Nishevaka, Niṣevaka: 8 definitions


Nishevaka 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 term Niṣevaka can be transliterated into English as Nisevaka or Nishevaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Niṣevaka (निषेवक) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Maṇika, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 49. The Maṇika group contains ten out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under five prime vimānas (aerial car/palace), which were created by Brahmā for as many gods (including himself). This group represents temples (e.g. Niṣevaka) that are to be globular and oblong in shape. The prāsādas, or ‘temples’, represent the dwelling place of God and are to be built in towns. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

Vastushastra book cover
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishevaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niṣevaka (निषेवक).—a.

1) Practising, following, devoted to, fond of.

2) Frequenting, inhabiting, resorting to.

3) Enjoying. यत्पादपङ्कजपरागनिषेवतृप्ताः (yatpādapaṅkajaparāganiṣevatṛptāḥ) Bhāgavata 1.33.36.

See also (synonyms): niṣeva.

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

Niṣevaka (निषेवक).—i. e. ni-sev + aka, adj. 1. Frequenting, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 13, 56. 2. Practising; in hri-, Modest, Mahābhārata 4, 927. 3. Enjoying, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 7, 44.

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

Niṣevaka (निषेवक):—[=ni-ṣevaka] [from ni-ṣev] mfn. visiting, frequenting, using, employing, observing, enjoying (ifc.), [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Niṣevaka (निषेवक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇisevaya.

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Nishevaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Niṣēvaka (ನಿಷೇವಕ):—[noun] a man strongly devoted to something or someone.

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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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