Naravarman, Nara-varman: 2 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Naravarman (नरवर्मन्) is the name of an ancient king of Pāñcāla, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, “[...] In the svāyaṃbhūva-manvantara there was a pious king named Naravarman in the country of Pāñcāla. Sudevī was her chief queen, who rendered service in the Śiva temple. Being asked by the priest Gālava as to why she rendered whole-hearted service to the temple of Śiva, she narrated how in her previous birth as female vulture, she went to the Kiṣkindhā mountain and swept the dust near the khaliṅga of Śiva by means of the wind of her wings while trying to take the offering made there and how, after death, she was born as the daughter of Vasu and married to King Naravarman”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (N) next»] — Naravarman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Naravarman (नरवर्मन्):—[=nara-varman] [from nara] m. Name of a prince of Mālava in the 12th century, [Rājataraṅgiṇī etc.]

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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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