Nagasahvaya, Naga-sahvaya, Nāgasāhvaya: 6 definitions


Nagasahvaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Nagasahvaya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nāgasāhvaya (नागसाह्वय).—Hastināpura washed by the Ganges; Kauśāmbi became the capital under Nirvaktra son of Adhisāma Kṛṣṇa (also Gajasāhvayam).*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 42; 50. 78; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 271. Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 35. 8 and 19.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nagasahvaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāgasāhvaya (नागसाह्वय).—Hastināpura.

Derivable forms: nāgasāhvayam (नागसाह्वयम्).

Nāgasāhvaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and sāhvaya (साह्वय).

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

Nāgasāhvaya (नागसाह्वय).—[adjective] named after elephants; [with] nagara [neuter] = hāstinapura.

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

Nāgasāhvaya (नागसाह्वय):—[=nāga-sāhvaya] [from nāga] (with nagara) n. ‘the town called after elephants’ id est. Hāstina-pura, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nagasahvaya 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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