Nirmantra, Nir-mantra: 7 definitions


Nirmantra 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)

[«previous next»] — Nirmantra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Nirmantra (निर्मन्त्र) refers to “(one who is) without mantra”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “[...] Having attained the strength of true intelligence through Jñānasvāmin, I know what there is to know and everywhere contemplate my own self. I, Sāhib Kaula, have composed this hymn to the lineage deity Śārikā, which contains the construction of her Mantra. Whoever chants this rich hymn of praise with perfect devotion, hears it or has it recited, even if he be without mantra (nirmantra), he will, O supreme Goddess, without doubt reap the great fruit of this mantra”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nirmantra (निर्मन्त्र).—a.

1) a ceremony, unaccompanied by holy texts.

2) not familiar with holy texts; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.36.43.

Nirmantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and mantra (मन्त्र).

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

Nirmantra (निर्मन्त्र).—adj. unaccompanied by holy texts, Mahābhārata 1, 2980.

Nirmantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and mantra (मन्त्र).

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

Nirmantra (निर्मन्त्र).—[adjective] not accompanied by sacred verses (a marriage).

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

1) Nirmantra (निर्मन्त्र):—[=nir-mantra] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. (a ceremony) unaccompanied by holy texts, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] not familiar with h° t°, [Mahābhārata xii, 1339] (= [Manu-smṛti ii, 158], where [varia lectio] an-ṛca).

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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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