Anishta, aka: Aniṣṭa; 7 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Aniṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Anista or Anishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (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.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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: Jaina Yoga
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—a Unwished, undsirable, un- favourable. Evil.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—a.

1) Unwished, undesirable; unfavourable, disagreeable, ill (with gen.); ध्यायत्यनिष्टं यत्किञ्चित्पाणिग्राहस्य चेतसा (dhyāyatyaniṣṭaṃ yatkiñcitpāṇigrāhasya cetasā) Ms.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) Māl.8.12; भवत्यनिष्टादपि नाम दुःसहान्मनस्विनीनां प्रतिपत्तिरीदृशी (bhavatyaniṣṭādapi nāma duḥsahānmanasvinīnāṃ pratipattirīdṛśī) Ku.5.42; ill-omen; प्रातरेव °दर्शनं जातम् (prātareva °darśanaṃ jātam) H.1.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aniṣṭa (अनिष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) Unwished, undesirable, bad, unlucky. f.

(-ṣṭā) A plant, (Sida alba.) E. an neg. iṣṭa wished.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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