Ishanamantra, Īśānamantra, Ishana-mantra: 1 definition



Ishanamantra 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 Īśānamantra can be transliterated into English as Isanamantra or Ishanamantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ishanamantra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Īśānamantra (ईशानमन्त्र) is the name of a Mantra associated with waring Rudrākṣas on the head, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] one Rudrākṣa shall be worn on the tuft, forty on the forehead, thirty-two round the neck; hundred and eight over the chest; six in each of the ears; sixteen round each of the arms; [...] It shall be worn on the head repeating Īśāna-mantra; on the ears with Tripuruṣa-mantra; round the neck with Aghora-mantra and on the chest also likewise”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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