Antarvedi, Antarvedī, Antar-vedi, Amtarvedi: 19 definitions


Antarvedi means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Antarvedi in Shaktism glossary
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 (e.g. 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)

[«previous next»] — Antarvedi in Kavya glossary
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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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

Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी) refers to “those living between the Ganges and the Yamunā”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 5), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If there should be both lunar and solar eclipses in one month, princes will suffer both from dissensions among their own army and from wars. [...] If Mars should be eclipsed by Rāhu [—the eclipsed or eclipsing lunar or solar disc as the case may be], the people of Āvanti, those living on the banks of the Kāverī and the Narmada and haughty princes will be afflicted with miseries. If Mercury should be so eclipsed, men living between the Ganges and the Yamunā [i.e., antarvedī], on the banks of the Sarayū and in the country of Nepāla, those living about the east sea and on the banks of the Śoṇa will suffer and women, princes, soldier boys and men of letters will perish”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Antarvedi in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी) refers to the “enclosure where the altar had been built”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, urged by me, the priest carried out the auspicious rites relevant to the context after entering the enclosure where the altar had been built (antarvedī) along with Himavat. Pārvatī. bedecked in all her ornaments was seated as the bride. She was seated over the raised platform and Śiva was led along with Viṣṇu and me. [...]”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि) refers to one of the two types of Devatāpūjana (“worship of god”), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, devatāpūjana i.e., the worship of god is highly recommended to attain the supreme happiness and the book suggests two ways of worship in this context-one is antarvedi and another is bahirvedi. The sacrifices undertaken for worshiping a deity were associated with the procedure called antarvedi and other procedures like upavāsa, vrata etc. were recognized as the procedure of bahirvedi type of worship. Both these procedures of worship are seen to be practised in Hinduism. These procedures may be at the bottom of the idea of temple building.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Antarvedi in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि) seems to be the low wall that is sometimes in an arena for elephant-fights. One elephant is on one side, one on the other. There is a photograph of such an arena in the History of Rajputana, I, p. 167. Fighting elephants are not always so separated.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी) (identified with the region between Ganges and Jumna) is classified as one of the eighteen dialects (Deśī) of ancient India, as described in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 152.24 ff.: Here we have a specimen of eighteen Deśī dialects spoken in: [e.g., Antarvedī] [...] These different idioms of speech were spoken by the shop-keepers in the market place of Vijayāpurī. [...]

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Antarvedi in Marathi glossary
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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Antarvedi in Sanskrit glossary
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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि).—1. [masculine] [plural] the inhabitants of Antarvedī.

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Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि).—2. [adverb] within the sacrificial ground.

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Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी).—[feminine] the country between the Gaṅgā and Yamunā 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]

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

Antarvedi (अन्तर्वेदि):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m.

(-diḥ) 1) The space within the sacrificial ground; e. g. ā saṃsthātorantarvedyāṃ sīdanti.

2) The Duab or the country between the Gaṅgā and Yamunā rivers. Also antarvedī. Ii. Avyayībh.

(-di) Within the sacrificial ground; oppos. to vahirvedi. E. antar and vedi.

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Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी):—[tatpurusha compound]

(-dī) The same as antarvedi. E. antar and vedī.

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

Antarvedī (अन्तर्वेदी):—[antar-ve+dī] < [antar-vedī] (dī) 3. f. The Doab.

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Antarvedi 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

[«previous next»] — Antarvedi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃtarvēdi (ಅಂತರ್ವೇದಿ):—[adjective] pertaining to the inside of a sacrificial ground.

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Aṃtarvēdi (ಅಂತರ್ವೇದಿ):—

1) [noun] the inner platform or a cubicle in a sacrificial ground.

2) [noun] the tract between the rivers Gaŋgā and Yamuna extending from Haridvāra to Prayāga.

3) [noun] a tongue of land between any two rivers.

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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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