Nrityapriya, Nṛtyapriya, Nritya-priya, Nṛtyapriyā: 6 definitions


Nrityapriya 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 Nṛtyapriya and Nṛtyapriyā can be transliterated into English as Nrtyapriya or Nrityapriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Nṛtyapriyā (नृत्यप्रिया) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.10). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Nṛtyapriyā) 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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Nṛtyapriya (नृत्यप्रिय) (lit. “one who is fond of dance”) is a synonym (another name) for the Peacock (Mayūra), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nrityapriya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nṛtyapriya (नृत्यप्रिय).—

1) an epithet of Śiva.

2) a peacock.

Derivable forms: nṛtyapriyaḥ (नृत्यप्रियः).

Nṛtyapriya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nṛtya and priya (प्रिय). See also (synonyms): nṛttapriya.

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

1) Nṛtyapriya (नृत्यप्रिय):—[=nṛtya-priya] [from nṛtya > nṛt] m. ‘fond of d°’, a peacock, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Religious Thought and Life in India 84]

3) Nṛtyapriyā (नृत्यप्रिया):—[=nṛtya-priyā] [from nṛtya-priya > nṛtya > nṛt] f. Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

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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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