Darpa: 19 definitions


Darpa 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)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Darpa (दर्प).—A king of the family of Yayāti. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Darpa (दर्प).—Born of Dharma and Unnati.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 51.

1b) A son of Lakṣmī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 9. 8; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 34.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Darpa (दर्प):—Pride, arrogance

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Darpa (दर्प) refers to “pride”, 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 15.4cd-7ab, while describing protection rituals]—“Since all Rakṣasas run away and are killed, then O Devi, I call [white mustard seeds] rakṣoghna. They spread on Earth and in all battles between demons and the chiefs of gods. [Mustard seeds] are employed as killers of villains in order to accomplish the destruction of enemies. Since their purpose is accomplished then they are called white mustard on Earth. They take away pride (darpa-hara) in evil-minded spirits”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Darpa (दर्प) refers to “conceit”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Some have intellects which have become insensitive through reasoning and [philosophical] speculations, [and some] are elevated by [their] conceit (darpa) and ego. Some are self-satisfied with pride, [rendered] stupid by [their obsession with] caste, and [some] are confounded by activities such as meditation. Generally speaking, the multitudes of people have deluded minds and various [mental] disturbances, for, those who experience nothing but the bliss of the undisturbed, natural [no-mind] state, are not seen in the world. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Darpa (दर्प) refers to “pride”, according Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXIV).—(Cf. Pūjā)—In the face of these three kinds of honors, the Bodhisattva has the following thoughts: “Presently I am enjoying these honors as a result of the merits that I diligently cultivated in my previous existences; this is the natural result of my diligent activity. Why feel proud (darpa)? What has been planted in spring is harvested in autumn. Why be proud of what happens naturally?” Having thought thus, the Bodhisattva disciplines his mind and feels neither attachment (abhiniveśa) nor pride (abhimāna). [...]

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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

darpa (दर्प).—m (S) Pride. 2 Boldness, daringness, reckless ardor. 3 A strong and full odor. 4 Awe, an impression of mingled respect and fear.

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

darpa (दर्प).—m Pride. Boldness, daringness, reckless ardour. A strong and full odour; awe, an impression of mingled respect and fear.

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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

Darpa (दर्प).—&c. See under दृप् (dṛp).

Derivable forms: darpaḥ (दर्पः).

See also (synonyms): darpaṇa, darpita.

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Darpa (दर्प).—[dṛp bhāve ghañ kartari ac vā]

1) Pride, arrogance, insolence, haughtiness; भृतो नार्तो न कुर्याद्यो दर्पात्कर्म यथोदितम् (bhṛto nārto na kuryādyo darpātkarma yathoditam) (sa daṇḍyaḥ) Manusmṛti 8.215; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 16.4.

2) Rashness.

3) Vanity, conceit.

4) Sullenness, sulkiness.

5) Heat.

6) Musk.

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

Darpa (दर्प).—m.

(-rpaḥ) 1. Pride, arrogance. 2. Musk. 3. Heat. E. dṛp to be proud, to inflame, affix bhāve ghañ, karttari ac vā .

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

Darpa (दर्प).—i. e. dṛp + a, m. Arrogance, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 56, 3; pride, [Hitopadeśa] 28, 2.

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

Darpa (दर्प).—[masculine] extravagance, petulance, temerity, arrogance, pride in ([instrumental] or —°).

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

1) Darpa (दर्प):—m. (√2. dṛp) pride, arrogance, haughtiness, insolence, conceit, [Manu-smṛti viii; Mahābhārata] etc. ([plural] [Śāntiśataka iv, 22])

2) Pride (son of A-dharma and Śrī), [Mahābhārata xii, 3388; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa l, 25]

3) of Dharma, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa i, 7, 26; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 1, 51]

4) musk, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 7, 1311]

5) cf. ati-, sa-,

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

Darpa (दर्प):—(rpaḥ) 1. m. Pride; musk; heat.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Darpa (दर्प) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dappa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Darpa 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Darpa (दर्प) [Also spelled darp]:—(nm) arrogance, haughtiness; [darpita, darpī] arrogant, haughty.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Darpa (ದರ್ಪ):—

1) [noun] display of superiority or self-importance showing disrespect to others; overbearing pride; arrogance; insolence.

2) [noun] the tendency of dominating others overbearingly.

3) [noun] courage and fortitude; firm courage.

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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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