Nirghosha, Nirghoṣa, Nir-ghosha: 13 definitions


Nirghosha 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.

The Sanskrit term Nirghoṣa can be transliterated into English as Nirghosa or Nirghosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष) refers to “sounds ” (of conches or trumpets), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The man who offers the sacrifice along with his wife, the teacher and a sculptor goes at an auspicious time with elephants, horses, and chariots to the dwellings, temples, and doors taking (with them) some things (as an offering), which bestow what is auspicious. They do this with the sounds of conches, trumpets and the like [i.e., śaṅkha-tūrya-ādi-nirghoṣa], with the sound of singing and dancing while reciting auspicious hymns and (giving their) blessings with auspicious gifts. [...] Then (after having made offerings in the directions) one should install the Liṅga and worship the teacher vigorously”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nirghosha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष) refers to the “loud sounds (of Ḍamarus)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.40 (“The Marriage Procession of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The loud sounds (nirghoṣa) of Ḍamarus, the Jhaṅkāra sound of the Bherīs and the sound of the conches pervaded all the three worlds. The tumultuous sound of the Dundubhis rose up in the air blessing the universe auspiciously and destroying everything other than auspicious. O sage, behind the Gaṇas, the enthusiastic gods, the Siddhas, the guardians of the quarters and others followed. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष).—

1) A sound in general; Ve.4; स्निग्धगम्भीर निर्घोषमेकं स्यन्दनमास्थितौ (snigdhagambhīra nirghoṣamekaṃ syandanamāsthitau) R.1.36.

2) A loud noise, rattling, twanging &c.; ज्यानिर्घोषैः क्षोभयामास सिंहान् (jyānirghoṣaiḥ kṣobhayāmāsa siṃhān) R.9.64; भारतीनिर्घोषः (bhāratīnirghoṣaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.

Derivable forms: nirghoṣaḥ (निर्घोषः).

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Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष).—a. noiseless, still, calm.

Nirghoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and ghoṣa (घोष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष).—(m. ? = Pali nigghosa), blame, censure: [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] Sūtranipāta, fragment corresp. to Pali Sn 818 (nig- ghosaṃ, acc. sg.), Hoernle, JRAS 1916, 711.

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

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) A sound in general. E. nir before, ghuṣ to sound, affix ghañ.

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

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष).—i. e. I. nis-ghuṣ + a, m. Sound, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 10, 32. Ii. nis -ghoṣa, adj. Soundless, Mahābhārata 14, 567.

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

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष).—1. [masculine] sound, noise.

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Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष).—2. [adjective] soundless, noiseless.

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

1) Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष):—[=nir-ghoṣa] [from nir > niḥ] a mf(ā)n. soundless, noiseless, [Mahābhārata]

2) [=nir-ghoṣa] [from nir-ghuṣṭa] b m. (for 1. See p. 541, col. 1) (ifc. f(ā). ) sound, noise, rattling, tramping, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष):—[nir-ghoṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. Sound in general.

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

Nirghoṣa (निर्घोष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇigghosa.

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Nirghosha 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»] — Nirghosha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirghōṣa (ನಿರ್ಘೋಷ):—[noun] a loud sound.

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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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