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Several rites are performed while entering a newly-built house. One such rite consists in making the house śānta.<ref>Śānta means peaceful to live in.</ref> In a vessel of water a little rice, barley and a piece of gold are deposited. The priest goes round the house three times from left to right, sprinkling the water on the house with the śantātīya mantras.
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Several rites are performed while entering a newly-built [[house]]. One such rite consists in making the [[house]] śānta.<ref>Śānta means peaceful to live in.</ref> In a vessel of water a little rice, barley and a piece of gold are deposited. The priest goes round the house three times from left to right, sprinkling the water on the house with the śantātīya mantras.
  
These are the fifteen mantras of the Ṛgveda.<ref>Ṛgveda 7.35.1-15</ref> Since the word śam (peace) occurs several times in it, the mantra itself is called śantātīya. Several deities are addressed to bestow peace like
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These are the fifteen mantras of the [[Ṛgveda]].<ref>[[Ṛgveda]] 7.35.1-15</ref> Since the word śam (peace) occurs several times in it, the [[mantra]] itself is called śantātīya. Several [[deities]] are addressed to bestow peace like
 
# Indra
 
# Indra
# Agni
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# Varuṇa
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# [[Varuṇa]]
 
# Puṣan
 
# Puṣan
# Bhaga
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# [[Bhaga]]
# Aryamā
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# [[Aryamā]]
# Dhātā
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# [[Dhātā]]
# Mitra
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# [[Mitra]]
 
# Vasus
 
# Vasus
 
# Rudra
 
# Rudra
# Surya
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# Aditi  
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:36, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Santatiya-mantra, ZantAtiya-mantra, shantaatiya-mantra


Several rites are performed while entering a newly-built house. One such rite consists in making the house śānta.[1] In a vessel of water a little rice, barley and a piece of gold are deposited. The priest goes round the house three times from left to right, sprinkling the water on the house with the śantātīya mantras.

These are the fifteen mantras of the Ṛgveda.[2] Since the word śam (peace) occurs several times in it, the mantra itself is called śantātīya. Several deities are addressed to bestow peace like

  1. Indra
  2. Agni
  3. Varuṇa
  4. Puṣan
  5. Bhaga
  6. Aryamā
  7. Dhātā
  8. Mitra
  9. Vasus
  10. Rudra
  11. Surya
  12. Aditi


References

  1. Śānta means peaceful to live in.
  2. Ṛgveda 7.35.1-15
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore