Namakirtana, Nāmakīrtana: 6 definitions
Namakirtana 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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)
Nāmakīrtana (नामकीर्तन) (Cf. Nāmakīrtita) refers to “announcing a (creature’s) name”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] [The officiant] should carefully prognosticate the extraneous thing [underground] by observing [a creature] step over a cord, seeing [an auspicious or inauspicious thing], announcing a [creature’s] name (nāmakīrtana), or hearing [an auspicious or inauspicious sound]. If [a creature] steps over [a cord] or is seen, or if one [hears] a cry of [a creature] or announce a [creature’s] name (nāmakīrtita), then [the officiant] should prognosticate the extraneous thing [related to] that creature according to the stepping over and other [omens]. [...]”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāmakīrtana (नामकीर्तन).—[neuter] mentioning the name of ([genetive]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nāmakīrtana (नामकीर्तन):—[=nāma-kīrtana] n. mentioning the name of ([genitive case]), [Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]]
2) [v.s. ...] ([especially]) incessant repetition of the name of a god, [Religious Thought and Life in India 141]
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Nāmakīrtana (ನಾಮಕೀರ್ತನ):—[noun] = ನಾಮಕೀರ್ತನೆ [namakirtane].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Starts with: Namakirtanamahatmya.
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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 1 < [Chapter 3 - Tṛtīya-yāma-sādhana (Pūrvāhna-kālīya-bhajana–niṣṭhā-bhajana)]
Text 37 < [Chapter 1 - Prathama-yāma-sādhana (Niśānta-bhajana–śraddhā)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.4.59 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 2.3.169 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 1.1.9 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.23.114-115 < [Chapter 23 - Wandering about Navadvīpa On the Day the Lord Delivered the Kazi]
Verse 2.13.251 < [Chapter 13 - The Deliverance of Jagāi and Mādhāi]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)