Antahpuriki, Āntaḥpurikī: 2 definitions


Antahpuriki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Āntaḥpurikī (आन्तःपुरिकी) is a variant reading for Āntaḥpurī, which refers to a “maid servant of the inner apartments”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 19.65. Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita reads Āntaḥpurikī. Nārāyaṇa mentions this as a variant.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: HereNow4U: Jaina Pāribhāṣika Śabdakośa

Āntaḥpurikī (आन्तःपुरिकी) or Āntaḥpurikīvidyā  refers to a type of Vidyā (occult science) as defined in the Jaina Pāribhāṣika Śabdakośa.—Āntaḥpurikī refers to that Vidyā, through which a physician treats the patient by uttering his name and rubbing the corresponding body-part of his own body and the patient is cured.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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