Nilayanakrida, Nilāyanakrīḍā: 2 definitions
Nilayanakrida 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Nilāyanakrīḍā (निलायनक्रीडा).—A game of the Gopas in which the Gopas put on the guise of thieves, watchmen, and goats; Vyoma an Asura entered it in disguise and carried away almost all the Gopas to a cave near by; seeing only few left, Kṛṣṇa discovered the Asura and killed him at once.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 37. 26-32.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nilāyanakrīḍā (निलायनक्रीडा):—[=ni-lāyana-krīḍā] [from ni-lāyana > ni-lī] f. playing at hide and seek, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
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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