Mantraraja, Mantrarāja: 5 definitions


Mantraraja 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Mantrarāja (मन्त्रराज) refers to the “great formula”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī said to Nārada: “On hearing these words of Pārvatī, O excellent sage, you taught her the five-syllabled mantra of Śiva in accordance with the sacred law. O sage, generating her faith you told her the supreme efficacy of the great formula [i.e., mantrarāja] thus”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Mantrarāja (मन्त्रराज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] Kāṭm. 11 (and—[commentary]). Oppert. 7068. Mentioned in Āgamatattvavilāsa.

2) Mantrarāja (मन्त्रराज):—[tantric] Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 64.

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

Mantrarāja (मन्त्रराज):—[=mantra-rāja] [from mantra > man] m. ‘king of spells’, Name of a [particular] magical formula, [Rāmatāpanīya-upaniṣad]

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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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