Mantramshaka, aka: Mantrāṃśaka, Mantra-amshaka; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Mantrāṃśaka can be transliterated into English as Mantramsaka or Mantramshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Mantrāṃśaka (मन्त्रांशक) refers to “examination of mantra” and is explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.16-28.—The mantrāṃśaka is a method to ascertain if the mantra is appropriate for a practitioner. As a preparation for the sādhanas explained in the following chapters, the practitioner should ascertain if the mantra recited in them is appropriate for him. The mantrāṃśaka is a kind of divination, through which one can predict the result of the relevant sādhana, using akṣaras of both mantra (mantra-akṣara) and oneʼs own name (ātmanāma-akṣara)

The Kulārṇava [15. 78-99] explained various yantras used in the Mantrāṃśaka: akathahacakra, akaḍamacakra, nakṣataracakra (nakṣatracakra ?), rāśicakra, ṛṇidhanicakra, and kulākulacakra.

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
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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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