Nivesana, Niveśana, Niveshana: 20 definitions


Nivesana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Niveśana can be transliterated into English as Nivesana or Niveshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Niveśana (निवेशन) is the name for a “building” that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The terms—bhavana, gṛha, niveśana, ālaya, veśma, āyatana, aṭṭālaka etc. have been used in the Nīlamata for buildings but it is not possible to distinguish between the significance of one term and the other. No example of the period of the Nīlamata has been preserved. The Nīlamata says nothing about the building-materials. All that is known about the houses mentioned in the Nīlamata is that those had doors and ventilators and were whitewashed. The decoration of houses with fruits, leaves and garlands of rice-plants is also referred to.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Niveśana (निवेशन) refers to “building, §§ 4.14; 5.9-10.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Niveśana (निवेशन) refers to “putting on (a cloth or skin)”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Standing on top of Mahābhairava and Kālirātrī, embracing Vajravārāhī, With both arms holding a vajra and bell, adorned by a crest of dreadlocks, Decorated by a crown of skulls, holding a half moon on top of the head, Topped by the form of the Viśva Vajra, a fierce face, horrible gigantic fangs, Possessing the emotions beginning with the erotic, putting on a tiger skin (vyāghracarma-niveśana), Wearing a garland of half a hundred human heads together, Possessing the six seals, adorned with a necklace, bracelets, Ear-rings, girdle, a crest jewel, (and) covered in ashes”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Niveśana.—(LL), a house. Note: niveśana 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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nivesana : (nt.) settlement; abode; house.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nivesana, (nt.) (Vedic niveśana, fr. nivesati, cp. niviṭṭha) 1. entering, entrance, settling; settlement, abode, house, home D. I, 205, 226; II, 127; J. I, 294; II, 160 (°ṭṭhāna); PvA. 22, 81, 112.—2. (fig.) (also nivesanā f. : Nd2 366) settling on, attachment, clinging to (in diṭṭhi° clinging to a view=dogmatism cp. nivissa-vādin) Sn. 1055 (nandi+; =taṇhā Nd2 366); Dh. 40 (diṭṭhi°); Nd1 76, 110. See also nivesa. (Page 373)

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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

nivēśana (निवेशन).—n S Placing in; introducing, establishing, fixing.

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

nivēśana (निवेशन).—n Placing in; introducing.

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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

Niveśana (निवेशन).—

1) Entering, entrance.

2) Halting, encamping.

3) Marrying, marriage; प्रतिलोमनिवेशनम् (pratilomaniveśanam) Bhāg. 3.7.31.

4) Entering in writing, inscribing.

5) An abode, a dwelling, house, habitation.

6) A camp; निवेशयामास मुदा कल्पितान्यनिवेशने (niveśayāmāsa mudā kalpitānyaniveśane) Bhāgavata 1.53.16; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3. 24.1.

7) A town or city; पार्थिवस्य निवेशने (pārthivasya niveśane) Rām.7.62. 18.

8) A nest.

-nī The earth.

Derivable forms: niveśanam (निवेशनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Niveśana (निवेशन).—[, read nivāsana, q.v., in Lalitavistara 249.2.]

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

Niveśana (निवेशन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Entering, entrance. 2. A house, a habitation. 3. A town or city. 4. A camp. E. ni before, viś to enter, aff ādhāre lyuṭ.

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

Niveśana (निवेशन).—i. e. ni-viś + ana, I. adj. Entering, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 15005. Ii. m. A proper name, 9195. Iii. n. 1. Sitting down, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 85. 2. Encamping, Mahābhārata 14, 1901. 3. Marriage, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 7, 31. 4. A dwelling-place, a residence, [Indralokāgamana] 3, 2. 5. A camp, Mahābhārata 5, 680.

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

Niveśana (निवेशन).—[feminine] ī entering, penetrating (—°); laying down, lodging.

— [neuter] entrance, putting down, laying on, employing, introducing, fixing, impressing; settling down etc. = [preceding]

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

1) Niveśana (निवेशन):—[=ni-veśana] [from ni-viś] mf(ī)n. entering (ifc.), [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) bringing to rest, providing with a resting-place, [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Vṛṣṇi, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] n. (ifc. f(ā). ) entering, entrance into ([compound]), [Ṛg-veda; Kauśika-sūtra]

5) [v.s. ...] n. going or bringing to rest, [ib.; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] (naṃ-√kṛ, to settle, encamp; [sainya-] encampment of an army)

6) [v.s. ...] putting down (the feet), [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

7) [v.s. ...] introducing, employing, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] fixing, impressing, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

9) [v.s. ...] cultivating, populating (of a land, a desert etc.), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

10) [v.s. ...] founding a household, marrying, marriage, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] hiding or dwelling-place of any kind, nest, lair, camp, house, home, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

12) [v.s. ...] town, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Niveśana (निवेशन):—[ni-veśana] (naṃ) 1. n. A house; a city.

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

Niveśana (निवेशन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇivesaṇa.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ṇivesaṇa (णिवेसण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Niveśana.

2) Ṇivesaṇa (णिवेसण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Niveśana.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nivēśaṇa (ನಿವೇಶಣ):—[noun] = ನಿವೇಶನ [niveshana].

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Nivēśana (ನಿವೇಶನ):—

1) [noun] the act of entering; entrance.

2) [noun] a building where a person normally lives; a house.

3) [noun] a piece of land considered from the standpoint of its use for constructing a building.

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Nivēsaṇa (ನಿವೇಸಣ):—[noun] = ನಿವೇಶನ [niveshana].

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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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