Adarshana, Ādarśana, Adarśanā: 12 definitions



Adarshana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Ādarśana and Adarśanā can be transliterated into English as Adarsana or Adarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa

Adarśanā (अदर्शना) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (eg., Adarśanā) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”

The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Adarśanā (अदर्शना).—A mind-born mother.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 27.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Adarśana (अदर्शन).—A term in ancient grammars and Prātiśākhyas meaning nonappearance of a phonetic member वर्णस्यादर्शनं लोपः (varṇasyādarśanaṃ lopaḥ) (V. Pr 1. 141),explained as अनुपलब्धिः (anupalabdhiḥ) by उव्वट (uvvaṭa). Later on, the idea of non-appearance came to be associated with the idea of expectation and the definition of लोप (lopa) given by Pāṇini in the words अदर्शनं लोपः (adarśanaṃ lopaḥ) (as based evidently on the Prātiśākhya definition) was explained as non-appearance of a letter or a group of letters where it was expected to have been present. See M. Bh. on I.1.60 Vārt. 4 and Kaiyaṭa thereon.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Ādarśana (आदर्शन) or Ādarśanajñāna refers to “mirror-like knowledge” and represents one of the “five knowledges” (jñāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 94). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ādarśana). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adarśana (अदर्शन).—n (S) Disappearance. 2 Non-vision or non-appearance; the state of not having seen or of not having been seen.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adarśana (अदर्शन).—1 Not seeing, non-vision; absence, not being seen तमाहितौत्सुक्यमदर्शनेन (tamāhitautsukyamadarśanena) R.2.73; अन्तर्धौ येनादर्शन- मिच्छति (antardhau yenādarśana- micchati) P.I.4.28 the person whose sight one wishes to avoid; °नं गतः (naṃ gataḥ) Pt.2; °नीभूतः (nībhūtaḥ) Pt.

1) become invisible; अस्य °नं गत्वा (asya °naṃ gatvā) Pt.2 going out of his sight, beyond the reach of vision; सा चात्यन्तमदर्शनं नयनयोर्याता (sā cātyantamadarśanaṃ nayanayoryātā) V.4.9. lost to view, become invisible.

2) Neglect, or failure to see; ब्राह्मणादर्शनेन च (brāhmaṇādarśanena ca) Ms.1.43.

3) (Gram.) Disappearance, elision, omission; अदर्शनं लोपः (adarśanaṃ lopaḥ) P.I.1.6.

4) Non-mention, non-assertion; दर्शनादर्शनयोश्च दर्शनं प्रमाणम् (darśanādarśanayośca darśanaṃ pramāṇam) | ŚB. on MS.1.7.36.

5) Ignorance; अदर्शनादापतिताः पुनश्चादर्शनं गताः (adarśanādāpatitāḥ punaścādarśanaṃ gatāḥ) Mb.11.2.13.

Derivable forms: adarśanam (अदर्शनम्).

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Ādarśana (आदर्शन).—

1) Showing, making apparent, displaying.

2) A mirror.

Derivable forms: ādarśanam (आदर्शनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ādarśana (आदर्शन).—(nt.), mirror (= Sanskrit ādarśa): Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 106.5 (verse) °na-padādyaś ca…niyojayet (see Nobel's note). Cf. next.

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

Adarśana (अदर्शन).—n.

(-naṃ) Disappearance, not being visible or present. E. a neg. darśana sight.

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Ādarśana (आदर्शन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Showing, making apparent or seen. 2. A mirror. E. āṅ before dṛśa to see, causal form, lyuṭ aff.

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

Adarśana (अदर्शन).—I. n. 1. not seeing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 53, 6. 2. neglect, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 43. 3. disappearance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 50, 11; with gam, to disappear, [Pañcatantra] 137, 21; with , to cause to disappear, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 22, 2. Ii. adj. invisible, [Arjunasamāgama] 8, 28.

Adarśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms a and darśana (दर्शन).

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

Adarśana (अदर्शन).—[adjective] invisible; [neuter] not-seeing, not-examining or trying, disregard, neglect; not being seen, not appearing, absence.

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

1) Adarśana (अदर्शन):—[=a-darśana] [from a-darśa] n. non-vision, not seeing

2) [v.s. ...] disregard, neglect, non-appearance, latent condition disappearance

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. invisible, latent.

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

Adarśana (अदर्शन):—I. [tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) 1) Not seeing.

2) Disappearance, not being visible or present (in grammar f. i. of a letter, an affix &c.). E. a neg. and darśana. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-naḥ-nā-nam) Invisible, disappearing. E. a priv. and darśana.

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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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