Anishta, Aniṣṭa: 17 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Aniṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Anista or Anishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Anisht.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट, “undesired”) refers to a “unfavourable mind”, and is one of the three aspects of the mind (manas), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. Accordingly, “by turning the head, not using the eyes and keeping them fixed to the nose, one should represent whatever is unfavourable (aniṣṭa)”.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—An undesired consequence or result; cf. अनिष्टं च प्राप्नोति इष्टे च न सिध्यति (aniṣṭaṃ ca prāpnoti iṣṭe ca na sidhyati) M. Bh. on I.3.1 , also cf. नानिष्टार्था शास्त्रप्रवृत्तिः (nāniṣṭārthā śāstrapravṛttiḥ) M. Bh. on VI.1.2.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट) refers to “undesirable objects of enjoyment” and represents one of the five classifications of bhoga (objects of enjoyment) according to Cāmuṇḍarāya in his Caritrasāra p. 13. It is related with the bhogopabhoga-vrata ( vow of limitations of objects of daily use). Elaboration of the aniṣṭa aspect of bhoga: “to be avoided in so far as they are undesirable (aniṣṭa) are vehicles, riding animals, ornaments, and similar luxuries. Some are permissible but the rest are not permissible and should be eschewed”.
The late commentator Prabhācandra is probably mistaken in understanding by aniṣṭa “food that is unwholesome because it causes colic or other disorders”.Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट) or Aniṣṭatā refers to “undesirability”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “There ought to be steadfastness in equanimity for him whose mind does not become deluded by sentient and insentient beings, by desirability and undesirability (aniṣṭa—iṣṭāniṣṭatayā), [and] by situations”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—a (S) Undesired or disliked: also disagreeable or displeasing. 2 Unfriendly; unfavorable; unpropitious; disadvantageous. 3 Used as s n Disadvantage, detriment, damage, any thing undesired or disliked.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—a Unwished, undsirable, un- favourable. Evil.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Unwished, undesirable; unfavourable, disagreeable, ill (with gen.); ध्यायत्यनिष्टं यत्किञ्चित्पाणिग्राहस्य चेतसा (dhyāyatyaniṣṭaṃ yatkiñcitpāṇigrāhasya cetasā) Manusmṛti 9.21 whatever ill she thinks of her husband.
2) Evil, forbidden.
3) Bad, unlucky, ominous.
4) Not honoured with a sacrifice.
-ṣṭam An evil, mishap, misfortune, calamity, disadvantage; a crime, offence, wrong, unwelcome thing; °एकबुद्धि (ekabuddhi) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.12; भवत्यनिष्टादपि नाम दुःसहान्मनस्विनीनां प्रतिपत्तिरीदृशी (bhavatyaniṣṭādapi nāma duḥsahānmanasvinīnāṃ pratipattirīdṛśī) Kumārasambhava 5.42; ill-omen; प्रातरेव °दर्शनं जातम् (prātareva °darśanaṃ jātam) H.1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) Unwished, undesirable, bad, unlucky. f.
(-ṣṭā) A plant, (Sida alba.) E. an neg. iṣṭa wished.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—1. [adjective] undesired, unpleasant, unlawful, wrong. [masculine] not a favourite; [neuter] ill-luck, evil, misfortune.
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Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—2. [adjective] not sacrificed; not worshipped with a sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट):—[=an-iṣṭa] 1. an-iṣṭa mfn. (√3. iṣ), unwished, undesirable, disadvantageous, unfavourable
2) [v.s. ...] bad, wrong, evil, ominous
3) Aniṣṭā (अनिष्टा):—[=an-iṣṭā] [from an-iṣṭa] f. the plant Sida Alba
4) Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट):—[=an-iṣṭa] n. evil, disadvantage.
5) [=an-iṣṭa] 2. an-iṣṭa mfn. (√yaj), not offered in sacrifice
6) [v.s. ...] not honoured with a sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट):—[tatpurusha compound] I. 1. m. f. n.
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭam) 1) Unwished, un-desirable, bad, wrong.
2) Bad, evil.
3) Unlucky. 2. n.
(-ṣṭam) 1) Bad luck, evil occurrence, misfortune.
2) Evil deed, crime. 3. f.
(-ṣṭā) The name of a plant (Sida alba). See nāgavalā. E. a neg. and iṣṭa (iṣ, kṛt aff. kta). Ii. m. f. n.
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭam) 1) Not sacrificed.
2) Not honoured with a sacrifice (as a god). E. a neg. and iṣṭa (yaj, kṛt aff. kta).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट):—[ani+ṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a. Undesired, evil. (ṣṭā) f. A plant (Sida alba).Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट) [Also spelled anisht]:—(nm) harm, calamity; ~[kara,/~kārī |] (a) evil, ominous; harmful, calamitous.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] not to one’s liking.
2) [adjective] not auspicious; unlucky; bringing misfortune.
3) [adjective] causing pain or trouble; harmful; injurious; evil.
4) [adjective] offensive or disgusting.
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1) [noun] that which is not liked.
2) [noun] anything morally bad or wrong; wickedness; depravity; sin.
3) [noun] anything that causes harm, pain, misery, disaster, etc.
4) [noun] an inauspicious or unlucky thing.
5) [noun] a wicked man.
6) [noun] ಅನಿಷ್ಟಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲಾ ಶನೀಶ್ವರನೇ ಮೂಲ [anishtakkella shanishvarane mula] aniṣṭakkella śanīśvarane mūla (prov.) blame an innocent person for all misfortune, loss, etc.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 9.30 - The first kind of sorrowful meditation (ārta-dhyāna) < [Chapter 9 - Stoppage and Shedding of Karmas]
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 18.12 < [Chapter 18 - Mokṣa-yoga (the Yoga of Liberation)]
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Vaisheshika-sutra with Commentary (by Nandalal Sinha)
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