Niyukta: 14 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Niyukt.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Niyukta (नियुक्त) refers to the “employment” (of medicinal herbs in Tantric rituals), 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 15.4cd-7ab, while describing protection rituals]—“Since all Rakṣasas run away and are killed, then O Devi, I call [white mustard seeds] rakṣoghna. They spread on Earth and in all battles between demons and the chiefs of gods. [Mustard seeds] are employed (niyukta) as killers of villains in order to accomplish the destruction of enemies. Since their purpose is accomplished then they are called white mustard on Earth. They take away pride in evil-minded spirits”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Niyukta.—(IE 8-3; EI 12, 21, 24), official designation; same as Niyuktaka, Tanniyukta, etc. Note: niyukta 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

niyukta (नियुक्त).—p (S) Appointed, assigned, authorized, called or put to.

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

niyukta (नियुक्त).—p Appointed, authorized.

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niyukta (नियुक्त).—n Ten millions, a crore.

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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

Niyukta (नियुक्त).—p. p.

1) Directed, ordered, instructed, commanded.

2) Authorised, appointed; नियुक्तः क्षत्रियो द्रव्ये खड्गं दर्शयते ध्रुवम् (niyuktaḥ kṣatriyo dravye khaḍgaṃ darśayate dhruvam) H.2.95.

3) Permitted to raise issue; see नियोग (niyoga) (7) below.

4) Attached to.

5) Fastened to.

6) Ascertained.

7) Prompted, incited.

8) Used, employed; नियुक्तौ हव्यकव्ययोः (niyuktau havyakavyayoḥ) Manusmṛti 5.16.

-ktaḥ A functionary, an officer, any one charged with some business.

-ktam ind. By all means, necessarily.

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

Niyukta (नियुक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Engaged in, applying or attached to. 2. Authorized, called, appointed. 3. Directed, enjoined, commanded. 4. Ascertained. 5. Fastened or attached to. E. ni before, yuj to join, affix kta.

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

Niyukta (नियुक्त).—[adjective] tied on, fettered or fastened to ([locative]); commissioned, ordered, appointed to ([locative], [dative], artham, or infin.), turned or directed to ([locative]); prescribed, enjoined. - [masculine] functionary, official; [neuter] necessarily, by all means.

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

1) Niyukta (नियुक्त):—[=ni-yukta] [from ni-yuj] mfn. bound on, bound, chained, fettered, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] tied or fastened or attached or directed to, put or placed or fixed on ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] appointed, directed, ordered, commissioned, charged, intrusted ([locative case]; [dative case]; artham ifc.; [infinitive mood] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] used or employed for ([locative case]), [Manu-smṛti v, 16]

5) [v.s. ...] prescribed, fixed, settled

6) [=ni-yukta] [from ni-yuj] m. a functionary, official, [Hitopadeśa]

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

Niyukta (नियुक्त):—[ni-yukta] (ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a. Engaged in; appointed; directed; fixed in.

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

Niyukta (नियुक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇiutta.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Niyukta (नियुक्त) [Also spelled niyukt]:—(a) appointed; employed; posted.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Niyukta (ನಿಯುಕ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] appointed to some position, office, project, etc.; entrusted or assigned with.

2) [adjective] joined or associated (with).

3) [adjective] bound; tied.

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Niyukta (ನಿಯುಕ್ತ):—

1) [noun] a man appointed to some position, office, project or entrusted with (something) etc.

2) [noun] something that is fixed, decided or is as per a predetermined rule.

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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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