Nilagriva, aka: Nīlagrīva, Nila-griva; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Nīlagrīva (नीलग्रीव).—Is Rudra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 34. 27.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-English dictionary

Nilagriva in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [N] · next »

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

Nīlagrīva (नीलग्रीव).—m.

(-vaḥ) A name of Mahadeva. E. nīla blue, and grīvā neck; the neck of Siva was stained blue by the acrimony of the poison, which, upon its production at the churning of the ocean, he swallowed.

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