Initiatory rite: 1 definition
Initiatory rite 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
During Initiatory rites (in Sanskrit: Dīkṣā), Ācaryas place mantras on both maṇḍalas and the bodies of initiands. This empowers and Tantricizes the place on which the ācaryas position the mantras, demarcating the Tantric ritual space. Religious marking of bodies occurs in various forms across world religions. In Hinduism, we often find such markings on the forehead. This indicates one's alliance to Śaiva or Vaiṣṇava religious orders
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.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.173 < [Section XXIX - Meaning of Term ‘Twice-born’]
Verse 10.4 < [Section I - The Four Castes and their Purely Legitimate Progeny]
Verse 10.20 < [Section II - Mixed Castes]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.77.10 < [Sukta 77]
Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 41 - Amshuman finds the horse and the ashes of his uncles < [Book 1 - Bala-kanda]
Chapter 38 - The story of King Sagara, Shri Rama’s ancestor < [Book 1 - Bala-kanda]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter X - Ceremonies to be observed at the birth and naming of a child < [Book III]
Chapter VI - Breaking of Wagon, Namakarana ceremony of Krishna and Balarama < [Book V]
9. The Bhaviṣya Purāṇa < [Preface]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 223 - Gem of a Formula < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 81 - Mantracintāmaṇi for Devotees of Kṛṣṇa < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 72 - Devotees of Kṛṣṇa Born in Gokula as Cowherdesses < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]