Nidhi; 6 Definition(s)
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These are demi-gods who preside over and influence men’s propensities, pursuits, pleasures, tastes, &c.Source: archive.org: The Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa
1a) Nidhi (निधि).—A Sukha God.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 18.
1b) The Goddess enshrined at Vaiśravanālaya.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 51.
1c) One of the seven ratnas of the king.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 68.
1d) A mukhya gaṇa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 18.
1e) Wealth; eight kinds of; wealth of Kubera; Padma, Mahapadma, Makara, Kacchapa, Kumuda, Śankha, Nila and Nandana.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 41. 10-11.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Nidhi (निधि).—The nine “treasures” (nidhi) with which a Cakravartī is endowed, are, accordin to one view, collection of books in which there is literature on 9 different branches of science, according to another, containers or treasure-houses in which there are things whose application is taught in those books.
Names and contents of the 9 nidhis are:
- naisarpa: houses,
- pāṇḍuka: rice and corns,
- piṅgalaka: ornament,
- sarvaratnaka: gems,
- mahāpadma: clothing,
- kāla: determination of time for astrological predictions,
- mahākāla: mines of metals and precious stones,
- mānavaka: weapons, warcraft,
- śaṅkha: peotry, dramaturgy, music.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
nidhi : (m.) hidden treasure.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Nidhi, (Vedic nidhi, ni+dhā, see nidahati) 1. “setting down, ” receptacle; (hidden) treasure Sn. 285 (brahma n.); Dh. 76; Kh VIII, 2 (see KhA 217 sq. : nidhīyatī ti nidhi, def. of n.), 9 (acorâharaṇo nidhi cp. “treasures in heaven, where thieves do not steal” Matt. 6, 20); Sdhp. 528, 588.—2. “putting on, ” a cloak J. VI, 79 (expld as vākacīra-nivāsanaṃ=a bark dress). Cp. sannidhi.
—kumbhī a treasure-pot, a treasure hidden in a pot =a hidden treasure DhA. II, 107; IV, 208; —nidhāna laying up treasures, burying a treasure J. IV, 280; —mukha an excellent treasure A. V, 346. (Page 359)
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.
Nidhi (निधि).—[ni-dhā-ādhāre ki]
1) Abode, receptacle, reservoir; जल°, तोय°, तपोनिधि (jala°, toya°, taponidhi) &c.
2) A store-house, treasury.
3) A treasure, store, hoard (for the nine treasures of Kubera, see navanidhi).
4) The ocean.
5) An epithet of Viṣṇu.
6) A man endowed with many good qualities.
7) the science of chronology; Ch. Up.7.2.1.
Derivable forms: nidhiḥ (निधिः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Search found 24 books and stories containing Nidhi. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Section VIII - Treasure-trove (nidhi) < [Discourse VIII - Law (Civil and Criminal)]
Verse 8.35 < [Section VIII - Treasure-trove (nidhi)]
Verse 2.114 < [Section XXII - Specially qualified Pupils]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LIII - Traits of conduct of men marked by the several kinds of Nidhis < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter XXXI - Description of another form of Vishnu worship < [Agastya Samhita]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 24 - Hindu Chemistry before the advent of the Mahomedans < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]
Part 1 - Introduction (justifying ancient Indian knowledge of the use of mercury) < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tirukkuruhavur < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)