Nanadesha, Nānādeśa: 4 definitions


Nanadesha 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.

The Sanskrit term Nānādeśa can be transliterated into English as Nanadesa or Nanadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nanadesha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nānādeśa (नानादेश) refers to “different places”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On seeing those people who had been highly honoured by lord Śiva and who had returned excessively delighted, the mountain rejoiced much. Then he extended his invitation highly pleasing to his kinsmen stationed in different places (nānādeśa) with great delight. Then he began collecting foodstuffs and other requisite articles intended for the performance of the marriage. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nanadesha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nānādeśa (नानादेश).—[masculine] different countries; nānādeśīya & nānādeśya [adjective] coming from everywhere.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nānādeśa (नानादेश):—[=nānā-deśa] [from nānā] m. sg. d° regions or countries, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nanadesha in German

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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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