Dvadashakshari, Dvādaśākṣarī, Dvadasha-akshari: 1 definition


Dvadashakshari 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 Dvādaśākṣarī can be transliterated into English as Dvadasaksari or Dvadashakshari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: archive.org: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Dvādaśākṣarī (द्वादशाक्षरी) is the name of a Mantra discussed in the twenty-fifth chapter of the Kapiñjalasaṃhitā: a Pāñcarātra work consisting of 1550 verses dealing with a variety of topics such as worship in a temple, choosing an Ācārya, architecture, town-planning and iconography. Description of the chapter [mantrakośa-vidhi]:—Kapiñjala first of all points out the necessity of mantras (1-2a). Then he gives [in prose] the mantras [e.g., the dvādaśākṣarī-mantra] [...]. Those not found here may be, says Kapiñjala, found elsewhere.

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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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