Niyantri, Niyantṛ, Niyamtri: 8 definitions


Niyantri 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 Niyantṛ can be transliterated into English as Niyantr or Niyantri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Niyantri in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Niyantṛ (नियन्तृ) refers to the “controller” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] you are fierce towards all wicked persons; to us you are Śiva the controller (i.e., Niyantṛ). Obeisance to you the swallower of Kālakūṭa poison, the cause of protection of the Gods and others. Obeisance to Vīra, Vīrabhadra, the protector of heroes, the trident-holder, the great lord of mankind”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niyantṛ (नियन्तृ).—m.

1) A charioteer, driver; नियन्तरि व्याकुलमुक्तरज्जुके (niyantari vyākulamuktarajjuke) Śiśupālavadha 12.24.

2) A governor, ruler, master, regulator; न व्यतीयुः प्रजास्तस्य नियन्तुर्नेमिवृत्तयः (na vyatīyuḥ prajāstasya niyanturnemivṛttayaḥ) R.1.17;15.51.

3) A punisher, chastiser.

4) The Supreme Being.

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

Niyantṛ (नियन्तृ).—mfn. (-ntā-ntrī-ntṛ) Who or what restrains, governs, or guides m.

(-ntā) 1. A charioteer, a coachman. 2. A ruler, a governor, a master. 3. A punisher. E. ni before yam to restrain, affix tṛc.

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

Niyantṛ (नियन्तृ).—i. e. ni-yam + tṛ, m. 1. A restrainer, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 1, 30 Gorr. 2. A ruler, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 15, 51. 3. A charioteer, 1, 17.

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

Niyantṛ (नियन्तृ).—[masculine] restrainer, tamer, charioteer.

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

1) Niyantṛ (नियन्तृ):—[=ni-yantṛ] [from ni-yam] m. who or what holds in or restrains or governs or tames, etc., [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc. (-tva n., [Vedāntasāra])

2) [v.s. ...] m. a restrainer, governor, tamer ([especially] of horses), charioteer, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

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

Niyantṛ (नियन्तृ):—[ni-yantṛ] (ntā) 4. m. A charioteer; a ruler; punisher. a. Ruling.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niyaṃtṛ (ನಿಯಂತೃ):—[adjective] regulating; governing; controlling.

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Niyaṃtṛ (ನಿಯಂತೃ):—[noun] (masc.) one who regulates or who has authority, control or power over others; a regulator; a governor; a lord.

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Niyaṃtri (ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿ):—[noun] a chariot driver; a charioteer.

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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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