Nishcala, Niścalā, Niścala: 6 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Niścalā and Niścala can be transliterated into English as Niscala or Nishcala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Nishchala.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Niścala (निश्चल).—A son of Atri, and one of the seven sages of the Svārociṣa epoch.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 18.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Niścalā (निश्चला) refers to “earth” and is mentioned in a list of 53 synonyms for dharaṇi (“earth”), according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil [viz., Niścalā], mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Niścalā (निश्चला) is another name for Śāliparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Desmodium gangeticum (sal leaved desmodium), from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.17-20 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Niścalā and Śāliparṇī, there are a total of twenty-nine Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
niścala (निश्चल).—a (S) pop. niścaḷa a That is without motion, still, fixed, firm, steady, lit. fig. 2 as ad Still.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Immovable, steady, fixed, still.
2) Invariable, unchangeable; श्रुतिविप्रतिपन्ना ते यदा स्थास्यति निश्चला (śrutivipratipannā te yadā sthāsyati niścalā) Bg.2.53.
-lā The earth.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ-lā-lī-laṃ) 1. Immoveable, still, fixed. 2. Invariable. f. (lā) The earth. E. nir privat. cala what goes or moves.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.56 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
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