Antaryamin, aka: Antaryāmin, Antar-yamin; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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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: Isvara Samhita Vol 1

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.

Source: SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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