Naradapancaratra, Nāradapañcarātra, Narada-pancaratra: 3 definitions



Naradapancaratra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Naradapancharatra.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Nāradapañcarātra (नारदपञ्चरात्र) refers to “a narrative in five parts: knowledge that gives the supreme truth;knowledge that awards mukti; knowledge that awards bhakti;knowledge that awards mystic perfection and knowledge in the mode of ignorance that is interspersed with numerous mantras, stotras and kavacas”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Naradapancaratra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nāradapañcarātra (नारदपञ्चरात्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—vaiṣṇava tantra. It consists of Lakṣmīsaṃhitā, Jnānāmṛtasārasaṃhitā, Paramāgamacūḍāmaṇisaṃhitā, Pauṣkarasaṃhitā, Padmasaṃhitā, Vṛddhabrahmasaṃhitā. [Mackenzie Collection] 142. K. 44. B. 4, 62. Ben. 41. Bik. 709. Rādh. 18. 30 (svalpa). Oudh. Viii, 28. Xvi, 136. Mysore. 3. Bp. 8. Quoted by Nīlakaṇṭha. Paramāgamacūḍāmaṇisaṃhitā Io. 147. Bp. 269. Nāradapañcarātre Jnānasāre Kṛṣṇastavarāja.
—Nṛsiṃhakavaca. Oudh. Xiv, 100.
—Rādhākavaca. Bṛhannāradapañcarātra. L. 1704.

2) Nāradapañcarātra (नारदपञ्चरात्र):—[tantric] Paramāgamacūḍāmaṇisaṃhitā. Gb. 48. Pādmasaṃhitā. Io. 736. Stein 92. 308 ([fragmentary]). Pauṣkarasaṃhitā. Io. 736. Five chapters of the same on images of deities, with a Telugu
—[commentary] by Peḍḍanācārya. Io. 2579.

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

Nāradapañcarātra (नारदपञ्चरात्र):—[=nārada-pañca-rātra] [from nārada] n.

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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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