Nikhata, Nikhāta: 11 definitions


Nikhata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Nikhāta (निखात) refers to “foundation pillar”. It is a type of stambha (‘pillar’).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Nikhāta (निखात).—The son of Pratihartā, who was the son of Parameṣṭhī, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Parameṣṭhī was the son of Indradyumna, whose ancestral lineage can be traced to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being. Nikhāta had a son named Unnetā.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nikhāta : (pp. of nikhaṇati) dug into; buried.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nikhāta, (pp. of nikhaṇati) 1. dug, dug out (of a hole), buried (of a body) SnA 519.—2. dug in, erected (of a post) Sn. 28; DhA. II, 181 (nagara-dvāre n. indakhīla). See also a°. (Page 354)

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nikhāta (निखात).—p. p.

1) Dug up, excavated.

2) Fixed, planted (as a stake), infixed; शल्यं निखातमुदहारयतामुरस्तः (śalyaṃ nikhātamudahārayatāmurastaḥ) R.9.78;13.61; अष्टादशद्वीपनिखातयूपः (aṣṭādaśadvīpanikhātayūpaḥ) 6.38; गाढं निखात इव मे हृदये कटाक्षः (gāḍhaṃ nikhāta iva me hṛdaye kaṭākṣaḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.29.

3) Dug in, buried.

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

Nikhāta (निखात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Dug dug, up, excavated. 2. Fixed in the ground as a snake. E. ni before khan to dig, kta aff.

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

1) Nikhāta (निखात):—[=ni-khāta] [from ni-khan] mfn. (ni-) dug in, buried, fixed in the ground, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] dug up, excavated, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Nikhāta (निखात):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Dug; fixed in.

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

Nikhāta (निखात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇikkhaya, Ṇihaya.

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Nikhata in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nikhāta (ನಿಖಾತ):—[adjective] placed; kept; deposited.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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