Ashtanaga, Aṣṭanāgā, Ashtan-naga, Aṣṭanāga: 3 definitions


Ashtanaga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Aṣṭanāgā and Aṣṭanāga can be transliterated into English as Astanaga or Ashtanaga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ashtanaga in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Aṣṭanāga (अष्टनाग).—Eight snakes. Vāsuki; Takṣa, Karkoṭaka, Śaṃkha, Gulika, Padma, Mahāpadma and Ananta.

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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

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

Aṣṭanāgā (अष्टनागा).—(Serpents) अनन्त, वासुकि, तक्षक, कर्कोटक, शङ्ख, कुलिक, पद्म (ananta, vāsuki, takṣaka, karkoṭaka, śaṅkha, kulika, padma), and महापद्म (mahāpadma).

Derivable forms: aṣṭanāgāḥ (अष्टनागाः).

Aṣṭanāgā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and nāgā (नागा).

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashtanaga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṣṭanāga (ಅಷ್ಟನಾಗ):—

1) [noun] = ಅಷ್ಟದಿಗ್ಗಜ [ashtadiggaja].

2) [noun] 2) = ಅಷ್ಟಪಣಿ [ashtapani].

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Astanaga (ಅಸ್ತನಗ):—[noun] = ಅಸ್ತಗಿರಿ [astagiri].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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