Nagadanta, aka: Nāgadanta, Naga-danta; 4 Definition(s)
Nagadanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Nāgadanta (नागदन्त) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to a “bracket” (a structural or decorative member of an architectural element.). It is used throughout Vāstuśāstra literature.Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Nāgadanta (नागदन्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.108.11) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nāgadanta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Languages of India and abroad
nāgadanta : (nt.) an ivory peg; a peg on a wall.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
2) a peg or bracket projecting from a wall and used to hang things upon; N.18.15.
Derivable forms: nāgadantaḥ (नागदन्तः).
Nāgadanta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and danta (दन्त). See also (synonyms): nāgadantaka.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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