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Pañcabrahmamantras (‘five mantras concerning five aspects of Brahman’)
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Though Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (or Siva) are often described as the three aspects of the Supreme Brahman (God, the Absolute), each one of them also is sometimes praised as Brahman Himself.
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In one such description, the five mantras on the five aspects of Siva given in the Mahānārāyana Upanisad (sections 17 to 21) are known as ‘Pañcabrahmamantras’. The five aspects are: Sadyojāta, Vāmadeva, Aghora, Mahādeva and Iśāna.
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Sometimes, these are shown as five faces of one and the same Siva.
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These mantras are employed in the worship and meditation of Mahādeva with these five faces.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Pañcabrahmamantras (‘five mantras concerning five aspects of Brahman’)
 
Pañcabrahmamantras (‘five mantras concerning five aspects of Brahman’)
 
Though Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (or Siva) are often described as the three aspects of the Supreme Brahman (God, the Absolute), each one of them also is sometimes praised as Brahman Himself.
 
Though Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (or Siva) are often described as the three aspects of the Supreme Brahman (God, the Absolute), each one of them also is sometimes praised as Brahman Himself.

Revision as of 09:19, 12 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pancabrahmamantras, PaJcabrahmamantras, Paycabrahmamantras


Pañcabrahmamantras (‘five mantras concerning five aspects of Brahman’)

Though Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (or Siva) are often described as the three aspects of the Supreme Brahman (God, the Absolute), each one of them also is sometimes praised as Brahman Himself.

In one such description, the five mantras on the five aspects of Siva given in the Mahānārāyana Upanisad (sections 17 to 21) are known as ‘Pañcabrahmamantras’. The five aspects are: Sadyojāta, Vāmadeva, Aghora, Mahādeva and Iśāna.

Sometimes, these are shown as five faces of one and the same Siva.

These mantras are employed in the worship and meditation of Mahādeva with these five faces.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

Pañcabrahmamantras (‘five mantras concerning five aspects of Brahman’) Though Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (or Siva) are often described as the three aspects of the Supreme Brahman (God, the Absolute), each one of them also is sometimes praised as Brahman Himself. In one such description, the five mantras on the five aspects of Siva given in the Mahānārāyana Upanisad (sections 17 to 21) are known as ‘Pañcabrahma¬mantras’. The five aspects are: Sadyojāta, Vāmadeva, Aghora, Mahādeva and Iśāna. Sometimes, these are shown as five faces of one and the same Siva. These mantras are employed in the worship and meditation of Mahādeva with these five faces