Namasamkirtana, Nāmasaṃkīrtana, Nama-samkirtana: 2 definitions

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Namasamkirtana 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

[«previous next»] — Namasamkirtana in Vastushastra glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Nāmasaṃkīrtana (नामसंकीर्तन) (Cf. Nāmakīrtana) refers to “announcing a (creature’s) name”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If a creature [intrudes into the site] stepping over [a cord], then [the officiant] should know that there is the body [of that creature, i.e. bones of that creature beneath the site]. He should prognosticate an extraneous substance beneath the site by the bad condition of the householder’s body. If an omen is seen, or if [a creature] cries out, or if [someone] announces a [creature’s] name (nāmasaṃkīrtana), then [the officiant] should prognosticate an extraneous thing [related to] that [creature]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Namasamkirtana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Nāmasaṃkīrtana (नामसंकीर्तन):—[=nāma-saṃkīrtana] n. the glorification or incessant repetition of the name of a god, [Religious Thought and Life in India 105]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [chapter] of [Śiva-purāṇa]

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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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