Nandisha, Nandīśa, Nandi-isha: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nandisha means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Nandīśa can be transliterated into English as Nandisa or Nandisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Nandīśa (नन्दीश) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Sāndhāra, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 56. The Sāndhāra group contains twenty-five out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under four groups in this chapter. 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nandisha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nandīśa (नन्दीश).—One of the eighteen authors on architecture.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 252. 3.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nandīśa (नन्दीश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. name of Nandi, Siva'S attendant. 2. A name of Siva. 3. A species of musical rhythm. E. nandī Indra'S garden, or nandi a proper name, īśa master.

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

Nandīśa (नन्दीश).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Śiva.

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

1) Nandīśa (नन्दीश):—[from nandi > nand] m. (ndi or ndin or ndī + īśa?) Name of an attendant of Śiva, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] of Śiva himself, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] (in music) a kind of measure.

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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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