Dinanta, Dinānta, Dina-anta, Dinamta: 10 definitions


Dinanta 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dinānta (दिनान्त) refers to the “end of the day”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. [...] At the end of the day [i.e., dinānta] he should wander around in search of alms and eat the divine sacrificial pap. He is free of rebirth (gamāgama lit. ‘coming and going’) and has severed (the bonds of) doubt. All the universe consisting of (the triple impurity, namely) innate (mala), Karma and Māyā is all Māyā (i.e. false). It is said that everything should be abandoned. This is the meditation of those who desire (spiritual) fruit. (A yogi who practices this way) is naked, eats (the food he) begs and avoids the company of the fettered. He considers himself and others equally. (Such a one) is said to be a Śāmbhava yogi”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dinānta (दिनांत).—m (S) Close of the day, evening.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dinānta (दिनान्त).—evening, sunset; R.2.15,45; दिनान्तरभ्योऽभ्युपशान्तमन्मथः (dināntarabhyo'bhyupaśāntamanmathaḥ) Ṛtusaṃhāra 1.1; Kirātārjunīya 9.8.

Derivable forms: dināntaḥ (दिनान्तः).

Dinānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dina and anta (अन्त). See also (synonyms): dinātyaya, dināvasāna.

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

Dinānta (दिनान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) Evening, sun-set, close of day. E. dina day, and anta end.

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

Dinānta (दिनान्त).—[masculine] evening (end of day).

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

Dinānta (दिनान्त):—[from dina] m. ‘day-end’, sunset, evening, [Kālidāsa]

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

Dinānta (दिनान्त):—[dinā+nta] (ntaḥ) 1. m. Evening.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dinanta in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dināṃta (ದಿನಾಂತ):—[noun] the last part of the day; the evening.

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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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