Duhkhanta, Duḥkhānta, Duhkha-anta, Duḥkhāntā, Duhkhamta: 6 definitions


Duhkhanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

1) Duḥkhānta (दुःखान्त) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Duḥkhānta).

2) Duḥkhāntā (दुःखान्ता) also refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Duhkhanta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Duḥkhānta (दुःखान्त).—final emancipation.

Derivable forms: duḥkhāntaḥ (दुःखान्तः).

Duḥkhānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms duḥkha and anta (अन्त).

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

Duḥkhānta (दुःखान्त):—[from duḥkha] m. ‘the end of pain or trouble’, (with the Māheśvaras) final emancipation, [Madhusūdana]

[Sanskrit to German]

Duhkhanta 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

[«previous next»] — Duhkhanta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Duḥkhāṃta (ದುಃಖಾಂತ):—[adjective] ending with sorrow or distressed feeling.

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Duḥkhāṃta (ದುಃಖಾಂತ):—[noun] that which ends in a sorrowful, unhappy scene (as a drama).

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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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