Brahmamantra, Brahmāmantra, Brahma-mantra: 5 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Brahmāmantra (ब्रह्मामन्त्र).—Before any dramatic performance (nāṭya) takes place, gods and demigods should be worshipped (pūjā) in ceremonies such as the ‘consecration of the mattavāraṇī’. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.40-44 gods and demigods should be worshipped with offerings (e.g. different kinds of foodstuff ) and mantras.
The mantra for Brahmā, to be uttered at the time of making offering, goes as follows:
देवदेव महाभाग सर्वलोकपितामह ।
मन्त्रपूतमिमं सर्वं प्रतिगृह्णीष्व मे बलिम् ॥
devadeva mahābhāga sarvalokapitāmaha |
mantrapūtamimaṃ sarvaṃ pratigṛhṇīṣva me balim ||
“O the god of gods, the most lordly one, the lotus-born one, the grand-father [of the worlds] accept this my offering consecrated by the Mantra.”
According to Nāṭyaśāstra 3.96-97, “Offering worship to the gods of the stage is as meritorious as a [Vedic] sacrifice. No dramatic performance should be made without first worshipping the deities presiding over the stage. When worshipped, they (these gods) will bring you worship, and honoured they will bring you honour. Hence one should by all efforts offer pūjā to the gods of the stage.”
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Brahmamantra (ब्रह्ममन्त्र).—Lākula initiation involved, as a preliminary, the empowering of the disciple with the five brahmamantras (mantras associated with the five diﬀerent forms of Śiva) of vedic origin, also employed by the Pāśupatas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
India history and geography
Brahma-mantra.—(IA 12), five in number. Note: brahma-mantra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Brahmamantra (ब्रह्ममन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Haug. 44.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmamantra (ब्रह्ममन्त्र):—[=brahma-mantra] [from brahma > brahman] m. or n. Name of [work]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Brahma, Mantra.
Ends with: Ayushkarabrahmamantra, Pancabrahmamantra.
Full-text: Pancabrahmamantra, Pancabrahma, Aghora, Sadashiva.
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Shaiva Upanishads (A Critical Study) (by Arpita Chakraborty)
3. Mantra and Application of Bhasma < [Chapter 2 - Greatness of Bhasma and Dhāraṇa]
7. Mantras to wear in different parts < [Chapter 4 - A Critical approach to Rudrākṣa based on Śaiva Upaniṣads]
13. Forms are for Visualization < [Chapter 5 - Essence of Pañcabrahma Upaniṣad]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Expiatory Rites in Keralite Tantra (by T. S. Syamkumar)
Concept of Nirmālya (in Śaiva ritual manuals) < [Chapter 3 - Expiatory Rites in Kerala Tantric Ritual Manuals]
1.7. Expiatory Rites in Ājitāgama and Dīptāgama < [Chapter 2 - Expiatory Rites in Āgamic Literature]
1.8 (b). Expiatory Rites in Prāyaścittasamuccaya < [Chapter 2 - Expiatory Rites in Āgamic Literature]
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)
Verse 43 < [Section 7]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 21 - The duties and rites up to the tenth day after the death of ascetics < [Section 6 - Kailāsa-saṃhitā]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)