Hantakara, Hantakāra, Hanta-kara: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hantakara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Hantakāra (हन्तकार) refers to an epithet of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to Thee the blue-necked, the creator, the supreme soul, the universe, the seed of the universe and the cause of the bliss of the universe. You are Oṃkāra, Vaṣaṭkāra, the initiator of enterprises, Hantakāra, Svadhākāra and the partaker of Havya and Kavya offerings always”.

Note: Hantakāra and Svadhākāra are particular formulas of benediction. In the present context the three—Vaṣaṭkāra, Hantakāra and Svadhākāra are personified and described as identical with 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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hantakāra (हन्तकार).—

1) the exclamation 'hanta'.

2) an offering to be presented to a guest; निवीती हन्तकारेण मनुष्यांस्तर्पयेदथ (nivītī hantakāreṇa manuṣyāṃstarpayedatha).

Derivable forms: hantakāraḥ (हन्तकारः).

Hantakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hanta and kāra (कार).

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

Hantakāra (हन्तकार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Rice or any offering to be given to a guest. 2. The exclamation “hanta”. E. hanta, kāra making.

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

Hantakāra (हन्तकार).—[hanta-kāra], m. Rice to be given to a guest.

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

Hantakāra (हन्तकार):—[=hanta-kāra] [from hanta] m. the exclamation hanta (a [particular] formula of benediction or salutation; also explained as 16 mouthfuls of alms, in [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] among the four teats of the cow, Vāc.), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra; Purāṇa]

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

Hantākāra (हन्ताकार):—[hantā-kāra] (raḥ) 1. m. Rice to be given to a guest.

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Hantakara 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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