Glossary Of Sanskrit Terms M-O

Nabhi – the saintly king who was the father of Lord Rsabhadeva.
Nagas – a race of serpents.
Naimisaranya – the sacred forest where [Srimad-Bhagavatam] was spoken by Suta Gosvami to a great assembly of sages.
Naiskarma – another term for [akarma].
Naisthika-brahmacari – one who has been celibate since birth.

The Supreme Being, who exists outside of the laws of material nature, cannot be understood through mental speculation based on information acquired inside the material dimension.
Science of Identity Foundation – Tusta Krishna Das

Naksatras – the stars along the path of the moon.
Nalakuvara – a son of Kuvera cursed by Narada Muni to take birth as an [arjuna] tree. He was ultimately liberated by Lord Krsna.
Nama-aparadha – an offense against the holy name of the Lord.
Nama-karana ceremony – the name-giving ceremony.
Namaskara – "bowing down," a respectful greeting or address.
Nanda – one of the chief personal servants of Lord Narayana in His spiritual abode, Vaikuntha.
Nanda Maharaja – the king of Vraja and foster father of Lord Krsna.
Nandana-kananas – celestial gardens.
Nanda-nandana – the Supreme Lord, Krsna, who is the darling son of Nanda Maharaja.
Narada Muni – a pure devotee of the Lord who travels throughout the universes in his eternal body, glorifying devotional service.
he is the spiritual master of Vyasadeva and of many other great devotees.
Narada-pancaratra – Narada Muni's book on the processes of Deity worship and [mantra] meditation.
Naradeva – the king, who is an earthly god.
Naradhama – the lowest of mankind.
Nara-Narayana Rsi – an incarnation of the Supreme Lord appearing as two sages to teach by example the practice of austerities.
Narasimha, Lord (Nrsimhadeva) – the incarnation of the Lord as a half man, half lion. He killed the demon Hiranyakasipu to save Hi s devotee Prahlada.
Narayana, Lord-the Supreme Lord in His majestic, four – armed form. An expansion of Krsna, He presides over the Vaikuntha planets.
Narayana-para – one who has dedicated his life to Lord Narayana, or Krsna.
Nasta-buddhi – bereft of all good sense.
Nasta-prajna – bereft of all intelligence.
Navadvipa – the place where Lord Caitanya appeared in this world.
Nimi – a devotee king, ruler of Videha
Nirguna – without qualities. In reference to the Supreme Lord, the term signifies that He is beyond material qualities.
Nirguna-brahma – the impersonal conception of the Supreme Truth as being without any qualities.
Nirvana – freedom from material existence.
Nirvisesa-vadis – impersonalists who accept an Absolute but deny that He has any distinct qualities.
Niskama – free from material desires.
Niskincana – having nothing; a renunciant.
Nistraigunya – the transcendental position above the three modes of nature.
Nitya-baddha – the conditioned soul, bound in the material world since time immemorial.
Nitya-mukta – an eternally liberated soul.
Nityananda Prabhu – the incarnation of Lord Balarama who appeared as the principal associate of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Nivrtti-marga – the path of renunciation, which leads to liberation.
Niyama – restraint of the senses.
Nrga – a king who was cursed to become a snake because of a slight descrepancy in his service to [brahmanas.] He was delivered by Lord Krsna.
Nrsimhadeva – the half-man, half-lion incarnation of the Supreme Lord, who protected Prahlada and killed the demon Hiranyakasipu.
Nyaya-sastras – textbooks of logic.
Om (Omkara) – the sacred syllable that begins many Vedic [mantras] and that represents the Supreme Lord.
Omkara – [See: Om].