Indriyanigraha, aka: Indriya-nigraha; 2 Definition(s)


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Indriyanigraha (इन्द्रियनिग्रह).—restraint of senses.

Derivable forms: indriyanigrahaḥ (इन्द्रियनिग्रहः).

Indriyanigraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indriya and nigraha (निग्रह).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indriyanigraha (इन्द्रियनिग्रह).—m.

(-haḥ) Restraining the organs of sense. E. indriya and nigraha restraint.

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