Nandishena, Nandiṣeṇa, Nandīṣeṇa, Nandisena: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Nandiṣeṇa and Nandīṣeṇa can be transliterated into English as Nandisena or Nandishena, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana
Nandiṣeṇa (नन्दिषेण) is the name of a gaṇa (attendant of Śiva), mentioned in the Skandapurāṇa 4.2.53. In this chapter, Śiva (Giriśa) summons his attendants (gaṇas) and ask them to venture towards the city Vārāṇasī (Kāśī) in order to find out what the yoginīs, the sun-god, Vidhi (Brahmā) were doing there.
While the gaṇas such as Nandiṣeṇa were staying at Kāśī, they were desirous but unable of finding a weakness in king Divodaśa who was ruling there. Kāśī is described as a fascinating place beyond the range of Giriśa’s vision, and as a place where yoginīs become ayoginīs, after having come in contact with it. Kāśī is described as having both the power to destroy great delusion, as well as creating it.
The Skandapurāṇa narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is the largest Mahāpurāṇa composed of over 81,000 metrical verses, with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Nandisena (नन्दिसेन).—One of the four attendants given to Subrahmaṇya by Brahmā. Lohitākṣa, Ghaṇṭākarṇa and Kumudamālī were the other three attendants. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 24).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Nandiṣeṇa (नन्दिषेण) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.22) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nandiṣeṇa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Nandisena. Minister of Assaka, king of Potali. Nandisena is identified with Sariputta. For details see the Culla Kalinga Jataka. (J.iii.1ff.)
2. Nandisena. Father of Suppatitthitabrahma, and minister of Dutthagamani. His wife was Sumana. Dpv. xix. 9; MT. 528.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Nandīṣeṇa (नन्दीषेण) is the name of a big square lotus-lake situated in the vicinity of the four Añjana mountains, according to Jain cosmology. Within these sixten lakes are crystal Dadhimukha mountains and between each two lakes are two Ratikara mountains, each mountain having their own Śāśvatajinālaya (“eternal temple”).
The Añjana-mountains (and lakes such as Nandīṣeṇa) are situated in the southern direction of the central part of Nandīśvaradvīpa, which is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) and is mentioned in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.Source: HereNow4U: Lord Śrī Ariṣṭanemi
Nandīṣeṇa (नन्दीषेण).—In his past life, Vasudeva was a Brahmin, Nandīṣeṇa. After his parents' death, his family members threw him out of the house. After he was thrown out of his house he was brought up and cared for by a gardener. The gardener had assured him he would marry one of his daughters to him. He was hurt to know that not even one of them liked him and so went to the forest to commit suicide. There a monk saw him and stopped him from doing so. Listening to the monk's discourse he took initiation and began to lead a life of restraint, and austerities.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Nandisenā (नन्दिसेना).—name of a devakumārikā of the eastern quarter: Lalitavistara 388.10 = Mahāvastu iii.306.7.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nandiṣeṇa (नन्दिषेण):—[=nandi-ṣeṇa] [from nandi > nand] m. = -sena, in ṇeśvara n. Name of Liṅga, [Padma-purāṇa]
2) Nandisena (नन्दिसेन):—[=nandi-sena] [from nandi > nand] m. Name of an attendant of Skanda, [Mahābhārata]
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Previous birth of Vasudeva < [Chapter II - Marriages of Vasudeva with maidens]
Part 8: The story of Nandiṣeṇa < [Chapter VI - Adoption of right-belief by Śreṇika]
Part 18: Further wandering with Gośāla < [Chapter III - Mahāvīra’s first six years as an ascetic]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 53 - Śiva’s Attendants Go to Vārāṇasī < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
Chapter 30 - Skanda Installed as the Commander-in-Chief < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 85 - Granting of Boons to Durvāsas < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)