Nandagopa, Nanda-Gopa, Nandagopā: 5 definitions

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Nandagopa means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nandagopa (नन्दगोप).—Foster-father of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Previous birth. There are two stories about the previous birth of Nandagopa. (See full article at Story of Nandagopa from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nandagopa (नन्दगोप).—See Nanda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 212; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 206.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nandagopa (नन्दगोप).—See Nanda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 212; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 206.
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A serving woman of Devagabbha.

Her husband was Andhakavenu. She bore ten daughters, their births coinciding with those of ten sons to Devagabbha, and exchanged her daughters for the latters sons.

These, because they were adopted by her husband, came to be known as Andhavenhudasaputta. J.iv.79ff.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Nandagopa (नन्दगोप):—[=nanda-gopa] [from nanda > nand] m. the cowherd N°'s, [Harivaṃśa]

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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. 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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