Nishacara, Niśācara, Nisha-acara, Niśācāra, Nisha-cara: 16 definitions
Nishacara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit terms Niśācara and Niśācāra can be transliterated into English as Nisacara or Nishacara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Nishachara.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms
Niśācara (निशाचर):—Walking in night
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Niśācāra (निशाचार) refers to the “practice at night”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The day is the domain of daily life. It is the auspicious domain of creation and stability and of the sacred forces and beings who sustain it. Conversely, night is the domain of destructive forces and the deluding darkness of slumber. Māyā is the Night (niśā, rātri), the dark night of ignorance. However, Māyā is also the goddess who is made of the night (niśāmayā). Māyā, the Night, has two faces. The night of ignorance for the worldly, fettered soul is the day of awakening for the wise. Śiva, inactive like a corpse, is immersed in contemplation (samādhi) ‘at night’ when he is free of Māyā. His is the Practice of Stillness (nirācāra)—the realisation of the extinction—nirvāṇa—of all limitations and afflictions through the rise of Kuṇḍalinī brought about by his Practice at Night (niśācāra).
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Niśācara (निशाचर) refers to the “Rākṣasas”, 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, “The Moon presides over citadels fortified by hills or by water, over Kosala, Bharukaccha, the sea, the city of Roma, the country of Tuṣāra, dwellers in forests, the islands of Taṅgaṇa, Hala and Strīrājya in the big seas. [...] She also presides over fine white horses, charming young women, commanders of armies, articles of food, clothes, horned animals, the Rākṣasas [i.e., niśācara], farmers and Śrotiyas. [...]”
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
niśācara (निशाचर).—a (S That goes by night.) A Rakshas, a fiend, a goblin, a thief, an owl, a bat &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
niśācara (निशाचर).—a Ra'kshas; a fiend. A thief An owl.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
-rā, rī f.) moving about by night, night stalker.
Niśācara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms niśā and cara (चर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Niśācarā (निशाचरा).—name of a rākṣasī: May 243.30.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) Nocturnal, night walking, what goes or moves about by night. m.
(-raḥ) 1. A Rakshasa, a fiend, an imp or goblin. 2. A Jackal. 3. An owl. 4. A snake. 5. The ruddy goose. 6. A ghost, an evil spirit. 7. A thief. f. (-rī) 1. A woman who goes to an assignation, a harlot, a whore. 2. A she devil, a female fiend. 3. A sort of perfume: see keśinī. E. niśā night, and cara who goes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niśācara (निशाचर).—1. adj. wandering at night, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 36, 18. 2. m. a demon, a Rākṣasa, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 54, 27. 3. f. rī, a female demon, 5, 25, 34. Vyomacara, i. e.
Niśācara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms niśā and cara (चर).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niśācara (निशाचर).—[adjective] night-walking; [masculine] a Rakṣas ([feminine] ī).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Niśācara (निशाचर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted by Abhinavagupta, Catal. Io. p. 840.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Niśācara (निशाचर):—[=niśā-cara] [from niśā > niś] mfn. n°-walking, moving about by n°, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a fiend or Rākṣasa, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] a jackal, [Suśruta]
4) [v.s. ...] an owl, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Anas Casarca, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] a snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] a kind of Granthi-parṇa, [Bhāvaprakāśa]
8) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa] (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 106 n. 1])Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Niśācara (निशाचर):—[niśā-cara] (raḥ) 1. m. A Rākshasa; an imp, a ghost, owl, a snake, a thief, a jackal. f. (rī) A whore; a friend. a. Nocturnal.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Niśācara (ನಿಶಾಚರ):—[adjective] wandering, being active during the night; nocturnal.
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1) [noun] that which wanders only during the night, as evil spirits, daemon, owl, bat, a kind of serpent, a thief, etc.
2) [noun] the moon.
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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