Nirakanksha, Nirākāṅkṣa, Nir-akanksha: 8 definitions
Nirakanksha 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.
The Sanskrit term Nirākāṅkṣa can be transliterated into English as Nirakanksa or Nirakanksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Nirākāṅkṣa (निराकाङ्क्ष, “without expectancy”) refers to one of two “intonations” (kāku). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19, these two intonations are part of the ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.
With nirākāṅkṣa, the sense of the sentence is completely expressed. It has notes from the head beginning with a low pitch and ending in a high pitch. Its varṇa and alaṃkāra are complete.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Languages of India and abroad
nirākāṅkṣa (निराकांक्ष).—a (S) Free from desire.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
nirākāṅkṣa (निराकांक्ष).—a Free from desire.
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.
1) wishing nothing, free from desire.
2) wanting nothing to fill up or complete (as the sense of a word or sentence).
Nirākāṅkṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ākāṅkṣa (आकाङ्क्ष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirākāṅkṣa (निराकाङ्क्ष).—[adjective] expecting or wanting nothing.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nirākāṅkṣa (निराकाङ्क्ष):—[=nir-ākāṅkṣa] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. expecting or wishing nothing, desireless, hopeless, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Purāṇa] (also kṣiṅ, [Mahābhārata])
2) [v.s. ...] wanting nothing to fill up, complete (vākya), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
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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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Partial matches: Nir, Akanksha.
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