Nagasvamin, Nāgasvāmin, Naga-svamin: 4 definitions

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Nagasvamin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Nāgasvāmin (नागस्वामिन्) is the name of a Brāhman from Kuṇḍina, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 108. Accordingly, as Nāgasvāmin said to Gomukha in his hermitage called Śivakṣetra: “... I am a Brāhman named Nāgasvāmin, from a city called Kuṇḍina. When my father went to heaven, I went to Pāṭaliputra, and repaired to a teacher named Jayadatta, to acquire learning...”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Nāgasvāmin, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Paṇḍita Nāgasvāmin (fl. 1139 A.D.) is the name of a Brāhmaṇa mentioned in the “Panhāle plates of Vikramāditya”. Accordingly, “And this has been written by me, who have been appointed by the King, (viz.) the Brāhmaṇa Lakṣmīdhara Paṇḍita, son of the illustrious Paṇḍita Nāgasvāmin, with the consent of the Sāndhivigrahika”.

These copper plates (mentioning Nāgasvāmin) were found at Panhāle in the Dāpolī-tālukā of the Ratnāgiri District. It records a grant made by Aparāditya for the spiritual welfare of his son, the prince (Kumāra) Vikramāditya. It was made by Aparāditya on the occasion of a lunar eclipse, on Monday, the 15th tithi of the bright fortnight of Āśvina in the expired Śaka year 1061.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Nāgasvāmin (नागस्वामिन्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Hariharasvāmin (Śatapathabrāhmaṇabhāṣya, etc.).

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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. 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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