Hanta, aka: Hantā; 3 Definition(s)
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Hantā (हन्ता).—One of the 20 of Amitābha gaṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 16.
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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hantā (हंता).—a S That strikes or hits. 2 That kills.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Hanta (हन्त).—ind. A particle implying
1) Joy, surprise, flurry (oh !); हन्त भो लब्धं मया स्वास्थ्यम् (hanta bho labdhaṃ mayā svāsthyam) Ś.4; हन्त प्रवृत्तं संगीतकम् (hanta pravṛttaṃ saṃgītakam) M.1.
2) Compassion, pity; पुत्रक हन्त ते धानाकाः (putraka hanta te dhānākāḥ) G. M.
3) Grief (oh !, alas !); हन्त धिङ् मामधन्यम् (hanta dhiṅ māmadhanyam) U.1. 42;
-smarāmi hanta smarāmi U.1; काचमूल्येन विकीतो हन्त चिन्तामणिर्मया (kācamūlyena vikīto hanta cintāmaṇirmayā) Śānti.1.12; Me.16.
4) Good luck or benediction.
5) It is often used as an inceptive particle (expressive of an exhortation to do any thing, or asking attention); हन्तास्मिञ्जन्मनि भवान्न मां द्रष्टुमिहार्हति (hantāsmiñjanmani bhavānna māṃ draṣṭumihārhati) Bhāg. 1.6.22; Bṛ. Up.2.4.1; हन्त ते कथयिष्यामि (hanta te kathayiṣyāmi) Rām.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.6.344 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Verse 2.5.109 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Verse 2.4.114 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
Section VIII - Meditation on the Vedas as a Cow < [Chapter V]
Section V - Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (II) < [Chapter IV]
Section IV - Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (I) < [Chapter II]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.100 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.5.70 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
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Verse 1.2.19 < [Adyaya I, Valli II - The pursuit of Knowledge and Yoga]
Verse 2.2.6 < [Adyaya II, Valli II - The soul after death]
Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra (by Pāraskara)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)