Shantyanta, Śāntyanta, Shanti-anta: 1 definition


Shantyanta 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 Śāntyanta can be transliterated into English as Santyanta or Shantyanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Śāntyanta (शान्त्यन्त) refers to the “end of the Śānti level”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva verse 9.516cd–522.—Accordingly, “That Guru is equal to Śiva, bestowing the fruits of the Śaiva dharma. The bhūtidīkṣā contains the fruits of Sadāśiva at the end of the Śānti [level] (śāntyanta). This [initiation] is known as the Śivadharmī; the other is called the Lokadharmī. The Śivadharmī is known to be the initiation for Sādhakas. For them [the Guru] should perform consecration, and unite them with the state of being Sādhakas. The consecration for the Sādhaka [should be performed] after the vidyādīkṣā. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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