Narada, aka: Nārada, Nāradā; 8 Definition(s)
Narada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.
Śāktism (Śākta philosophy)
Nārada (नारद):—One of the mind-born sons of Brahmā, according to the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa (chapter on the Devī-yajña). They were created by the sheer power of mind.Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
about this context:
Śākta (शाक्त, shakta) or Śāktism (shaktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devī) is revered and worshipped. Śāka literature includes a range of scriptures, including various tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Nārada (नारद) is first of all known to us in the medical context as a participant of the meeting of Great Seers, which came together in the Himālayas in order to find a solution for the problem of multiplying diseases creating impediments to all kinds of activities of living beings. A description of this event is found in the first chapter of Caraka-saṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna 1.6ff).Source: Academia.edu: The Nepalese version of the Suśrutasaṃhitā
Nārada (नारद): Narada is the Hindu divine sage, who is an enduring chanter of the names Hari and Narayana which other names for Vishnu, considered to be the supreme God by Vaishnavites and many other Hindus. He is regarded the Manasputra of Brahma as he was born of his thoughts. He is regarded as the Triloka sanchaari, the ultimate nomad, who roams the three lokas of Swargaloka, Mrityuloka and Patalloka to find out about the life and welfare of people.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Narada is one of the Manasaputra's (wish-born-sons) of Brahma. He has taken a vow of celibacy and wanders around, spreading the divine name of Vishnu everywhere. He is fond of mischief, and appears in many stories, starting conflict by spreading rumors.
He is one of the greatest devotees of Vishnu. He had believed himself to be above Maya (illusion), but was once tricked by Vishnu in his incarnation as Krishna, into entering married life and having a large family. (Of course all this was merely an illusion, created by Krishna, to teach Narada that no one is above Maya.)
He is always depicted as carrying a Tampura (a stringed instrument) in his hands, with a garland of flowers about his neck and the divine name of Vishnu "Om Namo Naraayana" on his lips.Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Narada, (nt.) (Sk. nalada, Gr. naρdos, of Semitic origin, cp. Hebr. nīrd) nard, ointment J. VI, 537. (Page 347)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
about this context:
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
General definition (in Buddhism)
1. Narada Buddha
The ninth of the twenty four Buddhas,he was born in the Dhananjaya park at Dhannavati, his father being king Sudeva and his mother Anoma. For nine thousand years he lived as a layman in three palaces: Jita, Vijjta and Abhirama (BuA. calls them Vijita, Vijitavi and Jitabhirama). His wife was Jitasena (v.l. Vijitasena), and his son Nanduttara. He made his Renunciation on foot accompanied by his retinue. He practised austerities for only seven days, then, having accepted a meal of milk rice from his wife, he sat at the foot of a mahasona tree, on grass given by the parkkeeper Sudassana. His first sermon was preached in the Dhananjaya Park. His body was eighty eight cubits high, and his aura always spread round him to a distance of one league. He died at the age of ninety thousand years in Sudassana, and his thupa was four leagues high. Bhaddasala and Jjtamitta were his chief monks and Uttara and Phagguna his chief nuns. Vasettha was his personal attendant, and chief among his patrons were Uggarinda and Vasabha, and Indavari and Candi. Among his converts were the Naga kings Mahadona and Veracona.
The Bodhisatta was a Jatila in Himava, and the Buddha, with his followers, visited his hermitage, where they were fed for seven days and received gifts of red sandalwood. Bu.x.1ff.; BuA.151ff.; J.i.35f.2. Narada
The personal attendant of Sujata Buddha. Bu.xiii.25.3. Narada
A Brahmin in the time of Padumuttara Buddha, who praised the Buddha in three stanzas. He was a former birth of Nagita (or Atthasandassaka) Thera. ThagA.i.180; Ap.i.168.4. Narada
A brahmin in the time of Atthadassi Buddha, a former birth of Pavittha (or Ekadamsaniya) Thera. He was also called Kesava. ThagA.i.185; Ap.i.168f.5. Narada
Minister of Brahmadatta, king of Benares. He was entrusted with escorting the ascetic Kesava, when lie fell ill, to Kappas hermitage in Himava. Narada is identified with Sariputta. For details see the Kesava Jataka. J.iii.143ff., 362; DhA.i.344.6. Narada
A sage, younger brother of Kaladevala and pupil of Jotipala (Sarabhanga). He lived in the Majjhimapadesa in Aranjaragiri. He became enamoured of a courtesan, and was saved only through the intervention of Sarabhanga. For details see the Indriya Jataka. J.iii.463ff.; v.133f.7. Narada
An ascetic, son of the ascetic Kassapa. He was tempted by a maiden fleeing from brigands, but his father came to his rescue. For details see the Culla Narada Jataka. J.iv.220ff.8. Narada
King of Mithila, seventh in direct descent from Sadhina. He is identified with Ananda. For details see the Sadhina Jataka. J.iv.355ff.9. Narada
A brahmin sage, called a devabrahmana, and Naradadeva.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
General definition (in Jainism)
Nārada (नारद) is the name of a gandharva god according to both the Digambara and the Śvetāmbara traditions. The gandharvas refer to a category of vyantaras gods which represents one of the four classes of celestial beings (devas). The gandharvas have a golden appearance according to the Digambaras and the Tumbaru tree is their caitya-vṛkṣa (sacred-tree). They have a blackish complexion and are beautiful in appearance, have excellent physiognomy, sweet voices and are adorned with crowns and neckalces according to the Śvetāmbaras.
The deities such as Nārada are defined in ancient Jain cosmological texts such as the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapaṇṇati by Yativṛṣabha (5th century) in the Digambara tradition.Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Search found 190 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण).—One among the mahāpurāṇas comprising 25000 ślokas.** Bhāgavata-...
Devarsinārada?) (देवर्सिनारद?)).—The third avatār of Viṣṇu when he expounded the Sātvata ...
Vyāsa (व्यास).—Name of a poet mentioned by Soḍḍhala in the kavipraśasti (eulogy of poets) of hi...
Śuka (शुक).—Name of a settlement (janapada) situated near the seven great mountains on...
Gandharva (गन्धर्व).—A class of vyantara gods;—According to Tiloyapaṇṇatti, the ten Gandharvas ...
Māyā (माया).—What is meant by māyā? Deceitful disposition of the soul caused by a particular co...
Buddha (बुद्ध) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the ten incarnations of Viṣṇu. This in...
1a) Pradyumna (प्रद्युम्न).—The eldest son of Kṛṣṇa by Rukminī; in his previous birth the...
Yoga (योग) refers to “application / contemplation of mind” and is one of the causes leading to ...
Śiva (शिव).—Śiva along with Brahmā and Viṣṇu make up the Hindu Triad. He is the most favourite ...
Hari (हरि).—One of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmology. Jambū...
Sarasvatī (सरस्वती) or Bhāratī is born from the mouth of Brahmā and is the goddess of speech an...
Vajra (वज्र).—One of the twelve elements of the ‘progression segment’ (pratimukhasandhi);—(Desc...
Narmadā (नर्मदा).—One of the four rivers if India mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Narmadā rises from the...
Prajāpati (प्रजापति).—Another form of Brahmā, identified as Prajāpati, is carved attached to th...
Search found 1119 books containing Narada, Nārada or Nāradā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the 20 most relevant articles:
- · The Narada Purana > Narada and Sanatkumara
- · The Buddha and His Teachings > About The Author
- · A Manual of Abhidhamma > Letter of Narada
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the conversation between Nārada and the Bindhya Mountain
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the description by Nārada of his own Moha
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On Nārada’s getting the feminine form
- · The Jataka, Volume IV > No. 477.: Culla-Nārada-Jātaka.
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the marriage of Nārada and his face getting transformed into that of a monkey
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the Nārada’s getting again his male form
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the story of Svadhā Devī in the discourse between Nārada and Nārāyaṇa
- · Yoga Vasistha Volume 2, Part I > ... > Nārada’s Relation of Sūchī's Devotion
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the birth of Lakṣmī in the discourse of Nārada and Nārāyaṇa
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the narration of the Navarātra ceremony by Nārada and the performance of that by Rāma Chandra
- · Devi Bhagavata Purana > ... > On the cause of Moha of Vyāsa Deva asked before Nārada
- · Śrī Sanatkumara-saṃhita > Text 268
- · Brihad Bhagavatamrita > ... > Verse 2.5.51
- · Śrī Sanatkumara-saṃhita > Text 317
- · Brihad Bhagavatamrita > ... > Verse 1.4.3
- · Śrī Sanatkumara-saṃhita > Text 286
- · Śrī Sanatkumara-saṃhita > Text 138
» Click here to see all 1119 search results in a detailed overview.
- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.