Nishceshta, Niśceṣṭa: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Niśceṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Niscesta or Nishceshta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishcheshta.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Nishceshta in Ayurveda glossary

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट) refers to a “lifeless tongue” and is a symptom of a snake-bite caused by the Mahāmaṇḍalī snakes, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—[Cf. dantāḥ kaṭakaṭā jihvā niśceṣṭā netravedanā]

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट):—Loss of motor function

2) Inactive: character of property

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nishceshta in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट) refers to an “expressionless and inactive (face)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.5. Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Sandhyā: “O good lady, why have you come to this mountain devoid of men? Whose daughter are you? What is it that you intend to do? I wish to know this if it is not a secret. How is it that your face resembling the full moon is expressionless and inactive (niśceṣṭa)?”.

2) Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट) refers to “motionless”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.39.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] The gods also rushed to the aid of lord Viṣṇu who was desirous of fighting with the sage Dadhīca of great valour. In the meantime, Kṣuva of noble contact, came there. He prevented the motionless (niśceṣṭa) Brahmā, Viṣṇu and the gods from fighting. Even after hearing my words, the defeated Viṣṇu did not go near the sage, nor bowed to her. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nishceshta in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट) refers to “motionless”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The knower of yoga whose inhalation and exhalation have disappeared, whose grasping of [sense] objects has ceased, and who is motionless (niśceṣṭa) and free from [any] undertaking, attains bliss. [This] extraordinary absorption by which all volition has been cut off and in which all movement has ceased, is intelligible [only] to oneself and is beyond the scope of words. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Powerless, helpless. 2. Incapable of effort. E. nir neg. ceṣṭā effort.

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

Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट).—[adjective] motionless; [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट):—[=niś-ceṣṭa] [from niś > niḥ] mfn. incapable of motion, motionless, powerless, helpless, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Suśruta] etc.

2) Niśceṣṭā (निश्चेष्टा):—[=niś-ceṣṭā] [from niś-ceṣṭa > niś > niḥ] f. motionless

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

Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट):—[ni-śceṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a. Inert.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇicciṭṭa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nishceshta in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishceshta in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Niśceṣṭa (निश्चेष्ट) [Also spelled nischesht]:—(a) still, motionless; inert, quiet; unconscious; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishceshta in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niścēṣṭa (ನಿಶ್ಚೇಷ್ಟ):—

1) [adjective] not moving; immobile.

2) [adjective] not able to move.

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Niścēṣṭa (ನಿಶ್ಚೇಷ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] a man not moving.

2) [noun] a man not able to move.

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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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