Namadheya, Nāmadheya, Naman-dheya: 11 definitions

Introduction

Namadheya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita

Nāmadheya (नामधेय):—This is also termed as nāmakaraṇa. This is the rite of naming the child. The Nāmadheya ceremony is performed on the tenth or twelfth day after birth or on a lucky lunar day, in a lucky mūhurta, under an auspicious constellation.

Manu instructs to give the name of a child according to their caste, ability and quality. The first name of a child of a brāhmaṇa denotes something auspicious, kṣatriya be connected with power and a vaiśya with wealth, but a śūdra express something contemptible. The last part of name of a brāhmaṇa shall be implying happiness like sarman, kṣatriya implying protection, a vaiśya a term expressive of thriving and a śūdra implying an expression denoting service. Manu explains about the names of a girl child. It should be easy to pronounce, not imply anything terrible, soft meaning, pleasing and auspicious, end in long vowel and cont ain a word of benediction.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Nāmadheya (नामधेय, “categorisation”) is one of the five divisions of subject-matter of the Vedic, Puranic and Tantric literature according to Mīmāṃsā philosophy.—This includes the lists of names given to the various sacrifices as well as naming ritual activities, the giving of lists of various things, itemizing paraphernalia etc.

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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Nāmadheya (नामधेय) refers to the “name-giving ceremony”, which is mentioned as one of the fire-rituals related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Nāmadheya is mentioned in the Sārdhatriśati (chapter 6), Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4), Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6), Acintyaviśvasādākhya (chapter 14), Suprabheda-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 11), Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Pūrvakāmika-āgama (chapter 8), Pūrvakāraṇa-āgama (chapter 22), Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21), Raurava-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 15), Vīra-āgama (chapter 41), Dīpta-āgama (chapter 33), Cintya-āgama (chapter 10), Makuṭa-āgama (chapter 6) and the Svāyambhuva-āgama (chapter 17).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nāmadheya : (nt.) name. (adj.), having the name

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāmadhēya (नामधेय).—n (Poetry.) Name.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nāmadhēya (नामधेय).—n Name.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāmadheya (नामधेय).—

1) a name, appellation; वनज्योत्स्नेति कृतनामधेया (vanajyotsneti kṛtanāmadheyā) Ś.1; किं नामधेया सा (kiṃ nāmadheyā sā) M.4; R.1.45;1.67;11.8; नामधेयस्य ये केचिदभिवादं न जानते (nāmadheyasya ye kecidabhivādaṃ na jānate) Ms.2.123.

2) the ceremony of naming a child. °शब्दः (śabdaḥ) a word or an expression which forms the name of a thing or an act; चोदकाच्च नामधेयशब्दो बलवत्तरः (codakācca nāmadheyaśabdo balavattaraḥ) | ŚB. on MS.12.1.14.

Derivable forms: nāmadheyam (नामधेयम्).

Nāmadheya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāman and dheya (धेय).

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

Nāmadheya (नामधेय).—n.

(-yaṃ) A name or appellation. E. nāma a name, and svārthe dheya aff.

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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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