Nandavata, Nandāvaṭa: 4 definitions



Nandavata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Nandāvaṭa (नन्दावट) is the name of city or region of the Ābhīra country, according to the Udayasundarīkathā. A gardener named Vasantaśīla was instructed by Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna) to inspect the gardens of Nandāvaṭa, in Ucchvāsa II. It is also known by the name Nandāvaṭapura.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Mathurā (मथुरा).—One of the various countries and cities mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Nandāvaṭa is referred to by Soḍḍhala as a city of the Ābhira country, located at a distance of ten yojanas from the river Tāpī. Vasantaśīla, a gardener had gone there to see the gardens.

context information

Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāndavaṭa (नांदवट).—f W (nāndaṇēṃ) Dwelling, residing, abiding.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nāndavaṭa (नांदवट).—f Dwelling, residing. The crown of the head.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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