Nabhogata, Nabhas-gata: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Nabhogata (नभोगत) refers to “celestial” (i.e., “that which comes from the sky”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with Kārttikeya: “[...] All the gods Gandharvas and Kinnaras stood as mere onlookers (prekṣaka). (Who will win this battle?) they asked each other. Then a celestial (nabhogata) voice rose appeasing the gods—‘In this battle Kumāra will kill the Asura Tāraka. None of the gods need be anxious. All shall rest assured. For your welfare Śiva Himself is standing here in the form of His son’ [...]”.

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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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