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Mantri, 2 Definition(s)


Mantri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


1a) Mantri (मन्त्रि).—A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 238.

1b) The chief counsellor of the king;1 looks after the kingdom in the absence of the king;2 to be consulted before undertaking an expedition;3 residence of.4

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 70.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 115. 17; 217. 18.
  • 3) Ib. 223. 9; 240. 27.
  • 4) Ib. 254. 20.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

The Ministers (mantri)—Those who shine as royal ministers are men of their word, discerners of good qualities, wealthy, famed, learned in mood (bhāva), knowing good from evil, fain of the flavour of love, impartial, well-conducted, of good will, learned, devoted servants of the king, and men of culture.

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

about this context:

Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

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