Definition of Mantras
1. Noun. (plural of mantra) ¹
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Definition of Mantras
1. mantra [n] - See also: mantra
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Literary usage of Mantras
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India by Jean Antoine Dubois (1817)
"JL HE mantras, so celebrated in all the Hindu books, are nothing more than certain forms of prayer, or words of efficacy, which (to borrow a Hindu ..."
2. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"It contains speculations on the meaning of the mantras, gives precepts for their application, relates stories of their origin in connection with that of ..."
3. Bibliotheca Indica by Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Asiatick Society (Calcutta, India) (1872)
"Four propitiatory mantras for placing bricks on the north side,. ... words of a Rig verse quoted in support of the last of the above four mantras, 14. ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... of these mantras are generally preserved, and in some instances occur even in the text, would be quite sufficient to prove that these primaeval saints ..."
5. Rigveda Brahmanas: The Aitareya and Kauṣītaki Brāhmaṇas of the Rigveda by Arthur Berriedale Keith (1920)
"Prose mantras are not numerous or important with the exception of those regarding the actual cutting up of the victim which are given in the Aitareya (ii. ..."
6. The Golden Words of a Sufi Sheikh: Revised Edition by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.), M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2006)
"The sheikh says: Son, there are millions and millions of mantras in the world. ... Discard the parroting of mantras. Instead of this, acquire the knowledge ..."
7. Ceylon, the Paradise of Adam: The Record of Seven Years' Residence in the Island by Caroline Corner (1908)
"... chanting 1013 mantras — Fulfilment of a prediction — Cynthia's dismay. IT was an accepted fact with the natives now that this singular English lady ..."