Nikata, aka: Nikaṭa; 8 Definition(s)
Nikata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
An upasaka of Natika. After death he was born in the Suddhavasa, there to pass away. S.v.358f.;D.ii.91f.2. Nikata
One of several eminent theras mentioned as staying in the Kutagarasala in Vesali. When the Buddha came there, Licchavis crowded out the place with all their retinues, and Nikata and his coleagues, desiring solitude, retired to the Gosingasalavana. A.v.133f.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
nikaṭa : (nt.) neighbourhood; (adj.), near.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Nikata, (adj.) (Sk. nikṛta, ni+karoti “done down”) deceived, cheated M. I, 511 (+vañcita paladdha); S. IV, 307 (+vañcita paluddha). (Page 351)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
nikaṭa (निकट).—ad (S) Near, nigh, close.
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nikaṭa (निकट).—f See nikaḍa. Urging &c.
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nikatā (निकता).—ad decl Lately, recently, a while ago.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nikaṭa (निकट).—ad Near, nigh, close.
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nikatā (निकता).—ad Lately, recently.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Nikaṭa (निकट).—a. Near, close, hard by, proximate.
-ṭaḥ, -ṭam Proximity. (nikaṭe is used adverbially in the sense of 'near', 'at hand', 'hard' or 'close by', vahati nikaṭe kālasrotaḥ samastabhayāvaham Śānti 3.2.).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nikaṭa (निकट).—(= Pali id.), n. of an upāsaka in Nādikā: MPS 9.13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) 1. Near, proximate. 2. Kinless, solitary. E. ni, and kaṭac affix; or ni prefixed to kaṭ to go to or towards, affix ac.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 14 - The Buddha’s Discourse at Nātika Village < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.3.100 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Verse 2.4.243 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)