Nay, aka: Nāy; 2 Definition(s)
Nay 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.
Nāy (“dog”) refers to a type of animal form, representing one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. The animals and birds found as vehicles for the deities or held as attributes or weapons in the hands of the deities are, for example, Nāy.Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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Search found 79 books and stories containing Nay or Nāy. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa X, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Tenth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XI, adhyāya 8, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Eleventh Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa IV, adhyāya 1, brāhmaṇa 5 < [Fourth Kāṇḍa]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 201: Bandhanāgāra-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
Jataka 131: Asampadāna-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 395: Kāka-jātaka < [Volume 3]
A Collection of Popular Tales from the Norse and North German (by Peter Christian Asbjørsen)
The Book of Good Counsels (by Sir Edwin Arnold)
Chapter 3 - The Story of the Old Hare and the Elephants < [Book Three - War]
Chapter 7 - The Story of the Crane and the Crab < [Book Four - Peace]
Chapter 8 - The Story of the Brahman and the Pans < [Book Four - Peace]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 36 - Purushottama (A.D. 1277-1307) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Part 7 - Later Velanandu Chodas: successors of Prithvisvara (A.D. 1210—1343) < [Chapter I - The Velanandu Chodas of Tsandavole (A.D. 1020-1286)]
Part 18 - The Gona (Kona) Haihayas of Vardhamanapura (A.D. 1190-1294) < [Chapter II - The Haihayas]