Mantrasnana, Mantrasnāna, Mantra-snana: 7 definitions


Mantrasnana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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»] — Mantrasnana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mantrasnāna (मन्त्रस्नान) refers to a mantra to be uttered by Brahmins while performing ablutions, as defined the Śivapurāṇa 1.13, “after making obeisance to the gods of water, the twice-born shall perform the ablution with mantras. Sick or weak persons shall take bath upto the neck or hips. Sprinkling water upto the knees he shall perform the mantrasnāna. He shall propitiate deities etc. sensibly with the water from the holy tank or river. [...] According to scholarly authorities the mantrasnāna is as follows: Repeating the mantra ‘āpo hi ṣṭhā’ etc. water shall be sprinkled over the head for suppressing sins. Repeating the mantra ‘‘yasya kṣayāya’ etc. water shall be sprinkled over the joints in the legs. The order is as follows:—feet, head, chest; head, chest, feet and chest, feet, head for sprinkling with water thrice. It is enough if one performs mantra-snāna when one is slightly indisposed, or when there is danger from the king or when there is civil commotion, or when there is no other way or when one is about to undertake a journey”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Mantrasnana in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Mantrasnāna (मन्त्रस्नान) refers to:—To bath by meditation and mantra. Also referred to as mānasa-snāna. (cf. Glossary page from Arcana-dīpikā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mantra-snāna.—(EI 4), repetition of prayers used at ablution without the actual bath. Note: mantra-snāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mantrasnana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mantrasnāna (मंत्रस्नान).—n (S) Ablution performed by sprinkling water over the body and reciting some mantra or prayer to a deity.

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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 dictionary

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

Mantrasnāna (मन्त्रस्नान).—the recitation of particular texts as a substitute for ablution.

Derivable forms: mantrasnānam (मन्त्रस्नानम्).

Mantrasnāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantra and snāna (स्नान).

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

Mantrasnāna (मन्त्रस्नान):—[=mantra-snāna] [from mantra > man] n. the recitation of [particular] texts as a substitute for ablution, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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