Daridrya, Dāridrya: 13 definitions


Daridrya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य) refers to “poverty”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.35. Accordingly, as Viṣṇu said to Dakṣa:—“[...] poverty (dāridrya), death and fear, these three take place when people worthy of worship are not worshipped and when undeserving people are honoured. Hence with all efforts, the bull-bannered deity shall be respected and revered. A great terror has befallen us because lord Śiva has been dishonoured here”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य) refers to “poverty”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.129-133, while describing daily rituals]—“[The Mantrin] performs daily fire rites for the prosperity of the kingdom of kings. The [king] enjoys the kingdom happily, there is no doubt. [His] enemies, etc., disappear, even through one pūjā. Overcome, they escape into to the ten directions like deer etc., from a lion. Poverty (dāridrya) disappears from the [king's] family through the continual application of the rites. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य) refers to “poverty”, according to “Story of the complete gift of the painter Karṇa” in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 19.—Cf. Kalpanāmaṇḍitikā; Ta tchouang yen louen king; Tsa pao tsang king; Ling liu yi siang (reproducing the passage of the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra).

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dāridrya (दारिद्र्य).—n S Poverty.

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

dāridrya (दारिद्र्य).—n Poverty, indigence.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य).—[dāridrasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ] Poverty, indigence; दारिद्र्यदोषो गुणराशिनाशी (dāridryadoṣo guṇarāśināśī) Subhāṣ.

Derivable forms: dāridryam (दारिद्र्यम्).

See also (synonyms): dāridra.

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

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य).—n.

(-dryaṃ) Poverty, indigence. E. daridra poor, ṣyañ aff.

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

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य).—i. e. daridra + ya, n. Poverty, indigence, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 12.

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

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य):—[from dāridra] n. poverty, [Mṛcchakaṭikā; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka; Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa]

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

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य):—(dryaṃ) 1. n. Poverty.

[Sanskrit to German]

Daridrya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dāridrya (दारिद्र्य):—(nm) poverty, indigence.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dāridrya (ದಾರಿದ್ರ್ಯ):—[noun] the condition of being utterly poor; poverty; indigence.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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