Yuganta, Yugānta, Yuga-anta: 10 definitions


Yuganta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yugānta (युगान्त).—Description of terrible state of, towards the end of a yuga.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 144. 65-87.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yuganta : (m.) the end of an age or generation.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Yuganta refers to: (-vāta) (storm at) the end of an age (of men or the world), whirlwind J. I, 26.

Note: yuganta is a Pali compound consisting of the words yuga and anta.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yugānta (युगांत).—m (S) The end or termination of a yuga.

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

yugānta (युगांत).—m The termination of a yuga.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yugānta (युगान्त).—

1) the end of the yoke.

2) the end of an age, end or destruction of the world; युगान्तकालप्रति- संहृतात्मनो जगन्ति यस्यां सविकासमासत (yugāntakālaprati- saṃhṛtātmano jaganti yasyāṃ savikāsamāsata) Śi.1.23; R.13.6.

3) meridian, mid-day.

Derivable forms: yugāntaḥ (युगान्तः).

Yugānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yuga and anta (अन्त).

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

Yugānta (युगान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) 1. A destruction of the universe. 2. The end of an age. 3. Mid-day, noon. 4. The end of a yoke. E. yuga an age, either generally or individually, and anta end.

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

Yugānta (युगान्त).—[masculine] the end of a yoke or of an age.

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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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