Mantrasamskara, Mantrasaṃskāra, Mantra-samskara: 6 definitions


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mantrasamskara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Mantrasaṃskāra (मन्त्रसंस्कार) purifies faults in mantras (mantradoṣa) that is performed during mantrāṃśaka (examination of mantra), as is explained in the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.89-91.—The mantra-saṃskāra is a means that purifies those doṣas contained in the mantra. We find various ways of conducting the mantra-saṃskāra presented in the Netratantra [18.6-8], the Kulārṇava [15.71-72], and the Śāradātilaka [2.114-123]. The Kakṣapuṭa does not give an explanation for the mantra-saṃskāra, but describes how to purify the akṣaras of oneʼs own name.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mantrasaṃskāra (मन्त्रसंस्कार).—any Saṃskāra or rite performed with sacred texts; अनृतावृतुकाले च मन्त्रसंस्कारकृत् पतिः (anṛtāvṛtukāle ca mantrasaṃskārakṛt patiḥ) Manusmṛti 5.153.

Derivable forms: mantrasaṃskāraḥ (मन्त्रसंस्कारः).

Mantrasaṃskāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantra and saṃskāra (संस्कार).

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

Mantrasaṃskāra (मन्त्रसंस्कार).—[masculine] a rite performed with sacred texts, kṛt [adjective] performing such a rite.

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

Mantrasaṃskāra (मन्त्रसंस्कार):—[=mantra-saṃskāra] [from mantra > man] m. a (nuptial) rite performed with s° t°, [Manu-smṛti v, 153]

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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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