Shaktishamantra, Śaktīśamantra, Shaktisha-mantra: 1 definition

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Shaktishamantra 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 Śaktīśamantra can be transliterated into English as Saktisamantra or Shaktishamantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: archive.org: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Śaktīśamantra (शक्तीशमन्त्र) is the name of a Mantra discussed in chapter 28 (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 [yajñamūrtyādi-mantroddhāra]: Bhagavān continues to give instructions regarding the composition, the japa-repetitions and the respective potencies of other mantras: [e.g., śaktīśamantra (25-30)] [...] Also with those mantras addressed to Saṃkarṣaṇa, Aniruddha, Pradyumna and the avatāra-forms (169b-194).

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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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