Nagaraja, aka: Naga-raja, Nāgarāja; 2 Definition(s)
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Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Nāgarāja (नागराज) is the Sanskrit name for a deity (“King of the nāgas”) to be worshipped during raṅgapūjā, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.1-8. Accordingly, the master of the dramatic art who has been initiated for the purpose shall consecrate the playhouse after he has made obeisance (eg., to Nāgarāja).(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).
nāgarāja : (m.) king of the Nāgas.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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Chapter 13 - Country of ’O-hi-chi-ta-lo (Ahikshetra) < [Book IV - Fifteen Countries]
Chapter 3 - Country of Ta-ch’a-shi-lo (Takshashila) < [Book III - Eight Countries]
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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Vetāla 16: The Sacrifice of Jīmūtavāhana < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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