Nayak: 2 definitions


Nayak means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Nayak Dynasty:—The last phase of art in the South was during the time of the Nayaks. Tirumala Nayak (AD 1623-1650) was a renowned patron of art. The most splendid gopura of the South is of the time of his period. In Tanjavur and Kumbakonam, Raghunathanayaka was responsible for excellent architecture and sculpture. This was the last period of art in South India.

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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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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nayak in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a hero; leader, chief; a military official of a low rank; ~[tva] leadership; hegemony..—nayak (नायक) is alternatively transliterated as Nāyaka.

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