Nirupadrava, Nir-upadrava: 14 definitions


Nirupadrava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव) refers to one who is “incapable of being harassed”, and is used to describe Rāma, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.24. Accordingly as Śiva said to Satī:—“[...] O Goddess [Satī], they are two brothers Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa. They are heroic, intelligent sons of Daśaratha, born of the solar dynasty. The fair-complexioned one is the younger brother Lakṣmaṇa. He is the partial incarnation of Śeṣa. The elder one is the complete incarnation of Viṣṇu. He is called Rāma. He is incapable of being harassed (nirupadrava). The lord has incarnated on the Earth for our welfare and the protection of the good”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Nirupadrava in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव) refers to the “absence of calamities” according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān said to the Nāga-kings], “O Serpent Lords, you should abide in friendliness in the last time, in the last age. [...] You should ward off all winds, clouds and thunderbolts. Do not cause destruction. Then, O Serpent chiefs, you should roam without calamities (nirupadrava) in the last time, in the last age. O Serpent chiefs, if you do not guard the vow properly, then, O Serpent chiefs, it is not my fault”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirupadrava in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव).—a (S) Free from molestation, annoyance, disturbance. 2 unc Harmless, inoffensive.

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

nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव).—a Free from molestation. Harmless, inoffensive.

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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 dictionary

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

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव).—a.

1) free from calamity or affliction, not visited by danger or adversity, lucky, happy, undisturbed, unmolested, free from hostile attacks.

2) free from national distress or tyranny.

3) causing no affliction.

4) auspicious (as a star).

5) secure, peaceful.

Nirupadrava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and upadrava (उपद्रव).

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

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव).—mfn. (-vaḥ-vā-) Free from any national distress or affliction, free from tyranny. E. nir, and upadrava violence.

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

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव).—adj., f. . 1. unharmed, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 1607; [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 73, 56 (in an astrological sense). 2. free from danger, Pañc, 264, 25.

Nirupadrava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and upadrava (उपद्रव).

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

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव).—[adjective] inflicting or suffering no harm; harmless, undisturbed.

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

1) Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव):—[=nir-upadrava] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. free from affliction or danger, neither inflicting nor incurring adversity, harmless, peaceful, secure, happy, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (also -upadruta) not inauspicious (as stars), [Varāha-mihira]

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

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव):—[niru+padrava] (vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) a. Free from oppression, or distress.

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

Nirupadrava (निरुपद्रव) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiruvaddava.

[Sanskrit to German]

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

Nirupadrava (ನಿರುಪದ್ರವ):—

1) [noun] absence of or freedom from trouble, misery, sorrow, etc.

2) [noun] he who is not affected by any of these; the Supreme Being.

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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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