Nandadevi, Nandādevī, Nanda-devi: 2 definitions

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Nandadevi means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Chief queen of Culani Brahmadatta, king of Pancala. She is identified with Yasassika. J.vi.434ff., 478; for details see Mahaummagga Jitaka.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Nandādevī (नन्दादेवी) is the name of a mountain peak and temple, and possible corresponds to the Goddess Nandābhagavatī, as mentioned in the “Plate of Lalitaśūradeva” (853-854 A.D.). King Nimbara is said to have been devoted to the god Dhūrjaṭi (Śiva) and the goddess Nandābhagavatī, i.e. Durgā, after whom one of the principal peaks in the Kumaun Division is called Nandādevī. There is a river called Nandākinī rising in the glaciers on the Western slope of the Triśūl in Pargana Bhahān, lat. 30˚ 16ʹ 10ʺ N., long .70˚ 46ʹ 5ʺ E. High up the source of this river there is the temple of Nandādevī, which is situated near Tantarakharak above the village of Satol in the Garhwal District. This may have been the goddess referred to [as Nandābhagavatī].

This inscribed copper plate (mentioning Nandādevī) is preserved in the temple of Yogabadarī (one of the Pañcabadarī) at Pāṇḍukeśvar (Pāṇḍukeśvara). The date is estimated 22nd December 853 A.D. and it records the grant of some land which was in the possession of a person named Denduvāka and was lying within the jurisdiction of the administrative unit called Thappalasāri forming a part of the viṣaya or district of Kārttikeyapura.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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