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Nalini, aka: Nalinī, Nālīnī; 4 Definition(s)


Nalini means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Nalinī (नलिनी):—Wife of Ajamīḍha (one of the three sons of Hastī). They had a son named Nīla. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.30)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism


Nalinī, (f.) (Sk. nalinī) a pond J. IV, 90; Vism. 84, 17. (Page 348)

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

nalinī : (f.) a lotus pond.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

The kingdom of Vessavana. J.vi.313; but VvA. (339, 340) explains Nalini as a kilanatthana. This agrees with D.iii.202, where mention is made of a Kuvera nalini as one of the beauties of Vessavanas kingdom.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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