Nandikara, Nāndikara, Nāndīkara, Nandi-kara: 7 definitions



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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Nandikara (नन्दिकर) refers to a species of Graiveyaka gods, who are in turn a subclass of the Kalpātīta gods, according to Jain cosmological texts in both the Śvetāmbara and Digambara tradition. It is also known by the name Āditya. The Kalpātīta (those born beyond heavens) represent a sub-species of the Vaimānika gods, which in turn represents the fourth main classification of devas (gods).

The Graiveyakas (e.g., the Nandikaras) do not bind karmans, are 1-sensed class of beings and have an immovable body, warm splendour, cold lustre, animal state of existence, ānupūrvī and āyus.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nāndikara (नान्दिकर).—m. The speaker of the नान्दी (nāndī) or benediction.

Derivable forms: nāndikaraḥ (नान्दिकरः).

See also (synonyms): nāndin.

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Nāndīkara (नान्दीकर).—see

Derivable forms: nāndīkaraḥ (नान्दीकरः).

Nāndīkara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāndī and kara (कर).

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

Nāndikara (नान्दिकर).—m.

(-raḥ) The speaker of the prologue to a drama: see nāndīkara .

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Nāndīkara (नान्दीकर).—m.

(-raḥ) The speaker of the prologue or prelude of a drama. E. nāndī as above, kara who makes; also with the vowel made short, nāndikara .

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

Nandikara (नन्दिकर).—[adjective] causing joy to ([genetive]); [masculine] son of (—°).

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

1) Nandikara (नन्दिकर):—[=nandi-kara] [from nandi > nand] mfn. causing joy or happiness (with [genitive case]), [Mahābhārata ii, 740]

2) [v.s. ...] m. son of ([compound]), [Mahābhārata] (cf. nandana)

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [ib.]

4) Nāndikara (नान्दिकर):—[=nāndi-kara] [from nāndi > nānda] m. = dī-k, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Nāndīkara (नान्दीकर):—[=nāndī-kara] [from nāndī > nānda] m. (in [dramatic language]) the speaker of the prologue

6) [v.s. ...] a proper Name [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 6-3, 63.]

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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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