Naigameya: 6 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana
Naigameya (नैगमेय) is the name of a gaṇa (attendant of Śiva), mentioned in the Skandapurāṇa 4.2.53. In this chapter, Śiva (Giriśa) summons his attendants (gaṇas) and ask them to venture towards the city Vārāṇasī (Kāśī) in order to find out what the yoginīs, the sun-god, Vidhi (Brahmā) were doing there.
While the gaṇas such as Naigameya were staying at Kāśī, they were desirous but unable of finding a weakness in king Divodaśa who was ruling there. Kāśī is described as a fascinating place beyond the range of Giriśa’s vision, and as a place where yoginīs become ayoginīs, after having come in contact with it. Kāśī is described as having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.
The Skandapurāṇa narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is the largest Mahāpurāṇa composed of over 81,000 metrical verses, with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Naigameya (नैगमेय).—A younger brother of Subrahmaṇya. He had three younger brothers, i.e., Śākha, Viśākha and Naigameya. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 1. Chapter 15).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Naigameya (नैगमेय).—A son of Agni and brother of Kumāra; an aṃśa of Skanda.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 25; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 26; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 24. 101. 280. Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 115.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naigameya (नैगमेय):—m. a form of Skanda (considered also as his son and play-fellow), [Mahābhārata; Suśruta] (cf. next).
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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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 31 - Description of Creation (2) < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 3 - The boyhood sports of Kārttikeya < [Section 2.4 - Rudra-saṃhitā (4): Kumāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 48 - Swallowing of Śukra < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section 44 < [Shalya Parva]
Section LXVI < [Sambhava Parva]
Section CCXXX < [Markandeya-Samasya Parva]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter VI - Re-incarnation of Daksha in the form of Prachetas < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter CLXXVI - The Nidanam of diseases peculiar to peculiar to infant life < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)