Nadicakra, Nāḍīcakra, Nāḍicakra, Nadi-cakra: 6 definitions



Nadicakra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nadichakra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Nāḍīcakra (नाडीचक्र).—The ten nāḍīs where the yogī in meditation retains the five prāṇas form the nāḍicakra.

At the bottom of the nābhi (nābhīkanda) innumerable nāḍīs or nerves originate or sprout up. 72,000 such nāḍīs exist at the centre of the nābhi (navel). The whole body is filled with these nāḍīs spread out in parallel and horizontal positions, and they exist in the form of circles entwined with one another. Ten nāḍīs are prominent amongst them, i.e. Iḍā, Piṅgalā, Suṣumnā, Gāndhārī, Hastijihvā, Pṛthā, Yaśā, Alambuṣā, Kuhā and Śaṅkhinī. Any defect or harm caused to any one of these ten nāḍīs may lead even to death. (See full article at Story of Nāḍīcakra from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nadicakra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāḍīcakra (नाडीचक्र).—n S The arterial system. 2 An astrological diagram. It contains the lunar asterisms arranged in three nāḍī or classified divisions. See nāḍī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nāḍīcakra (नाडीचक्र).—n The arterial system. An astrological diagram.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nāḍicakra (नाडिचक्र) or Nāḍīcakra (नाडीचक्र).—a group of tubular organs of the body such as: मूलाधार, स्वाधिष्ठान, मणिपुर, अनाहत, विशुद्धि, आज्ञाचक्र, सहस्राधार (mūlādhāra, svādhiṣṭhāna, maṇipura, anāhata, viśuddhi, ājñācakra, sahasrādhāra); Pātañjala; षडधिकदशनाडीचक्मध्यस्थितात्मा (ṣaḍadhikadaśanāḍīcakmadhyasthitātmā), Māl.5.1.

Derivable forms: nāḍicakram (नाडिचक्रम्), nāḍīcakram (नाडीचक्रम्).

Nāḍicakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāḍi and cakra (चक्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Nāḍīcakra (नाडीचक्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—jy. Oppert. Ii, 3311.

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

Nāḍīcakra (नाडीचक्र):—[=nāḍī-cakra] [from nāḍī > nāḍa] n. Name of [work]

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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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