Origin of mantra
Examples from the Web for mantram
Historical Examples of mantram
Then their hands were untied, and the Brahman mumbled a mantram.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
The mantram should be repeated eight hundred times for seven nights.Omens and Superstitions of Southern India
The mantram is usually drawn with treble lines, one black, one yellow, and one white.
This mantram should be repeated sixteen times, with bhasmam thrown on the body of the patient.
Then chant the Sakti mantram 101 times, and mutter the mantram to give life at the bottom.
Word Origin for mantra
1808, "that part of the Vedas which contains hymns," from Sanskrit mantra-s "sacred message or text, charm, spell, counsel," literally "instrument of thought," related to manyate "thinks," from PIE root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). Sense of "special word used for meditation" is first recorded in English 1956.