Antardhana, Antardhāna, Amtardhana: 16 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान) refers to “vanishing (from the scene)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.16 (“Brahmā consoles the gods”).—Accordingly, after Brahmā spoke to Tāraka: “After thus exhorting the demon to leave off heaven I, the lord of all, remembered Śiva and Śivā and vanished from the scene [i.e., antardhāna]”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान).—A King, the son of Pṛthu. (For genealogy see Pṛthu). (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1, Chapter 11).

2) Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान).—A weapon of Kubera. (Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 41, Verse 38).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान).—A surname of Vijitāśva (s.v.); got from Indra the power of moving about, unseen by others.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 24. 5.

1b) (antarddhi)—A son of Pṛthu; wife Śikhaṇḍinī: father of Havirdhāna, and Mārīca.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 37. 23; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 45; Vāyu-purāṇa 63. 22; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 14. 1.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान) refers to “invisibility”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: [...] “his collection of practices for mastering mantras for invisibility (antardhāna) had grown”; “he was acquainted with a hundred tales about the marvels of the Śrīparvata mountain”; “his ear-cavities were punched by those possessed by Piśāca-demons, who had run to him when struck by white mustard seed he had empowered with mantras more than once”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Antardhana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antardhāna (अंतर्धान).—n (S) Sudden disappearance; vanishing. 2 A covering or concealing body or power; as a skreen, a film over the eye, Maya or Illusion.

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

antardhāna (अंतर्धान).—n Sudden disappearance, vanishing.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान).—[dhā-lyuṭ] Being invisible, disappearance, passing out sight; °व्यसनरसिका रात्रिकापालिकीयम् (vyasanarasikā rātrikāpālikīyam) K. P. 1; °गम् (gam) or इ (i) to become invisible, disappear.

Derivable forms: antardhānam (अन्तर्धानम्).

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

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान) or Antarddhāna.—n.

(-naṃ) Concealment, disappearance. E. As before, with lyuṭ aff.

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

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान).—i. e. antar-dhā + ana, n. 1. Disappearance; with i or gam, to disappear, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 19, 39. 2. Invisibility, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 19, 48.

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Antardhana (अन्तर्धन).—n. an inward treasure, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 13.

Antardhana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and dhana (धन).

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

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान).—[neuter] covering, hiding, disappearance; naṃ gam, ī, vraj, etc. disappear.

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

1) Antardhana (अन्तर्धन):—[=antar-dhana] n. a hidden or inner treasure, [Kāvya literature]

2) Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान):—[=antar-dhāna] [from antar-dhā] n. disappearance, invisibility

3) [v.s. ...] antardhānami or √gam, to disappear

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Pṛthu.

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

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. n.

(-nam) 1) Concealment, covering.

2) Disappearance, invisibility; also considered as one of the forms assumed by Brahman (m.) in the process of creation, according to the Bhāgavata Purāṇa. In the Yoga philosophy it means the capacity of making himself inaccessible to the senses, acquired by a Yogin through applying the highest degree of meditation to the notions of Shape, Sound &c.: kāyarūpasaṃyamāttadgrāhyaśaktistambhe cakṣuḥprakāśāsaṃprayoge (v. 1. ºśāsaṃyoge) ntardhānam ‘Disappearance arises from saṃyama (the highest degree of meditation which comprises dhāraṇā, dhyāna and samādhi qq. vv.) being applied to Shape which inheres to Body, since thus the power (or possibility) of being seized by that—viz. the eye—is stopped and the clearness of vision has ceased to be’; this definition, add the commentators, implies also that the Yogin becomes inaccessible to the sense of ‘hearing &c.’ when the same meditation extends to the notion of ‘Sound &c.’ 2. m.

(-naḥ) A proper name; a son of Pṛthu and the father of Havirdhāna; also called antardhi. E. dhā with antar, kṛt aff. lyuṭ.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Antardhāna (अन्तर्धान) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃtaddhāṇa.

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Antardhana in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃtardhana (ಅಂತರ್ಧನ):—

1) [noun] the inner wealth; hidden treasure.

2) [noun] one’s virtues as his or her wealth.

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Aṃtardhāna (ಅಂತರ್ಧಾನ):—[noun] a vanishing from sight; disappearance.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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