Navanidhi, Navan-nidhi: 5 definitions


Navanidhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

[«previous next»] — Navanidhi in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Navanidhi (नवनिधि) refers to the nine treasures of Kubera, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, after Tāraka requested boons from Brahmā: “[...] That great demon [i.e., Tāraka] was crowned the king of the three worlds with the permission of Śukra, the preceptor of the demons. [...] Then the demon Tāraka seized gems and jewels of all the guardians of the quarters, Indra and others, offered under duress by them on being afraid of him. Afraid of him, Indra surrendered his Airāvata (white elephant) and Kubera all his nine treasures [i.e., navanidhidattā nidhayo navasaṃkhyakā]. White horses were surrendered by Varuṇa, the wish-yielding cow Kāmadhenu by the sages, and the sun out of fear for him surrendered his divine horse Uccaiḥśravas. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Navanidhi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

navanidhi (नवनिधि).—m pl (S) The nine treasures of the god kubēra or Plutus. See under nidhi.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

navanidhi (नवनिधि).—m pl The nine treasures of the god kubēra or Plutus. See under nidhi.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Navanidhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navanidhi (नवनिधि).—m. (pl.) the nine treasures of Kubera. i. e. महापद्मश्च पद्मश्च शङ्खो मकरकच्छपौ । मुकुन्दकुन्द- नीलाश्च खर्वश्च निधयो नव (mahāpadmaśca padmaśca śaṅkho makarakacchapau | mukundakunda- nīlāśca kharvaśca nidhayo nava) ||

Navanidhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms navan and nidhi (निधि).

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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

[«previous next»] — Navanidhi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Navanidhi (ನವನಿಧಿ):—

1) [noun] (myth.) (pl.) the nine treasures of Kubēra, the regent of wealth (ಪದ್ಮ, ಮಹಾಪದ್ಮ, ಶಂಖ, ಮಕರ, ಕಚ್ಛಪ, ಮುಕಂದ, ಕುಂದ, ನೀಲ [padma, mahapadma, shamkha, makara, kacchapa, mukamda, kumda, nila] and ಖರ್ವ [kharva]).

2) [noun] (pl.) the nine treasures that an virtuous emperor possesses (ಕಾಲ, ಮಹಾಕಾಲ, ನೈಸರ್ಪ [kala, mahakala, naisarpa]. ಪಾಂಡುಕ, ಪದ್ಮ, ಪಿಂಗಲ, ಮಾನವಕ, ಶಂಖ, [pamduka, padma, pimgala, manavaka, shamkha,] and ಸರ್ವರತ್ನ [sarvaratna]).

3) [noun] (arith.) a symbol for the number nine.

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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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