A state of complete and total understanding. Used primarily in Buddhism. A person undergoes a series of reincarnations, gaining knowledge and learning lessons for each. With each reincarnation, one gains or loses an amount of karma, or magical force. Once one has received a specific amount of karma, he is able to break away from the cycle of reincarnations, and enter the state of being known as nirvana. Those who have reached such a state are considered buddhas, in honor of the religion's founder, Siddhartha, or the Buddha.
Nirvana, comming to a divine plane of existance near you!
by Jerry September 06, 2004
A band that originated in the early 90's. Claimed to be overrated bt many but I think that it's the people who own simply 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Nevermind' that make the band overrated. 75% of the Nirvana's so-called fans have never even heard of 'Outcesticide' (one 'fan' simply saying "Oh! You mean "Incesticide") or even sometimes 'Bleach.' It's these people that make this talented band overrated, as do the critics who base their opinions on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' alone. Nirvana were a talented and amazing band and, wether love them or hate them, it's quite hard to deny that fact.
R.I.P. Nirvana
Grunge will live again....
by krazymotherfucker January 16, 2005
3-member band from Seattle, and Grunge innovators. Probably the most influential band over the last 10 years. Nirvana was Kurt Cobain:Vocals/guitar, Dave Grohl:Drums and backing vocals, Krist Novoselic:Bass and backing vocals. Nirvana ended when Kurt allegedly commited suicide, although evidence suggests that Courtney Love (Kurt's wife) murdered him.
Nirvana: The defining Grunge band.
by Ben December 05, 2004
A skilless band headed by Kurt Cobain. Nirvana is the definition of "overrated". Kurt sucked at guitar, and his vocals, although easy to like, were crap.

The worse part is that there are teenyboppers that think Nirvana is so undergroud and cool, and advirtise that they love nirvana/kurt cobain everywhere they go.
Marc: Omg nirvana is so kvlt.

Matt: No, Nirvana sucks ass, Kurt Cobain cant play guitar worth shit.

Marc: But it doesnt matter, Nirvana is so und3rground. Im cool by liking them, unlike the idiots that like mainsteam pop punk.

Matt: Nirvana is about as mainsteam as porn pics of your mom. Your just as bad as the other teenyboppers that like Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, and Greenday.

Try listening to real music, such as Dream Theater, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Racer X, Old Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Dragonforce, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Opeth, Pantera, Testament, Arch enemy, Black Label Society, Nile, SRV, etc.

Marc: Osht im pwnt.
by Matt Tsang August 29, 2005
Good band of the early 90's that is often mistaken as the creator of grunge. There are 2 things wrong with that statement:
1. Mother Love Bone originated the sound, although nobody knows about them because after their first record the lead singer O.D.'d on heroin or something(Temple of the Dog is a tribute project for him with Chris Cornell and MLB's surviving members, with help from Eddie Vedder). IMO, they were also a better band.
2. Nirvana aren't pure grunge. Their first cd Bleach was probably the closest to grunge they got, the rest were more alt-rock'ish
So to say they're the best grunge band ever is a false statement as they aren't really all grunge. Although they were good at what they did, it mainly wasn't grunge. Just because a band comes from Seattle, doesn't mean they're grunge.(there are other good bands from the "grunge" era that just never hit it big that had talent as well but they were overshadowed by Nirvana and, later, Pearl Jam(who are more grunge than Nirvana))
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain

"It's better to burn out than to fade away"
by OpenYourEyes December 31, 2004
A grunge band that was alright, but not the greatest band ever. Kurt Cobain himself hated how Nirvana became mainstream.

A good portion of their fan base is composed of faggot posers who think they're music gods just because they're Nirvana fans. Never mention anything negative about Nirvana around them because they take is as if they were fucked in the ass and hurl shit at you.
Nirvana is a good band, but not the greatest of all time.
by Liberty Valance August 07, 2008
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