Nadvala, Naḍvalā, Naḍvala: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Naḍvalā (नड्वला).—(a) The wife of Manu, the son of Cākṣuṣa Manu. Ten sons named Ūru, Pūru, Śatadyumna, Tapasvī, Satyavāk, Kavi, Agniṣṭu, Atirātra, Sudyumna and Atimanyu were born to Manu by Naḍvalā. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 18).

(b) The daughter of Prajāpati Vairāja. Manu married this woman. Kuru, Pūru, Śatadyumna, Tapasvī, Satyavān, Śuci, Agniṣṭoma, Atirātra, Sudyumna and Abhimanyu were the ten sons born to Naḍvalā from Manu. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 13).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Naḍvalā (नड्वला).—The queen of Cakṣusa Manu and daughter of the progenitor Virajas;1 (Vairāja, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) mother of ten sons, all heroic and pure.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 80 and 107.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 4. 40-1; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 13. 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naḍvala (नड्वल).—a.

1) Abounding in reeds.

-lam, -lā 1 A quantity or a bed of reeds; बलानि संममर्दाशु नड्वलानीव कुञ्जरः (balāni saṃmamardāśu naḍvalānīva kuñjaraḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 6.63.14.

2) A place abounding in reeds or grass; नागः प्रभिन्न इव नड्वलेषु (nāgaḥ prabhinna iva naḍvaleṣu) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.23.23; यो नड्वलानीव गजः परेषां बलान्यमृद्नान्नलिनाभवक्त्रः (yo naḍvalānīva gajaḥ pareṣāṃ balānyamṛdnānnalinābhavaktraḥ) R.18.5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Naḍvala (नड्वल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Reedy, abounding in reeds. E. naḍa, and ḍvalac aff.

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

Naḍvala (नड्वल).—i. e. naḍa + vala, n. A reed-bed, Mahābhārata 5, 707.

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

Naḍvala (नड्वल).—[neuter] [feminine] reed-bed.

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

1) Naḍvala (नड्वल):—[=naḍ-vala] mf(ā)n. = -vat, [iv, 2, 88]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a quantity of r°, r°-bed, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

3) Naḍvalā (नड्वला):—[=naḍ-valā] [from naḍ-vala] f. idem, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Manu Cākṣuṣa, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa] ([varia lectio] navalā; cf. nāḍvaleya).

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

Naḍvala (नड्वल):—[(laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Idem.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nadvala in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Naḍvala (ನಡ್ವಲ):—[noun] a tract abounding in reeds.

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Naḍvaḷa (ನಡ್ವಳ):—[noun] = ನಡ್ವಲ [nadvala].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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