Darsha, aka: Darśa, Darśā, Dārśa; 7 Definition(s)
Darsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Darśa and Darśā and Dārśa can be transliterated into English as Darsa or Darsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Darśa (दर्श).—The son of Dhātā and Sinīvāli.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 3.
1b) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Kālindi.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 14.
1c) A son of Brahmā and Mantrasarīra: a Jayadeva.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 6; 4. 2; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 6; 67. 5.
1d) A name for the 27th Kalpa; here Soma became Paurṇamāsi.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 67, 69.
2) Darśā (दर्शा).—One of the five queens of Uśīnara; father of Suvrata.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 16, 18.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Darśa (दर्श, ‘appearance’) denotes the new moon day, usually in opposition to the day of full moon (pūrṇa-māsa). Most frequently the word occurs in the compound darśa-pūrṇa-māsau, ‘new and full moon’, the days of special ritual importance. The order of the first two words here is worthy of note, for it distinctly suggests, though it does not conclusively prove, that the month was reckoned from new moon to new moon, not from full moon to full moon. See Māsa.Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
India history and geogprahy
Darśa.—(IA 17), the new-moon; cf. darśa-tithi. Note: darśa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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Languages of India and abroad
darśa (दर्श).—m S The day of new moon. 2 Certain Shraddha to the manes of one's father on every recurrence of this day.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
darśa (दर्श).—m The day of the new moon. Cer- tain śrāddha to be performed on this day.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Darśa (दर्श).—&c. See under दृश् (dṛś).
See also (synonyms): darśaka, darśana.
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Dārśa (दार्श).—a. Relating to the new moon.
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Darśa (दर्श).—a. [dṛś-bhāve ghañ] Seeing, looking
-rśaḥ 1 Sight, view, appearance (usually in comp.); दुर्दर्शः, प्रियदर्शः (durdarśaḥ, priyadarśaḥ) &c. दुर्दर्शा केचिदाभान्ति नराः काष्ठमया इव । प्रियदर्शास्तथा चान्ये दर्शनादेव मानवाः (durdarśā kecidābhānti narāḥ kāṣṭhamayā iva | priyadarśāstathā cānye darśanādeva mānavāḥ) || Mb.13.144.45.
2) Ocular evidence or proof.
3) The day of the new moon (amāvāsyā); एकत्र- स्थितचन्दार्कदर्शनाद् दर्श उच्यते (ekatra- sthitacandārkadarśanād darśa ucyate); शक्यते च चन्द्रस्यादर्शनेन अमावास्या दर्श इति लक्षयितुम् । यथा चक्षुषोरभावे सति चक्षुष्मान् इति चक्षुर्भ्यां लक्ष्यते (śakyate ca candrasyādarśanena amāvāsyā darśa iti lakṣayitum | yathā cakṣuṣorabhāve sati cakṣuṣmān iti cakṣurbhyāṃ lakṣyate) | ŚB. on MS.4.4.36.
4) The new moon.
5) The half-monthly sacrifice, a sacrificial rite performed on the day of the new moon. It comprises of the आग्नेय, ऐन्द्राग्न (āgneya, aindrāgna) and सांनाय्य याग (sāṃnāyya yāga)s.
-darśe-darśam ind. At every sight; Ks.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-rśaḥ) 1. Sight, seeing. 2. Day of new moon when it rises invisible. 3. Half monthly sacrifice, performed at the change of the moon, by persons maintaining a perpetual fire. E. dṛś to see, affix ādhāre ghañ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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