Nasikya, Nashikya, Nāsikya, Nāśikya: 15 definitions


Nasikya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Nāśikya can be transliterated into English as Nasikya or Nashikya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nasiky.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Nāsikya (नासिक्य) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—The part of south India, known by Nasik. Same as Pañcavaṭī.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—Letters or phonetic elements produced in the nose; cf. नासिकायां यमानुस्वारनासिक्याः (nāsikāyāṃ yamānusvāranāsikyāḥ) R. T. 12. See (नासिक्य (nāsikya)).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Nāsikya (नासिक्य) refers to a country belonging to “Dakṣiṇa or Dakṣiṇadeśa (southern division)” classified under the constellations of Uttaraphālguni, Hasta and Citrā, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Uttaraphālguni, Hasta and Citrā represent the southern division consisting of [i.e., Nāsikya] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Nāśikya (नाशिक्य) is the name of an ancient kingdom, according to chapter 4.2 [vāsupūjya-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Vasupūjya and Jayā spoke to Vāsupūjya:—“All the existing kings, among men and the Vidyādharas, who are of good family, capable, heroic, wealthy, famous, possessing the fourfold army, known for guarding their subjects, free from blemish, faithful to engagements, always devoted to dharma, in Madhyadeśa, Vatsadeśa, [...] and other countries which are the ornaments of the eastern quarter; [... in the Nāśikyas, ...] these now, son, beg us constantly through messengers, who are sent bearing valuable gifts, to give their daughters to you. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Nāśikya (नाशिक्य) is the name of a country included within Dakṣiṇapatha which was situated ahead of Māhiṣmatī according to Rājaśekhara (fl. 10th century) in his Kāvyamīmāṃsā (chapter 17). Dakṣiṇāpatha is a place-name ending is patha mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Nāsikya (नासिक्य) or Nāsika finds its earliest literary references in Kātyāyana’s Vārtika and in Patañjali’s Mahābhāṣya.

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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

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—a. [nāsikā-ṇya]

1) Nasal.

2) Being in the nose.

-kyaḥ A nasal sound.

-kyau (du.) An epithet of the Aśvins.

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

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—m. du. (-kyau) 1. The two sons of Aśhwini. 2. A nasal sound. n.

(-kyaṃ) The nose. E. nāsikā, and yat affix of identity or descent.

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

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—[adjective] being in or uttered through the nose, nasal; [masculine] nasal sound ([grammar]), [plural] [Name] of a people.

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

1) Nāsikya (नासिक्य):—[from nās] mf(ā)n. being in or coming from the nose, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Vaitāna-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] uttered through the n°, nasal, [Prātiśākhya; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] m. any nasal sound, [Śikṣā]

4) [v.s. ...] a [particular] n° s° related to the so-called Yamas, [Prātiśākhya]

5) [v.s. ...] [dual number] the two Aśvins (= nāsatyau), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people in Dakṣiṇā-patha, [Varāha-mihira; Atharvaveda-pariśiṣṭa]

7) [v.s. ...] n. the nose (also -ka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a town, [Pāṇini 6-1, 63], [vArttika] 3.

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

Nāsikya (नासिक्य):—(kyau) 1. m. The two sons of Ashwinī. n. The nose.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nāsikya (नासिक्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇāsikka.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nāsikya (नासिक्य) [Also spelled nasiky]:—(a) nasal.

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