Niranjana, Nirañjana, Nir-anjana: 12 definitions

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Niranjana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna

One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "The Unblemished Lord"

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā

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).

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nirañjana (निरञ्जन) refers to one who is “freed of attachment”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.16. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing these words of mine—of Brahmā—in the presence of Viṣṇu, Śiva, the lord of worlds spoke to me with his face beaming with a smile: [...] Of what avail is a beloved to me in this world since I am in the path of abstinence delighting myself in my own soul, freed of attachment (nirañjana), unsullied, with the body of an ascetic, possessed of knowledge, seeing himself, free from aberrations and a non-reveller. Besides I am always unclean and inauspicious. Hence say now what can I do with a loving wife?”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirañjana (निरञ्जन).—a.

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. (-) 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nirañjanā (निरञ्जना) or Nairañjanā.—name of a river: noted only in tīru nirañjanā (gen. sg.) Lalitavistara 243.12 (verse); i m.c. for ai (MIndic e)? The modern vernacular name is given by [Boehtlingk and Roth] as Niladjan, by Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names) as Nīlājanā.

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

Nirañjana (निरञ्जन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Void of passion or emotion. 2. Unstained, unblackened. n.

(-naṃ) The Supreme Being. f.

(-nā) The day of fullmoon. m.

(-naḥ) An Epithet of Siva. E. ni neg. rañjana affection; or nir not, añjana collyrium; figuratively, darkness.

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

Nirañjana (निरञ्जन).—[adjective] without unguent or paint, deceitless, honest.

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

1) Nirañjana (निरञ्जन):—[=nir-añjana] [from nir > niḥ] mf(ā)n. unpainted, spotless, pure, simple, [Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] void of passion or emotion, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] of an attendant of Ś°, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] m. of sub voce authors, [Catalogue(s)] (also with yati; nāṣṭaka n. Name of [work])

6) [v.s. ...] n. the Supreme Being, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) Nirañjanā (निरञ्जना):—[=nir-añjanā] [from nir-añjana > nir > niḥ] f. the day of full moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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