Nishcira, Niścīrā, Niścīra, Niścirā: 6 definitions


Nishcira 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.

The Sanskrit terms Niścīrā and Niścīra and Niścirā can be transliterated into English as Niscira or Nishcira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishchira.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Niścirā (निश्चिरा).—A river glorified in the Purāṇas. It is well known in all the three worlds. A bath in the river is as good as performing an aśvamedha yajña, Those who bathe in the confluence of Niścirā will attain Indraloka. (Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 138).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Niścīrā (निश्चीरा).—A river of the Bhāratavarṣa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 96.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Niścīra (निश्चीर) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.119). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Niścīra) 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Niścira (निश्चिर):—m. Name of a Ṛṣi in the 2nd Manv-antara ([varia lectio] for cara)

2) Niścirā (निश्चिरा):—[from niścira] f. Name of a river ([varia lectio] for citā).

[Sanskrit to German]

Nishcira 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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