Antyakriya, Antyakriyā, Antya-kriya: 3 definitions


Antyakriya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antyakriyā (अन्त्यक्रिया).—last or funeral oblations, sacrifices or rites; °कर्म (karma) Manusmṛti 11.197,5.168; अन्त्याहुतिं हावयितुं सविप्राः (antyāhutiṃ hāvayituṃ saviprāḥ) Bk.

Antyakriyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antya and kriyā (क्रिया). See also (synonyms): antyakarman.

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

Antyakriyā (अन्त्यक्रिया):—[=antya-kriyā] [from antya > antika] f. funeral rites.

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

Antyakriyā (अन्त्यक्रिया):—[karmadharaya compound] f.

(-yā) The same as the preceding. E. antya and kriyā.

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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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