Dvadashaksharamantra, Dvādaśākṣaramantra: 3 definitions
Dvadashaksharamantra 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.
The Sanskrit term Dvādaśākṣaramantra can be transliterated into English as Dvadasaksaramantra or Dvadashaksharamantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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(-ntraṃ) A prayer of twelve syllables, especially as addressed to Vishnu, or Om, Bhagavate, Vasudevaya, Ramaya. E. dvādaśa, akṣara a letter, and mantra formulæ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvādaśākṣaramantra (द्वादशाक्षरमन्त्र):—[=dvādaśākṣara-mantra] [from dvādaśākṣara > dvā-daśa > dvā] m. the prayer of 12 s° addressed to Viṣṇu (cf. dvādaśa-pattraka), [Padma-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dvādaśākṣaramantra (द्वादशाक्षरमन्त्र):—[dvādaśā+kṣara-mantra] < [dvādaśākṣara-mantra] (ntraṃ) 1. n. Prayer of twelve letters or syllables.
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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Partial matches: Dvadashakshara, Mantra.
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