Nirakarana, Nirākaraṇa: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Nirakaran.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण) refers to the “removal (of ignorance)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about the removal of ignorance (tamonirākaraṇam) of yogis (yogināṃ)]—Those who know the self certainly destroy mental darkness, which is produced by the great quantity of ignorance [and] is a barrier to reality, with the sunbeams of knowledge. One who is restrained who is intent on stopping the influx of karma fearlessly drives away the discharge of the poison of non-restraint with the nectar waters of true restraint”.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirākaraṇa (निराकरण).—n S nirākāra m S nirākṛti f S Throwing out or off, expelling, removing, rejecting. 2 Disallowing, refusing, denying.

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

nirākaraṇa (निराकरण).—n nirākāra m nirākṛti f Throw- ing out, expelling. Disallowing, refusing.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण).—

1) Repudiating, expelling, turning away; निराकरणविक्लवा (nirākaraṇaviklavā) Ś.6.

2) Banishing.

3) Obstruction, contradiction, opposition, rejection.

4) Refutation, reply.

5) Contempt.

6) Neglecting the chief sacrificial duties.

7) Forgetting.

Derivable forms: nirākaraṇam (निराकरणम्).

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

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Obstruction, opposition, contradiction. rejection. 2. Refutation, reply. 3. Holding in consideration, making light of, contempt, disesteem. 4. Expelling, turning out or away. 5. Throwing out or off. 6. Neglecting the chief sacrificial or religious duties. E. nir privative particle, and āṅ before, kṛ to do or make, affix lyuṭ.

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

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण).—i. e. nis-ā -kṛ + ana, n. Repudiation, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 82, 10.

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

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण).—[neuter] rejecting, removing, forgetting.

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

1) Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण):—[=nir-ā-karaṇa] [from nirā-kṛ] n. separating (in a-nirāk), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] driving away, turning out, expelling, removing, repudiating (of a woman), opposing, contradicting, denying, [Kālidāsa; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] forgetting (in a-nirāk), [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka; Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra]

4) [v.s. ...] neglecting the chief sacrificial or religious duties, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण):—[nirā+karaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Obstruction, contradiction; neglect.

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

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇirāgaraṇa.

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Nirakarana in German

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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

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण) [Also spelled nirakaran]:—(nm) abrogation, annulment, removal, act or process of dispelling (as of [bhrama/bhaya); ~ṇīya] abrogable; worth being annulled.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirākaraṇa (ನಿರಾಕರಣ):—[noun] = ನಿರಾಕರಣೆ [nirakarane].

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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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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Nirākaraṇa (निराकरण):—n. 1. removal (as of error); refutation; extirpation (as of vice); 2. annulment; 3. solution; correction;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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