Niranjana, aka: Nirañjana, Nir-anjana; 6 Definition(s)
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1a) Nirañjana (निरञ्जन).—Is Vighneśvara.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 108. 29.
1b) A tīrtha sacred to Āditya, on the north of the Yamunā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 66.
1c) The state of separation due to Kaivalyam; it makes one a Śuddha or Pure man, when there is nobody to guide him.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 102. 79, 118.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Nirañjanā (निरञ्जना):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Kāma, the second seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (eg. Nirañjanā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)
One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The Unblemished Lord"Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna
Languages of India and abroad
nirañjana (निरंजन).—a (S Exempt from añjana, viz. collyrium, or fig. darkness.) Light; all-knowing and allgood; void of all darkness, ignorance, error, or imperfection--the Deity. 1 John i. 5.
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nirañjana (निरंजन).—n A metal lamp-dish to be set before an idol (in the temple or one's house).
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nirāñjana (निरांजन).—n (Properly nirañjana) A metal lampdish.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
nirañjana (निरंजन).—a Light; all-knowing. Void of all darkness or ignorance.
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nirañjana (निरंजन).—n nirāñjana n A metal lamp-dish to be set before an idol (in the temple or one's house).
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nirāñjana (निरांजन).—n See nirañjana.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) without collyrium; निरञ्जने साचिविलोलिकं दृशौ (nirañjane sācivilolikaṃ dṛśau) Ki.8.52.
2) unstained, untinged.
3) free from falsehood; तदा विद्वान् पुण्यपापे विधूय निरञ्जनं परमं साम्यमुपैति (tadā vidvān puṇyapāpe vidhūya nirañjanaṃ paramaṃ sāmyamupaiti) Munda 3.1.3.
4) simple, artless. (-naḥ) 1 an epithet of Śiva.
2) Name of the Supreme Being. (-nā) 1 the day of full moon.
2) an epithet of Durgā.
Nirañjana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and añjana (अञ्जन).Source: DDSA: The practical 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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