Tantrika, aka: Tāntrika; 6 Definition(s)
Tantrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)
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).Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
tāntrika (तांत्रिक).—a Belonging to the Tantras. Shortened.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
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