Nivaraka, Nivāraka: 11 definitions


Nivaraka 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Nivarak.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Nivāraka (निवारक) refers to “that which ward off (all pains)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.2 (“The birth of Śiva’s son”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Agni: “O Agni, listen to my words that will dispel your burning sensation. It will yield great pleasure and ward off your pains (sarvakaṣṭa-nivāraka). O Agni, taking recourse to the following expedient you will be relieved of the burning sensation and be happy. O dear, this has been explained by me well at the will of Śiva. O Agni, you shall deposit this semen of Śiva in the bodies of the ladies who take their morning baths in the month of Māgha”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nivāraka (निवारक).—a S That turns back; and fig. that prevents, averts, wards off, opposes, prohibits, debars.

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

nivāraka (निवारक).—a That turns back. That prevents, averts.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nivāraka (निवारक).—Defender.

Derivable forms: nivārakaḥ (निवारकः).

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

Nivāraka (निवारक).—i. e. ni-vṛ + aka, adj. Able to keep off, Mahābhārata 8, 1276.

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

1) Nivāraka (निवारक):—[=ni-vāraka] [from ni-vṛ] mfn. keeping off, defending (ifc.), [Daśakumāra-carita; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a defender, [Mahābhārata]

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

Nivāraka (निवारक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇivāraga.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nivaraka 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nivaraka in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nivāraka (निवारक) [Also spelled nivarak]:—(a) preventive; preclusive; deterrent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nivāraka (ನಿವಾರಕ):—

1) [adjective] removing; expelling.

2) [adjective] preventing (from happening) warding off.

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Nivāraka (ನಿವಾರಕ):—

1) [noun] he who removes or drives out (an evil or inauspicious) happenings.

2) [noun] a man who prevents (some evil thing from happening).

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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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