Nihsrita, Niḥsṛta, Niḥsṛtā, Nissṛta, Nissrita: 12 definitions


Nihsrita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Niḥsṛta and Niḥsṛtā and Nissṛta can be transliterated into English as Nihsrta or Nihsrita or Nissrta or Nissrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nihsrita in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

1) Niḥsṛta (निःसृत) refers to the “going forth” (of one’s gaze), according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The gaze [which is initially] spread out in all directions very gradually becomes inward. [Then, the yogin] sees himself through himself in the spotless mirror of the highest reality. At first, the gaze goes forth (niḥsṛta) [and] is fixed on anything. Having become steady on that very [thing], it gradually disappears. [...]”.

2) Niḥsṛtā (निःसृता) refers to “emission” (of the fluid), according to the Haṭhapradīpikā 3.96-98.—Accordingly, “Having discarded the first flow of water because of its excessive heat and the last flow because it is worthless, [the Yogin] should use the middle flow [which is] cool. In the Khaṇḍakāpālika sect, this is [called] Amarolī. If he regularly drinks the [middle flow called] Amarī; snorts [it] everyday and correctly practices Vajrolī Mudrā [in order to draw it up his urethra], it is called Amarolī. He should mix the lunar fluid which is emitted (niḥsṛtā) because of [this] practice, with ashes and [then,] put it on the upper body (i.e., the head, eyes, shoulders, throat, chest, arms and so on). [As a result], divine sight arises”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (p)

Niḥsṛta (निःसृत) refers to “being released” (from the nectarine pot), and is mentioned in the meditation on Garuḍa in the Varuṇamaṇḍala, according to the second chapter of the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā (Toxicology).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā describes the different forms of Garuḍa in the five bhūta-maṇḍalas on which the aspirant has to meditate upon to cure the snake-bite victim from the poison which could have killed him. In the Varuṇa-maṇḍala, Garuḍa is contemplated upon as seated in a pure lotus, marching towards the streams of water (nectar) released (niḥsṛta) from the nectarine pot in his hand, shining with conch and discus, adorned with a pearl necklace, crown, garland and with two huge teeth like the crescent moon, cooling the victim of snake bite like the Moon.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nihsrita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nissṛta (निस्सृत) refers to “discharging an arrow from one’s bow”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.17 (“The fight between Viṣṇu and Jalandhara”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “[...] The lord Viṣṇu who was highly infuriated cut off the heads of countless Asuras by means of the arrows discharged from his bow (śārṅga-nissṛta-bāṇa). Then the Asuras afflicted by the gusts of wind set in motion by the wings of Garuḍa in his speedy flight were blown to and fro like the clouds in the sky tossed about in a stormy whirlwind. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra

Niḥsṛta (निःसृत, “revealed”).—What is the meaning of revealed (niḥsṛta)? Cognition of a revealed /visible object is called niḥsṛta, e.g. knowing an elephant when the same is visible completely.

The opposite (setara) of niḥsṛta is aniḥsṛta (hidden).—To cognize a hidden object by seeing a part of the same is called hidden (aniḥsṛta) knowledge e.g. knowing an elephant submerged in water just by seeing its trunk.

According to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.16, “The subdivisions of each of these (kinds of mati, or ‘mind-based knowledge’) are: more, many kinds, quick, hidden (aniḥsṛta), unexpressed, lasting, and their opposites”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niḥsṛta (निःसृत).—p S (Better nissṛta) Gone forth or from, issued.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Nissṛta (निस्सृत).—p S Gone forth or from, issued, proceeded.

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

niḥsṛta (निःसृत).—p Gone forth, issued.

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

Nissṛta (निस्सृत).—p Gone forth, issued.

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

Niḥsṛta (निःसृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Gone forth or out. E. nir, and sṛ to go, affix kta.

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

1) Niḥsṛta (निःसृत):—[=niḥ-sṛta] [from niḥ-sṛ] mfn. gone out or forth (with [ablative] or [compound]), departed, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata; Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] prominent (eyes), [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] prolapsus (yoni), [Kāvya literature]

4) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for niḥ-stṛta q.v.

5) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of sword-dance (in which a sword is drawn out of a person’s hands), [Harivaṃśa]

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

Niḥsṛta (निःसृत):—[niḥ-sṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Gone out.

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

Niḥsṛta (निःसृत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇissaya, Ṇīlia, Ṇīsaria, Ṇīharia, Dhāḍia.

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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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