Niralamba, aka: Nir-alamba, Nirālamba; 7 Definition(s)
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Nirālamba (निरालम्ब) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “independent”. It is composed of the prefix nis (without) and ālamba (support).Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
nirālamba : (adj.) unsupported; groundless.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Nirālamba, (adj.) (nis+ālamba) unsupported Miln. 295 (ākāsa). (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.
nirālamba (निरालंब).—a (S) See niravalamba.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nirālamba (निरालंब).—a See niravalamba.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.
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: DDSA: The practical 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: 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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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
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