Nagadeva, Nāgadeva: 8 definitions


Nagadeva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the descendants of Mahasammata. He reigned in Campa, and twenty five of his descendants reigned in Mithila (Dpv.iii.29).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Nāgadeva (नागदेव) refers to one of the descendants of king Naradeva: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Mahinda’s son founded Campā and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were twelve. The last of these fifty-seven kings [...] was named Nāgadeva. His son founded Mithilā and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were twenty-five. The last of these twenty-five kings was named Samuddadatta.

India history and geography

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Nāgadeva (नागदेव) is an example of a name based on Nāga mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Derivation of personal names (e.g., Nāgadeva) during the rule of the Guptas followed patterns such as tribes, places, rivers and mountains.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nāgadeva (नागदेव).—[masculine] serpent-king, a man’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nāgadeva (नागदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Keśava, father of Śrīpati (Jyotiṣaratnamālā). Bhr. 316. p. 31.

2) Nāgadeva (नागदेव):—Ācāradīpa or Ācārapradīpa. Nirṇayatattva [dharma] K. 182. He is quoted by Puruṣottama in Dravyaśuddhidīpikā Oxf. 274^a and in Ācāramayūkha.

3) Nāgadeva (नागदेव):—Cittasaṃtoṣatriṃśikā. H. 62.

4) Nāgadeva (नागदेव):—Damayantīkathāṭīkā. Burnell. 159^a.

5) Nāgadeva (नागदेव):—astronomer: Prathitatithinirṇaya K. 186. Muhūrtadīpaka. B. 4, 176. Muhūrtasiddhi. B. 4, 180. Ratnadīpaka. B. 4, 184. Saṃkrāntiphala. B. 4, 202. Horāpradīpa. B. 4, 214.

6) Nāgadeva (नागदेव):—son of Yajñanārāyaṇa: Ṛksarvasamāna. Ṛgvilaṅghyalakṣaṇa.

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

1) Nāgadeva (नागदेव):—[=nāga-deva] [from nāga] m. a serpent-king, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce authors (also -bhaṭṭa)

[Sanskrit to German]

Nagadeva 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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