Nagakula, Nāgakula: 3 definitions



Nagakula 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nāgakula (नागकुल).—The communities of Nāgas in Rasātala.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāgakūḷa (नागकूळ).—n (The family of the Nag.) The little creatures of the snake-kind said to appear at battiśirāḷēṃ upon nāgapañcamī. 2 Figures of the Nag drawn upon the ground on nāgapañcamī.

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

nāgakūḷa (नागकूळ).—n The little creatures of a snake- kind said to appear at battisaśirāḷēṃ upon nāgapañcamī. Figures of the Nâg drawn upon the ground on nāgapañcamī.

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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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