Sammantrya, Sam-mantrya, Saṃmantrya: 1 definition

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃmantrya (संमन्त्र्य) (Cf. Mantrya) refers to “consulting” (amongst one another) [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “Thus with ardour, the king of the demons [i.e., Tāraka] performed the severe penance duly unbearable even to those who heard about it. [...] Then all those gods and sages consulted one another [i.e., su-saṃmantrya] and in their great fright they came to my world and approached me in a piteous plight. Bowing to and eulogising me with palms joined in reverence, all of them explained everything to me distressed in mind that they were. [...]”.

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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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