Nagadvipa, Naga-dvipa, Nāgadvīpa: 10 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप).—One of the nine divisions of Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Nāgadvīpa is surrounded by an ocean (sāgara) and is one thousand yojanas in extent. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप).—A region inside the island Sudarśana. This region has the shape of the ear of the hare in the Moon. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 6, Stanza 55).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप).—One of the nine divisions of the Bhāratavarṣa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 9; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 8; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 79. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 7.
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.
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—One of the nine parts of Bhāratavarṣa, which may be placed in the western part of India.
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’.
General definition (in Jainism)
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), encircled by the ocean named Nāgasamudra (or simply Nāga), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born. Nāgadvīpa is also known as plainly Nāga.
Nāgadvīpa is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप).—Name of a द्वीप (dvīpa) in Bharatavarṣa.
Derivable forms: nāgadvīpam (नागद्वीपम्).
Nāgadvīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and dvīpa (द्वीप).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप).—m. the name of a division of the world, Mahābhārata 6, 251.
Nāgadvīpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and dvīpa (द्वीप).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāgadvīpa (नागद्वीप):—[=nāga-dvīpa] [from nāga] n. Name of a Dvīpa in Jambū-khaṇḍa or Bhārata-varṣa, [Mahābhārata] (cf. nāga-khaṇḍa).
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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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 172 - Glory of Bharateśvara (Bharata-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LV - Description of the Geographical situations of the different countries of the earth < [Agastya Samhita]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 118 - The country of Bhārata (bhāratavarṣa)
Chapter 219 - Sacred syllables for coronation (abhiṣeka-manta)
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 8.3 - Rājaśekhara’s concepts of Bhāratavarṣa (undivided india) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Appendix 2 - Identification of Geographical names mentioned in the Kāvyamīmāṃsā
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)