Narakantaka, Naraka-antaka, Narakāntaka: 6 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Narakāntaka (नरकान्तक).—Kṛṣṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 36. 34.
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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narakāntaka (नरकान्तक).—m. epithets of Kṛṣṇa; नरकरिपुणा सार्धं तेषां सभीमकिरीटिनाम् (narakaripuṇā sārdhaṃ teṣāṃ sabhīmakirīṭinām) Ve.3.24.

Derivable forms: narakāntakaḥ (नरकान्तकः).

Narakāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms naraka and antaka (अन्तक). See also (synonyms): narakāri, narakajit, narakaripu.

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

Narakāntaka (नरकान्तक).—m.

(-kaḥ) Vishnu. E. naraka hell, and antaka destroyer.

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

Narakāntaka (नरकान्तक):—[from naraka] m. ‘destroyer of the demon N°’ Name of Kṛṣṇa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, 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 (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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