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मन्त्र  f. am. (rarely n.; ifc.f(). ), ‘instrument of thought’, speech, sacred text or speech, a prayer or song of praise, [RV.] ; [AV.] ; [TS.]
ऋच्   a Vedic hymn or sacrificial formula, that portion of the वेद which contains the texts called or यजुस् or सामन् (q.v.) as opp. to the ब्राह्मण and उपनिषद् portion (See, [IW. 5 &c.] ), [Br.] ; [GṛŚrS.] &c.
ओम्   a sacred formula addressed to any individual deity (e.g.शिवायनमः), [RTL. 61]
a mystical verse or magical formula (sometimes personified), incantation, charm, spell (esp. in modern times employed by the शाक्तs to acquire superhuman powers; the primary मन्त्रs being held to be 70 millions in number and the secondary innumerable, [RTL. 197-202] ), RV. i, 147, 4; [ĀśvŚr.] ; [Mn.] ; [Kathās.] ; [Suśr.]
consultation, resolution, counsel, advice, plan, design, secret, [RV.] &c. &c.
N. of विष्णु, [Viṣṇ.]
of शिव, [MBh.]
(in astrol.) the fifth mansion, [VarYogay.]
मन्त्र   b See p. 785, col. 3.

मन्त्रः [mantrḥ]   [मन्त्र्-अच्]
A Vedic hymn or sacred prayer (addressed to any deity), a sacred text; (it is of three kinds: it is called ऋच् if metrical and intended to be loudly recited; यजुस् if in prose and muttered in a low tone; and सामन् if, being metrical, it is intended for chanting).
The portion of the Veda including the Samhitā and distinguished from the Brāhmaṇa; q. v.
A charm, spell, an incantation; सोऽहमस्मि मन्त्र- सिद्धः [Dk.54;] न हि जीवन्ति जना मनागमन्त्राः [Bv.1.111;] अचिन्त्यो हि मणिमन्त्रौषधीनां प्रभावः [Ratn.2;] [R.2;32;5.57.]
A formula (of prayer) sacred to any deity, as ओं नमः शवाय &c.
Consultation, deliberation, counsel, advice, resolution, plan; तस्य संवृतमन्त्रस्य [R.1.2;] मन्त्रः प्रतिदिनं तस्य बभूव सह मन्त्रिभिः 17.5; [Pt.2.182;] [Ms.7.58;] मन्त्रपूर्वाः सर्वारम्भाः [Kau.A.1.15;] also पञ्चाङ्गो मन्त्रः.
Secret plan or consultation, a secret; मन्त्रो योध इवाधीरः सर्वाङ्गैः संवृतैरपि [Śi.2.29.]
Policy, statesmanship.
A mean, contrivance; किं तु मन्त्रं प्रदास्यामि यो वै तान् निहनिष्यति [Rām.7.6.1.]
 N. N. of Viṣṇu.
of Śiva.
(In astrol.) The fifth mansion. -Comp.
-अक्षरम्   a syllable in a spell.
-अधिकारः   business of council meetings; [Kau.A.1.15.]
-अधिराजः   supreme over all spells.
-आराधनम्   endeavouring to obtain by spells or incantations; मन्त्राराधनतत्परेण मनसा नीताः श्मशाने निशाः [Bh.3.4.]
-उक्त a.  a. mentioned in a hymn.
-उदकम्, -जलम्, -तोयम्, -वारि  n. n. water consecrated by means of spells, charmed water.
-उपष्टम्भः   backing up by advice.
करणम् Vedic texts.
composing or reciting sacred texts; [P.I.3.25.]
-कर्कश a.  a. advocating a stern policy; येऽपि मन्त्रकर्कशाः शास्त्रतन्त्रकाराः [Dk.2.8.] -कारः the author of Vedic hymns.
-कार्यम्   subject of consultation.
-कालः   time of consultation or deliberation. स्त्रीम्लेच्छव्याधितव्यङ्गान् मन्त्रकालेऽपसारयेत् [Ms.7.149.] -कुशलः a. skilled in giving advice.
-कृत्  m. m.
साधनम् effecting or subduing by magic.
a spell, an incantation.
attainment of supernatural or magical powers (by muttering spells); चामुण्डे भगवति मन्त्रसाधनादाबुद्दिष्टामुपनिहितां भजस्व पूजाम् [Māl. 5.25;] [K.37,4,44.]
-साध्य   a.
to be effected or subdued by magic or spells; [Pt. 1.65.]
attainable by consultation.
possessing the power of spells, rendered efficacious; सोऽस्म्यहं मन्त्रसिद्धः [Dk.2.2.] -सिद्धिः f.
the working or accomplishment of a spell.
the power which the possession or knowledge of a spell gives to a person.
-सूत्रम्   a charm fastened on a string.
-स्नानम्   the recitation of particular texts as a substitute for ablution.
-स्पृश् a.  a. obtaining (anything) by means of spells.
-हीन a.  a. destitute of or contrary to sacred hymns.
an author or composer of Vedic hymns; अप्यग्रणीर्मन्त्र- कृतामृषीणां कुशाग्रबुद्धे कुशली गुरुस्ते [R.5.4;1.61;15.31.]
one who recites a sacred text.
a counsellor, an adviser.
an ambassador; यद्वा अयं मन्त्रकृद्वो भगवानखिलेश्वरः [Bhāg.3.1.2.]
-कृत a.  a. Consecrated by mantras; यस्ते मन्त्रकृतः पाणिरग्नौ पापे मया धृतः [Rām.2.14.] 14.
-गण्डकः   knowledge, science.
-गुप्तिः  f. f. secret counsel.
-गूढः   a spy, a secret emissary or agent.
-गृहम्   a council-chamber.
-ग्रहः   listening to the counsels of ministers; सप्तमे तु मन्त्रग्रहो दूताभिप्रेषणानि च [Dk.2.8.]
-जा   the power of spells; L. D. B.
-जागरः   recital of Vedic texts at night.
-जिह्वः   fire; अमृतं नाम यत् सन्तो मन्त्रजिह्वेषु जुह्वति [Śi.2.17.]
knowing sacred texts.
skilled in counsel.
skilled in spells.
(ज्ञः) a counsellor, adviser.
a learned Brāhmaṇa; मन्त्रज्ञै- र्मन्त्रिभिश्चैव विनीतः प्रविशेत् सभाम् [Ms.]
a spy.
-तत्त्वम्   the essence of counsel.
-तन्त्र   see अमन्त्र.
-दः, -दातृ  m. m. a spiritual preceptor or teacher; पिता भवति मन्त्रदः [Ms. 2.153.]
a seer of Vedic hymns.
a Brāhmaṇa versed in the Vedas; यो ह्यग्निः स द्विजो विप्रैर्मन्त्र- दर्शिभिरुच्यते [Ms.3.212.]
-दीधितिः   fire.
skilled in counsel or spells. (m.)
a seer of Vedic hymns
an adviser, a counsellor; अथाह तन्मन्त्रदृशां वरीयान् यन्मन्त्रिणो वैदुरिकं वदन्ति [Bhāg.3.] 1.1.
-देवता   the deity invoked in a sacred text ormantra.
-धरः, -धारिन्  m. m. a counsellor.
-निर्णयः   final decision after deliberation.
-पदम्   the words of a sacred text.
-पूत a.  a. purified by mantras. ˚आत्मन् m. an epithet of Garuḍa.
-प्रचारः   the course of counsel or procedure; [Pt.2.]
-प्रभावः   the power of a spell.-प्रयोगः,
-युक्तिः  f. f. application of spells.
-बी(वी)- जम्   the first syllable of a spell.
-भेदः   breach or betrayal of counsel.
-मूर्तिः   an epithet of Śiva.
-मूलम्   magic.
-यन्त्रम्   a mystical diagram with a magical formula.
-युक्तिः   application of spells; magical means.
योगः employment or application of spells.
magic.-रक्षा not disclosing, keeping a secret.
-वर्जम्   ind. without the use of spells.
-वादः   the substance of sacred texts.
a reciter of sacred texts.
an enchanter, a conjurer.
-विद्   see मन्त्रज्ञ above.
-विद्या   the science of spells, magic. -शक्तिःf. the power of spells.
-श्रुतिः   a consultation overheard.-संस्कारः any Saṁskāra or rite performed with sacred texts; अनृतावृतुकाले च मन्त्रसंस्कारकृत् पतिः [Ms.5.153.] -संस्क्रिया any magical rite.
-संवरणम्   concealment of a design; मन्त्रसंवरणेनास्मि कुन्त्या दुःखेन योजितः [Mb.12.2.] 18.
-संहिता   the whole body of Vedic hymns.
-साधकः   a magician, conjurer.

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मन्त्र  m.  (-न्त्रः)
1. A division of the Vedas; in the first or practical part or Kāndam, it includes prayers and hymns, addressed to particular deities, and used at peculiar sacrifices, &c.; in the Uttara Kāndam, it is applied to addresses to BRAHMĀ or God, and to didactic explanations of his nature and attributes, &c. 2. A mystical verse or incantation, (in the Tantras.)
3. A formula sacred to any individual deity, as Om Vishnave nama, Om Si- vāya nama, &c.
4. Secret consultation, private advice.
E. मत्रि to advise or consult privately, aff. अच् .

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