Nivrittimarga, Nivṛttimārga, Nivritti-marga: 5 definitions


Nivrittimarga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Nivṛttimārga can be transliterated into English as Nivrttimarga or Nivrittimarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Nivṛttimārga (निवृत्तिमार्ग).—The path of renunciation, which leads to liberation; directions for giving up the material world for higher spiritual understanding.

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Nivṛttimārga (निवृत्तिमार्ग) refers to:—The path of renunciation. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nivṛttimārga (निवृत्तिमार्ग) or Nivṛttisumārga refers to the “path of abstinence”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.16. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing these words of mine—of Brahmā—in the presence of Viṣṇu, Śiva, the lord of worlds spoke to me with his face beaming with a smile: [...] Of what avail is a beloved to me in this world since I am in the path of abstinence (nivṛttisumārganivṛttimārga) delighting myself in my own soul, freed of attachment, unsullied, with the body of an ascetic, possessed of knowledge, seeing himself, free from aberrations and a non-reveller. Besides I am always unclean and inauspicious. Hence say now what can I do with a loving wife?”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

nivṛttimārga (निवृत्तिमार्ग).—m Retired and contemplative life.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nivrittimarga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nivṛttimārga (ನಿವೃತ್ತಿಮಾರ್ಗ):—[noun] a retiring from the worldly life considered as the path for realisation and final beatitude.

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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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