Narayanastra, Narayana-astra, Nārāyaṇāstra: 4 definitions
Narayanastra 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
Nārāyaṇāstra (नारायणास्त्र) is a Sanskrit word for a weapon used in Purāṇic literature, such as the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa (9.20.22-53), where it was in the presence of Devī Bhadrakālī, who was preparing for the war between Śankhacūḍa with the Devas.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Nārāyaṇastra ( नारायणास्त्र ): Narayanastra is the personal missile weapon of Vishnu in his Narayana form, this astra lets loose a powerful tirade of millions of deadly missiles simultaneously.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nārāyaṇāstra (नारायणास्त्र).—Name of a missile.
Derivable forms: nārāyaṇāstram (नारायणास्त्रम्).
Nārāyaṇāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nārāyaṇa and astra (अस्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-straṃ) A weapon of undefined form and mystical nature. E. nārāyaṇa and astra weapon.
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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Starts with: Narayanastramokshaparva.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Narayanastra, Narayana-astra, Nārāyaṇāstra, Nārāyaṇa-astra; (plurals include: Narayanastras, astras, Nārāyaṇāstras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 11 - Svayambuva Manu Advises Dhruva Maharaja to Stop Fighting < [Canto IV - The Creation of the Fourth Order]
Chapter 63 - Lord Krishna Fights with Banasura < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 32 - Paraśurāma’s penance (d): Paraśurāma receives missiles from Śiva < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 45 - The Manifesṭation of Narasiṃha < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)