Narantaka, Narāntaka, Nara-antaka: 4 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Narāntaka (नरान्तक).—A captain of the army of Rāvaṇa. It is stated in Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 10, that the captains of Rāvaṇa, viz., Kumbha, Nikumbha, Makarākṣa, Mahodara, Mahāpārśva, Matta, Unmatta, Praghāsa, Bhāsakarṇa, Virūpākṣa, Devāntaka, Narāntaka, Triśiras, Atikāya and other Rākṣasas fought on the side of Rāvaṇa against Śrī Rāma and that all of them were killed.

Of these Devāntaka and Narāntaka were mighty and valiant warriors. Aṅgada killed Narāntaka after a fierce battle. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Yuddha Kāṇḍa, Chapter 69).

2) Narāntaka (नरान्तक).—Son of Rudraketu, an asura. This asura terrorized the three worlds by his wicked and cruel deeds. When the wickedness and cruelty of this asura became unbearable Gaṇapati incarnated in the house of Kaśyapa to protect the three worlds. Knowing this Narāntaka resorted to various means to kill Gaṇapati. But his attempts were futile. Finally he was killed by Gaṇapati. (Gaṇeśa Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Narāntaka (नरान्तक).—A son of Kālanemi;1 was killed in the Lankā war.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 39; Vā 67. 80.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 10. 18.
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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narāntaka (नरान्तक).—death.

Derivable forms: narāntakaḥ (नरान्तकः).

Narāntaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and antaka (अन्तक).

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

Narāntaka (नरान्तक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Death. 2. A Rakshasa, a son of Ravana. E. nara, and antaka destroyer.

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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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