Nirmama, aka: Nir-mama; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Nirmama (निर्मम).—A sense of detachment takes a man of Vairāgya; with ripe experience sees all life as sorrow.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 102. 84-5.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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nirmama (निर्मम).—a S (nir & mama Mine.) Exempt from affection or concern (for anything); that regards nothing as his own or as interesting to him--a saint. Also nirmamatva n & nirmamatā f Exemption &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirmama (निर्मम).—a Exempt from affection; that regards nothing as his own.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

Nirmama (निर्मम).—a.

1) free from all connections with the outer world, who has renounced all worldly ties; संसारमिव निर्ममः (saṃsāramiva nirmamaḥ) (tatāra) R.12.6; Bg.2.71; निराशीर्निर्ममो भूत्वा युध्यस्व विगतज्वरः (nirāśīrnirmamo bhūtvā yudhyasva vigatajvaraḥ) 3.3.

2) unselfish, disinterested.

3) indifferent to (with loc.); निर्ममे निर्ममोऽर्थेषु मथुरां मधुराकृतिः (nirmame nirmamo'rtheṣu mathurāṃ madhurākṛtiḥ) R.15.28; प्राप्तेष्वर्थेषु निर्ममाः (prāpteṣvartheṣu nirmamāḥ) Mb.

4) an epithet of Śiva.

Nirmama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and mama (मम).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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