Naipunya, Naipuṇya: 15 definitions


Naipunya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Naipuny.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य) refers to “skills”, the lacking (parivarjita) of which represents an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be one who is lacking means or location, nor harsh or focused on meanness, nor pitiless or wanting in power, nor be one who is completely lacking skills (naipuṇya-parivarjita). [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., naipuṇya-parivarjita), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., naipuṇya-parivarjita) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य) refers to the “skills” (of aiming at moving objects) (encountered while hunting), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting on horseback (āśvina) represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā). [...] The practice of hunting on horseback reduces fat, lightens the body, enhances strength and ambition, hardens the muscles, kindles appetite, produces a capacity for enduring [...], generates a skill (naipuṇya) in aiming at moving objects [calalakṣyādinaipuṇyam] [...],. These and many such excellences are acquired by it for one’s own benefit. [...]”.

Arts book cover
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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

naipuṇya (नैपुण्य).—n S Conversancy with; skilledness and cleverness in.

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

naipuṇya (नैपुण्य).—n Skill; proficiency.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य).—

1) Dexterity, skill, cleverness, proficiency; चातुर्वर्ण्यस्य धर्मं वै नैपुण्येन प्रकीर्तय (cāturvarṇyasya dharmaṃ vai naipuṇyena prakīrtaya) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.141.34; नैपुणोन्नेयमन्ति (naipuṇonneyamanti) Uttararāmacarita 6.26; Śiśupālavadha 16.3.

2) Strictness, exactness.

3) Anything that requires skill, a delicate matter.

4) Totality, completeness; इदं तु वृत्तिवैकल्यात्त्यजतो धर्म- नैपुणम् (idaṃ tu vṛttivaikalyāttyajato dharma- naipuṇam) Manusmṛti 1.85.

Derivable forms: naipuṇyam (नैपुण्यम्).

See also (synonyms): naipuṇa.

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

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य).—n.

(-ṇyaṃ) Dexterity, cleverness.

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

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य).—i. e. nipuṇa + ya, n. 1. Cleverness, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 3, 21. 2. Artfulness, [Pañcatantra] 121, 16. 3. Exactness, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 75, 70. 4. Completion, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4. 107.

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

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य).—[neuter] cleverness, skill.

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

1) Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य):—[=nai-puṇya] [from nai] n. (cf. [gana] brāhmaṇādi) dexterity, experience in ([genitive case] or [compound]), skill or anything which requires skill

2) [v.s. ...] completeness, totality (yena ind. totally, exactly), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य):—(ṇyaṃ) 1. n. Idem.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇeuṇṇa, Ṇeunna.

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Naipunya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Naipuṇya (नैपुण्य) [Also spelled naipuny]:—(nm) dexterity, skillfulness, adroitness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Naipuṇya (ನೈಪುಣ್ಯ):—[noun] the quality of being an expert; expertise; skill; adeptness.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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