Naganatha, Nāganātha, Naga-natha: 8 definitions


Naganatha 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.

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (sculpture)

Nāganātha (नागनाथ) refers to the third representation of the nine navanātha reliefs in the Ulsūr Someśvara temple.—Next to Bhairavanātha is seated in a relaxed posture on a coiled cobra with unfurled hood (Nāga Nātha). The ascetic wears a thick necklace from which hangs a fairly large object, probably the deer horn. A round wallet is attached to his left shoulder. Large earrings, suspended from his elongated ears, rest on his shoulders.

In the Ulsūr Someśvara temple, on the south wall of the ardhamaṇḍapa, there found depictions of the navanāthas (eg. Nāganātha) in a variety of poses with huge coffiures, holding attributes such as kamaṇḍala, daṇḍa (staff) and so on. From east to west the nine sculptures of the Nāthas appear in the following order: seated respectively on a Tortoise, Vyāli, Lion, Fish, Scorpion, Snake, Antelope, Boar and Tiger.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nāganātha (नागनाथ) or Vaidyanātha refers to one of twelve Jyotirliṅgas, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.22 while explaining the importance of the partaking of the Naivedya of Śiva. Nāganātha is located at Deogarh Bengal.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Naganatha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāganātha (नागनाथ).—m S One of the twelve lingams of Shiva.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nāganātha (नागनाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—patron of Lakṣmīdāsa (Gaṇitatattvacintāmaṇi). Cambr. 52.

2) Nāganātha (नागनाथ):—son of Nīlakaṇṭha, son of Viṣṇu, son of Nīlakaṇṭha, son of Rāma. He was father of Nṛsiṃha, father of Nāganātha, father of Jñānarāja (Siddhāntasundara), father of Sūryadāsa. The second Nāganātha seems to be the author of: Parvaprabodha jy. B. 4, 152.

3) Nāganātha (नागनाथ):—son of Kṛṣṇa Paṇḍita, guru of Lakṣmaṇa (Yogacandrikā): Nidānapradīpa on Mādhavakara’s Nidāna. Io. 347. Bik. 652.

4) Nāganātha (नागनाथ):—son of Nimbadeva, brother of Lakṣmīdhara, grandson of Kamaladeva of Candrapura: Padāmnāyasiddhi, a
—[commentary] on Lakṣmīdhara’s Galitapradīpa. Hall. p. 134.

5) Nāganātha (नागनाथ):—son of Mudgala, father of Narasiṃha (Khaṇḍapraśasta).

6) Nāganātha (नागनाथ):—son of Kṛṣṇapaṇḍita: Nidānapradīpa, which seems to be an independant work.

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

1) Nāganātha (नागनाथ):—[=nāga-nātha] [from nāga] m. serpent-chief, [Inscriptions]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce authors, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] n. = theṣa-liṅga n. Name of a Liṅga sacred to Śiva, [Catalogue(s)]

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Naganatha 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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