. I got initiated with laghu shodasi. Can i perform the navavarna pooja? Also is that okay to recite dasa maha vidhya mantra which is part of the Pooja?

May 19, 2019 07:09 AM

Please post Pratyangira sahasranamavali.

May 18, 2019 06:46 PM

Adi Shakaracharya composed Saundaryalahari out of pure devotion and love for Divine Mother. Naturally, he would not have prescribed number of repetitions of each verse to derive certain material benefit. These prescriptions should have been added at a later date by somebody. Hence, this is not authentic.

May 18, 2019 09:01 AM

Soundarya Lahari 17, like almost all the verses, says it has to be chanted like 1000 times a day for 40 or 45 days for it to have an effect. Is this true at all? It seems rather difficult to accomplish that with a pretty busy life.