Rakshamantra, Rakṣāmantra: 2 definitions


Rakshamantra 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 Rakṣāmantra can be transliterated into English as Raksamantra or Rakshamantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rakṣāmantra (रक्षामन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vaidic hymns chanted at weddings in order to protect the bridal pair from evil influences. Oudh. Xvi, 82. 84. Xix, 90. 92.

2) Rakṣāmantra (रक्षामन्त्र):—Oudh. Xxi, 110.

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

Rakṣāmantra (रक्षामन्त्र):—[=rakṣā-mantra] [from rakṣā > rakṣ] m. Name of a collection of Vedic hymns (chanted at weddings in order to protect the bridal pair from evil influences).

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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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