Mantravid, Mantravit, Mantra-vid: 10 definitions


Mantravid 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Mantravit (मन्त्रवित्).—A son of Satyabhāmā and Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 247.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्) is another name for Mantrin, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.129-133, while describing daily rituals]—“[...] In whichever place and time the Mantravid lives, none [of the following] will arise near him: plagues, diseases, khārkhodas, grahas, śākinīs of various sorts, yakṣas, piśācas, rākṣasas, seizers of children, visphoṭas, vyantaras or asparas. Any of the poisons that exist, famine and eclipses, none will arise because of the Mantrin [e.g., Mantravid] being there”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्).—see मन्त्रज्ञ (mantrajña) above.

Mantravid is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mantra and vid (विद्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mantravit (मन्त्रवित्).—m. (-vid-vit) 1. A spy, a secret emissary or agent. 2. A counsellor. 3. A priest. 4. A Brahman learned in the Vedas. E. mantra secret counsel, &c. and vid who knows.

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

Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्).—[mantra-vid], I. adj. 1. Conversant with the Vedas, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 42, 51. 2. Conversant with charms, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 187, 9. Ii. m. 1. A spy. 2. A counsellor, Chr. 55, 6. 3. A priest.

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

Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्).—[adjective] knowing sacred texts or magical incantations.

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

1) Mantravid (मन्त्रविद्):—[=mantra-vid] [from mantra > man] mfn. knowing s° t°, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] knowing magical formulas (superl. -vittarma), [Daśakumāra-carita]

3) [v.s. ...] skilled in counsel, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a counsellor or a learned Brāhman or a spy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Mantravit (मन्त्रवित्):—[mantra-vit] (d) 5. m. A spy; a counsellor; a Veda knowing priest.

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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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