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Mantras are sacred sounds that are believed to possess supernatural powers, practiced especially in Indian religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. The word "mantra" is a Sanskrit word, which probably means "that which protects (tra) the mind (man)."

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Title Mantras
Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2017
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MLA Citation “Mantras.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Jan. 2017. Web. Accessed 26 Feb. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/mantra>

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