Atyantika, Ātyantika: 9 definitions

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Atyantika 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ātyantika (आत्यन्तिक).—One of the three movements of creatures.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 161; 100. 132.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Ātyantika (आत्यन्तिक) refers to one of the four kinds of destruction, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, chapter thirty-two contains accounts of Manvantaras while the chapter thirty-three contains descriptions of four kinds of destruction viz. Nitya, Naimittika, Prākṛta and Ātyantika.

Ātyantika refers to “liberation of the individual soul”.—Ātyantika-Pralaya is the result of the knowledge of God, that is to say when Yogins lose themselves in paramātman, then occurs the Ātyantika-pralaya. Thus liberation of the individual soul as a result of right knowledge and his absorption in The Supreme Soul is called Ātyantika-pralaya. Whatever is perceived as a cause or an effect is an illusion. Everything that has a beginning and an end is unreal. Though we see the phenomenal world , it is unreal. The person who makes distinction between the individual soul and the supreme soul is ignorant and his self is not illuminated by the light of right knowledge. But in reality the individual soul is identical with the supreme soul and owing to avidvā a person can not comprehend this truth. But when he realises this eternal truth his avidyā vanishes and he gets liberation. The Bhāgavatapurāṇa (12.4.34) states that by rending with the weapon of knowledge the fetters of the self caused by māyā, a man realises God and he achieves ātyantika-laya. The Saurapurāṇa states that this right knowledge is achieved by devotion to Lord Śiva.

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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

ātyantika (आत्यंतिक).—a S Extreme, excessive, superlative.

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

ātyantika (आत्यंतिक).—a Extreme. Superlative.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atyantika (अत्यन्तिक).—a. [atyantaṃ gacchati; atyanta-ṭhan]

1) Going too much or too fast.

2) Very near.

3) Not near, distant.

-kam [atiśayitam antikaṃ naikaṭhyam]

1) Close proximity, immediate neighbourhood or being in close proximity.

2) [atikrāntam antikam.] Great distance.

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Ātyantika (आत्यन्तिक).—a. (- f.) [अत्यन्त भवार्थे ठञ् (atyanta bhavārthe ṭhañ)]

1) Continual, uninterrupted, endless, infinite, permanent, everlasting; स आत्यन्तिको भविष्यति (sa ātyantiko bhaviṣyati) Mu.4; विष्णुगुप्तहतकस्यात्यन्ति- कश्रेयसे (viṣṇuguptahatakasyātyanti- kaśreyase) 2.15; Ms.2.242; Bg.6.21.

2) Excessive, abundant, superlative.

3) Supreme, absolute; आत्यन्तिकी स्वत्वनिवृत्तिः (ātyantikī svatvanivṛttiḥ) Mitā.

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

Atyantika (अत्यन्तिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) One who rambles much, a great rover. mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Much, exceeding. E. atyanta, with ṭhak aff.

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Ātyantika (आत्यन्तिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Supreme. 2. Excessive, abundant. 3. Infinite. E. atyanta exceeding, ṭhak aff.

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

Ātyantika (आत्यन्तिक).—i. e. atyanta + ika, adj., f. , Continual, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 242.

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

Ātyantika (आत्यन्तिक).—[feminine] ī continual, uninterrupted, infinite, absolute.

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

1) Atyantika (अत्यन्तिक):—[=aty-antika] [from aty-anta] mfn. too close

2) [v.s. ...] n. too great nearness, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

3) Ātyantika (आत्यन्तिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] aty-anta), continual, uninterrupted, infinite, endless, [Manu-smṛti ii, 242 [sequens]; Bhagavad-gītā] etc.

4) entire, universal (as the world’s destruction etc.), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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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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