Nishudin, Niṣūdin, Niṣūdī, Nishudi: 1 definition


Nishudin 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 Niṣūdin and Niṣūdī can be transliterated into English as Nisudin or Nishudin or Nisudi or Nishudi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Nishudin in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Niṣūdin (निषूदिन्) [?] refers to “one who causes destruction”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Bṛhaspati eulogized Śiva: “Obeisance to Śiva, the chief lord of the gods, the supreme soul, the three-eyed, possessed of matted hair. Obeisance to the succouring lord of the distressed, the destroyer (niṣūdin) of Andhaka [namoṃ'ndhakaniṣūdine] and the Tripuras, and identical with Brahmā, the Parameṣṭhin. Obeisance to Śiva of odd eyes, of diverse, deformed and surpassing features, going beyond all forms. [...]”.

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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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