Namaparadha, Nāmāparādha, Naman-aparadha, Nama-aparadha: 6 definitions


Namaparadha 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Namaparadha in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Nāmāparādha (नामापराध) refers to:—Offensive chanting of the holy name. Chanting of the holy name that is not accompanied by the attempt to give up sinful and offensive behaviour in one’s life. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Nāmaparādha (नामपराध) refers to “offences to the holy name” and represents one of the two types of Aparādha (“offences”), according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—Practitioners on the path of bhakti, especially those engaged in the worship of the deity, should become completely free from sevā-aparādha (offences committed while serving the deity) and nāma-aparādha (offences to the holy name). they should remain extremely careful at all times to not commit these offences.

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context information

Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Namaparadha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāmāparādha (नामापराध).—abusing (a respectable man) by name, calling names.

Derivable forms: nāmāparādhaḥ (नामापराधः).

Nāmāparādha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāman and aparādha (अपराध).

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

Nāmāparādha (नामापराध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) Abusing a respectable object, as a pious man, a deity by name. E. nāma, and aparādha offence.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Nāmāparādha (नामापराध) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Sevāparādha.

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

Nāmāparādha (नामापराध):—[nāmā-parādha] (dhraḥ) 1. m. Personal abuse.

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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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