Naishadha, Naiṣadha: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Naiṣadha can be transliterated into English as Naisadha or Naishadha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1a) Naiṣadha (नैषध).—Nala of the Kaśyapa family entitled as N. Lust of, after more territory.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 56; Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 3. 10.

1b) (c)—a kingdom of Harivarṣa;1 a division of Jambūdvīpa;2 also Niṣadha.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 49; 15. 32; 18. 53. Vāyu-purāṇa 33. 42.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 19.
  • 3) Ib. II. 2. 11.

1c) A tribe whose ancestor was Niṣāda and who made mountains and forests their home;1 a Vindhyan tribe;2 kingdom of.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 14. 46; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 189 and 196; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 53.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 65.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 121. 52.

1d) The kings of the family of Nala;1 nine kings of, under Maṇidhānyaka line.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 376-7.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 60, 66.
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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»] — Naishadha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naiṣadha (नैषध).—

1) A king of the Niṣadhas.

2) Especially, an epithet of king Nala, q. v.; स नैषधस्यार्थपतेः सुतायाम् (sa naiṣadhasyārthapateḥ sutāyām) R.

3) A native or inhabitant of Niṣadha.

4) Name of a Mahākāvya by Śrīharṣa (treating of the adventures of Nala, king of the Niṣadhas).

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

Naiṣadha (नैषध).—mfn.

(-dhaḥ-dhī-dhaṃ) Relating to Nishadha. m.

(-dhaḥ) A name of Nala. E. niṣadha the country so called, aff. aṇ .

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

Naiṣadha (नैषध).—i. e. niṣadha + a, 1. m. 1. A prince of the Niṣadhas, a designation of Nala. 2. pl. = Niṣadhas (the people). Ii. n. The name of a poem treating of Nala.

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

Naiṣadha (नैषध).—[masculine] a prince of the Niṣadhas, [especially] Nala; [plural] the Niṣadhas. [neuter] T. of a poem about Nala.

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

1) Naiṣadha (नैषध):—mf(ī)n. relating to Niṣadha

2) m. a species of grain, [Suśruta] (-ka m., [Caraka])

3) a prince of the Niṣadhas ([especially] Name of Nala), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) m. [plural] Name of a people (= niṣadha), [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) m. of a dynasty, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) n. Name of an artificial epic poem by Śrī-harṣa (treating of Nala’s adventures).

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

Naiṣadha (नैषध):—(dhaḥ) 1. m. Nala. a. Of Nishadha.

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Naishadha 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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