Andakataha, aka: Aṇḍakaṭāha, Anda-kataha; 4 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Aṇḍakaṭāha (अण्डकटाह).—The entire universe consisting of the fourteen worlds, which are: Bhūloka, Bhuvarloka, Svarloka, Maharloka, Janarloka, Tapoloka, Satyaloka, Pātāla, Rasātala, Mahātala, Talātala, Sutala, Vitala, Atala.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Aṇḍakaṭāha (अण्डकटाह).—Consisting of bhūrloka, bhuvaḥ, suvar, mahar, jana, tapa and satya; all in the shape of an umbrella, each covered by ten prakṛtis more than the preceding.1 A shell of egg encircling the dark regions beyond the Lokāloka; encircled by water ten times the earth in space; waters encompassed on the outer surface by fire, fire by air; air by sky; sky by Anger of elements; and that by intellect; the last girt by chief principle, ananta.2Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
aṇḍakaṭāha (अंडकटाह).—m S (aṇḍa Egg, kaṭāha Semispherical boiler.) A term for the universe or Brahma's egg: also for the eight orbs environing and defining it.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Aṇḍakaṭāha (अण्डकटाह).—[aṇḍaṃ brahmāṇḍaṃ kaṭāhamiva] the shell of the ब्रह्माण्ड (brahmāṇḍa) or mundane egg.
Derivable forms: aṇḍakaṭāhaḥ (अण्डकटाहः), aṇḍakaṭāham (अण्डकटाहम्).
Aṇḍakaṭāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṇḍa and kaṭāha (कटाह).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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