Niyantrita, Niyamtrita: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित) refers to the “restrained”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.12cd-13, while explaining the name of Amṛteśa]—“He is called Netra because he protects the restrained and bound (niyantritaniyantritānāṃ baddhānāṃ). He who escapes death is called Mṛtyujit. Thus, he [who] grants immortality is called Amṛteśa”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित) refers to “being afraid (of the curse)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] Thus the good sage spent a long time with his mind utterly agitated by pangs of love. Once while the good sage was on his way to the river Puṣpabhadrā for taking his bath he happened to see the young maiden Padmā who was as charming as goddess Lakṣmī. The sage asked the persons standing by—‘Who is this girl?’ The people, afraid of the curse (śāpa-niyantrita) bowed to the sage and replied. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित) refers to “fettered”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Travelling living beings, fettered very tightly (atigāḍhaatigāḍhaṃ niyantritāḥ) by numerous chains such as women, etc., fall into a deep pit of darkness called life”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Niyantrita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित).—p. p.

1) Curbed, restrained, checked.

2) Guided, governed.

3) Restricted, confined to (a particular sense, as a word).

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

Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Checked, restrained, governed, guided. E. ni affirmative particle, yam to restrain or check, affix kta .

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

1) Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित):—[=ni-yantrita] [from ni-yantr] mfn. restrained, checked, fettered, [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] dammed up, embanked, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] restricted to a certain sense (as a word), [Kāvyaprakāśa]

4) [v.s. ...] governed by, depending on ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Vedāntasāra]

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

Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित):—[ni-yantrita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Restrained.

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

Niyantrita (नियन्त्रित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇiaṃṭia, Ṇiaṃṭiya, Ṇiaṃtiya, Ṇijaṃtiya.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niyaṃtrita (ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿತ):—

1) [adjective] bound; tied.

2) [adjective] regulated; controlled.

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Niyaṃtrita (ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿತ):—[noun] that which is regulated, controlled.

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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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