Mantranatha, Mantranāthā: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mantranāthā (मन्त्रनाथा).—Also Mantriṇī,1 and Mantriṇīśyāmā; war master of Lalitā; residence at Kadambavanavāṭikā;2 helped Kumārī in vanquishing Bhaṇḍa's sons; rode on Kiricakra; consulted Daṇḍanāthā;3 invoked Madīrāsindhu (s.v.).4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 17. 22, 27; 27, 58; 19. 61.
  • 2) Ib. IV. 31. 82, 89.
  • 3) Ib. IV. 26. 2, 83, 113; 27. 58.
  • 4) Ib. IV. 28. 14, 48, 92, 103.
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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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