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Näbhi the saintly king who was the father of Lord Åñabhadeva.
Nägas a race of serpents.
Naimiñäraëya the sacred forest where [Çrémad-Bhägavatam] was spoken by Süta Gosvämé to a great assembly of sages.
Naiñkarma another term for [akarma].
Naiñöhika-brahmacäré one who has been celibate since birth.
Nakñatras the stars along the path of the moon.
Nalaküvara a son of Kuvera cursed by Närada Muni to take birth as an [arjuna] tree. He was ultimately liberated by Lord Kåñëa.
Näma-aparädha an offence against the holy name of the Lord.
Näma-karaëa ceremony the name-giving ceremony.
Namaskära "bowing down," a respectful greeting or address.
Nanda one of the chief personal servants of Lord Näräyaëa in His spiritual abode, Vaikuëöha.
Nanda Mahäräja the king of Vraja and foster father of Lord Kåñëa.
Nandana-känanas celestial gardens.
Nanda-nandana the Supreme Lord, Kåñëa, who is the darling son of Nanda Mahäräja.
Närada 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 Vyäsadeva and of many other great devotees.
Närada-païcarätra Närada Muni's book on the processes of Deity worship and [mantra] meditation.
Naradeva the king, who is an earthly god.
Narädhama the lowest of mankind.
Nara-Näräyaëa Åñi an incarnation of the Supreme Lord appearing as two sages to teach by example the practice of austerities.
Narasiàha, Lord (Nåsiàhadeva) the incarnation of the Lord as a half man, half lion. He killed the demon Hiraëyakaçipu to save Hi s devotee Prahläda.
Näräyaëa, Lord the Supreme Lord in His majestic, four-armed form. An expansion of Kåñëa, He presides over the Vaikuëöha planets.
Näräyaëa-para one who has dedicated his life to Lord Näräyaëa, or Kåñëa.
Nañöa-buddhi bereft of all good sense.
Nañöa-prajïa bereft of all intelligence.
Navadvépa the place where Lord Caitanya appeared in this world.
Nimi a devotee king, ruler of Videha
Nirguëa without qualities. In reference to the Supreme Lord, the term signifies that He is beyond material qualities.
Nirguëa-brahma the impersonal conception of the Supreme Truth as being without any qualities.
Nirväëa freedom from material existence.
Nirviçeña-vädés impersonalists who accept an Absolute but deny that He has any distinct qualities.
Niñkäma free from material desires.
Niñkiïcana having nothing; a renunciant.
Nistraiguëya 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.
Nityänanda Prabhu the incarnation of Lord Balaräma who appeared as the principal associate of Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu.
Nivåtti-märga the path of renunciation, which leads to liberation.
Niyama restraint of the senses.
Någa a king who was cursed to become a snake because of a slight discrepancy in his service to [brähmaëas.] He was delivered by Lord Kåñëa.
Nåsiàhadeva the half-man, half-lion incarnation of the Supreme Lord, who protected Prahläda and killed the demon Hiraëyakaçipu.
Nyäya-çästras textbooks of logic.

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