Nakhagra, Nakhāgra, Nakha-agra: 5 definitions


Nakhagra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Nakhāgra (नखाग्र) refers to the “tip of one’s toenails”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [The yogin] whose whole body is held relaxed, [even] up to the tip of his toenails (nakhāgra) and the tuft of hair on the crown of his head, is free from all thoughts and movement, both externally and internally. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nakhāgra (नखाग्र).—n. the tip of the nails, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 167.

Nakhāgra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nakha and agra (अग्र).

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

Nakhāgra (नखाग्र).—[neuter] nail-point.

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

Nakhāgra (नखाग्र):—[from nakha] n. n°-point, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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Nakhagra 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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