Nirama, Nirāma: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nirama 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Nirāma (निराम) refers to the condition where one is “devoid of Āma” (i.e., absence of undigested food particle, or ‘immature rasadhātu’), as explained in the 10th century Yogaśataka (stanza 102) written by Pandita Vararuci.—It has been told that “only after examining hetu (causative factors) and lakṣaṇa (sign and symptoms) of disease thoroughly, treatment should be prescribed. And any kind of drug or treatment can cure the disease if it is applied in nirāma (devoid of Āma) condition; Āma refers to undigested food particle”. Thus author [Vararuci] gave more importance to Āma than drugs.

Decoction of śuṇṭhi, mustā, ativiṣā and guḍūcī is indicated for mandāgni (low digestive power), āmavāta, grahaṇī (sprue) and diseases caused by āma. It is also known as cāturbhadra decoction in Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā. The famous phalatrikādi decoction which is available in Caraka-saṃhitā is also described using the same words.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nirāma, (adj.) (nis+āma, cp. nirāmaya) healthy, undepraved, without sin, virtuous Sn. 251, 252 (°gandha= nikkilesayoga SnA 293), 717 (id. =nikkilesa SnA 499). (Page 370)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirāma (निराम).—a S (nir & āma) A term of medicine. That is not sprung from crudities or indigestion--a fever or disorder; that is pittāśrita, kaphāśrita &c. Opp. to sāma.

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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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