Antaryamin, Antaryāmin, Antaryāmī, Antaryami, Antar-yamin, Amtaryami: 19 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 1

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्) refers to the fourth of the five-fold manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness the Pāñcarātrins believe in.—Antaryāmin is the form in which he is permeated through the whole universe and thereby regulates and governs it. Some take it to mean the individual soul as well.

Source: SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama

The human body is the temple for the Indwelling Spirit of God (Antaryāmin). All the various partsof the temple structure correspond to various parts of the human body. The temple is the physicalbody which houses the presence of God. So the actual building of the temple itself is a symbol of thepresence of God in the world. The temple with all its intricate imagery represents the universe in allits variety and just as on the macrocosmic scale the universe is thebodyof the Lord so on amicrocosmic scale when the icon represents the manifested Lord; the temple is His Body.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Antaryāmi (अन्तर्यामि) refers to a classification of Hindu images, as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Images are classified into five forms, namely parama, vyūha, vibhāva, antaryāmi and arcā. Antaryāmi is the name given to the inner image held in intense worship within the beings of devotees. The ability to confirm and act from a self–contained energy is known as antaryāmitva. Antaryāmi is the essentially subtle state of existence of the Divine within our consciousness and within the beings of all substances.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Antaryāmī (अन्तर्यामी) refers to “in-dwelling witness, the Supersoul, who guides the activities of all living entities”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्) refers to the “immanent soul” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] The drops of sweat caused by exhaustion fell on the Earth from the lord’s forehead and took the shape of a child immediately. [...] Afraid of Śiva, the Earth pondered deeply over it and appeared before him in the guise of a good lady. [...] Śiva knew that she was the Earth. Śiva, the cause of protection and enjoyment, the immanent soul [i.e., antaryāmin], on seeing her activities became contented and eagerly said to her laughingly. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Antaryāmī (अन्तर्यामी).—a (S) Intimate, familiar, near and dear.

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

Antaryāmī (अन्तर्यामी).—a Familiar, intimate, near and dear

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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»] — Antaryamin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्).—m.

1) regulating the soul or internal feelings, soul; Providence, Supreme Spirit as guiding and regulating mankind. Brahman; (according to the Bṛ. Ār. Up. antaryāmina 'the internal check' is the Supreme Being and not the individual soul; who standing in the earth is other than the earth, whom the earth knows not, whose body the earth is, who internally restrains and governs the earth; the same is thy soul (and mine, the internal check antaryāmin, &c. &c.); अन्तराविश्य भूतानि यो बिभर्त्यात्मकेतुभिः । अन्तर्या- मीश्वरः साक्षाद्भवेत् (antarāviśya bhūtāni yo bibhartyātmaketubhiḥ | antaryā- mīśvaraḥ sākṣādbhavet) &c.

2) wind; °ब्राह्मणम् (brāhmaṇam) Name of a Brāhmaṇa included in the Bṛ. Ār. Up.

Antaryāmin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and yāmin (यामिन्).

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

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्).—mfn. (-mī-minī-mi) 1. Checking or regulating the internal feelings. 2. Heart-searching or pervading. m. (-mī) 1. The soul. 2. Providence, the Supreme spirit, as regulating and guiding mankind. 3. Conscience. E. antar within, and yāmin who stops or refrains.

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

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्).— i. e. antar -yam + in, m. The soul, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 204, 19.

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

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्).—[masculine] the inward regulator (ph.).

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

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्):—[=antar-yāmin] m. ‘checking or regulating the internal feelings’, the soul, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad]

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

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-mī) 1) (In the Upan. and the oldest Vedānta phil.) The supreme Soul as the inward regulator of all the phenomena of the material and intellectual world, in this and in a future life: ‘ya imaṃ ca lokaṃ paraṃ ca lokaṃ sarvāṇi ca bhūtānyantaro yamayati’; ‘adhidaivatamadhilokamadhivedamadhiyajñamadhibhūtamadhyātmaṃ ca kaścidantaravasthito yamayitāntaryāmī’; not merely ‘the individual Soul of a divinity, of a living being &c.’, but the same as the paramātman; ‘antaryāmyadhidaivādiṣu taddharmavyapadeśāt’…‘tasmātparamātmaivāntaryāmī’.—

2) (In the later Vedānta.) Brahman (m.) as creator of the world when under the influence of the first Gunā or of the cosmical quality of sattva ‘goodness’; as such however, he is not the purest form of Brahman, but inferior to Īśa who is freed of all cosmical qualities.

3) (In the Vedānta applied to the doctrine of the sects.) [a.]) Viṣṇu or Purushottama when becoming human or individual Soul; e. g. antaḥ praviśya bhūtāni yo bibhartyātmaketubhiḥ . antaryāmīśvaraḥ sākṣātpātu no yadvaśe sphuṭam ..; [b.]) Śiva. E. antar and yāmin.

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

Antaryāmin (अन्तर्यामिन्):—[antar-yāmin] (mī) 5. m. All-pervading spirit. a. Heart-searching.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Aṃtaryāmī (अंतर्यामी) [Also spelled antaryami]:—(a) pervading the interior or inner self; (nm) the Supreme Spirit.

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Antaryami in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) pervading the interior or inner self; (nm) the Supreme Spirit..—antaryami (अंतर्यामी) is alternatively transliterated as Aṃtaryāmī.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Aṃtaryāmi (ಅಂತರ್ಯಾಮಿ):—

1) [noun] the Supreme, who being immanent in all beings and governs their minds.

2) [noun] the individual soul.

3) [noun] one of the vital air essential for all actions in the body.

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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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