Nriga, Nṛga, Nṛgā: 14 definitions


Nriga 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 terms Nṛga and Nṛgā can be transliterated into English as Nrga or Nriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Nṛga (नृग):—One of the ten sons of Śrāddhadeva (current Manu) and Śraddhā. In other places this name is sometimes replaced with Vasumān. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa )

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nṛga (नृग).—A king born in the dynasty of Vaivasvata Manu. Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu thus: Brahmā—Marīci—Kaśyapa—Vivasvān—Vaivasvata Manu—Mahābāhu—Prasandhi—Kṣupa—Nṛga. (See full article at Story of Nṛga from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Nṛga (नृग).—A son of Śrāddhadeva and Śraddhā and father of a son Sumati by name.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 1. 12; 2. 17.

1b) A son of Ikṣvāku; liberal in his gift of cows, silver, etc. Once a cow of a certain Brahmana got mixed up with his herd, and ignorant of this he made a gift of it to another Brahmana. The owner charged him, and when both went to the king, the owner was not prepared to take anything in its place and he who got the gift would not part with it for anything; when he went to Yama's abode he sent him as a lizard for this unrighteous act; in that form he lived in a well until Kṛṣṇa lifted it up when it became transformed into a celestial, and blessed by Kṛṣṇa rode in an aerial car to heaven;1 release of, by Kṛṣṇa at Dvārakā;2 his lust after more territory.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 64. 10-30, 43 and 44 [1].
  • 2) Ib. X. 37. 17.
  • 3) Ib. XII. 3. 10.

1c) A son of Vaivasvata Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 38. 30; III. 60. 2; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 33; IV. 1. 7.

1d) A son of Uśīnara and Nṛgā (Bhṛśā, Matsya-purāṇa); his capital, Yaudheya; became lord of the Kekayas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 19, 21; Matsya-purāṇa 48. 18, 20, 20; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 9.

2) Nṛgā (नृगा).—One of the wives of Uśīnara and mother of Nṛga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 18-9.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Nṛga (नृग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIII.116.65, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nṛga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Nṛga (नृग).—A king who was cursed to become a snake because of a slight discrepancy in his service to brāhmaṇas. He was delivered by Lord Kṛṣṇa.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Nṛga (नृग) refers to:—A king who was cursed to become a lizard because, by a slight discrepancy in his service to a brāhmaṇa, he became guilty of stealing. He was delivered by Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nṛga (नृग).—A son of Manu Vaivasvata, who, it is said, was cursed by a Brāhmaṇa to be a lizard.

Derivable forms: nṛgaḥ (नृगः).

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

Nṛga (नृग).—m.

(-gaḥ) The name of a king, the son of Ikshwaku.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nṛga (नृग).—[masculine] a man’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Nṛga (नृग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king, patron of the philosopher Vācaspatimiśra. Hall. p. 87.

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

1) Nṛga (नृग):—[=nṛ-ga] [from nṛ] m. Name of an ancient king, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a grandson of Ogha-vat, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Uśīnara by Nṛ-gā (ancestor of the Yaudheyas), [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Manu, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of the father of Su-mati, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a king (the patron of the philosopher Vācaspati-miśra)

7) [v.s. ...] (gasya sāma n. Name of a Sāman, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa])

8) Nṛgā (नृगा):—[=nṛ-gā] [from nṛ-ga > nṛ] f. Name of the wife of Uśīnara and mother of Nṛ-ga, [Harivaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nṛga (नृग):—(gaḥ) 1. m. A son of Ikshwāku.

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Nriga in German

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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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