Nishkantaka, Niṣkaṇṭaka, Nitkantaka, Nishkamtaka: 13 definitions

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Nishkantaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Niṣkaṇṭaka can be transliterated into English as Niskantaka or Nishkantaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक) refers to “becoming freed of thorns”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Kumāra (Kārttikeya) fought with Tāraka-Asura: “[...] O great sage, thus the entire army of the Asuras (daityasainya) disappeared. None dared to remain there for fear of the gods and the Gaṇas. When the wicked Asura was killed, the whole universe became freed of thorns (niṣkaṇṭaka), freed from the danger and nuisance of the Asuras. Indra and other gods became happy. Thus when Kumāra came out victorious the gods were happy. The three worlds attained great pleasure. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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

niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कंटक).—a (S) Void of thorns, inermis. 2 fig. Free from danger, harassment, annoyance, inconvenience--a kingdom, a road &c. 3 Used as s n Freedom from danger &c.; peaceful and quiet state.

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

niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कंटक).—a Void of thorns. Free from danger. n Freedom from danger &c.; peaceful and quiet state.

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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»] — Nishkantaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. Without thorns. 2. Free from trouble. E. nir neg. kaṇṭaka a thorn.

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

Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक).—adj. = akaṇṭaka, Mahābhārata 4, 206.

Niṣkaṇṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and kaṇṭaka (कण्टक).

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

Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक).—[adjective] free from thorns or enemies.

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

1) Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक):—[=niṣ-kaṇṭaka] [from niṣ > niḥ] mfn. free from thorns or enemies, unhurt, untroubled, secure, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [Śivagītā, ascribed to the padma-purāṇa]

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

Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक):—[ni-ṣkaṇṭaka] (kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a. Without thorns or trouble.

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

Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇikkaṭaṃya.

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Nishkantaka 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»] — Nishkantaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niṣkaṃṭaka (ನಿಷ್ಕಂಟಕ):—

1) [noun] that which does not have thorns.

2) [noun] the condition of being free from adversaries and enemies.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nishkantaka in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Niṣkaṇṭaka (निष्कण्टक):—adj. thornless; free from troubles;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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