Madanantaka, Madanāntaka, Madana-antaka: 5 definitions


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[«previous next»] — Madanantaka in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Madanāntaka (मदनान्तक) refers to the “destroyer of Kāma” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.24 (“Śiva consents to marry Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the Gods and others eulogised Śiva: “Obeisance to lord Śiva, obeisance to the destroyer of Kāma [i.e., madanāntaka]; obeisance, obeisance to one worthy of eulogy; to one of profuse splendour, to the three-eyed lord. Obeisance to Śiva clad in skin; obeisance to the terrible, to the terrible-eyed, to great lord and to the lord of the three worlds. You are the lord of worlds; you are the father, the mother and the lord; you are Śiva the benefactor. You are particularly compassionate. You are the creator of all the worlds; O lord, you shall save us. O great God, except you who else is competent to destroy misery?”.

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

Madanāntaka (मदनान्तक).—epithets of Śiva.

Derivable forms: madanāntakaḥ (मदनान्तकः).

Madanāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madana and antaka (अन्तक). See also (synonyms): madanāri, madanadamana, madanadahana, madanadahanāśana, madanaripu.

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

Madanāntaka (मदनान्तक):—[from madana > mad] m. ‘Kāma-deva’s destroyer’, Name of Śiva, [Bhartṛhari]

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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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