Nishatha, Niśaṭha: 10 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Niśaṭha can be transliterated into English as Nisatha or Nishatha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nishatha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Niśaṭha (निशठ).—A prince of the Vṛṣṇi dynasty; son of Balabhadra born of Revatī. (Harivaṃśa). Niśaṭha also had participated in the utsava celebrations held at Raivata mountain by the Yādavas. It was Niśaṭha who went to Khāṇḍavaprastha with the dowry of Subhadrā. He was present at the Aśvamedha and Rājasūya of Yudhiṣṭhira. After death he was absorbed into the Viśvadevas. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 328, Verse 20; Sabhā Parva, Chapter 34; Aśvamedha Parva, Chapter 66; Svargārohaṇa Parva, Chapter 5).

2) Niśaṭha (निशठ).—A King of ancient India. After death he lived in the court of Yama worshipping him. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 11).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Niśaṭha (निशठ).—A son of Balarāma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 166; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 25. 19.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Niśaṭha (निशठ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.31.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Niśaṭha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niśaṭha (निशठ).—a. Honest, candid; प्रसादयिष्ये निशठः शीर्ष्णा तच्चरणं स्पृशन् (prasādayiṣye niśaṭhaḥ śīrṣṇā taccaraṇaṃ spṛśan).

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

Niśaṭha (निशठ).—m.

(-ṭhaḥ) The son of Balarama.

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

Niśaṭha (निशठ).—[ni-śaṭha], I. adj. Candid, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 7, 15. Ii. m. A proper name, Mahābhārata 1, 7915.

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

1) Niśaṭha (निशठ):—[=ni-śaṭha] mfn. not false, honest, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Vṛṣṇi, a son of Bala-rāma by Revatī, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] niṣaṭha, nisaṭha, nisatha).

3) Niṣaṭha (निषठ):—[wrong reading] for ni-śaṭha.

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

Niśaṭha (निशठ):—(ṭhaḥ) 1. m. Son of Balarāma.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Niśaṭha (निशठ):—(1. ni + śaṭha)

1) adj. nicht falsch, es ehrlich meinend [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 7, 15.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Vṛṣṇi, eines Sohnes des Balarāma von der Revatī, [Mahābhārata 1, 7915. 4, 2357] (niṣaṭha). [14, 1939. 18, 162.] [Harivaṃśa 1953. 8078. 8402. 11009.] (niṣaṭha). [Viṣṇupurāṇa 439.] (nisaṭha und im Ind. nisatha).

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Niṣaṭha (निषठ):—s. niśaṭha .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Niśaṭha (निशठ):——

1) Adj. nicht falsch , es ehrlich meinend.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Balarāma [Mahābhārata 4,72,22.] [Harivaṃśa 2,127,32.Vp.4,15,14.5,25,19.]

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Niṣaṭha (निषठ):—m. Nomen proprium fehlerhaft für niśaṭha.

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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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