Date: 15 June 2019

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  1. There are many mantras used for many curative purposes even now. Sengalipuram Anantarama Dikshitar has included many such mantras in his compilation of Jayamangala Stotram in two volumes. These mantras have to be recited in an appropriate manner, as indicated in the book with Sraddha. One problem we face nowadays is that the modern or modernised way of life has dispensed with ” acharam” which is essential for the effectiveness of any mantra. Mantra has to be pronounced accurately- no liberties can be taken here, otherwise the meaning can be quite different from the one intended. Unfortunately, most people are careless in pronouncing the mantras. Ideally, mantra has to be formally received from an appropriate person, not just picked from any book or source, like CD.
    Mantras are from many sources. So we have to be careful in selecting a mantra- it has to be Satwik in intent, just seeking relief from trouble, not intending harm to anyone. Vedic mantras are of this nature- they are merely intense form of prayer, not incantation for magical or tantric effect.
    There are some short prayers/stotras which work like mantras. Aditya Hridayam is of this type, and it is applied in many situations. But one has to learn it properly from a qualified person or teacher. Vishnu Sahasra Namam is a longer stotra which is japa, mantra, prayer rolled into one. It is recommended by astrologers for relief from bad planetary effects or times, by physicians for relief from illness and by religious authorities as sadhana/japa/ prayschitta. This too has to be learnt from a proper authority.
    It is the general Hindu belief that the mantra appropriate for a purpose has to be learnt from a duly qualified person, and not picked up casually. We know by experience that such mantras/prayers work when resorted to in the proper manner.


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