Nagnajit, Nagna-jit: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Nagnajit (नग्नजित्).—A Kṣatriya King. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 37, Stanza 21 that this King was born from a portion of an asura called Iṣupāda. This Nagnajit who was the King of Gāndhāra was killed by Karṇa and his sons were defeated by Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 254 and Udyoga Parva, Chapter 43).

2) Nagnajit (नग्नजित्).—An asura. This asura who had been the disciple of Prahlāda took rebirth as a King named Subala. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 63, Stanza 11).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Nagnajit (नग्नजित्).—A King of Kosala, had a daughter Satyā; established a convention that he who would curb the ferocity of seven bulls in his possession would be the proper husband for his daughter; all tried in vain; Kṛṣṇa went to Ayodhyā and offered to pass the test; seeing his feat Nagnajit gave him his daughter with a large dowry;1 went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 58. 32-52; III. 3. 4; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 242.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 82. 25.

1b) One of the eighteen authors on architecture.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 252. 2.
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Bharatiya vastu-sastra

Nagnajit (नग्नजित्) is the name of an ancient teacher (ācārya) of Vāstuśāsta (science of architecture) according to the Matsyapurāṇa.—All these great teachers cannot be said to be legendary. Some used to be propagated in ancient India. No nation can flourish without its care for its material prosperity. All this technique and training and their systematic and successful teaching and transmission were of equal importance. Most of the treatises of Vāstuśāstra carry many of these names [i.e., Nagnajit], yet a good many of them are quoted as authorities, yet still others are honoured with actual passages being quoted from their works.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nagnajit (नग्नजित्).—Name of an author on architecture; Bṛ. S.58.4.

Nagnajit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nagna and jit (जित्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nagnajit (नग्नजित्).—m. (-jit) The name of a king, father of one of Krishna'S wives E. nagna Baud'dha, and jit who conquers.

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

Nagnajit (नग्नजित्).—[nagna-ji + t], I. m. The name of a prince, Mahābhārata 1, 2439.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nagnajit (नग्नजित्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. Śp. p. 43. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

2) Nagnajit (नग्नजित्):—is quoted as a medical author by Vāgbhaṭa in Uttarasthāna ch. 40.

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

1) Nagnajit (नग्नजित्):—[=nagna-jit] [from nagna > naj] m. Name of a prince of the Gandhāras (father of one of Kṛṣṇa’s wives), [Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a writer on architecture (?), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lviii, 4; 15]

3) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Nagnajit (नग्नजित्):—[nagna-jit] (t) 5. m. Name of a king.

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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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