Nirapekshata, Nirapekṣatā, Nirapeksha-ta: 4 definitions

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Introduction:

Nirapekshata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Nirapekṣatā can be transliterated into English as Nirapeksata or Nirapekshata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nirpekshta.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nirapekshata in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nirapekṣatā (निरपेक्षता) refers to “independence”, according to the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The word “śakti” which denotes the god's spiritual power, embodied in the goddess, his consort. The goddess, in other words, is the state of the god, his divinity that is his infinite divine power through which he wills, knows and does all things.—Kashmiri Śaiva theologians call this Bhairava’s “freedom” (svātantrya) or “independence” (nirapekṣatā), the intuitive and creative genius (pratibhā) of his pure conscious nature. The latter is the light of consciousness by means of which all things are made manifest, and the former the reflective awareness that the light has of its own essential nature and the forms made manifest within it through its power.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirapekshata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirapekṣatā (निरपेक्षता):—[=nir-apekṣa-tā] [from nir-apekṣa > nir > niḥ] f. ([Kathāsaritsāgara]) disregard, indifference, independence

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nirapekṣatā (निरपेक्षता):—f. Abwesenheit aller Rücksicht , Gleichgültigkeit gegen (Loc.).

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirapekshata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nirapekṣatā (निरपेक्षता) [Also spelled nirpekshta]:—(nf) absoluteness; the state of being unconcerned;-, [guṭa] non-alignment; ~[vāda] absolutism; ~[vādī] absolutist; hence [nirapekṣita] (a).

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