Naradhama, Nara-adhama, Nara-adhama, Narādhama: 7 definitions



Naradhama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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

Narādhama (नराधम) refers to “(1) Lowest of mankind (2) One who gives up the path of bhakti due to lack of faith”. (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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

narādhama : (m.) a wicked or vile man.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Narādhama refers to: vilest of men Sn. 246;

Note: narādhama is a Pali compound consisting of the words nara and adhama.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narādhama (नराधम).—a wretch, miscreant.

Derivable forms: narādhamaḥ (नराधमः).

Narādhama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and adhama (अधम).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Narādhama (नराधम).—m.

(-maḥ) A low or vile man, a wretch. E. nara, and adhama low.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Narādhama (नराधम).—[adjective] lowest of men, a wretch.

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

Narādhama (नराधम):—[from nara] m. a low or vile man, a wretch, [Bhagavad-gītā]

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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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