Navadha, Navadhā: 10 definitions


Navadha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Navadhā (नवधा) refers to the “nine-fold devotion to Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.23. Accordingly as Śiva said to Satī:—“[...] O Goddess Satī, listen, I shall explain the great principle whereby the remorseful creature becomes a liberated soul (mukta). [...] Devotion to me is considered as the bestower of worldly pleasures and salvation. It is achievable only by my grace. It is nine-fold (navadhā). There is no difference between devotion and perfect knowledge. A person who is engrossed in devotion enjoys perpetual happiness. Perfect knowledge never descends in a vicious person averse to devotion”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Navadhā (नवधा) refers to the “nine-fold supreme energy”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (She is) the Vidyā which is Bhairava’s form, the energy of Kālī in the Age of Strife. She is Kaulinī who come forth from the divine in Hara's teaching and, on the Krama path, she should be praised as Umā and Carcikā. She is the Skyfarer marked with Śrīnātha, to whom the gods bow. She is the mistress of the maṇḍala, Carcikā at the end of the couple, the supreme energy who is nine-fold (navadhā) up to the sixteenth energy”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navadhā (नवधा).—ind. In nine ways, ninefold.

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

Navadhā (नवधा).—ind. Nine-fold, in nine ways. E. nava nine, and dhā aff.

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

Navadhā (नवधा).—i. e. navan + dhā, adv. Nine-fold, nine times, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 21, 29.

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

Navadhā (नवधा).—[adverb] in nine parts or ways.

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

Navadhā (नवधा):—[=nava-dhā] [from nava] ind. into 9 parts, in 9 ways, 9 times etc., [Atharva-veda Upaniṣad] etc.

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

Navadhā (नवधा):—adv. Nine-fold.

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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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