1-A lot of #Spiritual #Sadhakas have asked me about #Mantra

The following is a little synopsis

A Mantra is a sacred word or phrase of spiritual significance and power.


2-Hymns; "that which saves the one who reflects"

(from the verb root ‘man’ = "to think")

Along with the #Brahmanas, as hymns Mantras constitute the ritual section of the #Veda (#KarmaKanda) (2/7)

3-Mantras are classified according to their metres

#Gayatri has 24 syllables with 9 subdivisions

#Usnik has 28 syllables with 7 subdivisions

#Prakrti has 40 syllables with 8 subdivisions

#Brhati has 36 syllables with 9 subdivisions. (3/7)

4-#Tristup has 44 syllables with 10 subdivisions

#Jagati has 48 syllables with 3 subdivisions

#Ajagati has 52 syllables

#Sakvari has 56 syllables

#AtiSakvari has 60 syllables

#Asti has 64 syllables. (4/7)

5-#Dhrti has 72 syllables

And #AtiDhrti has 76 syllables

The mantras are preserved chiefly in the Rk and #Atharva #Samhitas. (5/7)

6-According to #Sakta #philosophy, a mantra is so called because it saves one who meditates on its significance

Each mantra has a deity (#Devata)

For instance, the mantra of #Kali is #krim. (6/7)

7-Mantras are of two classes

#Kanthika or those given expression to by the voice

And #Ajapa, or those non-uttered mantras which are not spoken but repeated internally (7/7)


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