Nivesha, Niveśa, Nivesa: 20 definitions

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Nivesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Niveśa can be transliterated into English as Nivesa or Nivesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nivesh.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Niveśa (निवेश).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this niveśa-karaṇa is as follows, “the two hands will be on the chest which should be Nirbhugna and the dancer should assume Maṇḍala Sthāna (posture).”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Niveśa (निवेश) refers to “temple, chapel §§ 4.2; 5.14.”.—(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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Niveśa (निवेश) refers to “favourable halting places for the king’s army” [?], according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] He must be able to interpret the language and gestures of fighting men and the like; he must be learned in the Ṣaḍguṇa and Upāya policies; he must be able to predict the success or failure of an undertaking; he must be able to interpret omens; he must have a knowledge of favourable halting places for the king’s army [i.e., sainya-niveśa-bhūmaya]; he must be able to interpret the colour of ceremonial fires; he must know when to employ the ministers, spies, messengers and forest men; he must be able to give directions touching the captures of the enemy’s fortress”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Niveśa.—(EI 28), a house-site. Note: niveśa 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 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

nivesa : (m.) settlement; abode; house.

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

Nivesa, (Vedic niveśa, fr. ni+viś) 1. entering, stopping, settling down; house, abode Vv 82 (=nivesanāni kacchantarāni VvA. 50). -2. =nivesana 2, in diṭṭhi° Sn. 785 (=idaṃ-sacchâbhinivesa-saṅkhātāni diṭṭhi-nivesanāni SnA 522). (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

nivēśa (निवेश).—m (S) Entrance, entering. 2 Inserting, introducing, placing in: also the state of being inserted, established, fixed in, on, at. 3 fig. Insight or progress in; proficiency.

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

nivēśa (निवेश).—m Entrance, entering. Inserting, introducing. The state of being insert- ed or established. Insight or progress in.

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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

Niveśa (निवेश).—1 Entering, entrance.

2) Encamping, halting.

3) (a) A halting place, camp, encampment; सेनानिवेशं तुमुलं चकार (senāniveśaṃ tumulaṃ cakāra) R.5.49;7.2; Śiśupālavadha 17.4; Kirātārjunīya 7.27.

4) A house, an abode, a dwelling; निवेशपरिवेशनम् (niveśapariveśanam) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14. 45.1; भृशं ददर्श (bhṛśaṃ dadarśa)...... स निवेशवीरुधः (sa niveśavīrudhaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 4.19.

5) Expanse, contour (of the breast); नवातपालोहितमाहितं मुहुर्महानिवेशौ परितः पयोधरौ (navātapālohitamāhitaṃ muhurmahāniveśau paritaḥ payodharau) Kirātārjunīya 4.8.

6) Depositing, delivering,

7) Marrying, marriage, settling in life; ततो निवेशाय तदा स विप्रः संशितव्रतः । महीं चचार दारार्थी न च दारानविन्दत (tato niveśāya tadā sa vipraḥ saṃśitavrataḥ | mahīṃ cacāra dārārthī na ca dārānavindata) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.14.1.

8) Impression, copy.

9) Military array.

1) Ornament, decoration.

11) Founding (a town), निवेशं चक्रिरे सर्वे पुराणां नृवरास्तदा (niveśaṃ cakrire sarve purāṇāṃ nṛvarāstadā) Rām.1.32.5.

12) Settling in a place; वास्तुकर्मनिवेशं च भरतागमनं तथा (vāstukarmaniveśaṃ ca bharatāgamanaṃ tathā) Rām.1.3.16.

Derivable forms: niveśaḥ (निवेशः).

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

Niveśa (निवेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Entrance, entering. 2. Delivering, entrusting, depositing. 3. A camp. a place, the residence of a king or general. 4. Any dwelling. 5. Military array. 6. Ornament, dress, decoration. 7. Marriage. 8. Encamping. E. ni before, viś to enter, aff. bhāve ghañ,

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

Niveśa (निवेश).—i. e. ni-viś + a, m. 1. Settling, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3520. 2. Encamping, 4999. 3. A residence, Mahābhārata 1, 7781. 4. A camp, 5, 173. 5. Marriage, 1, 1051. 6. Foundation, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 34, 5. 7. Impression, mark, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 142, v. r.

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

Niveśa (निवेश).—[masculine] entering, stopping; putting down, pressing against; settling down, halting-or dwelling-place, settlement, habitation, home; founding a household, matrimony.

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

1) Niveśa (निवेश):—[=ni-veśa] [from ni-viś] a m. (the initial n not subject to cerebralisation [gana] kṣubhnādi) entering, settling in a place, encamping, halting, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a dwelling-place, habitation of any kind (as a house, camp, palace etc.), [Ṛg-veda ix, 69, 7; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (śam-√kṛ, to take up one’s residence, settle, encamp)

3) [v.s. ...] founding a household, matrimony, [Āpastamba; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] founding a town, [Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] (with sthāne) putting in order, arrangement, [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] pressing against, [Mālatīmādhava vii, 1/2]

7) [v.s. ...] impression, mark (of fingers), [Śakuntalā (Pi.) vi, 14]

8) [v.s. ...] depositing, delivering, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] military array, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] ornament, decoration, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [=ni-veśa] b śana etc. See ni-viś.

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

Niveśa (निवेश):—[ni-veśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Entrance; depositing; a camp; a palace; array; marriage; entering.

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

Niveśa (निवेश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇivesa.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Niveśa (निवेश) [Also spelled nivesh]:—(nm) investment; concentration, penetration; encampment, habitation; hence [niveśita] (a).

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Ṇivesa (णिवेस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Niveśa.

2) Ṇivesa (णिवेस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Niveśa.

3) Ṇivesa (णिवेस) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Nṛpeśa.

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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

Nivēśa (ನಿವೇಶ):—

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

2) [noun] a settling or establishing oneself at a place.

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

4) [noun] a living temporarily in tents, barracks, etc. at some place.

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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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