Tantrika, Tāntrika: 15 definitions
Tantrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक) refers to a type of profession mentioned in the Śukranītisāra 2.128-188.—The Śukranītisāra is a Sanskrit work on ethics by Śukrācārya comprised of four chapters. The second chapter (uvarājādikṛtya, “the duties of the royal princes and the like”) describes a large number of varied topics, eg., it contains observations on the ministers, priests, sacive, treasury, a large number of officers and employees (such as a Tāntrika).
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक) refers to “one who is well-versed in religious doctrine”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.64. Cf. Yoga-Yājñavalkya 8.4.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक) refers to “that which is taught in the Tantras” and represents one of the three classifications of Arcana (“deity worship”), according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—By performing arcana of Bhagavān, one soon feels an immense pleasure within oneself, which is the cause of all varieties of perfections, or auspicious desires. Without performing arcana, it is not possible for a person attached to material enjoyment to break free from bad association and so forth.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
tāntrika (तांत्रिक).—a (S) That follows the doctrine taught in the Tantras: also versed in the Tantras. 2 Belonging to the Tantras--a charm, rite, precept. 3 That has but a superficial knowledge or scanty ability (in his art or business). 4 Shortened, abridged, contracted, rendered brief. Ex. kathā tyānēṃ tāṃ0 kēlī; mārgīṃ sarva kāmēṃ tāṃ0 karāvīṃ; sāmprata paiśācī aḍacaṇa āhē kharca tāṃ0 karāSource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
tāntrika (तांत्रिक).—a Belonging to the Tantras. Shortened.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक).—a. (-kī f.)
1) Well-versed in any science or doctrine
2) Relating to the Tantras.
3) Taught or contained in them.
-kaḥ A follower of Tantra doctrines; तान्त्रिकाः परिचर्यायां केवलस्य श्रियः पतेः । अङ्गोपाङ्गायुधाकल्पं कल्प- यन्ति यथा च यैः (tāntrikāḥ paricaryāyāṃ kevalasya śriyaḥ pateḥ | aṅgopāṅgāyudhākalpaṃ kalpa- yanti yathā ca yaiḥ) || Bhāg.12.11.2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) A plant, Gurichi. E. kan added to tantrī.
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(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Relating to the Tantras, taught by them, following them, &c. 2. Relating to a thread, &c. m.
(-kaḥ) 1. A scholar, a man completely versed in any science. 2. A follower of the doctrine taught by the Tantras. E. tantra truth, &c. and ṭhak aff. tantraṃ siddhāntaṃ vetti śāstramadhīte vā .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक).—i. e. tantra + ika, I. m. One versed in a system, Bhāṣāp. 148. Ii. adj. Taught in a work of the Tantra-class, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 6, 9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक).—[feminine] ā & ī familiar with or contained in a cert. doctrine, [especially] relating to the Tantras, mystical.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tantrikā (तन्त्रिका):—[from tantraka > tan] f. Cocculus cordifolius, [Bhāvaprakāśa v, 3, 7]
2) [v.s. ...] noise in the ears, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā vii, 142]
3) [v.s. ...] cf. apa-.
4) Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक):—[from tāntava] mf(ā, [Suśruta i, 3]; ī)n. taught in a scientific manual, [Tattvasamāsa] (kī saṃjñā, ‘a technical Name’)
5) [v.s. ...] taught in the [Tantrasāra] mystical, [Hārīta] ([Manu-smṛti; ii, 1/2]), [Suśruta] etc.
6) [v.s. ...] m. one completely versed in any science or system, [Bhāṣāpariccheda]
7) [v.s. ...] a follower of the Tantra doctrine, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa xii, 11, 2; Saṃkṣepa-śaṃkara-vijaya]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Tantrikā (तन्त्रिका):—(kā) 1. f. A plant (Guricha).
2) Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Idem. m.] A scholar; a follower of the Tantras.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक):—(von tantra)
1) adj. subst. mit einer Disciplin vollkommen vertraut; ein Fachgelehrter [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 1, 15.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 483.] [Bhāṣāpariccheda 148.] —
2) adj. in einem Tantra gelehrt, vorgetragen: śrutiśca dvividhā vaidikī tāntrikī ca [HĀRĪTA] bei [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 1.] vaidikatāntrikeṇa yogena [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 8, 6, 9.] yuktayastāntrikāśca yāḥ [Suśruta 1, 11, 19.] kī saṃjñā eine technische Benennung [Sânkhya Philosophy 39, 1.] —
3) m. ein Anhänger der mystischen Tantra [Śabdakalpadruma] [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] [Burnouf 557.]
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2) (im Gegens. zu vaidika) dīkṣā [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 11, 11, 37.] makha [27, 7.] mantra [SARVADARŚANAS. 169, 17. 170, 1.] so v. a. geheim, mystisch [Oxforder Handschriften 108,b,17. fg.] —
3) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 12,11,2.] [Oxforder Handschriften 258,a,26.] [WILSON, Sel. Works 1,249.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Tāntrika (तान्त्रिक):—Adj. (f. ā und ī) Subst. —
1) mit einer Disciplin vollkommen vertraut , Fachgelehrter. —
2) in einem Lehrbuch gelehrt , — vorgetragen. kīsaṃjñā eine technische Benennung. —
3) in einem mystischen Tantra gelehrt , mystisch , geheim. —
4) ein Anhänger der mystischen Tantra.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Tantrika in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a nerve; ~[katamtra] nervous system; ~[kiya] nervous..—tantrika (तंत्रिका) is alternatively transliterated as Taṃtrikā.
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 1.4.4 < [Adhikaraṇa 1 - Sūtras 1-7]
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Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas (by Goswami Mitali)
Part 9 - Non-Vedic Elements in the Purāṇic Religion < [Chapter 3 - General Characteristics of the Purāṇic Religion and its Link with the Vedic Tradition]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XIX - Mathematical investigation into the diagrams of om < [The om tat sat]
Chapter XVIII - The incarnation of the living spirit < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
Chapter CXXVI - Description of the spiritual state < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XXX - The Āgamas and the Future < [Section 4 - Yoga and Conclusions]
Chapter XIII - Sarvānandanātha < [Section 1 - Introductory]
Chapter IV - Tantra Śāstra and Veda < [Section 1 - Introductory]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)