Naishthikabrahmacari, Naiṣṭhikabrahmacārī, Naishthika-brahmacari: 3 definitions


Naishthikabrahmacari 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 Naiṣṭhikabrahmacārī can be transliterated into English as Naisthikabrahmacari or Naishthikabrahmacari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Naishthikabrahmachari.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Naiṣṭhikabrahmacārī (नैष्ठिकब्रह्मचारी) or Naiṣṭhikabrahmacārin refers to a “religious student who never marries and lives all his life in the house of a Guru”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 17.116.—Cf. Yājñavalkya 1.49.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Naiṣṭhikabrahmacārī (नैष्ठिकब्रह्मचारी) refers to:—Life-long celibate. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Naiṣṭhikabrahmacāri (ನೈಷ್ಠಿಕಬ್ರಹ್ಮಚಾರಿ):—[noun] a man who has taken a vow of not marrying till his death, and spending the life in persuasion of religious or philosophical knowledge.

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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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