Lakshmimantra, Lakṣmīmantra, Lakshmi-mantra: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

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The Sanskrit term Lakṣmīmantra can be transliterated into English as Laksmimantra or Lakshmimantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lakshmimantra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lakṣmīmantra (लक्ष्मीमन्त्र).—Mantras sacred to the goddess.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 38. 6.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Lakshmimantra in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Lakṣmīmantra (लक्ष्मीमन्त्र).—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 Lakṣmī to be uttered at the time of making offering, goes as follows:

लक्ष्मीः सिद्धिर्मतिर्मेधा सर्वलोकनमस्कृताः ।
मन्त्रपूतमिमं देव्यः प्रतिगृह्णन्तु मे बलिम् ॥

lakṣmīḥ siddhirmatirmedhā sarvalokanamaskṛtāḥ |
mantrapūtamimaṃ devyaḥ pratigṛhṇantu me balim ||

“O Lakṣmī, Siddhi, Mati and Medhā, ye who are honoured by all 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.”

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lakshmimantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Lakṣmīmantra (लक्ष्मीमन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Oppert. Ii, 4133.

2) Lakṣmīmantra (लक्ष्मीमन्त्र):—ibid.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lakṣmīmantra (लक्ष्मीमन्त्र):—[=lakṣmī-mantra] [from lakṣmī > lakṣ] m. Name of [work]

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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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