Nandideva: 4 definitions
Nandideva 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Nandideva (नन्दिदेव) is the name of a disciple of Guṇāḍhya, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 8. He was an incarnation of Mālyavān (friend of Puṣpadanta), cursed by Pārvatī to become mortals after Puṣpadanta overheard Śiva narrating the adventures of the seven Vidyādharas, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara. Together with Guṇadeva (another disciple of Guṇāḍhya) they were wandering the forest thinking about whom to give the story, which Guṇāḍhya had recently heard from the piśāca Kāṇabhūti.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Nandideva, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
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’.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)
Nandideva is semantically identified with Ṛṣabadeva, who gained the wisdom directly from the Supreme Lord Śiva. Tirumūlar admits that he was a disciple of Nandideva and one among the eight spiritual masters who are graced by him.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nandideva (नन्दिदेव).—[masculine] a man’s name.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nandideva (नन्दिदेव):—[=nandi-deva] [from nandi > nand] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
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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