Nabhaga, Nābhāga, Nābhāgā: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Nabhaga (नभग):—One of the ten sons of Śrāddhadeva (current Manu) and Śraddhā. This name is not to be confused with Nābhāga (another son of Manu whose name is sometimes replaced with Kavi). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.1.11-12)

2) Nābhāga (नाभाग):—One of the ten sons of Śrāddhadeva (current Manu) and Śraddhā. This name is not to be confused with Nabhaga (another son of Manu). (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 8.13.2-3)

3) Nābhāga (नाभाग):—Son of Diṣṭa (son of Śrāddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu). He became a vaiśya by occupational duty and had a son named Bhalandana. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2.23-24)

4) Nābhāga:—Son of Nabhaga. He lived for a long time at the place of his spiritual master. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.4.1)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Nabhaga (नभग).—A brother of Ikṣvāku, who had ten brothers named Nabhaga, Śaryāti, Diṣṭa, Dhṛṣṭa, Nariṣyanta, Nābhāga, Pṛṣadhra, Kavi, Karūṣa and Vasumān. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 8).

2) Nābhāga (नाभाग).—A brother of Ikṣvāku. The famous Ambarīṣa was Nābhāga’s son. After conquering all the worlds he ruled the kingdom strictly along the path of truth and righteousness. (Vana Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 12). In the evening of his life Nābhāga gifted away the whole land to Brahmins. Since she could not leave Nābhāga, Bhūmidevī herself assumed physical form and went to him on the occasion. This emperor never consumed meat. He lives in Brahmaloka according to Chapter 115, Anuśāsana Parva. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 96, Verse 124).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Nabhaga (नभग).—A son of Vaivasvata Manu and father of Nābhāga.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 2; IX. 1. 12; 4. 1. Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 5; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 5.

2a) Nābhāga (नाभाग).—A son of Vaivasvata Manu and father of Ambarīṣa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 60. 3; Matsya-purāṇa 11. 41; 12. 20; Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 29; 88. 5-6; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 33; IV. 1. 7.

2b) A son of Diṣta and father of Bhalandana (Balamdhana, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) became a Vaiśya by profession.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 23; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 19.

2c) The last son of Nabhaga and a bachelor; saw his father's property divided among his other brothers and himself left with nothing; on his father's advice he went to the sacrifice of Angīra's descendants and explained the sixth day rituals relating to Viśvedevas. When the sacrificers went to Heaven their unspent wealth was presented to him. At this time appeared a person of dark complexion who was Rudra and who claimed all the property as his own; when Nabhaga was consulted he said that on a certain occasion, all the remainder in a sacrificial hall was left to Rudra. So Nābhāga apologised and gave away all that wealth. With this Rudra was pleased and initiated him into the knowledge of the Brahman. After making a present of all that wealth to the prince, he disappeared.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 4. 1-13; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 5.

2d) Is Nariṣyanta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 38. 31.

2e) The grandson of Bhagīratha, son of Śruta: and father of Ambarīṣa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 170; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 45; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 170; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 2. 5-6; 4. 36.

2f) (Kāśyapa) a sage of the II Sāvarṇa epoch.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 70.

2g) A sage of the X epoch of Manu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 27.

3) Nābhāgā (नाभागा).—A royal dynasty.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 96.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Nābhāga (नाभाग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.13) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nābhāga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

1) Nabhaga (नभग) and Nābhāga were both sons of Manu Vaivasvata: the son of Saṃjñā and Bhāskara (sun-god), according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives [viz., Saṃjñā]. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the sun-god in whose race were born the kings (viz., Nabhaga and Nābhāga).

2) Nabhāga (नभाग) is the name of the son of Śruta and grandson of Bhagiratha (Bhagīratha?).—Accordingly, [...] Bhagiratha (Bhagīratha?) was born from Dilipa. Bhagiratha propitiated Śiva by his penance and received the best of boons. [...] Śruta was the son of Bhagiratha. Nabhāga was the son of Śruta. Nabhāga gave birth to Sindhudvīpa from whom was born Ayutāyu.

Nabhāga is spelled as Nābhāga in the Viṣṇupurāṇa chapter IV.4.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Nabhaga was a king of the Solar dynasty, the son of Yayati, and an ancestor of Rama. Aja is his son.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The epoch of the Mahavira-nirvana

King Nabhaga.—According to Vishnupurana, Ikshvaku king Nabhaga lived 15 generations before Dasharatha whereas Valmiki Ramayana mentions that Nabhaga was the father of Aja and the grandfather of Dasharatha. Another Ikshvaku king Nabha was the 5 th descendant (Kusha, Atithi, Nishadha, Nala, Nabha) of King Rama. Most probably, Rishabhadeva was the son of Ikshvaku King Nabhaga, an ancestor of Dasharatha and Rama because later Jain texts tell us that Bharata was the son of Rishabha but Puranas and Valmiki Ramayana mention that Bharata was the son of Dhruvasandhi.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nābhāga (नाभाग).—Name of the son of Vaivasvata Manu. °अरिष्टः (ariṣṭaḥ) Name of the son of Vaivasvata Manu.

Derivable forms: nābhāgaḥ (नाभागः).

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

Nabhaga (नभग).—m. A proper name, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 13, 2.

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Nābhāga (नाभाग).— (cf. nabhaga), m. A proper name. Mahābhārata 1, 3140; [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 70, 41.

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

Nābhāga (नाभाग).—[masculine] a man’s name.

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

1) Nabhaga (नभग):—[=nabha-ga] [from nabha > nabh] m. Name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata, [Purāṇa] (cf. nabhāga, nābhāga).

2) Nabhāga (नभाग):—m. Name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa] (cf. nabha-ga, nābhāga).

3) Nābhāga (नाभाग):—m. (cf. nabha-ga, nabhāga) Name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

4) patron. of Ambarīṣa, [Mahābhārata]

5) Name of a son of Manu and father of Ambarīṣa, [Harivaṃśa]

6) of a s° of Nabhaga and f° of A°, [Purāṇa]

7) of a s° of Śruta and f° of A°, [Harivaṃśa]

8) of a s° of Nediṣṭha or Ariṣṭa or Diṣṭa and f° of Bhalandana, [Purāṇa]

9) of a s° of Yayāti (grandson of Ambarīṣa) and f° of Aja, [Rāmāyaṇa]

10) of a grandson of Ambarīṣa and f° of Aja, [ib.]

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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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