Antarvedi, Antarvedī, Antar-vedi: 9 definitions


Antarvedi 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी) is the name of a Śāktapīṭha mentioned in the Kulārṇavatantra. The Kulārṇava-tantra is an important 11th century work for the Kaula school of Śāktism. It refers to eighteen such Śākta-pīṭhas (eg. Antarvedī) which is defined as a sacred sanctuary of Devī located here on earth. According to legend, there are in total fifty-one such sanctuaries (pīṭha) on earth, created from the corresponding parts of Devī’s body,

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि) is the name of ancient city as mentioned in the “story of the Brahman’s son Viṣṇudatta and his seven foolish companions”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 32. Accordingly, “long ago there lived in Antarvedi a Brāhman named Vasudatta, and he had a son born to him named Viṣṇudatta”.

The story of Antarvedi was narrated by Somaprabhā to Kaliṅgasenā in order to demonstrate that “any business which is undertaken without first counteracting the evil omen will end in calamity”; in other words, “an evil omen presenting itself to people engaged in any undertaking, if not counteracted by delay and other methods, produces misfortune”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Antarvedi, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—The tract of Antarvedī country surrounded by the north side in Gaṅges and south side in the Yamunā, its East side located Prayāga and west side placed Vināsana (or the place where Sarasvatī disappears).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antarvēdī (अंतर्वेदी).—f S The district between the Ganges and the Jumna, the Dooab.

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

antarvēdī (अंतर्वेदी).—f The district between the Ganges and the Jumna. The Doab.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि).—a. pertaining to the inside of the sacrificial ground. -adv. within this ground.

-diḥ -dī f.) [अन्तर्गता वेदिर्यत्र देशे (antargatā vediryatra deśe)] the tract of land (the Doab) between the rivers Gaṅgā and Yamunā, regarded as a sacred region and the principal seat of Āryan Brāhmaṇas; cf. एते भगवत्यौ भूमिदेवानां मूलमायतनमन्तर्वेदिपूर्वेण कलिन्दकन्यामन्दाकिन्यौ संगच्छेते (ete bhagavatyau bhūmidevānāṃ mūlamāyatanamantarvedipūrveṇa kalindakanyāmandākinyau saṃgacchete) A.R.7; it is supposed to have extended from Prayāga to Haradvāra and is also known by the names of शशस्थली (śaśasthalī) and ब्रह्मावर्त (brahmāvarta). -m. (pl.) inhabitants of this land.

Antarvedi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and vedi (वेदि).

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

Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी).—f. (-dī) The name of a country. E. antar between, and vedī level earth. The Doab or district between the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.

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

1) Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि):—[=antar-vedi] ind. within the sacrificial ground, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी):—[=antar-vedī] [from antar-vedi] f. the Doab or district between the Gaṅgā and Yamunā rivers

3) Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि):—[=antar-vedi] m. [plural] (ayas) Name of the people living there, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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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. 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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