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When some unnatural or supernatu¬ral phenomena take place, foreboding some evil, remedial measures have to be under¬taken. These are generally termed śāntis. (See ŚĀNTIS for details.)
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Even in some early Vedic mantras we find the idea of counteracting the evil effects of bad dreams (vide Rgveda 10.164.1-5; 8.47.16-18; 10.36.4; 10.37.4).
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When some unnatural or supernatural phenomena takes place, foreboding some evil, remedial measures have to be undertaken. These are generally termed as śāntis. Even in some early Vedic mantras we find the idea of counteracting the evil effects of bad dreams.<ref>Ṛgveda 10.164.1-5; 8.47.16-18; 10.36.4; 10.37.4</ref> They are:
The Sāñkhāyana-grhyasutras (5.6, 7, 10, 11) prescribes the Rgvedic sṅkta (1.114 with 11 verses) for curing a person suffering from any disease.
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* The Sāñkhāyana-grhyasutras<ref>Sāñkhāyana-grhyasutras 5.6, 7, 10, 11</ref> prescribes the Ṛgvedic sukta<ref>Ṛgvedic sukta 1.114 with 11 verses</ref> for curing a person suffering from any disease.
In the Taittiriya Āranyaka (4.42) there are 37 mantras of śānti, of which 7 are from the Rgveda.
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* In the Taittiriya Āranyaka<ref>Taittiriya Āranyaka 4.42</ref> there are 37 mantras of śānti, of which 7 are from the Rgveda.
Several verses of the Atharvaveda (6.45.1; 6.46.1) also are prescribed for similar purposes.
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* Several verses of the Atharvaveda<ref>Atharvaveda 6.45.1; 6.46.1</ref> are also prescribed for similar purposes.
The entire chapter 36 of the Śukla- yajurveda Samhitā comprising 24 mantras is used as śānti during the Pravargya rite (See PRAVARGYA.).
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* The entire chapter 36 of the Śukla-yajurveda Samhitā comprises of 24 mantras.
Such Vedic mantras are called Sānti- suktas.
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* It is used as śānti during the Pravargya rite.  
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Such Vedic mantras are called Sāntisuktas.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Revision as of 09:34, 21 September 2015

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Santisuktas, ZAntisuktas, shaantisuktas


When some unnatural or supernatural phenomena takes place, foreboding some evil, remedial measures have to be undertaken. These are generally termed as śāntis. Even in some early Vedic mantras we find the idea of counteracting the evil effects of bad dreams.[1] They are:

  • The Sāñkhāyana-grhyasutras[2] prescribes the Ṛgvedic sukta[3] for curing a person suffering from any disease.
  • In the Taittiriya Āranyaka[4] there are 37 mantras of śānti, of which 7 are from the Rgveda.
  • Several verses of the Atharvaveda[5] are also prescribed for similar purposes.
  • The entire chapter 36 of the Śukla-yajurveda Samhitā comprises of 24 mantras.
  • It is used as śānti during the Pravargya rite.

Such Vedic mantras are called Sāntisuktas.


References

  1. Ṛgveda 10.164.1-5; 8.47.16-18; 10.36.4; 10.37.4
  2. Sāñkhāyana-grhyasutras 5.6, 7, 10, 11
  3. Ṛgvedic sukta 1.114 with 11 verses
  4. Taittiriya Āranyaka 4.42
  5. Atharvaveda 6.45.1; 6.46.1
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore