Pancamritatantra, Pañcāmṛtatantra, Pancamrita-tantra: 2 definitions

Introduction

Pancamritatantra 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.

The Sanskrit term Pañcāmṛtatantra can be transliterated into English as Pancamrtatantra or Pancamritatantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchamritatantra.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)

Pañcāmṛtatantra (पञ्चामृततन्त्र) or simply Pañcāmṛta refers to one of the thirty-one Dakṣiṇatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Pañcāmṛta-tantra belonging to the Dakṣiṇa class.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Pañcāmṛtatantra (पञ्चामृततन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—tantra. Mentioned by Gaurīkānta Oxf. 109^a.

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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. 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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