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Words Starting with N

 

nāda (नाद) – sound

 

nādasvaram (नादस्वरम) – a double reeded oboe used in South Indian music

 

nāga (नाग) – cobra

 

nāgapatnī (नागपत्न) – the wives of Kāliyā

 

nagara (नगर) – city

 

nagārā (नगाड़) – a set of kettledrums used to accompany shehnai

 

nagara-kīrtana (नगर-कीर्तन) – (Harināma) congregational chanting on the streets of a city

 

Naimiṣāraṇya (नैमिषरण्य) – the forest where the sages headed by Saunaka gathered to hear Suta Gosvāmī speak read the Bhāgavatam

 

naikarma (नैष्कर्म) – another word for akarma

 

Nakula (नकुल) – the son of Pāṇḍu and Madrī and twin brother of Sahadeva; originated from the Aśvina demigods

 

nāla (नाल) – (dholakī) a barrel drum with a small high pitched head (similar to a tabla’s high pitched head) and a dholak bass; used in folk music

 

Nala (नल) – an ape who assisted Rāma in building the bridge across the sea; twin of Nīla

 

Nanda Mahārāja (नन्द महाराज) – foster-father of Lord Kṛṣṇa and ruler of the Vraja territory

 

Nandi (नन्दि) – the bull servant of Lord Siva

 

Nandigrāma (नन्दिग्राम) – the outskirt forestland of Ayodhyā were Lord Bharata lived in exile for fourteen years

 

Nārada Muni (नारद मुनि) – the son of Brahmā who travels the worlds singing Lord Nārāyaṇa’s name

 

Nārada Pañcarātra (नारद पञ्चरात्र) – instructions by Nārada Muni on practicing devotional service to the Lord

 

Narahari (नरहरि) – name of Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva

 

naraka (नरक) – hell

 

Narakāsura (नरकासुर) – demon killed by Lord Kṛṣṇa

 

Naramitra (नरमित्र) – son of Nakula and Kareṇumatī

 

Nārāyaṇa (नारयाण) – the four-armed form of Lord Viṇu; “one that shows mankind the path of devotional service”

 

Narottama Dāsa Thākura (नरोत्तम दास ठाकुर) – a prominent devotee poet in the Gauḍīya lineage of disciples

 

Nātya-Śāstra (नात्य-शास्त्र) – a treatise on elements of music, dance, and stagecraft

 

Navadvīpa (नवद्वीप) – (lit. “the nine islands”)

 

New Vṛndāvana (नव वृन्दावन) – the first ISKCON farm community established; located in Moundsville, WV, USA

 

Nikumbilā (निकुम्बिल) – the family deity of the royal family of Lańkā

 

Nīla (नील) – an ape who assisted Rāma in building the bridge across the sea; twin of Nala

 

Nīlakaṇṭha (नीलकण्ठ) – “blue-throated one”; name of Lord Siva after He drank the poison during the churning of the ocean

 

Nimāī Paṇḍita (निमाई पण्डित) – Lord Caitanya’s name when He was a young scholar

 

Nimbarka (निम्बर्क/निम्बर्काचार्य) – (Nimbarkācārya) one of the founders of the Kumāra sampradaya

 

nirguṇa (निर्गुण) – “without attributes/qualities”; in reference to the Supreme Lord signifying that He is beyond material qualities

 

nirjala (निर्जल) – “without water”

 

nirvāṇa (निर्वाण) – freedom from material existence

 

niśāda (निशाद) – 1) the seventh note in the Indian musical scale 2) the tribal class of people

 

nistabdatā (निस्तब्दत) – silence

 

Nitāī (निताई) – see Nityānanda

 

nitya (नित्य) – eternal

 

Nityānanda Prabhu (नित्यानन्द प्रभ) – the incarnation of Lord Balarāma in Kaliyuga to aid Lord Caitanya in the sańkīrtana movement

 

Nṛsiḿha (नृसिंह) – Lord Kṛṣṇa’s fiercest incarnation as a man-lion to protect Prahlāda Mahārāja

 

Nṛsiḿha pañcaka (नृसिंह पञ्चक) – the five prayers read by Lord Rāma during His exile when He passed over Ahovala, the abode of Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva

 

nṛtya (नृत्य) – dance

 

UPDATED: July 6, 2009