Niyogin, Niyogi, Niyogī: 12 definitions

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Niyogin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Niyogin (नियोगिन्) or Niyogijana refers to the “officials”, according to Kuladatta’s Kriyāsaṃgrahapañjikā, a text within Tantric Buddhism representing a construction manual for monasteries.—Accordingly, [nimittokti section of chapter 3]—“If someone, either the Tantric officiant, a craftsman [involved in the rite], the donor or his officials (niyogin-jana) scratches his head [in the site for a monastery etc.], then there is an extraneous thing [that causes a calamity at a depth of] the full height of a man underground”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

1) Niyogi.—(ASLV), a class of Brāhmaṇas in the Telugu- speaking land. Note: niyogi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

2) Niyogin.—(EI 5, 24, 30), same as Niyogika; ‘one having a niyoga’. Cf. Parameśvara-niyogin. Note: niyogin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

niyōgī (नियोगी).—a S That appoints, assigns, orders, ordains.

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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

Niyogin (नियोगिन्).—a.

1) Appointed, employed.

2) Authorized -m. An officer, dependent, minister, functionary; अपराधेऽपि निःशङ्को नियोगी चिरसेवकः (aparādhe'pi niḥśaṅko niyogī cirasevakaḥ) H.2.96.

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

Niyogin (नियोगिन्).—mfn. (-gī-ginī-gi) 1. Engaged in any pursuit, closely attached to it or engrossed by it. 2. Appointed, authorized, entrusted with authority, &c. m. (-gī) A minister, a deputy, an agent, &c. E. niyoga and ini aff.

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

Niyogin (नियोगिन्).—i. e. niyoga + in, m. A functionary, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 94.

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

1) Niyogin (नियोगिन्):—[=ni-yogin] [from ni-yuj] mfn. appointed, employed

2) [v.s. ...] m. a functionary, official, minister, [Hitopadeśa ii, 94]

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

Niyogin (नियोगिन्):—[ni-yogin] (gī-ginī-gi) a. Engaged in; ordering. m. A deputy.

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

Niyogin (नियोगिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiogi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Niyogin in German

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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

Niyōgi (ನಿಯೋಗಿ):—

1) [noun] a diplomatic agent, officer appointed by a country to work in another country; an envoy.

2) [noun] a servant.

3) [noun] an agent acting on behalf of another.

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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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