Darsha, Darśa, Darśā, Dārśa: 16 definitions


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 (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Darśa (दर्श) is generally taken to indicate the day on which the moon is ‘seen’ only by the sun; hence it is not seen at all by the creatures on the earth. This concept corresponds to the name amāvāsyā, which word indicates ‘stay’ (vāsa; hence, vāsyā is the day for such stay) and ‘near’ (amā), the belief being that on this day the moon stays in close proximity with the sun. This concept is well explained by the Śatapathabrāhmaṇa. It says that in the dark half of the month the moon draws gradually near to the sun; and on this day of amāvāsyā she (he, here) is totally near the sun who swallows him and places him in himself. The next day, he is cast out by the sun, and seen as the first digit in the western sky. This is symbolic of temporary death and rebirth.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

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.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

darśa (दर्श).—m The day of the new moon. Cer- tain śrāddha to be performed on this day.

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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

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) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Darśa (दर्श).—m.

(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Darśa (दर्श).—i. e. dṛś + a, m. 1. The new moon, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 18, 34. 2. The day of the conjunction, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 282.

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Dārśa (दार्श).—i. e. darśa + a, m. The sacrifice to be performed at the conjunction of the moon, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 9.

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

Darśa (दर्श).—[adjective] looking or aiming at (—°); [masculine] sight, view, [masculine] ([neuter]) the new moon, its day and festival.

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Darśa (दर्श).—[adjective] looking or aiming at (—°); [masculine] sight, view, [masculine] ([neuter]) the new moon, its day and festival.

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Dārśa (दार्श).—[feminine] ī relating to the new moon; [masculine] the new moon sacrifice.

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

1) Darśa (दर्श):—mfn. (√dṛś) ifc. ‘looking at, viewing’ See avasāna-, ādinava-, and vadhū-darśa, tattva-

2) ‘showing’ See ātma-

3) m. ‘appearance’ See cadir-darśa, dur-, prity-

4) ([gana] pacādi) the moon when just become visible, day of new moon, half-monthly sacrifice performed on that day, [Atharva-veda]

5) ([paroxytone]), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] & [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa ix; Kauśika-sūtra; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] etc. (n., [Mahābhārata iii, 14206])

6) (Day of) New Moon (son of Dhātṛ, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi, 18, 3]; of Kṛṣṇa, [x, 61, 14]; Name of a Sādhya, [Vāyu-purāṇa ii, 5, 6])

7) [dual number] = pūrṇamāsa, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

8) Dārśa (दार्श):—mf(ī)n. ([from] darśa) relating to the new moon or the n° m° sacrifice, [Kauśika-sūtra 24]

9) m. ([scilicet] yajña) the n° moon s°, [Manu-smṛti vi, 9.]

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

Darśa (दर्श):—(rśaḥ) 1. m. Sight; day of new moon; half monthly sacrifice.

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

Darśa (दर्श) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Daṃsa, Daṃsāva, Dakkha, Dakkhava, Darisa, Dāva, Dāsa.

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Darsha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Darśa (ದರ್ಶ):—

1) [noun] that which is seen or supposedly seen; vision.

2) [noun] the day of the first phase of the moon when it is between the earth and the sun, with its dark side is facing toward the earth; a new moon day.

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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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