Nirvyuha, Nirvyūha: 7 definitions
Nirvyuha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Nirvyūha (निर्व्यूह) is a Sanskrit technical term rererring to a kind of pinnacle or turret. It can also be spelled as Niryūha. It is used in Śilpaśāstra, which is the Hindu science of art and crafts dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Nirvyūha (निर्व्यूह).—See निर्यूहः (niryūhaḥ)
1) A peg (nāgadanta); द्वारतोरणनिर्व्यूहः (dvāratoraṇanirvyūhaḥ) Mb.3.16.39.
2) A particular weapon (yūpikā) Mb.7.89.17.
Derivable forms: nirvyūhaḥ (निर्व्यूहः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirvyūha (निर्व्यूह).—i. e. nis-vi-ūh + a, m. 1. Pinnacle (?), Mahābhārata 3, 11700. 2. Crest, 7, 3166.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nirvyūha (निर्व्यूह).—[neuter] prominence, turret, battlement.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nirvyūha (निर्व्यूह):—[=nir-vyūha] [from nirvy-ūḍha] n. (m., [Siddhānta-kaumudī]) a turret, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
2) [v.s. ...] a helmet or its ornament, a crest, [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] a door, gate, [Harivaṃśa]
4) [v.s. ...] a peg to hang things upon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] decoction, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. niryūha).
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