Nasagra, aka: Nāsāgra, Nasa-agra; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Nāsāgra (नासाग्र) refers to the “tip of the ­nāsā”.—The exact location of this nāsāgra is disputed and subject to contextual factors. There appear to be three main places intended in early Śaiva Tantras: (a) In exoteric usage it might sometimes be the end or tip of the nose. (b) The beginning of the bridge of the nose, i.e., the spot between the eyebrows where the gaze is to be fixed to aid concentration in various yogic disciplines. (c) In esoteric Tantric and Yogic contexts this denotes more commonly the śakti-dvādaśānta, the end of the central channel at the crown of the head, the cranial aperture. Similarly Kṣemarāja and Jayaratha gloss nāsānta as the end or inside of the nāsā which is the end or interior of the suṣumnā at the cranial aperture.

Source: The Śaiva Yogas and Their Relation to Other Systems of Yoga
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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nāsāgra (नासाग्र).—n S (Poetry.) The tip of the nose. nāsāgrīṃ dṛṣṭi ṭhēvaṇēṃ To settle one's vision towards the tip of the nose, i. e. to get into abstract and profound contemplation (as of spiritual things). Ex. nāsāgrīṃ ṭhēvūni dṛṣṭi || bhaktāsī pāhasī kṛpādṛṣṭi ||.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāsāgra (नासाग्र).—n The tip of the nose. nāsāgrīṃ dṛṣṭī ṭhēvaṇēṃ To settle one's vision on the tip of the nose, i. e. to get into abstract and profound contemplation (as of spiritual things).

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

Nāsāgra (नासाग्र).—the tip of the nose; त्रासान्नासाग्ररन्ध्रं विशति फणिपतौ (trāsānnāsāgrarandhraṃ viśati phaṇipatau) Māl.1.1.

Derivable forms: nāsāgram (नासाग्रम्).

Nāsāgra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāsā and agra (अग्र).

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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