Kalantaka, Kālāntaka, Kala-antaka, Kalamtaka: 9 definitions
Kalantaka means something in 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kālāntaka (कालान्तक) refers to one of the various Gaṇas (Śiva’s associates), according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the text refers the leaders of the Gaṇas who attended the marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī. They are [viz., Kālāntaka] [...]. The text further describes that after the marriage of the divine pair, the Lord went to Kailāsa for sport. There he played with various Gaṇas of different forms.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kālāntaka (कालान्तक).—time, regarded as the god of death, and the destroyer of every thing.
Derivable forms: kālāntakaḥ (कालान्तकः).
Kālāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and antaka (अन्तक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) Yama, death. E. kāla and antaka destroyer.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kālāntaka (कालान्तक).—m. the god of Death, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 67, 2. Jagadantaka, i. e.
Kālāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāla and antaka (अन्तक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kalantaka (कलन्तक):—= the next.
2) Kālāntaka (कालान्तक):—[from kāla] m. time regarded as the god of death, [Mahābhārata iii, 11500; Rāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kālāntaka (कालान्तक):—[kālā+ntaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Death.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] the all-devastating Divine Law-Giver; death as personified in a formidable form.
2) [noun] Śiva, who controls absolutely Yama, the Death God.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Kala, Antaka.
Starts with: Kalantakayama.
Full-text: Yamantaka, Kalantakayama, Kalandakanivapa, Shiva, Mahesha, Antaka, Kala.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Kalantaka, Kālāntaka, Kala-antaka, Kāla-antaka, Kalamtaka, Kālāṃtaka; (plurals include: Kalantakas, Kālāntakas, antakas, Kalamtakas, Kālāṃtakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 119 - Greatness of Balātibaladaityaghnī (Bala-Atibala-daitya-ghnī) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 71 - Exploits of Durgā < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
Chapter 50 - Departure of the Soul to the Next World < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Gangaikondasolapuram (Gangaikondacholapuram) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 71 - Viṣṇu’s One Thousand Names (Viṣṇusahasranāma) < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]