Nirvighna, Nir-vighna: 16 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Nirvighn.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न) refers to “that which is fee of obstacles”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Thus the goddess enjoins that after feeding the initiates, teachers and Yoginīs, in front of the Krama—then one should offer the bali outside in the ten directions, in due order. It should first be held in front of the god and the Mothers. In this way, (the rite is) freed of obstacles [i.e., nirvighna], (the worshipper) has a long life and certainly obtains the desired fruit by the power of my Command”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न) refers to “without obstacles”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himavat (Himālaya): “[...] O lord of mountains, O best of mountains, now put forth all endeavour whereby my penance can be conducted without obstacles [i.e., nirvighna]. O excellent Mountain, this alone is the greatest service that you can render. Please arrange for it with due effort. Please return to your abode with your mind full of pleasure”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न) refers to “absence of obstacles”, according to Kṣemarāja’s commentary on the Svacchandatantra verse 4.142b.—Accordingly, “For the purpose of supernatural powers, from the past pure and impure [karma] that maintains the [current] body he should only purify the impure [portion] for him, for in this way (evam) the achievement of enjoyment comes about without any obstacles (nirvighna). As for the pure and impure [karma] that is accumulated in other [past] births and which he will do in a [future] birth, all those should be purified for him according to the proclaimed procedure, like in the case of the Putraka, apart from [those karmas for] the propitiation of mantras. Therefore he said, [prākkarmāgāmi caikasthaṃ bhāvayitvā ca dīkṣayet (Svacchanda 4.142cd)]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न) refers to “freely” (bestowing power), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The doctrine freely (nirvighna) bestows the power of the venerable omniscient one which is furnished with the great eminences [and] is the great abode of the auspicious [events]. It goes along with [sentient beings to the other world], then it protects, produces benefit always [and], having saved [them] from the mire of life it sets [them] on the pure path [of liberation]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirvighna (निर्विघ्न).—a (S) Free from obstructions, embarrassments, difficulties. 2 as ad Unobstructedly, undisputedly, freely, smoothly.

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nirvighna (निर्विघ्न).—n (S) Freedom from difficulties and troubles.

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

nirvighna (निर्विघ्न).—a Free from obstruction. ad Unobstructedly, freely.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न).—a. uninterrupted, unobstructed, free from impediments; निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा (nirvighnaṃ kuru me deva sarvakāryeṣu sarvadā).

-ghnam absence of impediment.

Nirvighna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and vighna (विघ्न).

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

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न).—mfn.

(-ghnaḥ-ghnā-ghnaṃ) Unobstructed. n. subs.

(-ghnaṃ) Absence of obstruction or impediment. adv. Freely, unobstructedly. E. nir neg. vighna obstruction.

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

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न).—[adjective] undisturbed, [neuter] & [instrumental] [adverb]

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

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न):—[=nir-vighna] [from nir > niḥ] mf(ā)n. uninterrupted, unhindered, [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature]

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

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न):—[nir-vighna] (ghnaḥ-ghnā-ghnaṃ) a. Unobstructed. n. Absence of impediment. adv. Freely, unobstructedly.

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

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇivviggha.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nirvighna (निर्विघ्न) [Also spelled nirvighn]:—(a) uninterrupted, unobstructed; smooth; (adv) freely, unobstructedly; smoothly.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nirvighna (ನಿರ್ವಿಘ್ನ):—[adjective] not hindered; unobstructed; unimpeded.

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Nirvighna (ನಿರ್ವಿಘ್ನ):—

1) [noun] = ನಿರ್ವಿಘ್ನತೆ [nirvighnate].

2) [noun] he who is not obstructed.

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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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