Antakala, aka: Antakāla, Anta-kala; 5 Definition(s)
Antakala means something in 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: 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.
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antakāla (अंतकाल).—m (S) The hour or time of death. Pr. antakālāpēkṣāṃ mādhyānhakāla kaṭhīṇa. 2 The concluding period; the time of the end.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
antakāla (अंतकाल).—m The hour or time of death; concluding period.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Antakāla (अन्तकाल).—time or hour of death; स्थित्वा स्यामन्तकालेऽपि ब्रह्मनिर्वाणमृच्छति (sthitvā syāmantakāle'pi brahmanirvāṇamṛcchati) Bg.2.72.
Derivable forms: antakālaḥ (अन्तकालः).
Antakāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anta and kāla (काल). See also (synonyms): antavelā.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-laḥ) Time of death, death. E. anta end, and kāla time.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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