Mulamantra, Mūlamantra, Mula-mantra, Mulamamtra: 7 definitions


Mulamantra 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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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Mulamantra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mūlamantra (मूलमन्त्र) \is the name of a Mantra associated with waring Rudrākṣa beads, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] with five mantras—Sadyojāta etc. three, five or seven garlands shall be worn. Or all beads shall be worn with the Mūlamantra”.

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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)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Mūlamantra (मूलमन्त्र) refers to:—Root mantra; the mantra that identifies the deity one is worshipping. (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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mūlamantra (मूलमन्त्र).—

1) a principal or primary text (such as āgama); जुहुयान्मूलमन्त्रेण पुंसूक्तेनाथवा बुधः (juhuyānmūlamantreṇa puṃsūktenāthavā budhaḥ) A. Rām.4.4.31.

2) a spell.

Derivable forms: mūlamantraḥ (मूलमन्त्रः).

Mūlamantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mūla and mantra (मन्त्र).

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

1) Mūlamantra (मूलमन्त्र):—[=mūla-mantra] [from mūla > mūl] m. a principal or primary or fundamental text, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a spell, [Kādambarī]

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Mulamantra in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mulamantra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mūlamaṃtra (ಮೂಲಮಂತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] '''ಓಂ [om]'' the sacred syllable which is supposed to be the base of all hymns.'2) [noun] the main hymn.

3) [noun] the basic, fundamental or main aim (of a person, movement, nation, etc.).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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