Nishparigraha, Niṣparigraha, Niḥparigraha, Niṣparigrahā, Nihparigraha, Nis-parigraha: 9 definitions


Nishparigraha 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 Niṣparigraha and Niṣparigrahā can be transliterated into English as Nisparigraha or Nishparigraha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Niṣparigrahā (निष्परिग्रहा) refers to “those who have conquered their passions and cut asunder all ties of family”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “That prince meets with ruin [i.e., nāśa] who does not support a Jyotiṣaka well-versed in all the Divisions and Subdivisions of Saṃhitā and in Horoscopy and Astronomy. Even men who, having conquered their passions and cut asunder all ties of family [i.e., niṣparigrahā], live in woods, desire to question a learned Jyotiṣaka regarding their future”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Niṣparigraha (निष्परिग्रह) [=Niṣparigrahatā?] refers to the “renunciation of material possessions”, according to the Mālinīvijayottaratantra, chapter 18 (“appropriate conduct of the accomplished Yogin”) verses 18.74-81 (as quoted in the Tantrāloka verse 4.213-221ab).—Accordingly, “There is no purity here, nor impurity, no consideration of what is to be eaten, etc. There is no duality, nor non-duality, and no (requirement to perform) acts of devotion to the liṅga, etc. There is similarly no (requisite) abandoning of those [acts], nor the (required) renunciation of material possessions (niṣparigrahatā), nor again any (requirement regarding the) accumulation of material possessions. There is no (requisite) maintenance of twisted locks of hair [jaṭā], of (smearing oneself with) sacred ashes, or the like, nor any (requisite) abandoning of the same. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Niṣparigraha (निष्परिग्रह).—m.

(-haḥ) An ascetic, one who has no family nor dependants. E. nir neg. parigraha dependants.

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

Niṣparigraha (निष्परिग्रह).—adj. having no property, Mahābhārata 1, 4600.

Niṣparigraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and parigraha (परिग्रह).

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

1) Niṣparigraha (निष्परिग्रह):—[=niṣ-parigraha] [from niṣ > niḥ] mfn. having no property, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. an ascetic without family or dependants, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Niṣparigraha (निष्परिग्रह):—[ni-ṣparigraha] (haḥ) 1. m. An ascetic.

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

Niṣparigraha (निष्परिग्रह) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇippariggaha.

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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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