Nivishta, Niviṣṭa: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Niviṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Nivista or Nivishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nivisht.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट) refers to “(that which is) placed (in the hands)” and is used to describe Goddess Tripurabhairavī, according to the Kulakaulinīmata 5.88-99.—Accordingly, “The goddess (Tripurabhairavī) is red like vermillion and the Bandhūka flower. [...] Endowed with all the ornaments, she sits on the lotus of the Void. Her mind blissful with wine, she is the Mother of great joy. Smiling gently she is the goddess who arouses the Triple World. She has four arms and three eyes. Possessing great power, she is supreme Śivā. O fair lady, an excellent and divine book full of all knowledge is in [i.e., niviṣṭa] her left hand. [...]”.

2) Niviṣṭā (निविष्टा) refers to “she who is established” (in the foundation of meditation), according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly: “[...] She whose nature is desire is intent on the supreme bliss she experiences by herself in herself. Established (niviṣṭā) in the foundation of meditation, she attained the state of the Innate Kula whose form is a Liṅga. Then, O goddess, he who is called Mitra, seeing that his own unmoving radiance and the Command had been destroyed, was astonished and (exclaimed) ‘what has happened to me?’ [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट) or Sanniviṣṭa refers to “being seated (comfortably)”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I will teach the practice of that, which produces absorption. Seated comfortably (sukha-sanniviṣṭa) in a solitary place on an even seat, having been supported a little from behind, the gaze [held] steady at an arm’s length, the limbs relaxed and free from worry, do the practice. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niviṣṭa (निविष्ट).—p S Entered, lit. fig. 2 Seated, placed, established (as upon a stand, as in a post or an office). 3 Well-grounded in, proficient, conversant.

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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

Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट).—p. p.

1) Seated, sitting upon.

2) Encamped; निविष्टमुदधेः कूले तं प्रपेदे विभीषणः (niviṣṭamudadheḥ kūle taṃ prapede vibhīṣaṇaḥ) R.12.68.

3) Fixed or intent upon.

4) Concentrated, subdued, controlled; भवन्ति साम्येऽपि निविष्टचेतसां वपुर्विशेषेष्वतिगौरवाः क्रियाः (bhavanti sāmye'pi niviṣṭacetasāṃ vapurviśeṣeṣvatigauravāḥ kriyāḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.31.

5) Initiated.

6) Arranged.

7) Entered, gone into.

8) Appointed (guardians).

9) Cultivated (a country).

Derivable forms: niviṣṭaḥ (निविष्टः).

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

Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Entered, gone in or into. 2. Seated, sitting upon. 3. Situated or placed in or on. 3. Arranged. 4. Fixed on. E. ni before, viś to enter, aff. kta.

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

Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट).—[adjective] entered, settled down, gone to rest; lying, resting, dwelling, staying, sitting, sticking in, on, or at; turned to, intent upon ([locative] or —°); established, founded; occupied, cultivated.

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

1) Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट):—[=ni-viṣṭa] [from ni-viś] mfn. (ni-) settled down, come to rest, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] drawn up, encamped (army), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

3) [v.s. ...] placed, located, appointed (guardians), [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] entered, penetrated into (also with antar), lying or resting or sticking or staying in ([locative case] or [compound]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

5) [v.s. ...] seated or sitting upon or in ([locative case] or [compound]), [Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Pañcatantra] ([Raghuvaṃśa xii, 68] [varia lectio] nirv)

6) [v.s. ...] situated (town), [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] married (aniv), [Mahābhārata i, 7241] (cf. nir-viṣṭa under nir-viś)

8) [v.s. ...] turned to, intent upon ([locative case] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

9) [v.s. ...] begun, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] founded (as a town, tank etc.), [Manu-smṛti; Harivaṃśa]

11) [v.s. ...] occupied, settled, cultivated (country), [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa]

12) [v.s. ...] endowed with ([instrumental case]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट):—[ni-viṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) p. Entered; seated.

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

Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiviṭṭha.

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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

Niviṣṭa (निविष्ट) [Also spelled nivisht]:—(a) concentrated; penetrated.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niviṣṭa (ನಿವಿಷ್ಟ):—

1) [adjective] that has come in; entered in.

2) [adjective] seated; sat down.

3) [adjective] situated at; located.

4) [adjective] intensely involved, engrossed in.

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Niviṣṭa (ನಿವಿಷ್ಟ):—

1) [noun] the fact of sitting (in or on.); a sitting.

2) [noun] the state of being established firmly.

3) [noun] he who is sitting.

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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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