Nishthita, Niṣṭhita: 11 definitions


Nishthita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Niṣṭhita can be transliterated into English as Nisthita or Nishthita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित).—Also निःष्ठित (niḥṣṭhita) completed, accomplished; used in connection with a grammatically formed word by applying affixes to the bases; cf. अङ्गवृत्ते पुनर्वृत्तावविधिर्निष्ठितस्य (aṅgavṛtte punarvṛttāvavidhirniṣṭhitasya) Siradeva Pari. 94, where Siradeva has explained the word निष्ठित (niṣṭhita) as प्रयोगार्ह-अङ्ग (prayogārha-aṅga).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nishthita in Shaivism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)

Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित) refers to “residing (in the abode of the Void)”, according to the Mahānayaprakāśa by Arṇasiṃha (Cf. verse 182-197).—Accordingly, “The supreme arising of the Wheel of Emanation  has (also) been explained from this, the aforementioned point of view, to be the supreme expansion (of consciousness) that is incomparable and void of (phenomenal) existence. Those rays of consciousness that, luminous, free of phenomenal signs and limitations are the sole cause of the outpouring of the four levels of Speech, are the best of Siddhas, namely, Khagendra and the rest who, always free of the perception of duality, reside (niṣṭhita) in the abode of the Void (of pure consciousness) in the form of the perceiving subject. [...]”

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Niṣṭhita.—(Select Inscriptions, p. 203), completed. Cf. anuṣ- ṭhita, niṣṭhāpita. Note: niṣṭhita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित).—p. p.

1) Being in or on.

2) Devoted to.

3) Versed or skilled in.

4) Firm, fixed.

5) Certain, ascertained.

6) Fulfilled, complete; अनिष्ठिताशः स चकार मार्गणे पुनः प्रियायाः परमं परिश्रमम् (aniṣṭhitāśaḥ sa cakāra mārgaṇe punaḥ priyāyāḥ paramaṃ pariśramam) Rām.3.6.38.

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Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित).—a. Spit upon; निष्ठितो मूत्रितो वाज्ञैर्बहुधैव प्रकम्पितः । श्रेयस्कामः कृच्छ्रगत आत्मनात्मानमुद्धरेत् (niṣṭhito mūtrito vājñairbahudhaiva prakampitaḥ | śreyaskāmaḥ kṛcchragata ātmanātmānamuddharet) || Bhāgavata 11.22.59.

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

Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Firm, fixed. 2. Certain, ascertained. 3. Engaged in, attached to, devoted to. 4. Staying, being in or on. E. ni before, sthā to stay, kta aff.

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

Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित).—1. [adjective] standing on, being in ([locative]).

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Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित) or Niḥṣṭhita.—2. [adjective] grown forth, risen, accomplished, ready.

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

1) Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित):—[=ni-ṣṭhita] [from ni-ṣṭhā] a mfn. (ni-, sometimes for niḥ-) being in or on ([locative case]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] fallen from the hand, [Hpar.]

3) [v.s. ...] grown forth, [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] complete, perfect, consummate, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] attached or devoted to, conversant with, skilled in ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] firm, fixed

7) [v.s. ...] certain, ascertained, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [=ni-ṣṭhita] [from ni-ṣṭhiv] b (!) mfn. spit upon, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Fixed; certain; staying in; devoted to.

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

Niṣṭhita (निष्ठित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiṭṭhiya.

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

Niṣṭhita (ನಿಷ್ಠಿತ):—

1) [adjective] set well; fixed, placed or established well.

2) [adjective] fixed; determined; decided.

3) [adjective] ardent; passionate; zealous; loyal; devoted.

4) [adjective] very skilful; having much training and knowledge in some special field; expert.

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Niṣṭhita (ನಿಷ್ಠಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is set fixed, placed or established well.

2) [noun] any thing that is determined or decided.

3) [noun] an ardent, passionate, zealous man.

4) [noun] a man having much training and knowledge in some particular field; an expert.

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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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