What does tantra mean?

Definitions for tantraˈtʌn trə, ˈtɑn-, ˈtæn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tantra(noun)

    any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind

  2. Tantra, Tantrism(noun)

    doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet


  1. tantra(Noun)

    A Hindu or Buddhist religious or esoteric text.


  1. Tantra

    Tantra is the name scholars give to a style of meditation and ritual that arose in medieval India no later than the fifth century CE. The earliest documented use of the word Tantra is in the Hindu text, the Rigveda. Tantra has influenced the Hindu, Sikh, Bön, Buddhist, and Jain traditions and spread with Buddhism to East Asia and Southeast Asia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tantra

    tan′tra, n. in Sanscrit literature, one of the religious text-books of the numerous sects of S'âktas—i.e. worshippers of the S'akti, or active divine energy, personified in some female deity, esp. in one of the many forms of Pârvatî, the wife of S'iva.—ns. Tan′trism, the doctrines of the tantras; Tan′trist, a devotee of tantrism. [Sans. tantra, thread, fundamental doctrine.]

Anagrams for tantra »

  1. rattan, tartan, Tartan

  2. Rattan

  3. Tartan


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantra in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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