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Nārāyaṇī literally means ‘the spouse or power of Nārāyaṇa’.
 
Nārāyaṇī literally means ‘the spouse or power of Nārāyaṇa’.
  
As the very name suggests, she is the śakti or female counterpart of Nārāyaṇa
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As the very name suggests, she is the [[Śakti|śakti]] or female counterpart of Nārāyaṇa
  
 
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Nārāyaṇī is a well-known name of Durgā too. The Devīmāhātmya contains a long hymn<ref>Devīmāhātmya 17.1-35</ref> on Nārāyaṇī and is known as the Nārāyaṇistuti. Nārāyaṇī or Nālāyanī was also the name of the sage Mudgala’s wife, her other name being Indrasenā. It was she who was reborn as Draupadī in her next birth.<ref>Mahābhārata, Ādiparva, ch. 212</ref>
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Nārāyaṇī is a well-known name of Durgā too. The Devīmāhātmya contains a long hymn<ref>Devīmāhātmya 17.1-35</ref> on Nārāyaṇī and is known as the Nārāyaṇistuti. Nārāyaṇī or Nālāyanī was also the name of the sage [[Mudgala]]’s wife, her other name being Indrasenā. It was she who was reborn as [[Draupadī]] in her next birth.<ref>Mahā[[bhārata]], [[Ādiparva]], ch. 212</ref>
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 19:19, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Narayani, NArAyaNI, Naaraayani


Nārāyaṇī literally means ‘the spouse or power of Nārāyaṇa’.

As the very name suggests, she is the śakti or female counterpart of Nārāyaṇa

Nārāyaṇī

Nārāyaṇī is a well-known name of Durgā too. The Devīmāhātmya contains a long hymn[1] on Nārāyaṇī and is known as the Nārāyaṇistuti. Nārāyaṇī or Nālāyanī was also the name of the sage Mudgala’s wife, her other name being Indrasenā. It was she who was reborn as Draupadī in her next birth.[2]


References

  1. Devīmāhātmya 17.1-35
  2. Mahābhārata, Ādiparva, ch. 212
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore