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1-‘Every mantra includes three principles, the pranav, the bija, and the deity. The secrets of The Almighty within and beyond the universe are present in the pranav principle. Through the bija principle one becomes aware of one’s true nature (prakruti), the type of one’s relationship with The Almighty and the unmanifest energy within oneself which is making attempts to manifest itself.

2-Knowledge of the deity principle gives one the realisation of The Lord’s wish which is to be fulfilled through oneself.’Every Mantra has five parts -

They are explained here with the reference of Mahaa Mrityunjaya Mantra -

Om Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim PushtivardhanamUrvaa Rukmev Bandhanaat Mrityormuksheeya Maamritaat

(1) RISHI (Guru or teacher of the Mantra),

or Shir (head) - in this case it is Vashishth Jee

(2) CHHAND (meter), or Mukh (mouth) - which is technically very specific for each Mantra - in this case it is Anushtup Chhand. This is a meter of four lines, with 8 phonemes each. It may be noted that any change in this meter shall cause distortion shall be ruined.

(3) DEVATA (the deity of the Mantra), or Hridaya (heart) - in this case its Devataa is Lord Shiv - Mrityunjaya Tryambakeshwar, the Jyotirling.

(4) BEEJ (the seed syllable that created the Mantra and contains the Mantra within itself, like the seed that creates the tree) - Ling.There are several opinion about this but the most appropriate one is given by Kahol Rishi as "Haum"

(5) SHAKTI (physical power of the Mantra like the mother) - in this case Shakti is Devee Amriteshwaree Devee addressed as "Hreem" WHAT IS CHANTING A MANTRA(mantra-japa)?--- Repetition of a mantra understanding its meaning, along with faith and spiritual emotion is called chanting a mantra (mantrajapa). WHAT IS VEDIC & TANTRIK MANTRA? --

Since the Vedic mantras are the very breath of The Lord they are efficacious (siddha) mantras. Hence according to Vedic scholars no rituals are deemed necessary for their chanting. Contrary to this, the sorcerers (tantriks) have prescribed specific rituals even for the Vedic mantras. In the Tantrik path the armour and argala are deemed to be inferior and greater importance is attached to the kilak. . WHAT IS SHABAR TEXTS ?-

Thousands of Shabar mantras are given in these texts. They are also known as mantras of spirits (paishachik mantras) and are often meaningless. In these mantras emphasis is laid not on the meaning but on the sound. These mantras are of an inferior quality because through them a seeker develops communion with spirits and not deities. WHAT ARE THE MANTRAS WITH MEANINGFUL

WORDS ?:--

A-Mantras such as the Gayatri mantra have a specific meaning.Some mantras such as lam, vam, sham, etc. which represent various spiritual energy chakras in our body appear meaningless at face value.

B-For instance the Sanskrut letter Om is composed of the three letters a (अ), u (उ) and m (म). These represent the sattva, raja and tama components respectively. Om, a combination of the three components (trigunas) is in fact a symbol of the one beyond the three components (trigunatit).

C-Vowels have high frequencies, most consonants have medium frequencies, whereas y (य), r (र), v (व) and h (ह) have low frequencies. Om, however has all these three frequencies. WHAT ARE EXISTING FOUR TYPES of MATRA


Monosyllabic mantras like yam, ram, rham, rhim 2. MUL-MANTRAS :-

2 to 10 letters or the deity’s subtle body known as kamakala 3. PIND-MANTRAS :-

11 to 20 letters 4. MALA-MANTRA :-

A mantra with more than 20 letters or one chanted with a mala (rosary) WHAT ARE THE MANTRAS OF NITYA TANTRA?--- 1. Pinda : A mantra with only one letter 2. Kartari : 2 letters 3. Bija : 3 to 9 letters 4. Mantra : 10 to 20 letters 5. Mala : More than 20 letters SOME PREVALENT EXAMPLES OF MANTRAS;- 1. With one letter : Om (ॐ) 2. With five letters : Namaha Shivaya (नम: शिवाय ।) 3. With six letters : Om namaha Shivaya (ॐ नम: शिवाय ।) Om namo Vishnave (ॐ नमो विष्‍णवे।) 4. With seven letters : Om rhim Suryaya namaha (ॐ र्‍हीं सूर्याय नम: ।) 5. With eight letters : Om namo Vasudevaya (ॐ नमो वासुदेवाय ।) 6. With nine letters : Om gam Ganapataye namaha (ॐ गं गणपतये नम: ।) 7. With twelve letters : Om namo Bhagvate Vasudevaya (ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय ।) 8. With thirteen letters : Shrirama jai Rama jai jai Rama (श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम ।) WHAT ARE THE MANTRA ACCORDIND TO GENDER?- 04 FACTS;- In the science of Tantra masculine and neuter mantras are called mantras while the feminine ones are known as vidya (knowledge). 1- MASCULINE [solar (soura)]MANTRAS :-

Mantras concluding with words like ‘hum, phat’ are considered as masculine mantras. Such mantras help in vanquishing enemies or in changing the minds of others. Mantras of the Sun deity too are masculine mantras. 2-FEMININE [lunar (som)]MANTRAS : --

Mantras concluding with words like tham, svaha or svadha should be considered as feminine mantras. Such mantras are useful in curing illnesses. Mantras of the moon are considered to be feminine mantras. 3-NEUTER MANTRAS :--

-Mantras ending with ‘namaha’ are considered as neuter mantras. Such mantras are used to fulfill some desire. 4-GURU-MANTRAS ;-initiation of a mantra by the Guru . WHAT ARE THE BIJA MANTRAS?--

05 FACTS;- ‘1-The bija is the seedling of the mantra. It is from this seedling that shoots of the science of Mantra spread. The energy of any mantra lies in its bija.

2-The chanting of a mantra is efficacious only if an appropriate bija is selected. The bijas activate the deity of the mantra. 3-Bijas are also extremely useful from the physical and psychological point of view. When pronouncing bijas a particular frequency is generated leading to the production of specific sound waves.

4-Spread of these waves activates certain centres and chakras in the body, which in turn facilitate the proper flow of the vital energies (pranas) through the channels (nadis).

5-It is said that chanting of a bijamantra helps to achieve a healthy body, pure mind, increase in the mental (psychic) energy, sharp intellect, etc. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF 12 BEEJS?- 1. Om (ॐ) : This is a bija too. It has to be pronounced before all bijas and mantras. It is called the pranav bija. This itself is the bija or the gist of the Vedas. All the bijas originate from the pranav bija. This is an eternal and non-dualistic (advait) bija. 2. Aim (ऐं) : The bija of Sarasvati. The objective is the same as above. 3. Krim (क्रीं) : The bija of Kali, k = Kali,

r = Brahman

and i =Mahamaya (the Great Illusion). The dot in Sanskrut (anusvar) means overcoming unhappiness. The objective is to overcome unhappiness. 4. Klim (क्‍लीं) : The bija of Krushna or desire (kama), k = Krushna or kama (desire), l = Indra, i = satisfaction and the dot refers to generation of happiness. Its objective is acquisition of happiness. 5. Gam (गं) : The bija of Ganesh, g = Ganesh, the dot represents overcoming unhappiness; its objective is overcoming unhappiness. 6. Dum (दूं) : The bija of Durga, d = Durga, u = protection and the dot refers to the act of protection. Its objective is protection. 7. Shrim (श्रीं) : The bija of Lakshmi, sh = Lakshmi, r = wealth, i = satisfaction and the dot represents overcoming unhappiness. Its objectives are prosperity and contentment. 8. Strim (स्‍त्रीं) : The bija of Vadhu, s = protection from crisis, t =saviour energy, r = Liberation (Mukti), i = Mahamaya (the Great Illusion) and the dot indicates overcoming unhappiness. Its objective is overcoming unhappiness. 9. Rhim (र्‍हीं) : It is the bija of Brahman (Shiva) and Energy (Shakti), h = Shiva (Brahman), r = Prakruti, r = Mahamaya and the dot indicates overcoming unhappiness. Its objective is to overcome unhappiness. 10. Hum (हूं) : The bija of Varma or Kurcha,

h = Shiva, u =Bhairav and the dot indicates overcoming happiness. Its objective is to overcome unhappiness. 11. Houm (हौं) : The bija of grace (prasadbija),

h = Shiva, ou =grace of Lord Shiva or Sadashiv and the dot refers to overcoming of grief. Its objective is to overcome unhappiness with the grace of Lord Shiva or Sadashiv. 12. Kshroum (क्ष्रौं) : The bija of Nrusinha,

Ksh = Nrusinha, r =Brahman, Ou = Urdhvadanta and the dot represents overcoming grief.