Nikriti, Nikṛti: 9 definitions
Nikriti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Nikṛti can be transliterated into English as Nikrti or Nikriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1b) A daughter of Hiṃsā and Adharma; mother of Bhaya and Naraka.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 63; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 39.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nikṛti (निकृति).—a. Base, dishonest, wicked.
1) Baseness, wickedness.
2) Dishonesty, fraud, deception; अनिकृतिनिपुणं ते चेष्टितं मानशौण्ड (anikṛtinipuṇaṃ te ceṣṭitaṃ mānaśauṇḍa) Ve.5.21; Ki.1.45. अयं कौमारमारभ्य निकृतिप्रकृतिः स्वयम् (ayaṃ kaumāramārabhya nikṛtiprakṛtiḥ svayam) Śiva. B.17.21; अन्तर्गतगुरु- निकृतिः (antargataguru- nikṛtiḥ) 17.26.
3) Insult, offence, humiliation; स्वाग्रासनाप- नयनान्निकृतिर्न सोढा (svāgrāsanāpa- nayanānnikṛtirna soḍhā) Mu.4.11.
4) Abuse, reproach.
5) Rejection, removela
6) Poverty, indigence.
7) The earth.
8) Name of one of the eight Vasus.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tiḥ) 1. Wickedness, dishonesty. 2. Abuse, reproach. 3. Rejection, removal. 4. Poverty, indigence. E. ni prefixed to kṛt to cut, affix ki. or ni + kṛ-bhāve ktin .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nikṛti (निकृति).—[ni-kṛ + ti], I. f. 1. Dishonesty, Mahābhārata 2, 2042. 2. Abuse, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 30. 3. A wicked person, Mahābhārata 12, 6269. Ii. m. The name of a deity, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 11540.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nikṛti (निकृति).—[feminine] baseness, meanness, deceit, fraud (also personif.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nikṛti (निकृति):—[=ni-kṛti] [from ni-kṛ] mfn. deceitful, dishonest, [Mahābhārata xii, 6269; iii, 11810] ([Nīlakaṇṭha])
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the 8 Vasus, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] nir-ṛti)
3) [v.s. ...] f. low conduct, baseness, dishonesty, fraud, wickedness, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc. (personified as a daughter of A-dharma and mother of Lobha [Mahābhārata], or as a sister of Lobha and daughter of Dambha [Bhāgavata-purāṇa])
4) [v.s. ...] abuse, reproach
5) [v.s. ...] rejection, removal
6) [v.s. ...] poverty, indigence, [Horace H. Wilson]
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 9 - The progeny of Rudra: birth of Bhṛgu and others < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 14 - Brahma’s Creation < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 30 - Trial of Arms < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)