Nrivaraha, Nṛvarāha, Nri-varaha: 8 definitions


Nrivaraha 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 Nṛvarāha can be transliterated into English as Nrvaraha or Nrivaraha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 1

Nṛvarāha (नृवराह) refers to one of the various Vibhava manifestations according to the Īśvarasaṃhitā 24.262-264.—Accordingly, “one should meditate upon that Supreme Lord who is unborn, who is like the atasī flower, holding conch, discus and mace, having the parts to be the instruments for sacrifice, who is capable of lifting up those, who are immersed (in worldly bondage), who provide support for His glorious power, who is resplendent with desire, knowledge and activity, ever-rising like the billows of the sparks (of fire) of various kinds of specific knowledge, who sustains the (universe), staying (stable), pleasing to the heart, not wanting (in anything) powerful, producing a loud sound, and who could not be spoken about”.

These Vibhavas (e.g., Nṛvarāha) represent the third of the five-fold manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness the Pāñcarātrins believe in.

Pancaratra book cover
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nṛvarāha (नृवराह).—Viṣṇu in the boar-incarnation.

Derivable forms: nṛvarāhaḥ (नृवराहः).

Nṛvarāha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nṛ and varāha (वराह).

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

Nṛvarāha (नृवराह).—m.

(-haḥ) The third or the boar incarnation of Vishnu. E. nṛ a man, varāha a boar; being delineated with the figure of a man, and the head of the wild boar.

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

Nṛvarāha (नृवराह).—[masculine] the man-boar (Viṣṇu).

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

Nṛvarāha (नृवराह):—[=nṛ-varāha] [from nṛ] m. man-boar (Viṣṇu in his 3rd Avatāra), [Agni-purāṇa]

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

Nṛvarāha (नृवराह):—[nṛ-varāha] (haḥ) 1. m. Boar-incarnation.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nrivaraha 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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