Nrisimhashrama, Nrisimhasrama, Nṛsiṃhāśrama: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Nṛsiṃhāśrama can be transliterated into English as Nrsimhasrama or Nrisimhashrama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Source: Preceptors of Advaita

Nṛsiṃhāśrama was a pupil of Gīrvāṇendra Sarasvatī, and Jagannāthāśrama, who was a contemporary of Krishṇatīrtha, the preceptor of Rāmatīrtha. Rāmatīrtha has been assigned to the middle of the sixteenth century. We may, therefore, conclude that Nṛsiṃhāśrama flourished in the second half of the sixteenth century.

He wrote many works such as

  • Advaita-dīpikā,
  • Advaita-pañcha-ratna,
  • Advaita-bodha-dīpikā,
  • Advaita-vāda,
  • Bheda-dhikkāra,
  • Vāchārambhaṇa,
  • Vedānta-tattva-viveka,

and commentaries on the Saṃkshepa-śārīraka and Pañchapādikā-vivaraṇa, called Tattva-bodhinī, and Pañcha-pādikā-vivaraṇa-prakāśikā respectively.

Nṛsiṃhāśrama is mainly concerned with stressing the fact of the identity of the individual soul with Brahman and the illusory character of the universe. The universe, according to Advaita, is neither real like Brahman, nor an absolute nothing like the horn of a hare, nor real and unreal at once; it is anirvachanīya or indescribable either as real or as unreal.

Source: Hindupedia: Later Advaitins

Nṛsiṃhāśrama, (c. 16th century CE) was a prolific author from the Tamil region whose works include:

  • Bhedadhikkāra: "Condemnation of difference", a polemical work addressing the Madhva school
  • Tattvabodhini: Commentary on Sarvajñātman's Saṃkṣepa-Śārīraka.
  • Vedāntaratnakoṣa: Commentary on Padmapāda's Pancapādikā
  • Bhāvaprakāṣikā: Commentary on Prakāṣātman's Vivaraṇa
  • Advaitadīpikā and Tattvaviveka: Independent prakarana-grantha-s on Advaita-Vedānta.
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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nrisimhashrama in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Nṛsiṃhāśrama (नृसिंहाश्रम) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—guru of Mahīdhara. Oxf. 100^b.

2) Nṛsiṃhāśrama (नृसिंहाश्रम):—pupil of Gīrvāṇendra Sarasvatī and Jagannāthāśrama, guru of Nārāyaṇāśrama: Advaitadīpikā. Advaitapañcaratna. Oppert. 5878. Advaitabodhadīpikā. Oppert. 4808. Advaitaratnakośa. Advaitavāda. K. 114. Tattvabodhinī Saṃkṣepaśārīrakaṭīkā. Tattvaviveka. Completed at Puruṣottamapura in 1547. Pañcapādikāvivaraṇaprakāśikā. Bhedadhikkāra. Vācārambhaṇa. Hall. p. 137. Vedāntaviveka. B. 4, 96. See above Tattvaviveka.

3) Nṛsiṃhāśrama (नृसिंहाश्रम):—guru of Saccidānandāśrama (Saṃnyāsadīpikā).

4) Nṛsiṃhāśrama (नृसिंहाश्रम):—Nalodayaṭīkā. See Nṛsiṃha.

5) Nṛsiṃhāśrama (नृसिंहाश्रम):—Pañcāyatanapūjā.

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Nrisimhashrama 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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