Antaka: 15 definitions
Antaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Antaka (अन्तक) refers to one of the “eight lords of divisions” (vigraheśvara) associated with the so-called eight divisions (vigraha) according to the Mataṅgapārameśvara (1.8.83–5). These “eight lords of divisions” are also mentioned in a copper-plate inscription found in Malhar, Chhattisgarh, written around 650 CE. The eight divisions (vigraha) represent the uppermost part of the Lākulas’ impure universe.
All these manifestations of Śiva (eg., Antaka) appear at the borders of various divisions of the universe according to the Lākula system.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Antaka (अन्तक).—Once the Devas, under the auspices of emperor Pṛthu, turned goddess earth into a cow and milked her. The result was twelve yamas, and Antaka was one of the twelve. (See Pṛthu). (Mahābhārata, Droṇa Parva, Chapter 69, Verse 26).
2) Antaka (अन्तक).—The Ṛgveda makes mention of one Rājarṣi, Antaka. (Ṛgveda, Maṇḍala 1, Anuvāka 16, Sūkta 112).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Antaka (अन्तक).—Surname of Yama: milkman of Pitṛs on the earth: ety.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 10. 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 209; Matsya-purāṇa 10. 19; 213. 6.
1b) A surname of Śiva.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 81.
1c) A son of Vasumitra, ruled for 2 years.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 272. 29.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Antaka (अन्तक, “the end”):—One of the epiteths of Yama, the vedic God of death, who is the embodiment of Dharma. Yama rules over the kingdom of the dead and binds humankind according to the fruits of their karma.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
antaka : (m.) the Death.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Antaka, (Vedic antaka) being at the end, or making an end, Ep. of Death or Māra Vin.I, 21; S.I, 72; Th.2, 59 (explained by ThA.65 as lāmaka va Māra, thus taken = anta2); Dh.48 (= maraṇa-saṅkhāto antako DhA.II, 366), 288 (= maraṇa DhA.III, 434). (Page 47)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
antaka (अंतक).—m (S) A name of Yama, the Pluto or Ruler of Hell. Hence, 2 An executioner: also the deadly enemy or dreaded object of; a natural foe: also a mortal malady, a fatal wound or hurt, any being or matter destructive or effecting the end of.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
antaka (अंतक).—m The God yama. The ruler of Hell. An executioner.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Antaka (अन्तक).—a. [antayati, antaṃ karoti, ṇvul] Causing death, making an end of, destroying; सूर्यकान्त इव ताडकान्तकः (sūryakānta iva tāḍakāntakaḥ) R.11.21; क्रोधान्धस्तस्य तस्य स्वयमिह जगतामन्तकस्यान्तकोहम् (krodhāndhastasya tasya svayamiha jagatāmantakasyāntakoham) Ve. 3.32.
-kaḥ 1 Death. तदिदं पाण्डवेयानामन्तकायाभिसंहितम् (tadidaṃ pāṇḍaveyānāmantakāyābhisaṃhitam) Mb. 1.15.17.
2) Death personified, the destroyer; Yama, the god of death; नान्तकः सर्वभूतानां तृप्यति (nāntakaḥ sarvabhūtānāṃ tṛpyati) Pt.1.137; ऋषिप्रभावान्मयि नान्तकोऽपि प्रभुः प्रहर्तुम् (ṛṣiprabhāvānmayi nāntako'pi prabhuḥ prahartum) R.2.62.
3) A border, boundary.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Antaka (अन्तक).—adj. (or subst.; = Pali adj. anta [compare ānta], Sanskrit antya; a MIndic form; not destructions with Senart), low, vile (person or thing): Mv iii.186.2—3 na ātapo tāpayati, antakā tāpayanti māṃ; antakāś ca…te tāpenti na ātapo. Cf. line 4 itvaraṃ khu ayaṃ tāpo; see itvara, which is the clue to the meaning of antaka.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A name of Yama. E. anta death, and ka affix of agency. Yama is the king or angel of death.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Antaka (अन्तक).—[adjective] ending, destroying; [masculine] death or Yama, the god of death.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Antaka (अन्तक):—[from anta] 1. antaka m. border, boundary, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] 2. antaka mfn. making an end, causing death
3) [v.s. ...] m. death
4) [v.s. ...] Yama, king or lord of death, [Atharva-veda] etc.
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a man favoured by the Aśvins, [Ṛg-veda i, 112, 6] Name of a king.
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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 13: Sixth incarnation of Kamaṭha < [Chapter II - Previous births of Pārśvanātha]
Part 1: Abduction of Draupadī < [Chapter X - The recovery of draupadī]
Part 21: The battle < [Chapter I - Śreyāṃsanāthacaritra]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
Hiranyakesi-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 10 - The Battle Between the Demigods and Vrtrasura < [Canto VI - Prescribed Duties for Mankind]