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Naganna means something in 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.

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Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Naganna or Nagappa is a common name among the Lingayats: a peaceable race of Hindus who acknowledge only one God, Siva, and reject the other two persons of the Hindu Triad. Naganna or Nagappa is named after a snake. The Lingayats reverence the Vedas, but disregard the later commentaries on which the Brahmans rely. Their faith purports to be the primitive Hindu faith, cleared of all priestly mysticism.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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