Shantyartha, Śāntyartha, Shanti-artha: 1 definition
Shantyartha 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 Śāntyartha can be transliterated into English as Santyartha or Shantyartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Śāntyartha (शान्त्यर्थ) means “for the sake of peace (from all calamities)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“Now, at this moment, I will tell the highest-most teaching to be worshipped with this mantra, for the sake of peace from all calamities (sarva-upadrava-śāntyartha), resulting in the fruits of all Siddhis. [He worships] Deva as Tumburu in the middle of an eight petaled lotus, in the maṇḍala, [starting] in the East, O Devī. [The Sādhaka] honors the Lord who is ten-armed, five-faced, and three eyed, with the form and faces like Sadāśiva. [...]”.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Shanti, Artha.
Ends with: Prashantyartha.
Full-text: Upadrava, Sarvopadrava.
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Expiatory Rites in Keralite Tantra (by T. S. Syamkumar)
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