Nirvishesha, Nirviśeṣa, Nir-vishesha: 13 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Nirviśeṣa can be transliterated into English as Nirvisesa or Nirvishesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Nirvishesh.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष) refers to “devoid of variety, featureless, without distinction”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष) refers to:—Devoid of variety; featureless impersonal aspect of the Absolute. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Vaniquotes: Hinduism
Nirviśeṣa means without any varieties or impersonalist.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष).—a. showing or making no difference, indiscriminating, without distinction; निर्विशेषा वयं त्वयि (nirviśeṣā vayaṃ tvayi) Mb.; निर्विशेषो विशेषः (nirviśeṣo viśeṣaḥ) Bh.3.5. 'a difference without distinction'.
2) having no difference, same, like, not differing from (oft. in comp.); निर्विशेषाकृति (nirviśeṣākṛti) 'having the same form'; प्रवातनीलो- त्पलनिर्विशेषम् (pravātanīlo- tpalanirviśeṣam) Ku.1.46; स निर्विशेषप्रतिपत्तिरासीत् (sa nirviśeṣapratipattirāsīt) R.14.22.
3) indiscriminate, promiscuous.
-ṣaḥ absence of difference. (nirviśeṣam and nirviśeṣeṇa are used adverbially in the sense of 'without difference', 'equally', indiscriminately'; kruddhena vipramukto'yaṃ nirviśeṣaṃ priyāpriye Rām.7.22.41. svagṛhanirviśeṣamatra sthīyatām H.1; R.5.6.).
Nirviśeṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and viśeṣa (विशेष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) 1. Undiscriminating, making no difference. 2. Same, like, indiscriminate. E. nir neg. viśeṣa difference.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष).—I. m. want of difference, [Hitopadeśa] 113, 11. Ii. adj. 1. having no discrimination, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 68. 2. not different. 3. equal. 4. acc. ṣam, adv. a. without difference, [Hitopadeśa] 84, 5, M.M. b. alike, [Hitopadeśa] 128, 10. c. exceedingly, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 99, 6.
Nirviśeṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and viśeṣa (विशेष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष).—[adjective] making or showing no difference, not differing from (—°); equal, similar; [neuter] as [adverb] or as [abstract] = tā [feminine], tva [neuter]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष):—[=nir-viśeṣa] [from nir > niḥ] mf(ā)n. showing or making no difference, undiscriminating, without distinction, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] not different from, same, like ([compound]), [Kālidāsa]
3) [v.s. ...] (with viśeṣa m. not the least difference, [Bhartṛhari iii, 54])
4) [v.s. ...] unqualified, absolute, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
5) [=nir-viśeṣa] [from nir > niḥ] n. absence of difference, indiscriminateness, likeness, [Mahābhārata vi, 5519]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष):—[nir-viśeṣa] (ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣaṃ) a. Same, not different, indiscriminate.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇivvisesa.
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Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Nirviśeṣa (निर्विशेष) [Also spelled nirvishesh]:—(a) without distinction, having no attributes; invariable; (nm) the Transcendental Reality.
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