Vipadimantra, Vipadi-mantra: 1 definition


Vipadimantra 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.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (p)

Vipadimantra (विपदिमन्त्र) is another name for the Garuḍamantra: an effective Mantra used in alleviating poison, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā (Toxicology).—The Sanatkumāra-Saṃhitā vouches for the effectiveness of the Garuḍamantra in alleviating the viṣa and upaviṣa wherein the invoked serpents come and remove the venom of specified snakes.—This Garuḍamantra is also known as Vipadimantra since the letter pa and kṣi are interchanged. It is reckoned as Vipadi because it can be applied successfully for various poisons and ailments by interchanging its syllables in a specific manner. It is so called as it protects a person from vipat or danger. The Mantra is also known as Garuḍa Pañcākṣarī and Pañcārṇamanu.

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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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