Nishkasa, Niṣkāsa, Nishkasha, Niṣkāśa: 10 definitions


Nishkasa 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 Niṣkāsa and Niṣkāśa can be transliterated into English as Niskasa or Nishkasa or Nishkasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Niṣkāsa (निष्कास) refers to “exit (of the breath)” [as opposed to praveśa—entry], according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The (lunar) energies within the first lunar day in the beginning (and those energies of the subsequent days), the waxing and waning (of the moon) and are (all) here. And (here) the lunar days and the rest reach the (supreme) plane (pada). It is said that the entry (of the breath) is the left and the exit [i.e., niṣkāsa] is the right, (corresponding) to the division of the Moon and Sun. One should know that death resides in the exit (of the breath) [i.e., niṣkāsa] and that life is in the entry. Exit and entry are (brought about) by these sixteen parts. He who knows this with effort is a yogi who (truly) knows Yoga”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niṣkāsa (निष्कास).—

1) Exit, egress, issue.

2) A portico.

3) Day-break.

4) Disappearance.

Derivable forms: niṣkāsaḥ (निष्कासः).

See also (synonyms): niṣkāśa.

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

Niṣkāśa (निष्काश).—m.

(-śaḥ or saḥ) 1. A portico, a varanda. 2. Exit, egress. 3. Day break. E. nir and kaś to go, bhāve ghañ aff.

Niṣkāśa can also be spelled as Niṣkāsa (निष्कास).

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

Niṣkāśa (निष्काश).— (wrong spelling), and niṣkāsa niṣkāsa, i. e. nis-kas + a, m. Issue, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 52, 8.

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

1) Niṣkāsa (निष्कास):—[=niṣ-kāsa] [from niṣ-kas] m. issue, egress (cf. śa), [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a portico, verandah, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([wrong reading] śa)

3) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for kāṣa.

4) Niṣkāśa (निष्काश):—[=niṣ-kāśa] [from niṣ-kāś] m. issue, egress, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

5) [v.s. ...] disappearance, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. sa).

6) Niṣkāṣa (निष्काष):—[=niṣ-kāṣa] m. (√kaṣ) scrapings, what is scraped off from a pan, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

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

Niṣkāśa (निष्काश):—[ni-ṣkāśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. A portico.

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

Niṣkāsa (निष्कास) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇikkāla, Ṇikkāsa.

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Nishkasa 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niṣkāsa (ನಿಷ್ಕಾಸ):—

1) [noun] a coming out; the act or an instance of becoming widely known; manifestation of oneself.

2) [noun] the discharge or release (of gas, steam, air, etc.).

3) [noun] the front portion of a house.

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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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