Nakarasa, Nākarasa: 2 definitions

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Nakarasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Nākarasa is the father of Bhillarasa, Nimbarasa and Kāvarasa, according to the “Kolhāpur Śeṣaśāyī temple inscription of the reign of Gaṇḍarāditya”. Accordingly, “Who will stand comparison with Campakāmbike whose deity was the Supreme Jina, whose husband is Nākarasa, and whose sons are Bhillarasa, Nimbarasa and Kāvarasa of great fame”.

This inscription (mentioning Nākarasa) is incised on some beams of the maṇḍapa of the shrine of Śeṣaśāyī in the back yard of the great temple of Mahālakṣmī at Kolhāpur. It records the construction of the temple (caityāgāra) of Āditīrtheśvara (i.e. Ādinātha) evidently at Kolhāpur. It contains no date, but as it belongs to the reign of Gaṇḍarāditya, it is evidently of the first half of the twelfth century A.D.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nakarasa (नकरस).—m. 1. melted gold, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 99, 15. 2. yellow orpiment.

Nakarasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms naka and rasa (रस).

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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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