Niramaya, Nirāmaya, Nir-amaya, Nirāmayā: 22 definitions
Niramaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
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. [...]”.
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.
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”.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
1) Nirāmaya (निरामय) refers to “being free from illness”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] By means of absorption for eight nights, the Yogin would be free from illness (nirāmaya) and, [while] abiding in the natural state [of absorption], he is not afflicted by conditions such as hunger and thirst. [...]”.
2) Nirāmaya (निरामय) refers to “that which is free of ills”, according to the Kubjikāmata verse 25.130.—Accordingly: For one who has remembered [the sound of] the ḍamaru [drum] in the no-mind [state], which is free of ills (nirāmaya), Kuṇḍalinī, in the form of Māyā, remains situated in the navel”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Tibetan Buddhism)
Nirāmaya (निरामय) refers to “(that which is) free of ills”, according to the 33rd chapter of the Saṃvarodayatantra: a Buddhist explanatory Tantra of the Cakrasaṃvara cycle.—Accordingly, while describing the no-mind meditation: “[...] Free from meditation and concentration and beyond [both] Yoga and reasoning, he leads people to absorption in ‘suchness’, when the mind becomes steady in awareness. Its form is like the sky, the dwelling place of the ether and like a pure crystal and gem, [it is] without beginning or end, unelaborated, beyond the senses, unchanging, without appearance, completely void, free of ills (nirāmaya), the light of the world, the destruction of the bonds of existence, inexpressible by words and even beyond the sphere of the mind”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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
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.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) free from disease or illness, sound, healthy, hale.
2) untainted, pure.
4) free from defects or blemishes.
5) full, complete.
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
(-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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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Ṇirāmaya (णिरामय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Nirāmaya.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
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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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.
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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Starts with: Niramayam.
Ends with: Sadaniramaya.
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