Niramitra, Nirāmitra, Nīramitra: 5 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Niramitra (निरमित्र).—Son of Nakula. His mother was the noble lady called Kareṇumatī. (Adi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 79).

2) Niramitra (निरमित्र).—A Trigarta prince killed in the great war by Sahadeva. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 107, Verse 26).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Niramitra (निरमित्र).—The son of Ayutāyu and father of Sunakṣtra (Sunetra, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 46-7; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 23. 4.

1b) A son of Daṇdapāṇi and father of Kṣemaka.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 87.

1c) A son of Apratipi, ruled for 40 years.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 271. 21.

1d) A son of Reṇumatī and Nakula.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 20. 48.

1e) A son of Nakula by Kareṇumatī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 32.

2a) Nirāmitra (निरामित्र).—A son of Raivataka Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 64; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 55.

2b) Of the Bṛhadratha line;1 ruled for one hundred years.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 112.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 298.

2c) A son of the III Sāvarṇa Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 72.

2d) A son of Bhṛgu, the avatār of the Lord*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 149.

2e) A son of Daṇḍapāṇi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 277.

3) Nīramitra (नीरमित्र).—A son of Nakuli by Kareṇumatī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 55.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Niramitra (निरमित्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.86) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Niramitra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (N) next»] — Niramitra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Niramitra (निरमित्र).—[adjective] free from enemies.

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

1) Niramitra (निरमित्र):—[=nir-amitra] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. free from enemies, [ib.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Nakula, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of the king of Tri-garta, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Khaṇḍa-pāṇi (or Daṇḍa-p°), [Purāṇa] ([wrong reading] nir-ām)

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ayutāyus, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] of a sage considered as Śiva’s son, [ib.] ([varia lectio] nir-ām).

7) Nirāmitra (निरामित्र):—[=nir-āmitra] [from nir > niḥ] a See -am.

8) [=nir-āmitra] b [wrong reading] for nir-am (See nir, p. 540, col. 2).

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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. 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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