Nalikera, Nāḷikera, Nālikera: 11 definitions


Nalikera means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Nāḷikera can be transliterated into English as Nalikera or Naliikera, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Nālikera (नालिकेर) refers to “coconuts” and is used in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.137-141a of the 8th-century Īśvarasaṃhitā. Accordingly, “... they [eg., nālikera] are already cooked, filling the cooking vessels (sthālī) and dishes (śarāva) are to be kept in all broad frying vessels (ambarīṣa). They are to be placed on vessels (pātra) smeared with (within) ghee (ghṛta), are hot and are to be spread out there. They which are heated and made greasy with powdered peppers, jīraka and ghee are to be stirred again and again with ladle. They are to be kept in vessels covered with clothes etc”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Nālikera (नालिकेर) [or Nāḷikera] refers to the medicinal plant known as “Cocos nucifera Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning nālikera] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An island, with many attendant islands. When the country of King Bharu (q.v.) was destroyed because he took bribes, those who had blamed him for his unrighteousness were saved and found shelter in the islands round Nalikera. J.ii.173.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nāḷikera : (m.) the coconut tree. (nt.), coconut.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nāḷikera, (Sk. nārikera, nārikela, nalikera, nālikela: dialect, of uncertain etym. ) the coconut tree Vv 4413; J. IV, 159; V, 384; DA. I, 83; VvA. 162. (Page 350)

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nālikera (नालिकेर).—See नारिकेर (nārikera) &c.

See also (synonyms): nālikeli.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nālikera (नालिकेर).—(= Pali Nāḷikera, °kīra), name of a wicked king of Dantapura in Kaliṅga: Mahāvastu iii.361.12 (text Nārīkela, v.l. nālikela); 368.14 (v.l. °la); 369.12 (v.l. °la).

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Nālīkera (नालीकेर).—nt. (compare nāḍīkerī, and Sanskrit nālikera, nārī-kela), cocoanut, the fruit of the cocoa-palm: Mahāvastu ii.475.15 °rāṇi (v.l. °lāni).

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

Nālikera (नालिकेर).—m.

(-raḥ) The cocoanut. E. nal to bind, affix ina, nāli a leaf, &c. ka air, wind, and ira what goes; fluttering in the wind. see nārikela .

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

Nālikera (नालिकेर).—and nālikela nālikela, m. The cocoa-nut, [Suśruta] 2, 175, 2; 1, 213, 3.

— Cf. nārikela.

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

1) Nālikera (नालिकेर):—m. the cocoa-nut tree or the c°-nut, [Varāha-mihira; Suśruta] (also kela m. as [varia lectio]), [Kāvya literature] (also kerī f., [Bālarāmāyaṇa])

2) Name of a district to the south east of Madhya-deśa, [Varāha-mihira]

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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. 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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