Antarala, Antar-ala, Antarāla, Antarāḷa, Āntarāla: 19 definitions



Antarala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

The Sanskrit term Antarāḷa can be transliterated into English as Antarala or Antaralia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Google Books: Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation

Antarāla (अन्तराल).—Antechamber in front of vimāna, usually linking vimāna with maṇḍapa.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Antarāla (अन्तराल, “vestibule”) is a small cella built adjacent to the garbhagṛha (‘sanctum’) on its front side and is connected through a doorway. Antarāla is a chamber that connects the garbhagṛha and the gūḍhamaṇḍapa. Therefore, to it is also referred as to vestibule or antechamber. The synonym of antarāla is śukanāsi, the reason being that this part comes directly under the śukanāsa projection of the Drāviḍa prāsāda. Therefore, the part below the śukhanāsa is called śukanāsi.

Amarakośa mentions antarāla to indicate an inner quarter of the building.

Antarāla, on plan is normally square. The dimensions of the plan of the antarāla are either equal to or less than the dimensions of the garbhagṛha. The antarala doorway is always placed in the axis of the doorway of the garbhagṛha. The ceiling of the antarāla may be flat or may be of nābhicchanda type. The ceilings are often decorated with blossomed padmas in the centre.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture

Antarāla (अन्तराल, “antechamber”) refers to a common concept found in the ancient Indian “science of architecture” (vāstuvidyā).—Antarāla is an antechamber between the maṇḍapa (open pillared hall) and the garbhagṛha (sanctum sanctorum);

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Antarāla (अन्तराल) refers to “- 1. passage connecting mukhamaṇḍapa to prāsāda §§ 3.40; 4.9; 5.2. - 2. passage connecting two pavilions (Rau) § 4.22.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Antarāla (अन्तराल, “vestibule”) refers to the “rectangular chamber” of the Hindu temple.—In front of the doorway is the rectangular chamber which is called the antarāla or vestibule. The vestibule is the intermediate chamber between the garbhagṛha and the pillared hall called the maṇḍapa. Entrance to the maṇḍapa is by a porch called the ardha-maṇḍapa (the hall leading to the inner sanctum sanctorum). In a fully formed temple there may be a transept on each side of the central hall known as the mahāmaṇḍapa.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Antarāla.—(EI 1), part of a temple; cf. antarāla-maṇḍapa. Note: antarāla is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Antarala in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

antarāla : (nt.) interval.

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

Antarāḷa, (nt.) (Sk antarāla) interior, interval Dāvs.I, 52; III, 53 (nabh°). (Page 48)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antarāla (अंतराल).—n m (S) Interval, intermediate or included space.

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antarāḷa (अंतराळ).—n (antarāla S) The circumambient air or space, the atmosphere, the heavens. 2 Interval, intermediate space.

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antarāḷa (अंतराळ).—ad In the air or sky; up in the heavens.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

antarāḷa (अंतराळ).—n The sky; interval; intermediate or included space.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antarāla (अन्तराल).—[antaraṃ vyavadhānasīmāṃ ārāti gṛhṇāti, ārā-ka, rasya latvam]

1) Intermediate space or region or time, interval; दंष्ट्रान्तराललग्न (daṃṣṭrāntarālalagna) K.3; आस्यान्तरालनिःसृतेन (āsyāntarālaniḥsṛtena) Dk.143; दिड्नामान्यन्तराले (diḍnāmānyantarāle) P.II.2.26; दक्षिणस्याः पूर्वस्याश्च दिशोरन्तरालं दक्षिणपूर्वा (dakṣiṇasyāḥ pūrvasyāśca diśorantarālaṃ dakṣiṇapūrvā) Sk.; Śi.9.2; पयोधरान्तरालम् (payodharāntarālam) K.83; रागलज्जान्तरालवर्तिभिरीक्षणविशेषैः (rāgalajjāntarālavartibhirīkṣaṇaviśeṣaiḥ) Dk.17,143 half way betwixt love and bashfulness; प्रतिमानं प्रतिच्छाया गजदन्तान्तरालयोः (pratimānaṃ praticchāyā gajadantāntarālayoḥ) Trik.; oft. used for 'room' or 'space' in general; त्रस्तजनदत्तान्तरालया राजवीथ्या (trastajanadattāntarālayā rājavīthyā) Dk.15; भुवनान्तरालविप्रकीर्णेन शाखासञ्चयेन (bhuvanāntarālaviprakīrṇena śākhāsañcayena) K.2,162; अन्तराले (antarāle) in midway; in the midle; or middst; in the interval; बाष्पाम्भः- परिपतनोद्गमान्तराले (bāṣpāmbhaḥ- paripatanodgamāntarāle) in the interval between the dropping down and starting up of tears; U.1.31; Māl.9.14; अहमागच्छन्नन्तराले महता सिंहेन अभिहितः (ahamāgacchannantarāle mahatā siṃhena abhihitaḥ) Pt.1; कंचित्पुरुषमन्तराल एवावलम्ब्य (kaṃcitpuruṣamantarāla evāvalambya) Dk.15; न मयान्येन वान्तराले दृष्टा (na mayānyena vāntarāle dṛṣṭā) Dk.123.

2) Interior, inside, inner or middle part; छिद्रीकृतान्तरालम् (chidrīkṛtāntarālam) Dk.148; विषमीकृतान्तरालया (viṣamīkṛtāntarālayā) K.223.

3) Mixed tribe or caste (saṃkīrṇavarṇa); वर्णानां सान्तरालानां स सदाचार इष्यते (varṇānāṃ sāntarālānāṃ sa sadācāra iṣyate).

Derivable forms: antarālam (अन्तरालम्).

See also (synonyms): antarālaka.

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Āntarāla (आन्तराल).—a. [antarālaṃ vetti aṇ] One conversant with the inner nature, Name of a philosophical sect.

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Antarāla (अन्तराल).—See s. v.

Antarāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and āla (आल). See also (synonyms): antarāya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Antarāla (अन्तराल).—mn.

(-laḥ-laṃ) Included space: also antarālaka. E. antarā in the midst, to obtain, and ka aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Antarāla (अन्तराल).—i. e. antar-āli, n. Interval, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 197, 17; [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 2. loc. le, While, [Pañcatantra] 55, 17.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Antarāla (अन्तराल).—[neuter] interval (of [space and time]), mixed caste; le midway, meanwhile.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Antarāla (अन्तराल):—[=antar-āla] a n. intermediate space

2) [=antar-āla] b See sub voce antar.

3) Āntarāla (आन्तराल):—mfn. ([from] antar-āla), (in [philosophy]) ‘those who know the condition of the soul within the body’, Name of a philosophical sect.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Antarāla (अन्तराल):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-lam) 1) Intermediate space (e. g. be-tween the cardinal points of the compass); comp. also sāntarāla.

2) Intermediate time, e. g. tadantarālānupalabdherahetuḥ ‘this is no reason (for the eternity of sound) since (sound) is not perceived in the time between (the arrival of the pupil and the teaching of his Guru)’.

3) Middle, any thing between, e. g. sukhasyāpyantarālaniṣpatteḥ ‘because also pleasure arises amidst pains’.

4) (In Arithmetic.) The same as antara.

5) (In Architecture.) The anti-temple, one of the three portions of a vimāna (see besides garbhagṛha and ardhamaṇḍapa); of the four and a half or six parts into which the diameter of the whole length of the building, including the walls, is to be divided, the antarāla is to take up one and a half or two (acc. to Rām Rāz). E. antarā and la.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Antarāla (अन्तराल):—[antarā+la] (laḥ) 1. m. Included space.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Antarāla (अन्तराल):——

1) *Adj. (f. ā) dazwischenliegend.

2) n. — a) Zwischenraum [Śulbasūtra 1,68.] le unterweges. — b) Zwischenzeit. aṅkāntarāla [Bhāratīyanāṭyaśāstra 18,53.] le inzwischen [Āpastamba’s Dharmasūtra 2,1,18.] [Mṛcchakaṭika 146,21.] v.l. — c) Vermittelung [The aphorisms of Sāṇḍilya 37.] — d) Zwischenkaste.

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