Nivesha, Niveśa, Nivesa: 11 definitions


Nivesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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

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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India history and geogprahy

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-English 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; Śi.17.4; Ki.7.27.

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

5) Expanse, contour (of the breast); नवातपालोहितमाहितं मुहुर्महानिवेशौ परितः पयोधरौ (navātapālohitamāhitaṃ muhurmahāniveśau paritaḥ payodharau) Ki.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) || Mb.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,

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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. 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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