Nandikshetra, aka: Nandikṣetra, Nandi-kshetra; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Nandikṣetra can be transliterated into English as Nandiksetra or Nandikshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Nandikṣetra (नन्दिक्षेत्र) is the name of a sacred field located at Kāśmīra (Kashmir), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 39. Accordingly, as king Vīrabhuja said to Surakṣita: “do not attempt to brazen it out, but go to Kashmir [Kāśmīra] to wash away your [Surakṣita’s] sin (where are those holy fields, Vijayakṣetra, and Nandikṣetra the purifying, and the kṣetra of the boar), the land which was hallowed by Viṣṇu, the bow-handed god, where the stream of the Ganges bears the name of Vitastā, where is the famous Maṇḍapakṣetra, and where is Uttaramānasa; when your sin has been washed away by a pilgrimage to these holy places you shall behold my [king Vīrabhuja] face again”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Nandikṣetra, 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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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