Nirakriti, Nirākṛti, Nir-akriti: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Nirākṛti can be transliterated into English as Nirakrti or Nirakriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Nirakrati.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Nirākṛti (निराकृति) means “without form”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (Whereas) she who is the Mother (of the universe) is the supreme Light seen within the heart. There, in the middle (of the heart) one can see (her), the primordial energy, the Transmental. Devoid of all the principles of existence, she is incomparable and without form [i.e., nirākṛti]. Abiding there, in the centre, one can see the goddess (Kuṇḍalinī) whose form is coiled. Kubjikā is that supreme goddess (parā devī), the first (of all things) in the universe. [...] Full of the Three Principles, she has issued forth in countless modalities”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nirākṛti (निराकृति).—f., [nirākriyā]
1) Repudiation, expulsion, rejection.
3) Obstruction, obstacle, impediment, interruption.
4) Opposition, also see under निर् (nir).
Derivable forms: nirākṛtiḥ (निराकृतिः).
See also (synonyms): nirākriyā.
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1) formless, shapeless.
2) deformed. (-tiḥ) 1 a religious student who has not duly gone through a course of study, or who has not properly read the Vedas.
2) especially, a Brāhmaṇa who has neglected the duties of his caste by not going through a regular course of study; a fool; ग्रामधान्यं यथा शून्यं यथा कूपश्च निर्जलः । यथा हुतमनग्नौ च तथैव स्यान्निराकृतौ (grāmadhānyaṃ yathā śūnyaṃ yathā kūpaśca nirjalaḥ | yathā hutamanagnau ca tathaiva syānnirākṛtau) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.36.48.
3) one who neglects the five great religious duties or yajñas; Manusmṛti 3.154.
Nirākṛti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ākṛti (आकृति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirākṛti (निराकृति).—mfn. (-ti-tiḥ-ti). 1. A person who has not duly gone through a course of study, especially applied however to the religious student, who has not duly read the Vedas. 2. One who neglects the five great religious obligations. 3. Shapeless, formless, viewless. m.
(-tiḥ) 1. Rejection, contradiction, opposition, disallowance. 2. Obstacle, impediment. E. nirā implying privation or obstruction, kṛti making, causing; or nir private and ākṛti form. nira + ā + kṛ ktin or karttari ktric .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirākṛti (निराकृति).—I. adj. 1. shapeless, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 12090. 2. ugly, Mārk. P. 8, 83. 3. one who disregards his religious duties, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 154. 4. annihilating, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 6, 4. Ii. m. a proper name.
Nirākṛti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and ākṛti (आकृति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirākṛti (निराकृति).—1. [adjective] shapeless, formless.
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Nirākṛti (निराकृति).—2. [feminine] disturbance, interruption.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nirākṛti (निराकृति):—[=nir-ākṛti] [from nir > niḥ] a mfn. formless, shapeless (Viṣṇu), [Harivaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] deformed, ugly, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] m. a person who neglects his religious duties, ([especially]) a Brāhman who has not duly read the Vedas, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc],
4) [=nir-ā-kṛti] [from nirā-kṛ] b f. (for 1. See p. 540, col. 1), obstruction, impediment, interruption, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] repudiation, rejection, contradiction, refutation, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] forgetting (See sarva-n), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
7) [v.s. ...] mfn. impeding, obstructing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the first Manu Sāvarṇi, [Harivaṃśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirākṛti (निराकृति):—[nirā+kṛti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Rejection; opposition, obstacle. a. Without form; one who has not gone through a due course of study.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Nirākṛti (निराकृति) [Also spelled nirakrati]:—(nf) abrogation; annulment; removal; dispelling.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the quality or state of being formless; formlessness.
2) [noun] a man who has not studied the vedas.
3) [noun] that which is not accepted, owned.
4) [noun] the act of refusing, disowning or not accepting.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Nirakritin.
Ends with: Sarvanirakriti.
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