Navati: 15 definitions


Navati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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

Navati (नवति) refers to “ninety (crores)” (of Gaṇas), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Sumantra, the leader of Gaṇas, went with a crore of Gaṇas. Kākapādodara and Santānaka went each with six crores of Gaṇas. Mahābala, Madhupiṅga and Kokila each went with nine crores. Nīla and Pūrṇabhadra each went with ninety crores (navati-koṭī) of Gaṇas. Caturvaktra with seven crores, Karaṇa with twenty crores and the leader of Gaṇas Ahiromaka went with ninety crores. [...]”.

Purana book cover
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Navati (नवति) refers to “ninety (enchantments with a mantra)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering of the root spell], “[...] Having taken brownish cow dung that has not touched the ground and taking ghee, milk and cow urine, one should mix it with seven seeds and flour. Having enchanted it ninety times (navati-vāra) with that mantra, a five-headed Nāga should be made. It should be hooded with jewels, seated cross-legged, coiled, and having smeared it with white sandal and saffron, it should be placed on a pure seat. [...]”.

Mahayana book cover
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

navati (नवति) [or नवती, navatī].—a S Ninety.

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navatī (नवती).—f (nava S) Youth; esp. the spring or prime of youth. 2 The sprouting of the plants at springtime.

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

navati (नवति) [or navatī, or नवती].—a Ninety.

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navatī (नवती).—f Youth; esp. the spring or prime of youth. The sprouting of the plants at spring-time.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navati (नवति).—f. Ninety; नवनवतिशतद्रव्यकोटीश्वरास्ते (navanavatiśatadravyakoṭīśvarāste) Mu.3. 27; R.3.69.

Derivable forms: navatiḥ (नवतिः).

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

Navati (नवति).—f. (-ti or -tī) Ninety. E. nava nine, and ktin aff.

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

Navati (नवति).—i. e. navan + ti, cardinal number, f. Ninety, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 177.

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

Navati (नवति).—[feminine] ninety.

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

Navati (नवति):—[from nava] ([cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] also ) f. 90 [Ṛg-veda]; etc.

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

Navati (नवति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. Ninety.

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

Navati (नवति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇaui.

[Sanskrit to German]

Navati 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

Navati (ನವತಿ):—[adjective] amounting to ninety in number; ninety.

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Navati (ನವತಿ):—[noun] the cardinal number ninety; 90.

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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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