Anirdeshya, Anirdeśya: 5 definitions


Anirdeshya 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 Anirdeśya can be transliterated into English as Anirdesya or Anirdeshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Anirdeshya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anirdeśya (अनिर्देश्य) refers to the “undefinable”, and represents an epithet of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.10. Accordingly as Viṣṇu said to Brahmā:—“[...] He cannot be defined (anirdeśya). He is not subject to deterioration or decay. He is the supreme soul, without a second, unswerving and endless. He is the cause of dissolution, all-pervasive and great lord”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anirdeshya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anirdeśya (अनिर्देश्य).—a. Undefinable, ineffable, indescribable, inexplicable, incomparable; °सुखः स्वर्गः कस्तं विस्मारयिष्यति (sukhaḥ svargaḥ kastaṃ vismārayiṣyati) V.3.18.

-śyam An epithet of the Supreme Being.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anirdeśya (अनिर्देश्य).—[adjective] not to be fixed, settled, or defined.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anirdeśya (अनिर्देश्य):—[=a-nirdeśya] [from a-nirdiṣṭa] mfn. undefinable, inexplicable, incomparable.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anirdeshya 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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