Samnirikshya, Saṃnirīkṣya, Sam-nirikshya: 1 definition


Samnirikshya 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 Saṃnirīkṣya can be transliterated into English as Samniriksya or Samnirikshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samnirikshya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃnirīkṣya (संनिरीक्ष्य) refers to “looking at someone”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “After saying this and looking at him (saṃnirīkṣya) ferociously Indra raised his thunderbolt in order to kill him. On seeing Indra lifting up his thunderbolt, Śiva prevented the fall of the thunderbolt by making his hand benumbed. Then Śiva became furious. His eyes became terrible. He blazed with his burning splendour. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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