Nayapala, Nayapāla: 4 definitions



Nayapala 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)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nayapāla (नयपाल).—According to chapter 11 of the Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā of the Śiva-purāṇa:—“the phallic image Paśupatīśa in the Nayapāla town famous on the earth is the bestower of the fruits of all desires”.

Nayapāla (mod. Nepal) is a buffer State between India and China is situated on the Himalayas. It was here that lord Śiva preached the Pāśupata-yoga. The region is sacred to Śiva and is called Siddhikṣetra or Śivapīṭha.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Nayapāla (नयपाल):—[=naya-pāla] [from naya] m. Name of a king, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

2) [v.s. ...] of another man, [Inscriptions]

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Nayapala 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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