Niralamba, Nirālamba, Nir-alamba: 12 definitions
Niralamba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Nirālamba (निरालम्ब) refers to “one for whom there is no support”, and represents an epithet of Goddess Durgā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.11. Accordingly as Brahmā said to Nārada:—“[...] O Brahmin, best of my sons, listen attentively to what I did when the lord Viṣṇu went away. I began a continuous laudatory prayer of the Goddess Durgā, [...] I salute the Goddess who is omnipresent, eternal, for whom there is no support (nirālamba), who is never distressed, who is the mother of the three deities, who is the grossest of the gross and yet has no form”.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Nirālamba (निरालम्ब) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “independent”. It is composed of the prefix nis (without) and ālamba (support).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nirālamba : (adj.) unsupported; groundless.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Nirālamba, (adj.) (nis+ālamba) unsupported Miln. 295 (ākāsa). (Page 370)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nirālamba (निरालंब).—a (S) See niravalamba.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
nirālamba (निरालंब).—a See niravalamba.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) having no prop or support (fig. also); ऊर्ध्वबाहुं निरालम्बं तं राजा प्रत्यभाषत (ūrdhvabāhuṃ nirālambaṃ taṃ rājā pratyabhāṣata) Rām.7.89.1; निरालम्बो लोकः कुलमयशसा नः परिवृतम् (nirālambo lokaḥ kulamayaśasā naḥ parivṛtam) Mv.4.53.
2) not depending on another, independent.
3) self-supported, friendless, alone; निरालम्बो लम्बोदरजननि कं यामि शरणम् (nirālambo lambodarajanani kaṃ yāmi śaraṇam) Jag.
Nirālamba is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ālamba (आलम्ब).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-mbaḥ-mbā-mbaṃ) 1. Self-supported, not relying on another. 2. The supreme being. E. nir, ālamba stay.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirālamba (निरालम्ब).—adj. having no support, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 44, 2.
Nirālamba is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and ālamba (आलम्ब).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirālamba (निरालम्ब).—[adjective] = niravalamba.
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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