Mantrajna, Mantrajña, Mantrajñā, Mantra-jna, Mamtrajna: 11 definitions


Mantrajna 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mantrajna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mantrajñā (मन्त्रज्ञा) refers to “she who knows the mantra”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Above, in the reality without defects, (she is) the will (icchā) which is the Gander (haṃsa i.e. Unstruck Sound). She knows the mantra, which is mad with the passion for expansion [i.e., prasaronmatta-mantrajñā]. She is the power of consciousness (cicchakti) and her nature is consciousness (bodha). Established in the End of the Sixteen, she pervades the Void and discerns (cinoti) (reality) in the Darkness (of Māyā). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Mantrajna in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Mantrajña (मन्त्रज्ञ) refers to the Brāhmins, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 15) (“On the nakṣatras—‘asterisms’”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Those who are born on the lunar day of Kṛttikā will delight in white flowers, will perform sacrificial rites, will be Brāhmins [i.e., mantrajña], potters, priests or astronomers. Those who are born on the lunar day of Rohiṇī will be devout men, merchants, rulers, rich men, Yogis, drivers, or men possessed of cows, cattle and the animals of water, farmers and men possessed of wealth derived from mountain produce”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mantrajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mantrajña (मन्त्रज्ञ).—a.

1) knowing sacred texts.

2) skilled in counsel.

3) skilled in spells.

Mantrajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantra and jña (ज्ञ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mantrajña (मन्त्रज्ञ).—m.

(-jñaḥ) 1. A spy, a secret emissary or agent. 2. A counsellor, an adviser. 3. A priest, a sacred teacher. E. mantra advice, &c. and jña who knows.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mantrajña (मन्त्रज्ञ).—[mantra-jña], m. 1. A spy. 2. A priest.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mantrajña (मन्त्रज्ञ).—[adjective] knowing sacred texts or experienced in counsel.

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

1) Mantrajña (मन्त्रज्ञ):—[=mantra-jña] [from mantra > man] mfn. knowing s° t°, [Varāha-mihira; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] experienced in counsel, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a spy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a learned Brahman, priest, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mantrajña (मन्त्रज्ञ):—[mantra-jña] (jñaḥ) 1. m. A spy; a counsellor; a learned priest.

[Sanskrit to German]

Mantrajna in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mantrajna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Maṃtrajña (ಮಂತ್ರಜ್ಞ):—

1) [noun] (masc.) an experienced person in counsel.

2) [noun] (masc.) a learned person who can interprete the vedic hymns exactly.

3) [noun] a learned brāhmaṇa.

4) [noun] a man employed by a government to obtain secret information or intelligence about a person or another country; a spy.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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