Niracara, aka: Nir-acara, Nira-cara, Nirācāra, Nīracara; 3 Definition(s)


Niracara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nirachara.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Nirācāra (निराचार):—First of the nine padas, or ‘fields of authority or qualification’ representing one of the nine groups of Dūtīs in the Dūtīchakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. The first group of Dūtīs is presided over by the Bhairava named Kapāla.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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nirācāra (निराचार).—a S Who have not the ordinances of the Vedas, i. e. barbarian, uncivilized, savage.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Nirācāra (निराचार).—a. without approved customs or usages, lawless, barbarian.

Nirācāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ācāra (आचार).

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Nīracara (नीरचर).—a. Loitering in water, aquatic; नीरे नीरचरैः समं स भगवान्निद्राति नारायणः (nīre nīracaraiḥ samaṃ sa bhagavānnidrāti nārāyaṇaḥ) Bv.

Nīracara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nīra and cara (चर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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