Nityashodashikarnava, Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava, Nitya-shodashikarnava: 2 definitions



Nityashodashikarnava 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.

The Sanskrit term Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava can be transliterated into English as Nityasodasikarnava or Nityashodashikarnava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: A history of Indian literature (shaktism)

Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava (नित्याषोडशिकार्णव) or Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇavatantra refers to an ancient work of 100.000 ślokas.—The Ānandatantra is of South Indian origin and ascribes itself to the (unrecorded) “Bhagamālinīsaṃhitā” of 100.000 ślokas” from the Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇavatantra “of 320 million ślokas”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nityashodashikarnava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava (नित्याषोडशिकार्णव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 43. Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇave Saubhāgyakavaca. L. 4215.

2) Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava (नित्याषोडशिकार्णव):—(from the Vāmakeśvaratantra). Cs 5, 45. Nityaṣoḍaśikārṇave Saubhāgyakavacam. Hz. 1213 p. 118 (thirtieth Paṭala).

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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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