Nandimukha, Nandīmukha, Nandi-mukha: 11 definitions


Nandimukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Nandīmukha (नन्दीमुख)—Sanskrit word for a bird “comb-duck” (Sarkidiornis melanotos)?; (protuberance on beak); “āṭī”, “āti”; “āṭīmukha”. This animal is from the group called Plava (‘those which float’ or ‘those move about in large flocks’). Plava itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nandīmukha.—(CII 1), a species of water-birds. Note: nandīmukha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāndīmukha (नांदीमुख).—n S nāndīśrāddha n S Oblations to the manes offered on festal occasions.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nāndīmukha (नांदीमुख).—n nāndīśrāddha n Oblations to the manes offered on festal occasions.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāndīmukha (नान्दीमुख).—a. (the class of manes or deceased ancestors) to whom the नान्दीमुख- श्राद्ध (nāndīmukha- śrāddha) is offered.

-kham, °श्राद्धम् (śrāddham) a Śrāddha ceremony performed in memory of the manes, preliminary to any festive occasion such as marriage &c.

-khaḥ the cover or lid of a well.

-khī a female ancestor entitled to a share in the above Śrāddha.

Nāndīmukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāndī and mukha (मुख).

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

Nandīmukhā (नन्दीमुखा) or Nandī-mukhī.—adj. (compare AMg. nandi, the sound of a particular drum, Ratnach.), with rajanī or rātrī (= Pali nandimukhī), (the time at the end of night) just [Page290-b+ 71] before the beating of the (morning) drum, i.e., substantially, dawn; so Tibetan on LV, rṅa brduṅ baḥi (of beating the drum) nam tshod tsam na (at the point of time of the night), for °khyāṃ rātrau; in phrase, rātryāṃ paścime yāme aruṇo- dghāṭanakālasamaye °khyāṃ rātrau LV 345.20; 350.9; nearly the same, but °mukhāyāṃ rajanyāṃ, Mv i.229.6; ii.133.7; 284.16; 415.18; in Pali,…pacchime yāme uddhate aruṇe nandimukhiyā rattiyā Vin. i.288.12; ii.236.15 (comm. has an absurd etymological attempt to explain nandimukhī, 1287.1—2).

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

Nāndīmukha (नान्दीमुख).—m.

(-khaḥ) 1. The lid or cover of a well. 2. The class of male progenitors to whom the Nandi-mukha-shraddha is addressed. f. (-khī) A female ancestor sharing in the same. n.

(-khaṃ) 1. A species of the Sarkari, metre. 2. A Shraddha or funeral obsequies performed on joyous occasions, as initiation, marriage, &c. in which nine balls of meat are offered to the deceased father, paternal grandfather, and great grandfather; to the maternal grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather; and to the mother, paternal grandmother, and paternal great grandmother. E. nāndī good fortune, mukha principal.

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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. 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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