Nalasetu, Nala-setu: 6 definitions


Nalasetu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nalasetu in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nalasetu (नलसेतु).—The rock bridge built by the monkey named Nala. The bridge over which Śrī Rāma and the monkey-army crossed the sea to Laṅkā was built under the supervision of Nala and so the bridge came to be called Nalasetu. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 283, Stanza 45).

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nalasetu in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nalasetu refers to: a bridge of reeds Sn. 4. (Page 347)

Note: nalasetu is a Pali compound consisting of the words nala and setu.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nalasetu (नलसेतु).—m. the bridge constructed by the monkey Nala, name of the islands between India and Ceylon, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 108, 16.

Nalasetu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nala and setu (सेतु).

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

Nalasetu (नलसेतु):—[=nala-setu] [from nala] m. ‘N° bridge’, the causeway constructed by the monkey Nala for Rāma from the continent to Laṅkā (the modern Adam’s Bridge), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

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Nalasetu 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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