Narendra, Nara-indra: 12 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Narendra (नरेन्द्र).—Is Candragupta Maurya.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 143.
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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)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Narendra (नरेन्द्र) is the name of the minister of King Jayāpīḍa.—Kṣemendra who was otherwise known as Vyāsadāsa as most of the colophons of his works attribute to him. Kṣemendra was the son of Prakāśendra, grandson of Sindhu and father of Somendra and also the brother of Cakrapāla. He was also the descendant of Narendra, the minister of King Jayāpīḍa.

1) Suryakanta mentions that Somendra (son of Kṣemendra) in his introduction to Avadānakalpalatā gives detailed account of Kṣemendra’s parentage. In that introduction Somendra says that in the dynasty of Narendra, a minister of Jayāpīḍa was born from Bhogendra and from Bhogendra, a son namely Sindhu was born.

2) Narendra (नरेन्द्र) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (e.g., narendra) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Narendra (नरेन्द्र).—

1) a king; R.2.18. नरेन्द्रकन्यास्तमवाप्य सत्पतिं तमोनुदं दक्षसुता इवाबभुः (narendrakanyāstamavāpya satpatiṃ tamonudaṃ dakṣasutā ivābabhuḥ) 3.33;6.8; Ms.9.253.

2) a physician, dealer in antidotes, curer of poisons; तेषु कश्चि- न्नरेन्द्राभिमानी तां निर्वर्ण्य (teṣu kaści- nnarendrābhimānī tāṃ nirvarṇya) Dk.51; सुनिग्रहा नरेन्द्रेण फणीन्द्रा इव शत्रवः (sunigrahā narendreṇa phaṇīndrā iva śatravaḥ) Śi.2.88. (where the word is used in both senses). °मार्गः (mārgaḥ) a high street, main road.

3) a mineralogist; L. D. B.

Derivable forms: narendraḥ (नरेन्द्रः).

Narendra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and indra (इन्द्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Narendra (नरेन्द्र).—name of a former Buddha: Sukhāvatīvyūha 6.15.

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

Narendra (नरेन्द्र).—m.

(-ndraḥ) 1. A king, an anointed sovereign. 2. A dealer in antidotes, a juggler. E. nara a man, indra chief.

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

Narendra (नरेन्द्र).—[masculine] king, prince; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Narendra (नरेन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

2) Narendra (नरेन्द्र):—father of Kāmeśvara (Āyurvedasiddhāntasambodhinī).

Narendra has the following synonyms: Narahari.

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

1) Narendra (नरेन्द्र):—[from nara] a m. ‘m°-lord’, king, prince, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a physician, master of charms or antidotes, [Daśakumāra-carita] (cf. dur-n)

3) [v.s. ...] = narendra-druma, [Suśruta] (cf. narādhipa)

4) [v.s. ...] = vārttika or rājika, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] of another man, [Kṣitīśa-vaṃśāvalī-carita]

7) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Colebrooke]

8) [=na-rendra] [from nara] b m. Name of Tathāgatas, [Sukhāvatī-vyūha i].

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Narendra (नरेन्द्र):—(nara + indra) m.

1) König, Fürst [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 359.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 566.] [Medinīkoṣa Rāmāyaṇa 172.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 9, 253.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 307.] [Nalopākhyāna 18, 6.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 7, 9. 11. 8, 5. 12, 25. 2, 67, 29.] [Raghuvaṃśa 2, 18. 3, 33. 6, 80.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 2, 21 (20). 15, 16.] putra Königssohn, Prinz [3, 21.] mārga Königsstrasse, Hauptstrasse [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 80, 21.] —

2) Giftarzt, Beschwörer [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Daśakumāracarita 73, 1. 172, 15.] —

3) Nomen proprium eines Mannes [KṢITIŚAV. 23, 1. 2.] —

4) so oder vollständig narendradruma ein best. Baum, = narādhipa [Suśruta 2, 69, 1. 106, 5. 275, 8.] —

5) ein best. Metrum, 4 Mal ¯ ˘ ˘ ¯ ˘ ¯ ˘ ˘ ˘ ˘ ˘ ˘ ˘ ¯ ˘ ˘ ¯ ˘ ˘ ¯ ¯ [Colebrooke II, 163 (XVI, 3).] —

6) = vārttika [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] = rājika [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa]

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Narendra (नरेन्द्र):—

1) mārga [Raghuvaṃśa 6, 67.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 71, 34.] —

2) [KUVALAY. 119,a. Lies 73,3 Stenzler 73,1.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Narendra (नरेन्द्र):—m.

1) Fürst , König.

2) Giftarzt , Beschwörer ; vgl. durnarendra. —

3) Cathartocarpus Fistula.

4) ein best. Metrum.

5) * = rājika. —

6) Nomen proprium eines Mannes.

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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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