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 (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
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. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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 ||.
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.
Nikṛntana (निकृन्तन).—a. (-nī 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. nī, 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-).
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Partial matches: Krintana, Ni.
Ends with: Anikrintana, Mulanikrintana, Nakhanikrintana, Vinikrintana.
Full-text: Mulanikrintana, Nakhanikrintana, Nikrandana, Vinikrintana, Bhavabhaya, Nikrintanem, Nikrinta, Nakha.
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