Nirahara, aka: Nirāhāra, Nir-ahara; 7 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Nirāhāra (निराहार).—A mountain kingdom.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 55.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
nirāhāra : (adj.) foodless; fasting.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Nirāhāra, (adj.) (nis+āhāra) without food, not eating, fasting J. IV, 225; Sdhp. 389. (Page 370)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
nirāhāra (निराहार).—m (S) Abstinence from food, fasting. 2 Abstinence from the usual substantial or solid food.
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nirāhāra (निराहार).—a S pop. nirāhārī a That observes the fast termed nirāhāra or that fasts gen. Ex. mhaṇē maja nirāhāṛyā hōtēṃ maraṇa || hā taṃva karitō phaḷa- bhakṣaṇa ||.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nirāhāra (निराहार).—m Abstinence from food, fasting.
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nirāhāra (निराहार).—a nirāhārī a That fasts.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Nirāhāra (निराहार).—a. 'foodless', fasting, abstaining from food.
-raḥ fasting; कालोऽग्निः कर्म मृद् वायुर्मनो ज्ञानं तपो जलम् । पश्चात्तापो निराहारः सर्वेऽमी शुद्धिहेतवः (kālo'gniḥ karma mṛd vāyurmano jñānaṃ tapo jalam | paścāttāpo nirāhāraḥ sarve'mī śuddhihetavaḥ) || Y.3.31.
Nirāhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and āhāra (आहार).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Fasting through necessity or choice. E. nir privative, āhāra food.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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