Murtimantra, Mūrtimantra, Murti-mantra: 1 definition


Murtimantra 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

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Murtimantra in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Mūrtimantra (मूर्तिमन्त्र) refers to the “mantras addressed to the several avatāra-forms of the Lord”, as discussed in chapter 27 (Caryāpāda) of the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—Description of the chapter [matsyādi-mūrtimantra-kathana]: Bhagavān continues to tell about mantras in this chapter, turning now to the mantras addressed to the several avatāra-forms of the Lord. In each, the analysis of the mantra-composition is given, along with instructions for japa-repetitions, as well as other details. [...]

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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