Nirrita, Nirṛta, Nirṛtā: 6 definitions


Nirrita 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 terms Nirṛta and Nirṛtā can be transliterated into English as Nirrta or Nirrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nirṛtā (निरृता).—A daughter of Khaśā and a Rākṣasi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 138; Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 170.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Nirṛta (निरृत):—In Vedic hinduism, he is the regent of the south-western direction (sometimes as nirṛti). His wife is Surabhi and their son is named Kaśyapa. He is the lord of entities such as nairṛtas, bhūtas and rākṣasas.

Nirṛta (निरृत):—Name of a demon, slain by the seven Mātṛkās that were created by Brahma, according to the Suprabhedāgama.

Source: Oxford Index: Hinduism

A Vedic goddess personifying death, destruction, decay, and misfortune. She is evoked as a close relative of adharma and hiṃsā, and as the mother of Death (Mṛtyu), whose direction (the South/Southwest) she rules over. Sometimes a male equivalent (Nirṛta/Nairṛta) is found with the same characteristics.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirṛta (निरृत).—a. Dissolved, decaying, enervated; weakened.

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

1) Nirṛta (निरृत):—[=nir-ṛta] [from nir-ṛ] mfn. (nir-) dissolved, decayed, debilitated, [Ṛg-veda i, 119, 7]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Rudra, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Nirrita 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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