Naidhruva: 4 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Naidhruva (नैध्रुव).—A gotra-originator of the Kaśyapa dynasty. He was the grandson of Maharṣi Kaśyapa and son of Avatsara maharṣi. He was one of the six Brahmavādins of the family of Kaśyapa the other five being Kaśyapa, Avatsara, Raibhya, Asita and Devala. (Vāyu Purāṇa, Chapter 52; Matsyapurāṇa, Chapter 145).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Naidhruva (नैध्रुव).—A brahmavādin.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 112; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 106.
Naidhruva (नैध्रुव) refers to one of the two sons of Vatsara: one of the two sons of Dakṣa, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Kaśyapa created the animals, animates and inanimates and again for the growth of progeny he underwent austere penance. By the power of penance two sons namely Vatsara and Asita were born. From Vatsara two sons were born namely Naidhruva and Raivya. Sumedhā gave birth to sons called Kuṇḍapāyin from Naidhruva.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naidhruva (नैध्रुव):—[=nai-dhruva] [from nai] (also [plural] [Pravara texts]) [patronymic] [from] -dhruva.
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 21 - Gotras, Pravaras etc. of the Residents of Dharmāraṇya < [Section 2 - Dharmāraṇya-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 24 - Śivaśarman Attains Salvation < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Chapter 18 - Observance of the Vow of Umā-Maheśvara < [Section 3 - Brāhmottara-khaṇḍa]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 32 - Yugas and classes of people: lineage of sages < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]