Nishiddha, Niṣiddha: 13 definitions

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Nishiddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Niṣiddha can be transliterated into English as Nisiddha or Nishiddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishiddh.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nishiddha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध) (Cf. Aniṣiddha) means “forbidden”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] In an auspicious hour, in the company of the sages, Himavat named his daughter Kālī and assigned other pleasing names to her. [...] The child was fondly attached to every member of the family, Hence the kinsmen called her Pārvatī, a name befitting her family. The girl had all the qualities of good conduct and behaviour. Afterwards when Kālī wanted to perform a penance she was forbidden [i.e., niṣiddha] by her mother who said—“O, no (Umā). Hence O sage, the sweetfaced lady came to be called Umā in the world. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nishiddha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध) refers to “failure to achieve success” [?], according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(The disciple) should behave well for a period of eight, five or three years. Otherwise initiation should not be given to him (as) he (would not achieve) success (niṣiddha) in the Kula teachings. If the teacher imparts (initiation) by his power out of compassion for the disciple, even then (the disciple) should (continue to) behave as a servant in the teacher’s spiritual family. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishiddha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niṣiddha (निषिद्ध).—p S niṣēdhita p S Prohibited or forbidden. 2 Denied, disallowed, negatived.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

niṣiddha (निषिद्ध).—p niṣēdhita p Prohibited or for- bidden. Denied, disallowed.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध).—p. p. Forbidden, prohibited, warded off, prevented; निषिद्धैरप्येभिर्लुलितमकरन्दो मधुकरैः (niṣiddhairapyebhirlulitamakarando madhukaraiḥ) Ve.1.1.

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

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध).—mfn.

(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Prohibited, forbidden. 2. Prevented. E. ni priv. sidh to complete, aff. ka.

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

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध).—[adjective] kept off, prohibited, forbidden ([person and thing]).

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

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध):—[=ni-ṣiddha] [from ni-ṣidh] mfn. warded off, kept back, restrained, checked, prevented from, forbidden to ([infinitive mood]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध):—[ni-ṣiddha] (ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) a. Prohibited.

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

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇisiddha, Hakkia.

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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»] — Nishiddha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Niṣiddha (निषिद्ध) [Also spelled nishiddh]:—(a) tabooed; prohibited, forbidden, banned; ~[ddhi] a taboo; prohibition, ban.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishiddha in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Ṇisiddha (णिसिद्ध) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Niṣiddha.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Niṣiddha (ನಿಷಿದ್ಧ):—[adjective] prohibited or forbidden by tradition, convention, religion, society or government; taboo.

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Niṣiddha (ನಿಷಿದ್ಧ):—[noun] that which is prohibited or forbidden by tradition, convention, religion, society or government.

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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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