Antargatalila, Antargatalīlā, Antargata-lila: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Antargatalīlā (अन्तर्गतलीला) refers to “inner sport”, which increases perfect knowledge, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.20.—“[...] O sage, thus I have explained to you the manifestation of Śiva in the form of Rudra, his arrival at Kailāsa and his friendship of Kubera, the lord of treasures. Thus I have explained the inner sport (antargatalīlā) also which increases perfect knowledge and which confers the fulfilment of desires here and hereafter. He who reads or listens to this story attentively will enjoy all worldly pleasures here and attain salvation hearafter”.

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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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