Astramantra, Astra-mantra: 4 definitions



Astramantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Google Books: Temple Consecration Rituals in Ancient India

Astramantra (अस्त्रमन्त्र, “weapon-mantra”): One of the five aṅgamantras (see Kāśyapaśilpa prathameṣṭakā 43c-44a) usually identified as phaṭ or as a formula containing phaṭ.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Astramantra (अस्त्रमन्त्र) is the name of a mantra to be uttered during certain preparations of śuddhānna, according in verse 25.94-107a of the 8th-century Īśvarasaṃhitā. Accordingly, “... they (vessels) are to be washed without (outside) with water sanctified by astramantra and are to be rotated with pure cloth consecrated, by it (astramantra)”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Astramantra (अस्त्रमन्त्र).—a Mantra to be repeated in discharging or withdrawing a missile; संमोहनं नाम सखे ममास्त्रं प्रयोग- संहारविभक्तमन्त्रम् (saṃmohanaṃ nāma sakhe mamāstraṃ prayoga- saṃhāravibhaktamantram) R.5.57,59.

Derivable forms: astramantraḥ (अस्त्रमन्त्रः).

Astramantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms astra and mantra (मन्त्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Astramantra (अस्त्रमन्त्र):—[=astra-mantra] [from astra] m. a Mantra used to charm arrows, [Raghuvaṃśa v, 59.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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