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Any Hindu witches?
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Post # 1
Hi everyone!

I'm just starting on my path of witchcraft and I'm very interested in learning Hindu-based shellwork. It's the religion I've been drawn to for almost a decade, and which I do practice in my own way. I worship the Hindu gods and light incense for the altar every day. However, I'm not very well versed in Hindu mysticism and only have very messy, cobbled together knowledge. I can share what I know here, but it's very disorganized and incomplete. I'm interested to hear from any spellcasters who follow dharmic traditions - Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc - or an eclectic mix that includes Hinduism.

Hindu rituals seem to just involve what I already do - choose your patron deity (mine in Goddess Kali), light the incense she wants, make the offerings she wants, recite her specific mantras, and ask for her to fulfill your wish.

But is that really it? And there are so many mantras for even one goddess that I don't know how to use them.

There are also yantras (visual representations of the mantra), no information on what kinds of oil to use because Hindus use ghee to light their lamps (not candles), and it just doesn't feel like a spell to me.

Any advice is appreciated!
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 2
You write of starting your path of witchcraft; and then go on to discuss various religious beliefs; none of them witchcraft!
Witchcraft isn't a religion, or a religious "path". Therefore you may follow any religion and still practice witchcraft. Or, like me,you may practice witchcraft without any religion at all!
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
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Post # 3
There are no witches in hinduism. There are only priests. And im also a hindu. There's nothing to do with witchcraft on hinduism.
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
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Post # 4
Not sure why my post inspired hostility. I know the difference between witchcraft and religion, but the truth is that that there ARE mystical traditions in each religion and they have been a part of spellwork for centuries. In fact, some spellwork absolutely is a religious petition, such as rituals to the Orisha in the various vodou/santeria West African religions.

This also isn't the first time Hindu magic has ever been discussed on this forum, here's an example: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=227307

Anyway, if nobody is interested in this subject that is fine. Thanks anyway.
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
By: / Novice
Post # 5
No one was trying to be hostile, so there's no need to become defensive. I think the point someone else was trying to make is that magic and witchcraft are not synonymous. While some magic may be tied to religion, that doesn't make it witchcraft, which is generally separate from religion.
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
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Post # 6
Nice to see someone interested in Hinduism. Although I agree with Brysing that Witchcraft is not a religion. For me, it's Spirituality. But still I worship Hindu as well as wiccan deities. I'm a solitary eclectic witch born in a Hindu Family.In Hinduism, there are mostly chants in Sanskrit and we light lamps with mustard oil or ghee and sometimes incense too.No candles are used though but still chants or mantras are like the spells.

In Hinduism there are lakhs of Gods and Goddesses. For example Goddess Lakshmi ( Goddess of wealth) ,Goddess Saraswati, ( Goddess of music and education),Lord Shiva ( The creator) ,Lord Indra (King of Heaven) and so on. Generally Fruits and sweets are used as offerings to them. There are countless number of mantras you'll find in Vedas each for a certain purpose and there's always a specific method to perform those rituals and you need to purify yourself before performing them. There's also a lot of fasting in Hinduism like at full moon.

For example if I've to perform a ritual for prosperity and my Patron is Lord Shiva, I'll do fasting for seven Mondays and in that period I'll only eat vegetarian food. I'll have to keep only positive thoughts.I need to learn the whole chant and know it's meaning before using it. After that, only last Monday I'll have to Light up a ghee lamp in front of statue of Lord Shiva and then chant Shiva Tandava Stotram till I feel it's enough for the ritual.

It's not necessary for you to be Hindu to perform such rituals.All you need is purity and belief in your heart regarding such religion. Like being a Hindu my patrons are Goddess Hecate, Lord Indra,Lord Shiva, Lord Zeus.

Hope it helps.
Blessings.
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
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Post # 7
And Yes, there are enchanted Yantras or talismans too. They're blessed by the deities and are really powerful but nowadays it's really hard to find the real Yantras.
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
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Post # 8
Thank you Lord Indra! That's exactly the kind of advice I was looking for, I really appreciate it. :)

I wish I had something to contribute towards your knowledge as well but I'm still a novice at this stage myself!
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Re: Any Hindu witches?
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Post # 9
as ive have carried myself as a lone practioner of the craft shear will and belief is what giudes you.depends on your direction i have praticed majic for over 20 years. its what you make it .religion has nothing to do with it
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