Nirikshya, Nirīkṣya: 6 definitions


Nirikshya 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 Nirīkṣya can be transliterated into English as Niriksya or Nirikshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Nirīkṣya (निरीक्ष्य) refers to “having seen”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Kumāra delightedly played about in the lap of Śiva. He teased Vāsuki round Śiva’s neck with his hands. Seeing (nirīkṣya) that sportive act with his merciful vision, lord Śiva spoke about it to Pārvatī laughingly. Seeing the gentle smile of Kumāra, lord Śiva and Pārvatī attained great joy. The lord, the sole ruler of the worlds and kinsman of the universe uttered nothing with his throat choked through affection. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Nirīkṣya (निरीक्ष्य) refers to “seeing” (one’s own radiance), according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly: “[...] She whose nature is desire is intent on the supreme bliss she experiences by herself in herself. Established in the foundation of meditation, she attained the state of the Innate Kula whose form is a Liṅga. Then, O goddess, he who is called Mitra, seeing (nirīkṣya) that his own unmoving radiance and the Command had been destroyed, was astonished and (exclaimed) ‘what has happened to me?’ [...]”.

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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»] — Nirikshya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nirīkṣya (निरीक्ष्य).—[adjective] to be looked at or considered.

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

1) Nirīkṣya (निरीक्ष्य):—[=nir-īkṣya] [from nir-īkṣ] a mfn. to be looked at or regarded or considered, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa 2.]

2) [v.s. ...] b ind. having looked at or viewed, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Nirikshya 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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