Naradeva, aka: Nara-deva; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Naradeva (नरदेव).—(Rāma)—the eighteenth, out of the avatārs of Viṣṇu; did heroic deeds, subduing the sea and so on.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 3. 22.

1b) A Vānara chief.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 243.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Naradeva

A yakkha who, once a fortnight, took possession of Kavinda and made him bark like a dog. When this happened Kavindas son shut him up indoors.,387.

2. Naradeva

A man eating yakkha who lived in a lake near Khemavati. The Buddha Kakusandha visited him and converted him. Bu.xxiii.5ff.; BuA.210f.

3. Naradeva

A yakkha, who went about from city to city, killing the kings and taking possession of their harems. When his identity was discovered by the women, he would eat them and go elsewhere. When he came to the city of Sunanda, the Buddha Kassapa preached to him and converted him. Bu.xxv.7ff.; BuA.219.

4. Naradeva

The last of the descendants of Bhaddadeva who reigned in Kannagoccha. Seven of his descendants reigned in Rojanagara. Dpv.iii.27.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Naradeva (नरदेव) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Naradeva is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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naradeva : (m.) a king.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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naradēva (नरदेव).—m S narapati m S A king.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

naradēva (नरदेव).—m narapati m A king.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Naradeva (नरदेव).—a king; नरपतिहितकर्ता द्वेष्यतां याति लोके (narapatihitakartā dveṣyatāṃ yāti loke) Pt. नराणां च नराधिपम् (narāṇāṃ ca narādhipam) Bg.1.27; Ms.7.13; R.2.75;3.42;7.62; Me.39; Y.1.311.

Derivable forms: naradevaḥ (नरदेवः).

Naradeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and deva (देव). See also (synonyms): narādhipa, narādhipati, nareśa, nareśvara, narapati, narapāla.

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Naradeva (नरदेव).—

1) the warrior class (kṣatriya); शिष्ट्वा वा भूमि- देवानां नरदेवसमागमे (śiṣṭvā vā bhūmi- devānāṃ naradevasamāgame) Ms.11.82.

2) a king.

Derivable forms: naradevaḥ (नरदेवः).

Naradeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and deva (देव).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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