Nirvindhya, Nirvindhyā, Nir-vindhya: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nirvindhya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nirvindhyā (निर्विन्ध्या).—A river from the Vindhyas;1 in the Ṛkṣa mountain in Bhāratavarṣa;2 visited by Balarāma.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 114. 27. Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 102.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 18; V. 19. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 32; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 11.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 79. 20.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Nirvindhya in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Nirvindhyā (निर्विन्ध्या) is the name of a River, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Mars presides over the people residing in the west half of the countries on both banks of the Śoṇa, the Narmadā and the Beas; over those residing on the banks of the Nirvindhya, the Vetravatī, the Siprā, the Godāvarī, the Veṇa, the Gaṅgā, the Payoṣṇī, the Mahānadī, the Indus, the Mālatī and the Pārā; he also presides over the country of Uttarapāṇḍya, [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Nirvindhyā (निर्विन्ध्या).—Name of a river in the Vindhya hills; निर्विन्ध्यायाः पथि भव रसाभ्यन्तरः सन्निपत्य (nirvindhyāyāḥ pathi bhava rasābhyantaraḥ sannipatya) Meghadūta 28.

Nirvindhyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and vindhyā (विन्ध्या).

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

Nirvindhyā (निर्विन्ध्या).—f.

(-ndhyā) The name of a river that rises in the Vindhya mountains. E. nir out of, vindhyā the Vindhya hills, fem. aff. ṭāp.

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

Nirvindhya (निर्विन्ध्य).—f. , the name of a river, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 29.

Nirvindhya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and vindhya (विन्ध्य).

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

Nirvindhyā (निर्विन्ध्या).—[feminine] [Name] of a river.

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

Nirvindhyā (निर्विन्ध्या):—[=nir-vindhyā] [from nir > niḥ] f. ‘being outside or coming from the Vindhya’, Name of a river, [Varāha-mihira; Kālidāsa etc.]

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

Nirvindhyā (निर्विन्ध्या):—[nir-vindhyā] (ndhyā) 1. f. A Vindhyā river.

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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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