Nivedita: 10 definitions


Nivedita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Nivedita (निवेदित) refers to one of the six kinds of Nirmālya (everything offered to the Lord and everything that is his property) according to the Uttara-Kāmikāgama (prāyaścittavidhi-paṭala).—Nirmālya is classified into six. Nivedita is the food that has already been offered and is considered the left-overs of the Lord.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nivedita (निवेदित) refers to “having assigned (apartments)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.46 (“The arrival of the bridegroom”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] The instrument players played on musical instruments in sweet tones showing their diverse skill. The delighted Himācala too carried out the customary rites of reception at the entrance. Menā also jubilantly took part in the same along with all the womenfolk. She made formal inquiries about the health of the bridegroom and gladly went into the house. Śiva went to the apartments assigned (nivedita) to Him along with the Gaṇas and the gods. [...]”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nivedita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nivedita : (pp. of nivedeti) made known; communicated; reported; announced.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nivēdita (निवेदित).—p (S) Represented, stated, told. 2 Delivered, presented, given.

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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

Nivedita (निवेदित).—p. p.

1) Made known, announced, told, communicated.

2) Delivered, given, entrusted, &c.

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

Nivedita (निवेदित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Given, entrusted, addressed, delivered. 2. Represented, stated, told. E. ni before, vid to know, aff. ktaḥ see nivedana .

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

Nivedita (निवेदित):—[=ni-vedita] [from ni-vid] mfn. made known, announced, told, represented, entrusted, presented, given, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara etc.]

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

Nivedita (निवेदित):—[ni-vedita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Given, addressed, entreated, stated.

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

Nivedita (निवेदित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiveiya.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nivēdita (ನಿವೇದಿತ):—

1) [adjective] stated; communicated; said.

2) [adjective] offered; submitted.

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Nivēdita (ನಿವೇದಿತ):—

1) [noun] a man to whom something is communicated.

2) [noun] a man or god to whom something is offered or submitted.

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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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