Nidesha, Nidēśa, Nideśa: 15 definitions

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Nidesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Nidēśa and Nideśa can be transliterated into English as Nidesa or Nidesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nidesh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nideśa (निदेश) refers to “bidding” or “command”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] In the mean time Indra, other gods and the sages eagerly sent Kāma there at the bidding of Brahmā. They had been harassed by the demon Tāraka. the demon of great strength. Hence they wanted to unite Pārvatī and Śiva in love. After reaching there Kāma tried all his tricks but Śiva was not at all agitated. He reduced Kāma to ashes. O sage, Pārvatī too was divested of her ego. At his bidding [i.e., nideśatasya nideśataḥ] she performed a penance and obtained Him as her husband. Pārvatī and Śiva were very happy. Engrossed in helping others they carried out the work of the gods”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nidēśa (निदेश).—m S Order, command. 2 Pointing out, direction.

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

nidēśa (निदेश).—m Order. Direction.

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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

Nideśa (निदेश).—

1) Order, command, direction, instruction; वाक्येनेयं स्थापिता स्वे निदेशे (vākyeneyaṃ sthāpitā sve nideśe) M.3.14; स्थितं निदेशे पृथगादिदेश (sthitaṃ nideśe pṛthagādideśa) R.14.58. Ku.3.4.

2) Speech, narration, conversation.

3) Vicinity, neighbourhood; निदेशे चैव तिष्ठतः (nideśe caiva tiṣṭhataḥ) Ms.2.197.

4) A vessel, vase.

Derivable forms: nideśaḥ (निदेशः).

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

Nideśa (निदेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Order, command, direction, instruction. 2. Speech, speaking, saying, relating. 3. Vicinity, proximity. 4. The word of command. E. ni verily, diś to show, affix ghañ .

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

Nideśa (निदेश).—m., i. e. 1. ni-diś + a, Order, Mahābhārata 12, 8929. 2. ni-deśa, Neighbourhood, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 197.

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

Nideśa (निदेश).—[masculine] direction, command.

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

1) Nideśa (निदेश):—[=ni-deśa] [from ni-diś] a m. order, command, direction (śaṃ-√kṛ, or pālaya or upa-pālaya or śe-√vṛt or √sthā, to execute orders, be obedient), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] talk, conversation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] vicinity, neighbourhood (śe ind. near, close by, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti ii, 197]; others ‘in a lower place’)

4) [v.s. ...] = bhājana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [=ni-deśa] b See ni-diś above.

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

Nideśa (निदेश):—[ni-deśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Order, direction; telling; vicinity.

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

Nideśa (निदेश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇidesa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nidesha 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

Nideśa (निदेश) [Also spelled nidesh]:—(nm) direction; directive; ~[na] direction.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇidesa (णिदेस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nideśa.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nidēśa (ನಿದೇಶ):—[noun] an order; a command.

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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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