Mantrasadhana, aka: Mantrasādhanā, Mantrasādhana, Mantra-sadhana; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Mantrasādhana (मन्त्रसाधन).—The first chapter of the Kakṣapuṭa explains the mantrasādhana or “preparatory procedures” for performing various sādhanas in the following chapters. The tantra opens with verses dedicated to Śiva and Vāgdevatā (the goddess of the Word). The mantrasādhana is also known by the name of the puraścaraṅa or “preparatory activity”. This usually details the suitable place and time for each sādhana, and the recommended rosary and seat to be used. It also includes the rules of japa (recitation) and homa (fire offering) for the sādhana.

According to the Kakṣapuṭatantra 1.40-41, “the mantrasādhana, which begins with the japamālā (rosary) and ends with the siddhi, is told. The rosary should be made with 108, 54, or 27 beads. Three kinds [of rosary]—that is, supreme, middle, and inferior—are explained in order. Śiva told them with brahmagranthi in the Merutantra”.

Note: Brahmagranthi refers to the knot, which ties together the three threads .

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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Mantra Sādhanā is an esoteric technique to restore equilibrium or what is called Sahajāvasthā. In this state man goes beyond himself. He loses his own individuality. The sentient being attains enlightenment when he succeeds in establishing a parallelism between the rhythms of incantation, the rrhythms of ideation and the rhythms of pulsation. With the help of constant ideation of the Bodhicitta, and an incantation of Mantra mind becomes pure and impeccant. Rāghava Bhaṭṭa defines Mantra as a mystic formula. ‘The incantation of which brings the realization of cosmic consciousness (Viśva-vijñānam) and rid one of the bondage of worldliness is verily the mantra.’

Source: Google Books: Buddhist Tantra: A Philosophical Reflection and Religious Investigation

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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mantrasādhana (मंत्रसाधन).—n (S) The acquisition of the power of using a mantra by observance of the various points prescribed in the mantraśāstra.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mantrasādhana (मन्त्रसाधन).—

1) effecting or subduing by magic.

2) a spell, an incantation.

3) attainment of supernatural or magical powers (by muttering spells); चामुण्डे भगवति मन्त्रसाधनादाबुद्दिष्टामुपनिहितां भजस्व पूजाम् (cāmuṇḍe bhagavati mantrasādhanādābuddiṣṭāmupanihitāṃ bhajasva pūjām) Māl. 5.25; K.37,4,44.

Derivable forms: mantrasādhanam (मन्त्रसाधनम्).

Mantrasādhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantra and sādhana (साधन).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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