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གསང་སྔགས། (Wyl. gsang sngags ) Pron.: sang ngak

  • Skt. मन्त्रम्, mantra, Pron.: mantra. From Sanskrit: rarely | 'instrument of thought', speech, sacred text or speech, a prayer or song of praise | a Vedic hymn or sacrificial formula, that portion of the Veda which contains the texts called | or | or | as •opp. to the Brāhmaṇa and Upanishad portion | a sacred formula addressed to any individual deity | a mystical verse or magical formula (sometimes personified), incantation, charm, spell (•esp. in modern times employed by the Śāktas to acquire superhuman powers | the primary Mantras being held to be 70 millions in number and the secondary innumerable | consultation, resolution, counsel, advice, plan, design, secret | N. of Vishṇu | of Śiva | (in •astrol.) the fifth mansion [Mahavyutpatti] [Sanskrit] MVP MW

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