Nandikavarta, Nandikāvarta: 3 definitions


Nandikavarta 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Mahajana: A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms

難提迦物多 nandikāvarta; nandyāvarta; joyous, or auspicious turning; defined as turning to the right, i.e. curling as a Buddha's hair.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Nandikāvarta (नन्दिकावर्त).—(perhaps hyper-Sanskrit for Pali nandi-yāvatta), name of a mystic diagram, = Sanskrit nandyāvarta, which is also recorded in Lalitavistara: sa-n°, [bahuvrīhi], Lalitavistara 415.13 (prose, no v.l.)

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

1) Nandikāvarta (नन्दिकावर्त):—[from nandika > nand] m. a kind of diagram, [Lalita-vistara] (= nandy-āv)

2) [v.s. ...] a species of plant, [Varāha-mihira]

context information

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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