Nishkriti, Niṣkṛti, Niṣkrīti: 12 definitions



Nishkriti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 terms Niṣkṛti and Niṣkrīti can be transliterated into English as Niskrti or Nishkriti or Niskriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nishkrati.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति).—An agni (fire). A son of Bṛhaspati, he came to be known as Niṣkṛti as he redeemed (Niṣkrama) people from unhappiness. (Vana Parva, Chapter 229, Verse 14).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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

niṣkṛti (निष्कृति).—f S Removing, putting away (crimes, benefits, injuries &c. by acts in expiation or requital).

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

niṣkṛti (निष्कृति).—f Removing, putting away.

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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»] — Nishkriti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति).—f.

1) Expiation, atonement; ब्रह्मघ्ने च सुरापे च चौरे भग्नव्रते शठे । निष्कृतिर्विहिता सद्भिः कृतघ्ने नास्ति निष्कृतिः (brahmaghne ca surāpe ca caure bhagnavrate śaṭhe | niṣkṛtirvihitā sadbhiḥ kṛtaghne nāsti niṣkṛtiḥ) || Pt.3.157.

2) Acquittance, requital, discharge of a debt or obligation; न तस्य निष्कृतिः शक्या कर्तुं वर्षशतैरपि (na tasya niṣkṛtiḥ śakyā kartuṃ varṣaśatairapi) Ms.2.227;3.19;8.15;9.19;11.27.

3) Removal.

4) Restoration, cure.

5) Avoiding, escaping from.

6) Neglecting.

7) Bad conduct, roguery.

8) Reproach, scoffing (dhikkāra); स्त्रियास्तथाऽपचारिण्या निष्कृतिः स्याददूषिका (striyāstathā'pacāriṇyā niṣkṛtiḥ syādadūṣikā) Mb.12.34.3.

Derivable forms: niṣkṛtiḥ (निष्कृतिः).

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Niṣkrīti (निष्क्रीति).—f. Ved. Redemption.

Derivable forms: niṣkrītiḥ (निष्क्रीतिः).

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

Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति).—f.

(-tiḥ) 1. Pardon, absolution. 2. Expiration. 3. Escaping from, avoiding the consequence of anything. 4. Undoing, doing away. 5. Disregarding, neglecting. 6. Acquittance, compensation, discharge of a debt or obligation. E. nir neg. kṛ to do, ktin affix.

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

Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति).—i. e. nis-kṛ + ti, I. f. 1. Expiation, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 19. 2. Compensation, 8, 150. 3. Personified, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 8, 3. Ii. m. A name of Agni, Mahābhārata 3, 14143.

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

Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति).—[feminine] restoration, healing; also = [preceding]

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Niṣkrīti (निष्क्रीति).—[feminine] redemption.

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

1) Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति):—[=niṣ-kṛti] [from niṣ-kṛ] f. (niṣ-) complete development (See garbha-niṣkṛti)

2) [v.s. ...] restoration, cure, [Ṛg-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] acquittance, requital, atonement, expiation, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] removal, doing away, escaping, avoiding, neglecting, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for ni-kṛti, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] m. a form of Agni, [Mahābhārata]

7) Niṣkrīti (निष्क्रीति):—[=niṣ-krīti] [from niṣ-krī] (niṣ-) f. redeeming, redemption, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति):—

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Niṣkrīti (निष्क्रीति):—(von krī mit nis) f. Loskauf [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 11, 1, 8, 6.]

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Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति):—

1) a) Vergeltung [Kathāsaritsāgara 62, 142.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 46, 49.]

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

Niṣkṛti (निष्कृति) [Also spelled nishkrati]:—(nf) salvation, riddance, redemption.

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