Naiwal, Naiwāl: 2 definitions


Naiwal means something in 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.

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Source: The Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa (history)

Naiwal is the name of a channel into which the river Śatadru flowed, according to F. E. Pargiter in his translation of the Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa chapter LVII.—In ancient times this river (Śatadru) probably did not join the Beas, as it does now, but pursued an independent course to the confines of Sindh. It flowed South-West from where it issues from the Himalayas, into the channel called the Naiwal and then along the dry bed called the Hakra or Ghaggar, at a distance of 30 to 50 miles south of, and more or less parallel to, its present course. See Journal, Beng. Asiat. Socy., 1886, Part II. p. 332.

Source: Namasangiti festival

Naiwāl, which is a valley, was an ancient kingdom, situated at the foot of the Hamalaya. Present Nepal is derived from the Naiwāl. People, belonged to the Naiwāl (hereafter Nepal) are known as the Newāh or Newār. Newāras speak a common language known as Nepal Bhāsa or Newāri language which is categori!edunder the Tibeto-Burman language.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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