Nikrittanga, Nikṛttāṅga, Nikritta-anga: 1 definition


Nikrittanga 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 Nikṛttāṅga can be transliterated into English as Nikrttanga or Nikrittanga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nikrittanga in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nikṛttāṅga (निकृत्ताङ्ग) refers to “(being) wounded and killed”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Wounded and killed (nikṛttāṅga) by great weapons, hundreds and thousands of heroic soldiers fell on the ground. The arms of some were cut off (nikṛttāṅgā) by terrible blows from swords. Others lost their thighs in the battle of those honourable, heroic people. The entire body of some was smashed by the maces; the chests and hearts of some were pounded by iron clubs; some were felled to the ground by spears and dragged with nooses. [...]”.

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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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