Nirmrijya, Nirmṛjya, Nir-mrijya: 1 definition


Nirmrijya 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 Nirmṛjya can be transliterated into English as Nirmrjya or Nirmrijya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Nirmrijya in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Nirmṛjya (निर्मृज्य) [or nirmudrya] refers to the “opening of the eys” (of the hawks), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the training of hawks]: “[...] Then every night, in the dim light of lamps, the eyes should be opened (nirmṛjya) [netre nirmudrya {v. nirmṛjya}], and washed with cool and fair water. The hawk should be gradually inspired with confidence and made to hear the falconer’s voice. [...]”.

Arts book cover
context information

This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

Discover the meaning of nirmrijya or nirmrjya in the context of Arts from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: