Sheshanaga, Shesha-naga, Śeṣanāga: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sheshanaga 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 Śeṣanāga can be transliterated into English as Sesanaga or Sheshanaga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Śeṣanāga (शेषनाग).—An expansion of Lord Balarāma or Saṅkarṣaṇa who takes the form of a many-hooded serpent and serves as Lord Viṣṇu’s couch and other paraphernalia. He also holds the millions of universes on His hoods.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Sheshanaga is also considered a dasa (servant) as well as also a manifestation, or avatar, of Lord Maha Vishnu himself. Ananta Sheshanaga is said to have descended to Earth in four human forms or avatars:

  1. Lakshmana, brother of Lord Sri Rama,
  2. Balarama, brother of Lord Sri Krishna,
  3. Ramanuja
  4. and Manavala Mamunigal.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sheshanaga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śeṣanāga (शेषनाग):—[=śeṣa-nāga] [from śeṣa] m. the serpent Śeṣa (See above)

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the mythical author of the Paramārtha-sāra, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sheshanaga 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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