Nirgamana: 8 definitions


Nirgamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Nirgamana (निर्गमन) refers to “coming out” (e.g., after entering in), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “How is the visualization? ‘One should think of one’s own (svādhiṣṭhāna) as having six faces.’ The six-faced (figure) is the Liṅga consisting of a hexagon. One should think of the goddess there, that is, the syllable of the Yoni (i.e. AIṂ). (The text says) ‘the mouth (of one) is touched by the mouth (of the other)’. Having touched, that is, blocked the mouth, which is śakti by the mouth which is the Liṅga, one should think there of the Self in the middle of the Liṅga. In what manner? Whilst engaged in 'the swing of wanton sport (helādola)' that is, whilst churning (mathamāna) (engaged in sexual intercourse) that consists of entering in and (then) coming out (praveśa-nirgamana). [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirgamana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirgamana (निर्गमन).—

1) Going out or forth.

2) A door.

3) A chamberlaiu, doorkeeper (?).

Derivable forms: nirgamanam (निर्गमनम्).

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

Nirgamana (निर्गमन).—i. e. nis-gam + ana, n Going out, Mahābhārata 3, 14308.

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

1) Nirgamana (निर्गमन):—[=nir-gamana] [from nir-gam] n. going out, coming forth from ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] issue, outlet, a door, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nirgamana (निर्गमन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiggamaṇa.

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Nirgamana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirgamana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirgamana (ನಿರ್ಗಮನ):—

1) [noun] a going out; exit; departure.

2) [noun] a way out; a doorway, passage leading out; an exit.

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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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