Karmantara, Karmāntara, Karman-antara: 5 definitions


Karmantara 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karmāntara (कर्मांतर).—n (S karma & antara Period, end.) Funeral rites.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

karmāntara (कर्मांतर).—n Funeral rites. Luck.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karmāntara (कर्मान्तर).—

1) difference or contrariety of action.

2) penance, expiation.

3) suspension of a religious action.

4) another work or action; कर्मान्तर- नियुक्तासु निर्ममन्थ स्वयं दधि (karmāntara- niyuktāsu nirmamantha svayaṃ dadhi) Bhāg.1.9.1.

Derivable forms: karmāntaram (कर्मान्तरम्).

Karmāntara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and antara (अन्तर).

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

Karmāntara (कर्मान्तर).—i. e. karman -antara, n. A pause in the performance of sacred actions, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 13, 21.

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

1) Karmāntara (कर्मान्तर):—[from karma > karman] n. interval between religious actions, suspense of such an action, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] another work or action, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 9, 1; Nyāyamālā-vistara etc.]

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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. 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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