Antaka; 12 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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General definition (in 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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

See Mara.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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antaka : (m.) the Death.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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 (expld 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)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antaka (अंतक).—m The God yama. The ruler of Hell. An executioner.

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

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antaka (अन्तक).—m.

(-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: Shabda-Sagara 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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