Nemicakra: 4 definitions

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Introduction:

Nemicakra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nemichakra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nemicakra (नेमिचक्र).—A king, who once ruled Hastināpura. Once, when Hastināpura was washed away by floods of Yamunā Nemicakra built a new city in Kauśāmbī. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nemicakra (नेमिचक्र).—The son of Āsīmakṛṣṇa and father of Ukta; Hastināpura being washed away he changed his capital to Kauśāmbī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 39-40.
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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

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

Nemicakra (नेमिचक्र).—m.

(-kraḥ) A prince decended from Parikshit, who is said to have removed the capital of India to Kausambi, after the inundation of Hastinapur.

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

Nemicakra (नेमिचक्र):—[=nemi-cakra] [from nemi] m. a prince descended from Parī-kṣit (said to have removed the capital of India to Kauśāmbi after the inundation of Hāstina-pura), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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