Nasatya, Nāsatya, Nāsatyā: 14 definitions


Nasatya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nāsatya (नासत्य).—One of the Aśvinīkumāras. (Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 208, Verse 17).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Nāsatya (नासत्य).—A son of Mārtāṇḍa or Sūrya; one of the Aśvins.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 84. 24, 77.

1b) A deva gaṇa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 31. 12.
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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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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Nāsatya (नासत्य) represents the number 2 (two) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 2—nāsatya] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (shilpa)

Nāsatya (नासत्य) is an epithet of the twin god Aśvins, whose iconography is described in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—According to the Skandapurāṇa Nāsatyas or the twin god Aśvins are the excellent physicians. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, the body complexion of the statue of Aśvins is like the colour of lotus leaf which is very dark green in colour. It is suggested that the garments of Nāsatyas should have the colour of lotus leaf. Since, the Nāsatyas are the physicians of gods, a divine medicinal plant should be placed in their right hands whereas in the left hands of these Gods, two books should be kept. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa two beautiful women should be placed in both sides of the Nāsatyas.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nāsatya.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’. Note: nāsatya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāsatyā (नासत्या).—The constellation अश्विनी (aśvinī).

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

Nāsatya (नासत्य).—m. du. (-tyau) The two sons of Ashwini, and physicians of Swarga. f.

(-tyā) The constellation Ashwini. E. na not, asatya impure.

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

Nāsatya (नासत्य).—i. e. na-a-satya, I. m. du. A name of the Aśvins, Mahābhārata 12, 7583. Ii. adj. Referring to the Nāsatyas, 12, 13491.

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

Nāsatya (नासत्य).—[masculine] [Epithet] of the Aśvins.

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

1) Nāsatya (नासत्य):—[from na] a See sub voce

2) b mfn. ([probably] [from] √2. nas, [Causal]) helpful, kind, friendly (mostly m. [dual number] as Name of the Aśvins, [Ṛg-veda]; later m. sg. Name of one of the A°s, the other being then called Dasra)

3) relating or belonging to the A°s [Mahābhārata]

4) Nāsatyā (नासत्या):—[from nāsatya] f. the constellation Aśvinī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (The derivations [from] na + asatya, or [from] nāsā + tya or [from] + satya are very improbable.)

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

Nāsatya (नासत्य):—(tyau) 1. m. dual. The two sons of Ashwinī, the physicians of heaven. (tyā) f. The constellation Ashwinī.

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Nasatya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāsatya (ನಾಸತ್ಯ):—[noun] (myth.) one of the twin celestial physicians.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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