Atyantikapralaya, Ātyantikapralaya, Atyantika-pralaya: 3 definitions


Atyantikapralaya 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)

[«previous next»] — Atyantikapralaya in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Ātyantikapralaya (आत्यन्तिकप्रलय) is another name for Ātyantika (“liberation of the individual soul”), and is related to Pratisarga (“creation or evolution of the Universe”), representing one of the various aspects of the Pañcalakṣaṇa definition of Purāṇas, according to Amarakoṣa: the famous Sanskrit lexicon of the 5th Century A.D.

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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

[«previous next»] — Atyantikapralaya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ātyantikapralaya (आत्यंतिकप्रलय).—m S The destruction of all things but brahma. See mahāpralaya & dainandinapralaya. Ex. mhaṇōna hē aśēṣa prapañcabandhana niḥśēṣa saṃvhārē tō pralayō dēkha ātyantikī ||

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

Ātyantikapralaya (आत्यन्तिकप्रलय).—the grand or universal destruction of the world.

Derivable forms: ātyantikapralayaḥ (आत्यन्तिकप्रलयः).

Ātyantikapralaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātyantika and pralaya (प्रलय).

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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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