Definitions for "Japa"
Repetition of a mantra, either silently or aloud.
Mantra repetition. Repeating a mantra over and over again.
the repetition of a holy word as a form of prayer or devotion. The practice is prevalent in Hindus Shaivite sects, in Sikhism, in Sufism and in certain schools of Japanese Buddhism and reminds one of the Jesus Prayer.