Nadagiri, Naḍāgiri, Nada-giri: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nadagiri 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Nadagiri in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Naḍāgiri (नडागिरि) is the name of Caṇḍamahāsena’s elephant, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 11. King Caṇḍamahāsena was previously known as Mahāsena and his father was Jayasena, who was the son of Mahendravarman.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Naḍāgiri, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nadagiri in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Naḍāgiri (नडागिरि).—An intelligent elephant with discriminative power. Mention is made about this elephant on several occasions in Kathāsaritsāgara.

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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

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

Naḍāgiri (नडागिरि):—[=naḍā-giri] [from naḍa > naḍ] m. ([gana] kiṃ-śulakādi) Name of an elephant, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Naḍāgiri (नडागिरि):—m. Nomen proprium eines Elephanten.

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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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