Adrishya, Adṛśya: 9 definitions

Introduction

Adrishya means something in 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 term Adṛśya can be transliterated into English as Adrsya or Adrishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kakṣapuṭa-tantra

Adṛśya (अदृश्य) refers to “becoming invisible”. It is a siddhi (‘supernatural power’) described in chapter one of the Kakṣapuṭatantra (a manual of Tantric practice from the tenth century).

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Adṛśya (अदृश्य) refers to “becoming invisible” and represents one of the various siddhis (perfections) mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.11-13. Accordingly, “by excellent Sādhakas (tantric practitioners) wishing the Siddhi (eg., adṛśya), the mantrasādhana should be performed in advance, for the sake of the Siddhi. One would not attain any Siddhi without the means of mantra-vidhāna (the classification of mantra)”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adṛśya (अदृश्य).—a (S) Invisible. adṛṣṭa a (S) Unseen.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

adṛśya (अदृश्य).—a Invisible. adṛṣṭa n Unseen n Fate, the forehead.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adṛśya (अदृश्य).—a.

1) Invisible; किमपि भूतमदृश्यरूपम (kimapi bhūtamadṛśyarūpama) Ku.4.45.

2) Not capable of being seen. epithet of परमेश्वर (parameśvara).

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

Adṛśyā (अदृश्या).—(not recorded in this sense), probably to be read for text ādṛśyā, name of a magic herb (which makes invisible): Gaṇḍavyūha 498.1, 2; in line 2 could be either a- or ā-, in saṃdhi; but the stem, in composition, is printed as ending in -a, for which probably read -ā; in line 1 text asty ādṛśyā nāmauṣadhiḥ.

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Ādṛśyā (आदृश्या).—[, Gaṇḍavyūha 498.1, see adṛśyā.]

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

Adṛśya (अदृश्य).—mfn.

(-śya-śyā-śyaṃ) 1. Invisible, not be to seen. 2. Improper to behold. E. a neg. dṛśya to be seen.

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

Adṛśya (अदृश्य).—[adjective] invisible, insignificant, ugly; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Adṛśya (अदृश्य):—[=a-dṛśya] [from a-dṛś] mfn. invisible, latent

2) [v.s. ...] not fit to be seen (cf. a-dreśya.)

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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. 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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