Adyanta, aka: Ādyanta, Adi-anta; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Ādyanta (आद्यन्त) refers to one of the eleven methods used with certain types of saptopāya (seven means) according to the 11th-century Netratantroddyota (v 18.10-12). According to the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verses 1.89-91, the method called saptopāya (seven means) should be performed when a mantra has had no effect. Among the saptopāya, the drāvaṇa, bodhana, poṣaya, śoṣaṇa, and dahanīya use a bīja, and attach it to the mantra. Kṣemarājaʼs commentary on the Netratantra (the Netratantroddyota) verses 18.10-12 gives a detailed account of 11 methods to tie a bīja to a mantra (for example, Ādyanta).

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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ādyanta (आद्यंत).—m (S ādi & anta) The beginning and the end, the whole. See upaja nipaja. 2 Used adv From beginning to end, throughout.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ādyanta (आद्यंत).—m The beginning and the end.

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ādyanta (आद्यंत).—m The beginning and the end. ad Throughout; in all the stages.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādyanta (आद्यन्त).—a.

1) having beginning and end.

2) first and last.

-tam beginning and end. -°यमकम् (yamakam) Name of a figure in poetry. cf. Bk.1.21. °वत् (vat) having beginning and end, finite. °अन्तर्वर्तिन् (antarvartin) a. having a beginning, end and middle; being all-in-all.

Ādyanta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādi and anta (अन्त).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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