Nikrintana, Nikṛntana: 8 definitions


Nikrintana 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.

The Sanskrit term Nikṛntana can be transliterated into English as Nikrntana or Nikrintana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nikrintana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Nikṛntana (निकृन्तन, “lacerated”) refers to one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., nikṛntana—lacerated], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

Shaktism book cover
context information

Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

Discover the meaning of nikrintana or nikrntana in the context of Shaktism from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nikrintana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nikṛntana (निकृंतन).—n (S) Cutting or clipping; but esp. used in the sense of Tearing off with the nails. 2 fig. Slaughtering, massacring, cutting up: also breaking or destroying gen. Ex. īśvarānugrahā- viṇēṃ || nāhīṃ bhavapāśanikrandana ||.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of nikrintana or nikrntana in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nikrintana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nikṛntana (निकृन्तन).—a. (- f.) Cutting down, destroying; विरहिनिकृन्तनकुन्तमुखाकृतिकेतकिदन्तुरिताशे (virahinikṛntanakuntamukhākṛtiketakidanturitāśe) (vasante) Gītagovinda 11.

-nam 1 Cutting, cutting off, destruction.

2) An instrument for cutting; एकेन नखनिकृन्तनेन सर्वं कार्ष्णायसं विज्ञातं स्यात् (ekena nakhanikṛntanena sarvaṃ kārṣṇāyasaṃ vijñātaṃ syāt) Ś. B.

3) Name of a hell.

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

Nikṛntana (निकृन्तन).—i. e. ni-kṛt + ana, I. adj., f. , Destroying, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 30, 14 Gorr. Ii. m. The name of a hell, Mārk. P. 12, 15. Iii. n. 1. Cutting, Mahābhārata 2, 2193. 2. Destruction, 3, 14438.

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

Nikṛntana (निकृन्तन).—[adjective] cutting down or off, destroying; [neuter] as [abstract]; [masculine] a cert. hell.

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

1) Nikṛntana (निकृन्तन):—[=ni-kṛntana] [from ni-kṛt] mf(ī)n. cutting down or off, destroying (ifc.), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a hell, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. cutting, cutting off (hair, the neck etc.), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] massacring, destruction (of enemies), [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] an instrument for cutting (cf. nakha-).

[Sanskrit to German]

Nikrintana in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of nikrintana or nikrntana in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: