Nandighosha, Nandighoṣa, Nandighoṣā, Nandi-ghosha: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nandighosha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 terms Nandighoṣa and Nandighoṣā can be transliterated into English as Nandighosa or Nandighosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Nandighoṣa (नन्दिघोष) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 57. The temple is mentioned as one of the twenty temples being a favorite of Viṣṇu. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Nandighoṣā (नन्दिघोषा) is the name of a bell, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly: “[...] then the bells, [i.e., Nandighoṣā], belonging respectively to the Nagas, etc., of the two divisions of the Bhavanapatis, rang, struck three times by generals named Bhadrasena belonging to Dharaṇa, etc., and by those named Dakṣa belonging to Bhūtānanda, etc. Then all the Nāgas, etc., of the two rows came instantly each to his own Indra, like horses to their own stables. At their command their respective Ābhiyogika-gods created at once cars variegated with jewels and gold, twenty-five thousand yojanas square, with indradhvajas of two hundred and fifty yojanas. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nandighosha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nandighoṣa (नन्दिघोष).—

1) Name of the chariot of Arjuna.

2) a sound of joy; सनन्दिघोषां कल्याणीं गुहो नावमुपाहरत् (sanandighoṣāṃ kalyāṇīṃ guho nāvamupāharat) | Rām.2.89.12.

3) the proclamation of a herald.

Derivable forms: nandighoṣaḥ (नन्दिघोषः).

Nandighoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nandi and ghoṣa (घोष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nandīghoṣa (नन्दीघोष).—(1) , q.v., but here in °ṣa-manojña-śabdopacārāṇi, Śikṣāsamuccaya 29.1, [bahuvrīhi], epithet of chattrāṇi; (2) name of Indra's chariot: Avadāna-śataka ii.104.3,13.

Nandīghoṣa can also be spelled as Nandighoṣa (नन्दिघोष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nandighoṣa (नन्दिघोष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) 1. The car of Arjuna. 2. The acclaim or proclamation of a panegyrist or herald. E. nandi happy, and dhoṣa sound.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nandighoṣa (नन्दिघोष).—m. shout, Mahābhārata 13, 5288.

Nandighoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nandi and ghoṣa (घोष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nandighoṣa (नन्दिघोष).—[masculine] sound of joy.

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

1) Nandighoṣa (नन्दिघोष):—[=nandi-ghoṣa] [from nandi > nand] m. cry or music of joy, ([especially]) the proclamation of a panegyrist or herald, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Arjuna’s chariot, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Nāndīghoṣa (नान्दीघोष):—[=nāndī-ghoṣa] [from nāndī > nānda] m. a proper Name [ib.]

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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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