Nivriti, Nivṛti: 8 definitions
Nivriti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Nivṛti can be transliterated into English as Nivrti or Nivriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Nivṛti (निवृति).—A king of the Yayāti dynasty. (Bhāgavata, 9th Skandha).
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Nivṛti (निवृति):—It refers to Freedom from action satya buddi transcends all karma and affords freedom from action is Nivrutti. This freedom from action or state of inaction is considerd to be the highest achievement.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Nivṛti (निवृति) [=nivṛtti?] refers to one of the eight Kaula consorts (dūtī-aṣṭaka) associated with Nādapīṭha (identified with Kulūta), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Kaula consorts (dūtyaṣṭaka): Nivṛti, Pratiṣṭhā, Vidyā, Śānti, Kāladūtī, Mahārāvā, Rati, Prītikarī.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Nivṛti (निवृति).—f. Covering, enclosing.
Derivable forms: nivṛtiḥ (निवृतिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tiḥ) Covering, enclosing. E. ni, vṛ to be, ktin aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Nivṛti (निवृति):—[=ni-vṛti] [from ni-vṛ] f. covering, enclosing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) Nīvṛti (नीवृति):—[=nī-vṛti] [from nī] ([Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]) f. an inhabited country, a realm.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nivṛti (निवृति):—[ni-vṛti] (tiḥ) 2. f. Covering.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Nivṛti (निवृति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇivudi.
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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