Nidhana, aka: Nidhāna; 8 Definition(s)

Introduction

Nidhana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

[Nidhana in Vastushastra glossaries]

Nidhāna (निधान) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Nidhana in Shaivism glossaries]

Nidhāna (निधान, “treasure”) is accomplished by performing mantrasādhana (preparatory procedures) beginning with japamālā using a rosary bead made of conch shell beads, according to the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.47, “to achieve artha (wealth), a rosary should be made from conch shell beads. To accomplish the nidhāna (treasure) and Yakṣiṇī ritual, the rosary should be strung with a white thread”.

(Source): Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Nidhana (निधन) is the name of a deity who was imparted with the knowledge of the Svāyambhuvāgama by Sadāśiva through parasambandha, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The svāyambhuva-āgama, being part of the eighteen Rudrabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Nidhana in turn transmitted the Svāyambhuvāgama (through mahānsambandha) to Nalinodbhava who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Svāyambhuvāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

(Source): Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Nidhana in Pali glossaries]

nidhāna : (nt.) a deposit; a hidden treasure.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Nidhāna, (nt.) (Vedic nidhāna, see nidahati) laying down, depositing, keeping; receptacle; accumulation, (hidden) treasure J. IV, 280 (nidhi°); PvA. 7 (udaka-dāna-nīharaṇa-n°), 97 (n-gata dhana=hoarded, accumulated), 132 (°ṃ nidhessāmi gather a treasure); DhsA. 405 (°kkhama). (Page 359)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Nidhana in Marathi glossaries]

nidhana (निधन).—n S Death or dying. 2 Loss, disappearance, destruction, annihilation.

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nidhāna (निधान).—n (S) nidhi m (S) A treasure of kubēra the Indian Plutus. There are nine, padma, mahāpadma, śaṅkha, makara, kacchapa, mukunda, nanda, nīla, kharva. 2 A natural treasure, a mine. 3 A buried or hidden treasure. Pr. dhānya tēthēṃ ghuśī nidhāna tēthēṃ viṃvaśī. 4 A receptacle or repository. Ex. guṇanidhāna, dayānidhāna, karūṇā- nidhāna, vidyānidhāna, puṇyanidhāna, pāpanidhāna; also guṇanidhi, dayānidhi &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nidhana (निधन).—n Death. Loss, disappearance.

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

[Nidhana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Nidhana (निधन).—a. [nivṛttaṃ dhanaṃ yasmāt; Uṇ.2.81]

1) Poor, indigent; अहो निधनता सर्वापदामास्पदम् (aho nidhanatā sarvāpadāmāspadam) Mk.1.14.

-naḥ, nam 1 Destruction, annihilation, death, loss; स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेयः (svadharme nidhanaṃ śreyaḥ) Bg.3.35; म्लेच्छनिवहनिधने कलयसि करवालम् (mlecchanivahanidhane kalayasi karavālam) Gīt.1; कल्पान्ते- ष्वपि न प्रयाति निधनं विद्याख्यमन्तर्धनम् (kalpānte- ṣvapi na prayāti nidhanaṃ vidyākhyamantardhanam) Bh.2.16; Pt.1.21; 5.95.

2) The concluding passage at the end of a Sāman sung in chorus, the fifth of the five parts of Sāman; लोकेषु पञ्चविधं सामोपासीत (lokeṣu pañcavidhaṃ sāmopāsīta) ...... द्यौर्निधनम् (dyaurnidhanam) Ch. Up.2. 2.1.

3) The finale (in music).

4) Name of the eighth lunar mansion.

5) Conclusion, end, termination; अस्य वाक्यस्य निधने प्रादुरासीच्छिवोऽनिलः (asya vākyasya nidhane prādurāsīcchivo'nilaḥ) Mb.6.119.38.

6) Ved. Residence; receptacle.

-naḥ The head of a family.

-nam Family, race.

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Nidhāna (निधान).—

1) Putting down, laying down, depositing.

2) Keeping, preserving.

3) Place where anything is placed, a receptacle, reservoir; निधानं धर्माणाम् (nidhānaṃ dharmāṇām) G. L.18.

4) Treasure; निधानगर्भामिव सागराम्बराम् (nidhānagarbhāmiva sāgarāmbarām) R.3.9; Bg.9.18; विद्यैव लोकस्य परं निधानम् (vidyaiva lokasya paraṃ nidhānam) Subhāṣ.

5) Hoard, store, property, wealth.

6) A place of cessation or rest.

7) A deposit; Ms.8.36.

Derivable forms: nidhānam (निधानम्).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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