Nimagna, Nimagnā: 14 definitions


Nimagna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nimagn.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nimagna (निमग्न) refers to “those who are sunk (in sinful action)”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, [while describing the visualized form of Navātman Bhairava]: “[...] He who practices the Navātmānanda Bhairava, in this way quickly attains success. O fair lady, it is the means to attain all the things (one) desires. He who has Navātman in (his) heart holds success in (his) hand. O fair lady, the Krama of one who does not deposit the Vaḍava Fire of Navātman is empty; (his) effort, O goddess, is useless. He is not liberated (and is like) those who are sunk (nimagna) in sinful action. O mistress of the God of the gods, he sinks into the ocean of transmigration which is hard to cross. [...]”.

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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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Nimagna (निमग्न) refers to “being immersed (in detachment)”, according to Hemacandra’s Yogaśāstra (verse 12.33-35).—Accordingly, [while describing a method for conquering the mind]: “[He whose] self is constantly immersed (nimagna) in detachment; [who is] free from effort and whose supreme bliss has manifested, does not fix his mind on any place. A mind that is disregarded by the self, never governs the sense organs and so, even the sense organs do not act with respect to their own respective objects. When the self does not impel the mind and the mind does not impel the sense organs, then [the mind] which falls away from both, naturally attains dissolution”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Nimagnā (निमग्ना) is the name of an ancient river in Tamisrā, as mentioned in chapter 1.4 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly, “[...] In the middle of Tamisrā, the King [Bharata] came to the two rivers Unmagnā and Nimagnā resembling girdles for a garment. They had been made by the mountain like letters of command in the guise of rivers for men coming from the north and south of Bharatakṣetra. In the one even a stone rises like a gourd; in the other even a gourd sinks like a stone. Coming from the east wall of Tamisrā, going out through the west wall, they unite in the Sindhu”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nimagna (निमग्न).—a (S) Drowned, sunken, immersed. 2 fig. Absorbed in; engrossed by.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nimagna (निमग्न).—a Drowned, immersed. Absorbed in.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nimagna (निमग्न).—p. p.

1) Plunged, dipped into, immersed, submerged, sunk (fig. also); वल्मीकार्धनिमग्नमूर्तिः (valmīkārdhanimagnamūrtiḥ) Ś.7.11; निमग्नस्य पयोराशौ, चिन्तानिमग्न (nimagnasya payorāśau, cintānimagna) &c.

2) Gone down, set (as the sun).

3) Overwhelmed, covered.

4) Depressed, not prominent.

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

Nimagna (निमग्न).—mfn.

(-gnaḥ-gnā-gnaṃ) 1. Plunged in, immersed. 2. Gone down, set. 3. Over whelmed. E. ni in, masja to bathe, affix kta .

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

Nimagna (निमग्न).—[adjective] plunged, immersed in, sunk down or fallen into ([locative] or —°), set (sun), entered, penetrated; deepened, depressed.

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

1) Nimagna (निमग्न):—[=ni-magna] [from ni-majj] mfn. sunk, fallen into (water etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] submerged, plunged, or immersed in, penetrated or fixed into ([locative case] or [compound]), [Brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] gone down, set (as the sun), [Raghuvaṃśa; Gīta-govinda]

4) [v.s. ...] (with para-lokāya) entered into the other world, [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] sunk in, depressed, not prominent, deep, [Suśruta] (cf. below)

6) [v.s. ...] overwhelmed, covered, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

Nimagna (निमग्न):—[ni-magna] (gnaḥ-gnā-gnaṃ) p. Immersed.

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

Nimagna (निमग्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇibuḍḍa, Ṇimagga, Ṇumaṇṇa, Ṇumanna.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nimagna (निमग्न) [Also spelled nimagn]:—(a) sunken; submerged; absorbed; engrossed; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nimagna (ನಿಮಗ್ನ):—

1) [adjective] gone under the surface of water; drowned.

2) [adjective] disappeared; gone out of sight.

3) [adjective] totally engrossed in.

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Nimagna (ನಿಮಗ್ನ):—

1) [noun] a man who has gone under the surface of water.

2) [noun] a man who is totally engrossed in.

3) [noun] a man who is in a very miserable, wretched condition.

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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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