Antariksha, Antarīkṣa, Antarikṣa, Āntarikṣa, Āntarīkṣa, Amtariksha: 32 definitions


Antariksha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 terms Antarīkṣa and Antarikṣa and Āntarikṣa and Āntarīkṣa can be transliterated into English as Antariksa or Antariksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) refers to classification of a temple/buidling (prāsāda), according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 60. The temple is mentioned in a list of thirty-six Prāsādas having activities of the townsmen entailing Sādhārās. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) (or Kha) refers to one of the deities to be installed in the ground plan for the construction of houses, according to the Bṛhatkālottara, chapter 112 (the vāstuyāga-paṭala).—The plan for the construction is always in the form of a square. That square is divided into a grid of cells (padas). [...] Once these padas have been laid out, deities [e.g., Antarikṣa] are installed in them. In the most common pattern 45 deities are installed.

Antarikṣa as a doorway deity is associated with the Nakṣatra called Ārdrā and the consequence is śūnya. [...] The Mayasaṃgraha (verse 5.156-187) describes a design for a 9-by-9-part pura, a residential complex for a community and its lead figure. [...] This record lists a place for the kitchen at Bhṛśa, Antarikṣa and Agni (bhṛśāditritaye).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Antariksha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष):—Son of Puṣkara (son of Sunakṣatra). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Sutapā. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.12)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष).—One of the seven sons of Murāsura, the other six being Tāmra, Śravaṇa, Vasu, Vibhāvasu, Nabhasvān and Aruṇa. After the death of their father they quarrelled with Śrī Kṛṣṇa and were killed by him. (Bhāgavata, Daśama Skandha, Chapter 59, Verse 19). (See full article at Story of Antarīkṣa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष).—A Rājā named Antarīkṣa is mentioned in the Bhāgavata. Genealogy. Viṣṇu, Brahmā, Svāyambhuva, Priyavrata, Agnīdhra, Nābhi, Ṛṣabha, Antarīkṣa. Svāyambhuva Manu had two sons, Uttānapāda and Priyavrata. Dhruva was the son of Uttānapāda. Priyavrata married Barhiṣmatī, and they had eleven children including Agnīdhra. Agnīdhra married Pūrvacitti, a Deva woman, and they became parents to nine sons, viz. Nābhi, Kimpuruṣa, Hari, Ilāvṛta, Ramyaka, Hiraṇmaya, Kuru, Bhadrāśva and Ketumāla. Nābhi wedded Merudevī, and to them were born 100 sons. The eldest son was Bharata, after whom this country (India) is named, i.e., Bhārata. Bhārata had 9 younger brothers, namely Kuśāvarta, Ilāvarta, Brahmāvarta, Malaya, Ketu, Bhadrasena, Indraspṛk, Vidarbha and Kīkaṭa.*

2) These brothers had nine younger brothers who were all highly evolved yogīs. They were Kavi, Hari, Antarīkṣa, Prabuddha, Pippalāyana, Āvirhotra, Dramiḍa, Camasa and Karabhājana. (Bhāgavata, Pañcama Skandha, Chapters 1-4).

2) *) Rāmānuja’s Bhāgavata (Malayalam) mentions one Āryāvarta also as Bharata’s younger brother. But the name does not occur in the original. (See Bhāgavata, Chapter 4, Verse 10.)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) refers to the “air” [=“sky”?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “O sage, standing high up in the air [i.e., antarikṣa], holding the arrow and the bow, Kāma discharged his arrow, usually unerring on Śiva. The infallible weapon became futile on the great lord. The furious weapon calmed down in regard to the great soul, Śiva. Kāma was frightened when his weapon failed, Standing there and seeing lord Śiva, the conqueror of death in front, he trembled. [...]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष).—A son of Ṛṣabha and Jayanti. Brother of Bharata. A bhāgavata and sage;1 expounded to Nimi the nature of māyā and mentions how the pure jñāna shines as threefold by the work of illusion.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 4. 11; XI. 2. 21.
  • 2) Ib. XI. 3. 2[1-4]-16.

1b) A son of Mura (s.v.) who went to the field to attack Kṛṣṇa who caused the death of his father.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 59. 12.

1c) The son of Puṣkara and father of Sutapas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 12.

1d) The 13th Veda Vyāsa:1 Heard the Purāṇa from Triviṣṭa, and narrated it to Trayyāruṇi2 (Carṣi, Vāyu-purāṇa.)

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 120. Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 3. 14.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 4. 62; Vāyu-purāṇa 103. 61.

1e) An Ādya god; a devagaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 69; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 59.

1f) The son of Kinnarāśva (Kinnara-vā. p.); and father of Suparṇa (Suṣeṇa, Matsya-purāṇa).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 285; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 22. 5.

1g) The Bhuvarloka or the region between earth and heaven.1 One account is that Yayāti made this his abode when he was sent away from heaven;2 to be propitiated as a deity in palace building.3

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 107; 24. 18; 30. 98; 47. 29; 64. 10; 101. 19; 110. 49.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 35. 4; 38. 20; 39. 11; 41. 8 & 10.
  • 3) Ib. 268. 12.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Antariksha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) refers to one of the 53 gods to be worshipped in the eastern quarter and given pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) according to the Vāstuyāga rite in Śaktism (cf. Śāradātilaka-tantra III-V). The worship of these 53 gods happens after assigning them to one of the 64 compartment while constructing a Balimaṇḍapa. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods (e.g., Antarikṣa).

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष) refers to the “void” (i.e., ‘supreme bliss’ and ‘beyond mind’), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The goddess is called Nirvāṇā when she is in the form of the sleeping snake of Kuṇḍalinī. But as such, she is not sleeping because she is not below in the realms of bondage but above in the End of the Twelve. There, immersed in profound and blissful contemplation, she sleeps, as it were, encompassing within herself the All that issues from her when she awakes. Nirvāṇa is the Silence experienced when the Transmental is attained, that is, by the cessation of the mind (manas), and so hardly differs from it. Thus it said to be the Void (antarīkṣa) that is Supreme Bliss and Beyond Mind (unmana). It is the supreme body of the Supreme Goddess.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Antariksha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Āntarikṣa (आन्तरिक्ष) refers to “atmospheric water”, as mentioned in verse 5.4-5 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] Indric water placed in a beautiful cup (and remaining) unspoiled one may always drink. In case of its absence, however, (it is water springing) in a clean, vast, and black- or white(-soiled) region (and) hit by sun and wind that (is) most similar to atmospheric (water) [viz., āntarikṣa]”.

Note: Āntarikṣa (“atmospheric”) has been metaphrased by bar-snaṅ-ba, prop. (“visible in between”).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Āntarikṣa (आन्तरिक्ष) or Āntarikṣakṣetra refers to “heavenly land” and represents one of the five classifications of “land” (kṣetra), as defined in the first chapter (ānūpādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). Accordingly, “the place studded with multiple coloured, circular stretches and clean white and high rising mountains, is known as āntarikṣa-kṣetra. Lord Śiva said that even for the Gods such a land is pious, hence named Āntarikṣa i.e. a place between Heaven and Earth or with ākāśa properties.”.

Substances (dravya) pertaining to Āntarikṣa-kṣetra are known as Nābhasadravya—While the Bābhasa-dravyas are devoid of any rasas. These pertain to Ākāśa-Mahābhūta.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Antariksha in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) or Antarikṣaketu refers to the “etherial” type of Ketus, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Having examined the treatises of Garga, Parāśara, Asita, Devala and many others on Ketus, I now proceed to give a clear account of the same. The reappearance or disappearance of the Ketus is not subject to astronomical calculations. The Ketus are of three kinds—celestial, etherial and terrestrial [i.e., divya-antarikṣa-bhauma]. Ketus are luminous appearances resembling fíre but without the power to consume objects—the glow worm, certain phosphorescent appearances, gems, precious stones and the like excepted”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) represents the number 0 (zero) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 0—antarikṣa] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) refers to the “sky”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.114-116, while describing the king’s consecration]—“[...] Then [the Mantrin] should carry out the sacrifice—[which] confers siddhi—within the palace using the method described earlier with abundant oblation, for as long as seven days, O Devi. [The king] then acquires great royal fortune [and an] unconquerable kingdom, as [he] desires. And the king will obtain the siddhis of the earth and sky (bhauma-antarikṣa-siddhi). Then, the [Mantrin who performs] the nīrājana achieves [for himself] all the very best things, [and] destroys the aforementioned faults. O Devi, this is certain to take place”.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Antariksha is a sanskrit word meaning: “outer space”, “the middle space”, “the sky”, “atmosphere”, “celestial/comets”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āraṇyaka

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष, “space”) refers to one of the lokapañcaka (fivefold worlds), defined in the Taittirīya-āraṇyaka 7.7.1. The lokapañcaka, and other such fivefold divisions, are associated with the elemental aspect (adhibhūta) of the three-fold division of reality (adhibhūta, adhidaiva and adhyātma) which attempts to explain the phenomenal nature of the universe. Adhibhūta denotes all that belongs to the material or elemental creation.

The Taittirīya-āraṇyaka is associated with the Kṛṣṇa-yajurveda and dates from at least the 6th century BCE. It is composed of 10 chapters and discusses vedic rituals and sacrifices (such as the mahāyajña) but also includes the Taittirīya-upaniṣad and the Mahānārāyaṇa-upaniṣad.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Antariksha in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

1) Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष) refers to “open space”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “As soon as the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja said these verses (śloka), the pavilions in the sky of the Mahāvyūha universe has been shaken (pracalita) in six ways. Then a voice resounded from open space (antarīkṣa), saying: ‘[...]’”.

2) Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष) refers to the “(sameness of the) sky”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā.—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘[...] (82) The dharma is taught in order to purify the five kinds of sight, to illuminate the five kinds of abilities, to eliminate the five states of existence, and to makes the five aggregates disappear. (83) It is not dependent on this side nor that side, but established in the realm of the dharma (dharmadhātu), same as the sameness of the sky (antarīkṣa), and it exalts a being in accordance with the knowledge of the Buddha (buddhajñāna). [...]’”.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Āntarikṣa (आन्तरिक्ष) refers to “phenomena in the air” and represents one of the eight divisions of Nimittaśāstra (“science of omens”), possibly corresponding to “the eight divisions of the science of omens” (aṣṭādhikaraṇīgrantha), according to chapter 2.6 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—(Cf. Uttarādhyayana with Kamalasaṃyama’s commentary 31. 19, pp. 506-7).—See Rājendra, aṭṭhaṅgaṇimitta; Sūtrakṛtāṅga 2.2. 25; Pravacanasāroddhāra 1405-09, p. 410.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Antarikṣa.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘cypher’. Note: antarikṣa 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

antarikṣa (अंतरिक्ष) [or अंतरीक्ष, antarīkṣa].—n (S) The sky or heavens; midspace.

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antarikṣa (अंतरिक्ष).—ad (S) In the air or sky; up aloft.

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

antarikṣa (अंतरिक्ष).—n The sky. ad In the air.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Antariksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) or Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष).—[antaḥ svargapṛthivyormadhye īkṣyate, īkṣ karmaṇi ghañ, antaḥ ṛkṣāṇi asya vā pṛṣo°pakṣe hrasvaḥ ṛkārasya rirtva vā Tv., according to Nir. antarā dyāvāpṛthivyoḥ kṣāntaṃ avasthitaṃ bhavati, or antarā ime dyāvāpṛthivyau kṣayati nivasati; or śarīreṣvantaḥ akṣayaṃ na pṛthivyādivat kṣīyate]

1) 1 The intermediate region between heaven and earth; the air, atmosphere, sky (antarā dyāvāpṛthivyormadhye īkṣyamāṇaṃ vyoma Śay.) दिवं च पृथिवीं चान्तरिक्षमथो स्वः (divaṃ ca pṛthivīṃ cāntarikṣamatho svaḥ) Sandhyā Mantra; योऽन्तरेणाकाश आसीत्तदन्त- रिक्षमभवदीक्षं हैतन्नाम ततः पुरान्तरा वा इदमीक्षमभूदिति तस्मादन्तरिक्षं (yo'ntareṇākāśa āsīttadanta- rikṣamabhavadīkṣaṃ haitannāma tataḥ purāntarā vā idamīkṣamabhūditi tasmādantarikṣaṃ) Śat. Br. दिव्यन्तरिक्षे भूमौ च घोरमुत्पातजं भयम् (divyantarikṣe bhūmau ca ghoramutpātajaṃ bhayam) Rām.2.1. 43

2) The middle of the three spheres or regions of life.

3) Talc. (Mar. abhraka)

4) A synonym of a pentroof. Māna.18.174-75.

Derivable forms: antarikṣam (अन्तरिक्षम्), antarīkṣam (अन्तरीक्षम्).

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Āntarikṣa (आन्तरिक्ष) or Āntarīkṣa (आन्तरीक्ष).—a. (-kṣī f.) [अन्तरिक्षे भवः अण् (antarikṣe bhavaḥ aṇ)]

1) Atmospherical, heavenly, celestial; आन्तरीक्षाः पुनरमी सर्वतः सदृशा इव (āntarīkṣāḥ punaramī sarvataḥ sadṛśā iva) Mv.7.22.

2) Produced in the atmosphere.

-kṣam The firmament, the intermediate region between the earth and sky.

2) Rain-water.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष).—adj. (= Sanskrit ānt°), of the atmosphere, atmospheric, of a class of gods, see deva; also antarīkṣa, and under antarīkṣecara, q.v.: Lalitavistara 367.7 (devās); Avadāna-śataka i.109.7 (devāsura…mahoragāḥ; Speyer em. ānt°).

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Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष).—adj. (= antarikṣa; Sanskrit ānt°), of the atmosphere, a class of gods, see deva: Lalitavistara 266.1, 4; 396.14; 401.1. As noun, antarīkṣa also occurs in Sanskrit, but much more commonly in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] (= antarikṣa): e.g. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 23.14; 69.10; Lalitavistara 75.7; 218.18; Mahāvastu i.31.4; 33.5; 179.10; Divyāvadāna 324.28; 340.5; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 84.9; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 45.20; Gaṇḍavyūha 117.15.

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

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष).—n.

(-kṣaṃ) The sky or atmosphere. E. antar within, and ṛkṣa a star; in which are the stars: or īkṣa to see; seen by the world; the word is properly written with the long vowel, as antarīkṣa, but the short is substituted in poetry.

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Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष).—n.

(-kṣaṃ) 1. Sky, heaven. 2. Talc. E. See antarikṣa.

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Āntarīkṣa (आन्तरीक्ष).—mfn.

(-kṣaḥ-kṣī-kṣaṃ) Heavenly, celestial, produced in the sky. n.

(-kṣaṃ) The firmament. E. antarīkṣa the same, and aṇ aff.

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

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष).— and antarīkṣa antarīkṣa, i. e. antar-īkṣ + a, n. The sky, Chr. 41, 21; 30, 8.

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Āntarikṣa (आन्तरिक्ष).— and āntarīkṣa āntarīkṣa, i. e. antarīkṣa + a, adj. Proceeding from the air or sky; airy, Mahābhārata 2, 1636; [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 25, 20.

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

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष).—[neuter] the intermediate region, i.e. the atmosphere or air.

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Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष).—[neuter] = antarikṣa.

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Āntarikṣa (आन्तरिक्ष).—[feminine] ī aerial, celestial.

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Āntarīkṣa (आन्तरीक्ष).—, [feminine] ī aerial, celestial.

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

1) Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष):—n. the intermediate space between heaven and earth

2) (in the Veda) the middle of the three spheres or regions of life

3) the atmosphere or sky

4) the air

5) talc.

6) Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष):—[from antarikṣa] n. = antarikṣa.

7) Āntarikṣa (आन्तरिक्ष):—or āntarīkṣa mf(ī)n. ([from] antarikṣa), belonging to the intermediate space between heaven and earth, atmospherical, proceeding from or produced in the atmosphere, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Suśruta]

8) n. rain-water.

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

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-kṣam) The same as antarīkṣa q. v.

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Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. n.

(-kṣam) 1) The intermediate region, viz. the region between earth (kṣiti, bhū or pṛthivī) and heaven (dyu, dyo or svar); also called bhuvar; the æther or atmosphere between both: these three regions or worlds being, in the vaidik belief, the residences of the three primitive deities, viz Earth of Agni (Fire), Atmosphere of Vāyu (Wind) and Heaven of Sūrya (Sun). [antarikṣa is the ritual name of the following verses of the Sāmaveda: 1. 239 (= I. 3. 1. 5. 7), 2. 206. 207 (= Ii. 2. 2. 9, 1. 2), 2. 212. 213 (= Ii. 2. 2. 11), 2. 902. 903 (= Ii. 7. 2. 7), 2. 1039. 1040 (= Ii. 8. 2. 12); antarikṣasya lokavratam of 1. 169 (= I. 2. 2. 3. 5); antarikṣasya sarpam of the first half of 1. 270 (= I. 3. 2. 3. 8. a.)]

2) Talc (abhraka).

3) (In Arithmetic.) A cypher.—Also written antarikṣa and āntarīkṣa. 2. m.

(-kṣaḥ) 1) The name of one of the great Ṛṣis who in the present Manwantara have arranged the Vedas, the Vyāsa of the thirteenth Dvāpara age.

2) A king of the family of Ikṣvāku, a son of Kinnara and father of Suvarna. E. Yāska explains antarikṣa amongst others as śarīreṣvantarakṣayam ‘because it resides in the bodies’ and derives it therefore from antari (a locat. of antar) and kṣa (from kṣi), considering thus antarikṣa as the primitive and antarīkṣa as the later form. The comm. of the Amarak. explain antarīkṣa as ‘antarīkṣyate jagadasmin’, and Sāyaṇa as ‘dyāvāpṛthivyormadhya īkṣyamāṇaṃ vyoma’, the former deriving it from īkṣ with antar, kṛt aff. ghañ and taking antarikṣa as the vaidik and secondary form (‘vede tu chāndasaṃ hrasvatvam’). The Śatapathabr. by describing ‘imāvagre lokāvāsatustayorviyatoryontareṇākāśa āsīttadantarikṣamabhavadīkṣaṃ haitannāma tataḥ purāntarā vā idamīkṣamabhūditi tasmādantarikṣam’ takes also antarīkṣa as the primitive form and identifies antarīkṣa with antarākāśa ‘ākāśa being called īkṣa’. The latter etym. which coincides in some respect with that of Sāyaṇa &c. has the most probability from the circumstance that the rad. īkṣ, of which īkṣa would be a deriv., has all the appearances of a non-primitive radical (comp. bhikṣ, yakṣ, śikṣ from bhaj, yaj, śās) and of having arisen from kāś, pref. ā (ākāś), while the elision and change of ā to ī, in the latter, would have its analogies in the change of a and ā to ī under the influence of a final sibilant and an elision in the interior of the word, in īps, jñīps &c. from āp, the caus. of jñā &c.

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

1) Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष):—[antari+kṣa] (kṣaṃ) 1. n. The sky.

2) Antarīkṣa (अन्तरीक्ष):—[antarī+kṣa] (kṣaṃ) 1. n. The sky.

3) Āntarīkṣa (आन्तरीक्ष):—[ānta-rīkṣa] (kṣaḥ-kṣā-kṣaṃ) a. Celestial.

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

Antarikṣa (अन्तरिक्ष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṃtarikkha.

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃtarikṣa (ಅಂತರಿಕ್ಷ):—

1) [noun] the apparent, blue canopy above; the sky.

2) [noun] the region above the earth’s surface, including the atmosphere.

3) [noun] a height, level or status that can hardly be reached.

4) [noun] (phil.) the intermediary region between the material and spiritual worlds.

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