Nasikya, aka: Nāsikya, Nāśikya, Nashikya; 5 Definition(s)


Nasikya 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.

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

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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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.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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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)

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

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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India history and geogprahy

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: Wisdom Library: India History

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

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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-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: 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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