Niyoktri, Niyoktṛ: 7 definitions


Niyoktri 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 Niyoktṛ can be transliterated into English as Niyoktr or Niyoktri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Niyoktṛ (नियोक्तृ) refers to the “leader (of the conditions)” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on 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 22.11]—“[Śiva is] he who exists in a fixed condition, who brings about all conditions [in all] time[s] and direction[s] but is not touched by [those conditions]. He controls them. He is their leader (niyoktṛeṣāṃ mantrāṇāṃ niyāmako niyoktā), [he leads] quickly, he wishes it, and he quickly brings [that which is wished for into being. He] projects [all conditions] outward and he also causes them to be made one with himself [internally, inside his consciousness]. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Niyoktṛ (नियोक्तृ) refers to the “master” (of the sun, etc.), according to verse 10.16 of Sureśvarācārya’s Mānasollāsa.—Accordingly, “By merely his own will, [the Yogin] is the agent of creation, preservation and destruction of worlds and the master (niyoktṛ-tva) of the sun and so on. This is called [the Siddhi of] sovereignty”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Niyoktṛ (नियोक्तृ).—m. An employer, a master.

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

Niyoktṛ (नियोक्तृ).—i. e. ni-yuj+ tṛ, m. A ruler, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 56.

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

Niyoktṛ (नियोक्तृ).—[masculine] who ties or fastens; employer, ruler, lord, master.

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

1) Niyoktṛ (नियोक्तृ):—[=ni-yoktṛ] [from ni-yuj] m. one who joins or fastens or attaches, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a ruler, lord, master, [Raghuvaṃśa]

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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

Niyōktṛ (ನಿಯೋಕ್ತೃ):—[noun] a man who urges on, spurs on or incites (another) to some action.

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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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