Nirvasana, Nirvāsana: 13 definitions


Nirvasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nirvasan.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nirvasana in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Nirvāsana (निर्वासन) refers to “(being) without habitual tendencies”, according to verse 6.21.14 of the Mokṣopāya.—Accordingly, as Bhuśuṇḍa said to Vasiṣṭha: “When mundane activity in the usual state of the world has fallen [into disarray] at the end of [the world's] duration, then I leave my nest like an ungrateful person  [leaves] a good friend. I remain in the ether, all my conceptual thinking has disappeared, and my constitution and body are immobilized so that my mind is without habitual tendencies (nirvāsana). [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

nirvāsana (निर्वासन).—n S Expatriating, banishing, expelling from one's home or abiding place.

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nirvāsana (निर्वासन).—a S (nir & vāsanā) Devoid of desire or solicitude.

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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»] — Nirvasana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirvāsana (निर्वासन).—

1) Expulsion, banishment.

2) Killing, slaughter.

3) Leaving one's home, living abroad (nirvāsa only in this sense).

Derivable forms: nirvāsanam (निर्वासनम्).

See also (synonyms): nirvāsa.

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

Nirvāsana (निर्वासन) or Nirvvāsana.—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Killing, slaughter. 2. Hurting, injuring. 3. Banishment, expulsion. E. nir out, forth, vas to abide, causal form, and ṇic-bhāve-lyuṭ aff.

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

Nirvāsana (निर्वासन).—i. e. nis-vas, [Causal.], + ana, n. 1. Expulsion, Mahābhārata 5, 3168. 2. Killing, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 6, 215.

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Nirvāsana (निर्वासन).—adj. deprived of imagination, Sāh. D. 26, 7; see s. v.

Nirvāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and vāsana (वासन).

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

Nirvāsana (निर्वासन).—[neuter] expulsion, banishment.

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

1) Nirvāsana (निर्वासन):—[=nir-vāsana] [from nir > niḥ] 1. nir-vāsana mfn. without fancy or imagination, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) [=nir-vāsana] [from nir-vas] 2. nir-vāsana n. ([from] [Causal]) expelling from home, banishment, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] leading out to some other place, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

4) [v.s. ...] killing, slaughter, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] (cf. ud-vās).

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

Nirvāsana (निर्वासन):—[nir-vāsana] (naṃ) 1. n. Killing; hurting; banishment.

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

Nirvāsana (निर्वासन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇivvāsaṇa, Ṇivvāsaṇā.

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Nirvasana 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirvasana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Nirvasana (निर्वसन) [Also spelled nirvasan]:—(a) nude, naked; with no clothes on; uncovered; hence ~[]—fem. form.

2) Nirvāsana (निर्वासन) [Also spelled nirvasan]:—(nm) expulsion; exile, expatriation, banishment; ~[sita] expelled; exiled, expatriated, banished.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nirvasana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirvāsana (ನಿರ್ವಾಸನ):—

1) [noun] a forced living away from one’s homeland.

2) [noun] the act or an instance of killing.

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