Nilagriva, aka: Nila-griva, Nīlagrīva; 2 Definition(s)
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Nīlagrīva (नीलग्रीव).—Is Rudra.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 34. 27.
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Nīlagrīva (नीलग्रीव).—an epithet of Śiva.
Derivable forms: nīlagrīvaḥ (नीलग्रीवः).
Nīlagrīva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nīla and grīva (ग्रीव).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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