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It is a tradition in our country to accept all Mantra from Guru through
formal initiation as far as possible including the Siddh Mantra or
Swatah Siddh Mantra like
But this kind of formal initiation and availability of an accomplished Guru is not compulsory for Siddh Mantra. That is why these Mantra are called Siddh Mantra and they can be used to do Jap without any guidance.
Whereas all Mantra involving Taantrik Kriyaa of materialistic nature Shat Karm (Stambhan, Mohan, Maaran, Vashya, Uchhaatan, Bidraban) require formal learning form an accomplished Guru to avoid inherent pitfalls of those Mantra and Kriyaa. Mantra that do not involve Shat Karm can be experimented by any bold minded public. Still they are not free from side effects or negative implications. That is where the role of deciding favorableness through astrology comes into.
The accomplished Guru decides the suitability of Mantra through his /her spiritual powers. Whereas astrology is secular scientific technical tool to determine the suitability of the Mantra. The suggestion of astrology as a tool for Mantra selection is definitely an alternate tool in the absence of an accomplished Guru for all those Mantra not involving Shat Karm.
The procedure of determination of Siddh, Susiddh, Ari, Shatru etc etc Mantra are also redundant when a Guru is guiding your Mantra Saadhanaa, because he is taking care of your complete wellbeing. Guru decides suitability of Mantra on the basis of his/her direct knowledge which is far more superior to these techniques.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 06/09/11