Nairritya, Nairṛtya: 6 definitions


Nairritya 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 Nairṛtya can be transliterated into English as Nairrtya or Nairritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nairṛtya (नैरृत्य) refers to the South-western direction, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Candramaṅgalyā (Jñānamaṅgalā) is in the south-west [i.e., nairṛtya]. She sits on an owl. She has one face and three eyes. She has matted hair, which is (adorned with a) Half Moon. She holds a pestle and trident in her left and right hands, respectively. She wears a garment of human skin and she resounds with the sound of (her) anklets. When the goddess is worshipped in the south-west she consumes inauspicious accidents”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nairṛtya (नैरृत्य).—a. South-western.

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

1) Nairṛtya (नैरृत्य):—[=nair-ṛtya] [from nair > naiḥ] mfn. belonging or consecrated to N°, [Kauśika-sūtra; Yājñavalkya]

2) [v.s. ...] south-western, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nairritya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nairritya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nairṛtya (ನೈರ್ಋತ್ಯ):—[noun] = ನೈರ್ಋತಿ - [nairriti -] 1.

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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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