Nigudha, Nigūḍha: 7 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Nigūḍha (निगूढ):—The Sanskrit name for a group of temples (prāsāda) containing 5 unique varieties. It is described in the 11th-century Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra (chapter 56) by Bhojadeva.

The Nigūḍha group contains the following twenty-five temple classifications:

  1. Latā,
  2. Tripuṣkara,
  3. Pañcavaktra,
  4. Caturmukha,
  5. Navātmaka.

These are the names of 5 out of a total of 64 temple types mentioned in same chapter.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nigūḍha (निगूढ).—a S Profound, mysterious, occult, abstruse.

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

nigūḍha (निगूढ).—a Profound, mysterious, occult.

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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

Nigūḍha (निगूढ).—a.

1) Hidden, concealed; नलिनी निगूढसलिला च यत्र सा (nalinī nigūḍhasalilā ca yatra sā) Śi.13.59.

2) Secret, private; पुरा न केनाप्यभिचोदितोऽहं वक्तुं रहस्यं परमं निगूढम् (purā na kenāpyabhicodito'haṃ vaktuṃ rahasyaṃ paramaṃ nigūḍham) A. Rām.1.1.16.

3) Mysterious, obscure.

4) Inscrutable.

-ḍham ind. Secretly, privately.

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

Nigūḍha (निगूढ).—mfn.

(-ḍhaḥ-ḍhā-ḍhaṃ) 1. Profound, obscure. 2. Hidden, concealed. 3. Embraced, m.

(-ḍhaḥ) A sort of wild bean; see mudga E. ni before, guh to hide or conceal, affix kta. āliṅgite, vanamudge ca .

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

Nigūḍha (निगूढ).—[adjective] hidden, concealed, secret, [neuter] [adverb]; cārin walking in secret.

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

Nigūḍha (निगूढ):—[=ni-gūḍha] [from ni-guh] mfn. concealed, hidden, secret, obscure ([literally] and [figuratively]), [Ṛg-veda] (ni-gūḍha) etc. etc.

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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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