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Why is purashcharan performed before commencing chanting of mantra?

‘Often one has to be friend mantras. This friendship is achieved through rituals. Depending on the cause for which the mantra is required and to what extent that cause is pure, impure, mild, harsh, auspicious, inauspicious, complimentary or harmful, one has to perform some rites (kriyā) on that mantra accordingly. The seats (āsans), mālās (rosaries) and yantras used while performing them vary. (There are also various types of mantras for befriending mantras). Click here to read more.

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