Naradapurana, Narada-purana, Nāradapurāṇa: 4 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण).—One among the mahāpurāṇas comprising 25000 ślokas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 23; 13. 5.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Naradapurana in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण) is one among the 18 mahāpurāṇas of Indian tradition. It describes the magnificent of god-sage Nārada in particular and ancient history in General. This purāṇa deals with the science of prosody in its 57th chapter. It summarizes the whole prosody in 21 verses. The description is in the form of conversation between sage Sanandana and Nārada.

At first the Nāradapurāṇa gives the division of metres, and then describes the name of the gaṇas, trikas for varṇavṛtta as well as gaṇas for mātrā vṛttas. The nature of pāda, definition of sama-ardhasama-viṣama-vṛttas, daṇḍaka metres are also described here. The purāṇa also highlights the names of the 26 Vedic metres and deals with the methods of prastāra and other pratyayas of prosody.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Jones. 407. [Mackenzie Collection] 46. Io. 398. 1007. 1799. W. p. 129. Oxf. 9^a. 11. L. 506. 1021. 1680. Khn. 28. K. 26. B. 2, 12. 16. 18. Report. V. Ben. 49. 52. 57. Bik. 206. 207. 225. Tu7b. 14. Kāṭm. 1. Pheh. 5. Rādh. 39. Oudh. Viii, 6. Ix, 4. Xiii, 42. Np. Vi, 34. Burnell. 188^a. 189^a. Bl. 2. Bh. 17. P. 9. Poona. 652. Ii, 39. 159. Taylor. 1, 126. 292. Oppert. 6066. 6832. 6952. 7345. Ii, 2605. 3061. 3210. 4678. 4762. 5217. Rice. 72. Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Varāhapurāṇa Oxf. 59^a, in Śivapurāṇa Oxf. 65^a, in Gaṇeśapurāṇa Oxf. 78^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b, in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^a. Nāradapurāṇe Kārttikamāhātmya. K. 22.
—Pārthivaliṅgamāhātmya. W. p. 356.
—Puruṣottamamāhātmya. B. 2, 46.
—Mṛgavyādhakathānaka. Peters. 1, 118.
—Yādavagirimāhātmya. Burnell. 188^a. Taylor. 1, 293. Oppert. Ii, 645. 3524. 3764. 4117. 7718.
—Viṣṇumāhātmya. Burnell. 188^a.
—Śrīmuṣṇamāhātmya. Burnell. 188^a. Rice. 90.
—Saṃkaṣṭanāśanagaṇapatistotra. Laghu Bṛhannāradīyapurāṇa. Pheh. 5.

Nāradapurāṇa has the following synonyms: Nāradīyapurāṇa, Bṛhannāradapurāṇa.

2) Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण):—read K. 28. Yādavagirimāhātmya. read Oppert. 7715 instead of 7718.

3) Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण):—Bl. 29. Hz. 62. Stein 202. Nāradapurāne 'dhikamāsamāhātmya. Peters. 4, 12.
—Kokilāvrata. Fl. 17.
—Kokilāvratodyāpana. Stein 202.
—Caturāśramadharmakathana. Stein 202.
—Phālgunakṛṣṇacaturthīvrata. L. 4221.
—Śrāddhavidhi. Stein 202.

Nāradapurāṇa has the following synonyms: Nāradīyapurāṇa, Bṛhannāradapurāṇa.

4) Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण):—bṛhat. Ulwar 804. Nāradapurāṇe Haribhaktisudhodaya. Ulwar 1612.

5) Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण):—Ak 157. As p. 91 (2 Mss.). 200. Bc 160. Cr. Cs 4, 53 (2, 13-38). 198. 219. 276. Io. 398. 732. 1007. 1799. 2493. 2639. Nāradapurāṇe Kokilāvrata. L.. 202.
—Puruṣottamāhātmya. As p. 108. L.. 204 -206.
—Prabodhinīvrata. L.. 203.
—Lakṣmīsahasranāman. Ak 232.

Nāradapurāṇa has the following synonyms: Bṛhannāradapurāṇa.

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

Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण):—[=nārada-purāṇa] [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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