Nivedya, Nivēdya: 13 definitions


Nivedya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nivedya (निवेद्य) refers to “offering” (i.e., presenting), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Neither mother, father, brother or relatives help one as the teacher does. Having understood this, whether he suffers when there is (cause for) suffering or is happy when there is (cause for) happiness, he should not, even unwittingly, assume a position contrary to (the one his) teacher has. Sitting next to him (the disciple) should massage him and the like. He should offer (nivedya) him the bowl with which he begs and flowers constantly”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nivedya (निवेद्य) refers to “presenting (a chariot) to someone”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.9 (“Śiva’s campaign”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “Brahmā handed over that divine chariot of various wonderful features to Śiva after yoking the Vedas as the horses. After dedicating (nivedya) the same to Śiva, he requested Śiva the lord of the gods, approved by Viṣṇu and other gods to mount the chariot. The great lord Śiva identifying himself with all the gods got into that chariot that had various scaffoldings attached to it. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Nivedya (निवेद्य) refers to “having presented (an offering)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering manual of the root-heart] “[...] Having enchanted a stake made of khadira wood twenty-one times, flowers should be scattered and incense offered for a square maṇḍalaka above the lake, and having presented (nivedya) an offering of mustard seed water and filled jars enchanted seven times, the stake made of khadira wood should be driven into the ground in the middle of the maṇḍalaka. [...]”

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nivedya.—(EI 15), same as naivedya; the food offering to a god. Note: nivedya 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nivēdya (निवेद्य).—a S (Possible, purposed &c.) to be offered or presented; also to be stated or represented.

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nivēdya (निवेद्य).—n (Corr. from naivēdya) An offering (of some eatable) to an idol.

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

nivēdya (निवेद्य).—n An offering (of some eatable) to an idol.

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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

Nivedya (निवेद्य).—a. Offering of food to an idol; cf. नैवेद्य (naivedya). -a. To be communicated, related or presented.

Derivable forms: nivedyam (निवेद्यम्).

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

Nivedya (निवेद्य).—[adjective] to be related or communicated.

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

1) Nivedya (निवेद्य):—[=ni-vedya] [from ni-vid] mfn. to be communicated or related or presented or delivered, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

2) [v.s. ...] n. an offering of food for an idol (for naivedya), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Nivedya (निवेद्य):—[ni-vedya] ind. Having stated.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nivedya 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nivēdya (ನಿವೇದ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is to be communicated.

2) [adjective] that is to be or fit to be offered to.

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Nivēdya (ನಿವೇದ್ಯ):—[noun] anything (as food, flower, leaves, etc.) offered to a deity.

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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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