Bhaktinamra, Bhakti-namra: 4 definitions


Bhaktinamra 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Bhaktinamra (भक्तिनम्र) refers to “humbly”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, after the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“Saying so, Viṣṇu and the other gods, full of loving devotion remained waiting silently and humbly [i.e., bhaktinamra-ātmamūrtaya]. Śivā too was delighted on hearing the eulogy of the gods and ascertaining the course of the same after remembering her lord Śiva, the compassionate Umā addressed smilingly the gods, chief of whom was Viṣṇu. The Goddess, favourably disposed to her devotees, said:—[...]”.

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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»] — Bhaktinamra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaktinamra (भक्तिनम्र).—a. making a humble obeisance.

Bhaktinamra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhakti and namra (नम्र).

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

Bhaktinamra (भक्तिनम्र).—[adjective] bent down in devotion.

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

Bhaktinamra (भक्तिनम्र):—[=bhakti-namra] [from bhakti > bhaj] mfn. bent down in devotion, making a humble obeisance, [Meghadūta; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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