Mantroddhara, Mantroddhāra, Mantra-uddhara: 3 definitions


Mantroddhara 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mantroddhāra (मन्त्रोद्धार) refers to the “extraction of mantras”, according to the Kularatnoddyota (verse 2.4cd-10).—Accordingly, “[The Śrīkula is] accomplished by the Command and, supremely divine, it is adorned with the lineage of the Śrīkrama. [...]  (Along with these things) I will tell you about the practice of the method of the Great Yoga correctly and as it truly is. (I will impart) the teaching concerning the extraction of mantras (mantroddhāra-vinirṇaya) and that concerning the Ages (yuga), the aeons of the descent (of the teaching) and the rest (along with that concerning) conduct and Yoga and the characteristic mark of (true) Yoginīs”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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[«previous next»] — Mantroddhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Mantroddhāra (मन्त्रोद्धार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Hpr. 1, 275.

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

Mantroddhāra (मन्त्रोद्धार):—[from mantra > man] m. selection or extract from s° t° or magical formulas (?)

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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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