Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Be it the path of Sadhanas or any other, questions are bound to rise in one’s mind. Curiosity compels one to ask why this is so or what is the reason behind this? Traditionally either from out parents or teachers we get in legacy many rituals. However we never know the reasons behind them. The Gita says – Sanshayaatmaa Vinashayati i.e. one who lives in doubts is sure bound for trouble.

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General Queries     Tantra Related Queries     Queries on Subscription/Getting Sadhana Material etc.     Diksha Related Queries     Gurudham/Sadhna Camp Related Queries     
Queries on using Sadhana Materials     Sadhana Related Queries     21 Sadhana Related Questions     Answers on Guru-Disciple relationship and Diksha     
Questions+Answers from Feb 2001 issue     Questions+Answers from March 2001 issue     

General Queries

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  1. What is International Siddhashram Sadhak Parivar?
  2. I have … problem. Can you help me?
  3. I think that someone has done blackmagic/totka/nazar on me. Can you help me and my family?
  4. Where can I meet Gurudev? Do I need to take an appointment?
  5. Which Gurudev should I meet?
  6. Where is Gurudev Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimaliji?
  7. Who are Trimurti Gurudevs?
  8. Who is Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaranandji ?
  9. Do the sadhanas work? Will my aims be fulfilled?
  10. Are you a Nazi? Why do u have swastik on front page?
  11. I live very far off. I cannot come to meet Gurudev in person. What should I do?
  12. I wish to perform Sadhana directly under Revered Gurudev’s guidance. How can I do it?
  13. My birthdate is … Do you prepare horoscope?
  14. What is a Sadhna Camp?
  15. What is Diksha?
  16. Do you sell Ayurveda medicines?
  17. I am not a Hindu. Can I perform Sadhanas?
  18. I eat non-vegetarian food and take drinks. Can I do sadhanas?
  19. I chant Gayatri mantra/am Sanatan Hindu. Isn’t Tantra different from all this?
  20. You talk about so many miraculous powers? Is this really Truth or just a hogwash?
  21. I am a very religious minded person. I sing bhajans and do aarti in temple daily. Why do I still have so many problems?
  22. How do I awaken my Kundalini ?
  23. What is your email address?
  24. What is your website address?
  25. Can the Timechart listed in “Auspicious Timings” be used outside India?
  26. You use lots of ethnic Indian terms like Mantra/ Tantra/ Kundalini/ Mahavidhya etc. Where can I find meaning of these terms?
  27. What is Pooja/puja?
  28. What is Pujya (poojya)?
  29. What is Gurubhai/Gurubahen?
  30. How do I know names & addresses of Gurubhais in my area?
  31. What are the addresses of Gurudhams (offices)?
  32. Where can I talk to other like minded persons on internet?
  33. “abc” in “xyz city” is selling Sadhana articles and is claiming to have permission from Gurudev to grant Dikshas. Is it true?

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Tantra Related Queries

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  1. I am a family man with wife and children. I don’t want to leave my responsibilities and become an ascetic. How can I follow this path?
  2. To become an ascetic, shouldn’t one leave everything and go to forests ?
  3. I am highly afraid of Mantra-Tantra. Is’nt it a bad thing ?
  4. Isn’t Tantra related to sex ?
  5. Doesn’t one need to use drugs/alcohol for practising Tantra?
  6. What is the left hand side of Tantra?
  7. Is it possible to destroy/damage others through Tantra?

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Queries on Subscription/Getting Sadhana Material etc.

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  1. How do I subscribe to “Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan” magazine from India?
  2. How do I subscribe to “Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan” magazine from outside India?
  3. Do you accept credit cards for payment? How do I make payment?
  4. Where can I get old issues of Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine from?
  5. How can I obtain Sadhna Samagri, Books, Cassettes etc. by post?
  6. Are Sadhna Samagri, Books, Cassettes etc. available over the counter?
  7. What are the postal/handling charges for overseas post from Jodhpur Gurudham?
  8. Is there a list of Books/Sadhana Materials/Cassettes etc?
  9. Where can I get Indian Prices of books, Sadhana materials etc. from?
  10. Can I get Sadhana procedure along with Sadhana articles?
  11. Can you send items through courier? How do I pay for extra courier charges?
  12. It is taking a lot of time to get Sadhana material. What has happened to my request for articles?
  13. Do you have any English audio/video cassette?
  14. Do you have an English edition of your magazine/books?
  15. When I subscribed to the Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine, you have sent me a Yantra/Gutika/Mala along with instructions in Hindi. I don’t know Hindi. What should I do with this?
  16. I have not received my Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine of … month. What happened to it?

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Diksha Related Queries

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  1. What is Guru Diksha?
  2. Which Diksha should I take first?
  3. I have read all about Sadhanas and Dikshas in books and Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine. I want to do …Sadhana and take …. Diksha. What is the next step?
  4. Can I take more than one Diksha at the same time?
  5. Which Diksha is best for me?
  6. When does Gurudev grant Diksha?
  7. I am unable to come to Gurudham/Sadhna Camp. How do I obtain Diksha?
  8. How do I know the amount/details for a Diksha?

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Gurudham/Sadhna Camp Related Queries

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  1. What is Gurudham? Is it a person or office?
  2. What are the timings for Delhi/Jodhpur Gurudham. Can I stay in the Gurudham?
  3. Why should I attend the Sadhana Camp?
  4. Do I need to make separate accommodation arrangements for Sadhana Camp?
  5. When is the next Sadhna Camp scheduled in my area?
  6. What do I need to take to Sadhna Camp?
  7. What Dikshas, Sadhnas are included in the Sadhna Camp charges?
  8. What is the address/phone/fax number of Jodhpur Gurudham?
  9. How to reach Jodhpur Gurudham from Jodhpur Railway Station?
  10. Is there any good hotel nearby Jodhpur Gurudham?
  11. What is the address/phone/fax number of Delhi Gurudham?
  12. How to reach Delhi Gurudham from Delhi Railway Station/Airport?
  13. Which buses go to Delhi GurudhamArogyadham?
  14. Is there any good hotel nearby Delhi Gurudham?
  15. What is the address/phone number of Narayan Shakti Peeth (Arogyadham)?
  16. How to reach Narayan Shakti Peeth (Arogyadham) from Delhi Railway Station/Airport?

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Queries on using Sadhana Materials

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  1. Can I share my rosary/other Sadhana articles with my friends or family?
  2. How to recognise Guru Chadar/Guru Pitambar from the material I have received. How does it look like. What to do with it?
  3. What is Guru Chadar? What to do with this cloth containing all these strage words/symbols ?
  4. How to recognise dhoti? how does it look like?
  5. Where can I get a yellow/red/black/anyother colored dhoti from?
  6. Do I need to wear anything under dhoti ?
  7. How do I tie a dhoti?
  8. What is a saree? How is it worn?
  9. How regularly should I wash dhoti and Guru chadar ?
  10. What is asana? How to use it?
  11. What is Deepak?
  12. What is Kumkum?
  13. What is Chandan?
  14. How does one place Shivlinga?
  15. How does one place Sankha?
  16. Where does one place Oil lamp?
  17. Where does one place Ghee lamp?
  18. Where does one place Incense (dhoop/agarbatti)?
  19. What is Mouli (red Thread)?
  20. Sadhana material from Jodhpur Gurudham has a red clothstring tied to it. Should I remove this?
  21. Which incense should I use for Sadhana?
  22. Can I interchange among Sadhana articles? Can I use a rosary from a Sadhana packet for some other Sadhana?
  23. Can I wear more than one Sadhana article on my body? Is there any harm in this?
  24. Can I use Tantrokt Nariyal to worship Kalash?
  25. What is Yagyopavit/Janeou/ Holy Thread ? How do I use it?

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Sadhana Related Queries

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  1. There are so many Sadhanas to choose from. How do I choose one?
  2. Are there any general rules to be followed during Sadhna period?
  3. How to chant using the rosary? How do I hold the rosary? Which hand?
  4. Some of the beads on my rosary have been damaged/broken. Can I use this rosary for Sadhana?
  5. What should I do if I mispronounce Mantra during chanting. Do I need to repeat the entire rosary again?
  6. How do I know correct pronunciation of word? How do I speak this Mantra?
  7. What is Guru Mantra?
  8. What happens when I chant Mantra?
  9. What is the correct way to do sadhana. How to pray? Is there a set way to perform Guru Sadhana?
  10. How do I chant mantra?. Should I say it aloud?
  11. Why can’t I start a Sadhana on any day? Isn’t one day as good as other?
  12. What is the importance of color in Sadhana?
  13. Why is direction important for sadhana?
  14. What is Brahmacharya (celibacy)? Does it mean not even talking with mother/sister?
  15. What should I wear during the Sadhna?
  16. What is Bhoj Patra? How do I write Yantra on it?
  17. Can I wash Sadhana articles during Sadhana period ?
  18. I start sadhana but fall asleep midway. What should I do?
  19. Can I perform Sadhana wearing Jeans and T-shirts? What type of clothes should I wear during sadhana?
  20. Can I wear shoes/slippers during Sadhana?
  21. What should I do if I have the urge to go to bathroom while Mantra chanting is in progress?
  22. How should I sit during sadhana. Can I sit on a chair ? What is sitting pose/posture/stance?
  23. Can I do sadhana on a bed?
  24. Can I do sadhana if someone else is in room?
  25. Should I close my eyes while performing the Sadhana?
  26. What is Traatak? How do I practice it?
  27. What is Shakti Chakra?
  28. Can I perform Sadhana on someone else’ behalf? Can someone else perform Sadhana on my behalf?
  29. What is Anusthaan? What is Sankalp? What is Hawan? What is Tarpan? What is Maarjan? How is it done?
  30. What are the Five components of “Panchopchaar Poojan”?
  31. What are the English names for the ten directions?
  32. What is Tilak?

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21 Sadhana Related Questions

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  1. Revered Gurudev, many Sadhaks complain that they are not able to achieve success in Sadhanas. What can be the reason for this? Why do some of them fail in spite of the fact that they follow all instructions properly?
  2. Gurudev, why are the Yantras, rosaries and other Sadhana articles dropped into a river or pond after conclusion of the ritual?
  3. Is it necessary to have Guru Diksha?
  4. Is success in Sadhanas possible?
  5. When and how should Mantras be chanted?
  6. What are the advantages of the Guru rosary?
  7. Should one continue a Sadhana if a child is born or a death occurs in one’s house during the course of Sadhana? Or should one stop in between?
  8. Why is it necessary to obtain Diksha related to the Sadhana that one wishes to perform?
  9. If success eludes one then what should one do?
  10. What is Shaktipaat and how is it possible?
  11. I wish to be your disciple. Please tell me how I can?
  12. Why is it necessary to have a Guru in one’s life?
  13. Can the Guru be worshipped as one’s deity?
  14. If a married couple has Diksha from the same Guru does that make them brother and sister?
  15. Can one have a Diksha again?
  16. What are the duties of a Sadhak?
  17. Are the rules of Sadhanas same for men and women Sadhaks?
  18. Is it necessary to keep meeting the Guru after taking the Diksha?
  19. I obtained the Baglamukhi Yantra from the magazine office and wore it. I was able to win several law suits after that. But I constantly feel very hot. What is the reason for this?
  20. Can a rosary used in one Sadhana be used in some other ritual?
  21. Do the past lives affect one’s spiritual life? What are Mantras and what is their effect?

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Answers on Guru-Disciple relationship and Diksha

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  1. Why can’t success be had at the very first attempt?
  2. How does Mantra chanting helps?
  3. What is the importance of Guru Initiation (Diksha) ?
  4. Is a Guru essential for everyone and for attaining totality of life ?
  5. It is said that in the previous life a disciple has had already been linked with the Guru of his present life and Guru of the previous lives again meets and associates with his disciple. If it is true then what causes delinking of a disciple with the Guru of his previous births and why the disciple has to make efforts in locating and meeting his Guru ?
  6. Where does the Guru-disciple relationship begin and where does it mature ?
  7. After receiving initiation from the Guru, I did the Mantra Japa for a long time but I did not derive any success. Now my confidence is shaken. What are the reasons behind my failure? How can I know as to which Mantra shall suit me ?
  8. Is it essential to include Yantra in Sadhna practices? How does a Yantra help in attainment of optimum success ?
  9. What is the secret behind the use of rosary during Sadhna practices ?
  10. Does a defective pronunciation of Mantra impart any adverse effect ?
  11. What is the role of faith during Sadhna practice ?
  12. What is Guru Purnima and its importance ?
  13. Those, who dedicate their lives at the feet of the Guru on Guru Purnima day are called ‘Jeevan Dani’, what does this mean ?
  14. Is it true that the Guru has to suffer on account of disciple’s actions ?
  15. When the capable Guru possessing divine attainments is observed undergoing pains and sufferings, faith in him gets shaken up. Why do they suffer at all ?
  16. How can those disciples, who are not resident in Guru Ashram, serve their Guru ?
  17. Who is a Sadhak? Who is eligible to do Sadhana? What are the virtues of a good Sadhak?
  18. Generally we believe that no sooner do we get Diksha from the Guru we become disciples. Is this the real meaning of the term Diksha or does it have a deeper meaning? What had Gurudev to say about being a disciple?

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Questions + Answers from February 2001 issue

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  1. Is Guru Diksha necessary? Does Guru Diksha has many forms? One can learn even without Diksha. Then why is Guru Diksha so important?
  2. What is the relation between Guru and a disciple like and how does it start?
  3. What is the disciple’s duty towards the Guru?
  4. Can the Guru be one’s deity?
  5. If a husband and a wife both take Diksha from the same Guru then does that make them brother and sister?
  6. When there are so strict tests to test a disciple then are there tests for a Guru too?
  7. Can a disciple who has had Diksha from one Guru get Diksha from another Guru? Would this be a sin?

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Questions + Answers from March 2001 issue

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  1. What is the use of Mantras and Tantra in the present scientific age?
  2. When we tell our friends, relatives and others that we are accomplishing Sadhanas or we chant Mantras they make fun of us. What should we do?
  3. We try many Sadhanas but we do not get results. What is the reason for this?
  4. Why do people fear the word Tantra?
  5. We try to chant Mantras devotedly but we are not able to concentrate. What should we do?