Nikharva: 7 definitions
Nikharva means something in 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Nikharva (निखर्व).—Ten thousand crores.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 96.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nikharva (निखर्व).—n S A hundred thousand millions.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nikharva (निखर्व).—a. Dwarfish.
-rvam A billion (abja); तत्राङ्गुष्ठेन राजेन्द्र निखर्वमपरं ततः (tatrāṅguṣṭhena rājendra nikharvamaparaṃ tataḥ) Mb.12.258.24.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nikharva (निखर्व) or Nikharvva.—mfn.
(-rvaḥ-rvā-rvaṃ) Dwarfish, a dwarf. n.
(-rvaṃ) A billion. E. ni certainly, verily kharva short &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nikharva (निखर्व):—[=ni-kharva] mfn. dwarfish, a dwarf, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] n. a billion, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] (or, 100 billion, See kharva)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nikharva (निखर्व):—[ni-kharva] (rvvaḥ-rvvā-rvvaṃ) a. Dwarfish; a dwarf. n. A billion.
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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Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 142 - Greatness of the Trio of Gaṇapatis < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 32 - Tāraka is Slain < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)