Niramaya, Nirāmaya, Nir-amaya, Nirāmayā: 20 definitions

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Niramaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Niramaya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nirāmaya (निरामय) refers to “one who is free from affliction” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Staying there, Śiva of full self-control, started His activities of penance. With full concentration and alertness He thought on His own Self, the cause of mental knowledge, the eternal, the luminous, free from affliction [i.e., nirāmaya], identical with the universe, consciousness and Bliss, without a second and having no support. When Śiva began His meditation, the Pramathas also began their meditation as well as some Gaṇas, Nandin, Bhṛṅgi etc. Some of the Gaṇas rendered service to Śiva, the Supreme Self. Some of them became His gatekeepers. They observed silence and did not shout. [...]”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Nirāmaya (निरामय).—A King of ancient India. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 1, Verse 137).

2) Nirāmayā (निरामया).—A river, the water of which was very dear to the people of ancient India. (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 33).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Nirāmaya (निरामय).—A son of I Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 64.

1b) A son of Dakṣasāvarṇi.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 24.
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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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Nirāmaya (निरामय) refers to the “perfection of absolute being”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—[...] In the absence of Śiva’s emanation (śāmbhavīsṛṣṭi), everything shares in the perfection of absolute being (nirāmaya). The Kularatnoddyota enumerates a series of emanations (sṛṣṭi) projected out of their corresponding metaphysical principles progressively down into outer gross manifestation. [...]

2) Nirāmaya (निरामय) means “free of defects”, representing an aspect of Mahādeva, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The Great God—Mahādeva—is beyond Śakti, supreme bliss, free of qualities and supports, unchanging, supreme, pure, free of cause and (without) example, present within all existing things, beyond the Void, free of defects [i.e., nirāmaya], omnipresent, the doer of all things, free, full of nectar and, unconditioned, is present in all living beings. [...]”.

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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.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Nirāmaya (निरामय) refers to “becoming free of diseases”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[This rite] should be employed by utterly glorious Sovereigns when they are in distress—[...] Ambarīśa, Śuka, Alarka, Māndhātṛ, Purūravas, Rājoparicara, Dhundhu, Śibi and Śrutakīrtana—those Kings of old attained Universal Sovereignty after performing this. They became free of diseases (nirāmaya) and free of enemies. Their fame was widely spread and blameless”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nirāmaya : (adj.) free from disease; healthy.

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

Nirāmaya, (adj.) (nis+āmaya) not ill, healthy, good, without fault PvA. 164. (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

nirāmaya (निरामय).—a (S) Free from sickness; healthy or that is in health. 2 Free from diseases or insalubrity--a country or place. 3 Popularly. Unanxious, untroubled, unfearful, tranquil--a person, sleep: also free from disturbance--a place, service, business.

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

nirāmaya (निरामय).—a Free from sickness; healthy. Untroubled, tranquil. Free from disturbance.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirāmaya (निरामय).—a.

1) free from disease or illness, sound, healthy, hale.

2) untainted, pure.

3) guileless.

4) free from defects or blemishes.

5) full, complete.

6) infallible.

7) not liable to failure or miscarriage.

-yaḥ, yam freedom from disease or illness, health, well-being, welfare, happiness; कुरूणां पाण्डवानां च प्रतिपत्स्व निरामयम् (kurūṇāṃ pāṇḍavānāṃ ca pratipatsva nirāmayam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.78.8. (-yaḥ) 1 a wild goat.

Nirāmaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and āmaya (आमय).

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

Nirāmaya (निरामय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Well, hale, recovered from sickness. m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A wild goat. 2. A hog, a boar. E. nir not, āmaya sickness.

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

Nirāmaya (निरामय).—I. adj. 1. healthy, [Indralokāgamana] 3, 8. 2. full, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3639. 3. pure, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 62, 18. Ii. n. health, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 41, 21.

Nirāmaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and āmaya (आमय).

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

Nirāmaya (निरामय).—1. [masculine] health, happiness.

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Nirāmaya (निरामय).—2. [adjective] healthy, well, wholesome, perfect.

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

1) Nirāmaya (निरामय):—[=nir-āmaya] [from nir > niḥ] m. freedom from illness, health, welfare, [Mahābhārata]

2) [=nir-āmaya] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. free from illness, healthy, well, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] causing health, wholesome, [Mahābhārata xii, 6569]

4) [v.s. ...] complete, entire, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] infallible, secure, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] untainted, pure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] m. 1 wild goat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a hog, a boar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

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

Nirāmaya (निरामय):—[nirā+maya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Well, hale. m. A wild goat; a hog, boar.

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

Nirāmaya (निरामय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇirāmaya.

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Niramaya 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Ṇirāmaya (णिरामय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nirāmaya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirāmaya (ನಿರಾಮಯ):—

1) [adjective] free from diseases; in good health; healthy.

2) [adjective] free from grief, sufferings, distress, etc.

3) [adjective] free from any spot, stain, etc.; immaculately clean; spotless.

4) [adjective] irreproachable; pure; undefiled.

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Nirāmaya (ನಿರಾಮಯ):—

1) [noun] absence of grief, distress,pain, etc.

2) [noun] a man free from diseases; a healthy man.

3) [noun] freedom from all worldly attachments, desire, and the cycle of births and deaths; emancipation (of the soul).

4) [noun] an emancipated man.

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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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