Darshaka, aka: Darśaka; 6 Definition(s)


Darshaka 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 Darśaka can be transliterated into English as Darsaka or Darshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Darśaka (दर्शक).—A country in ancient India. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Stanza 53).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Darśaka (दर्शक).—A king of Magadha; ruled for 25 years.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 318.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Darśaka (दर्शक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.52) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Darśaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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darśaka (दर्शक).—a (S) That exhibits, shows, points out. 2 In algebra &c. Index or exponent. 3 That sees or beholds. 4 One conversant with any science or art; a savant or connoisseur.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

darśaka (दर्शक).—a That exhibits, shows or points out. That sees. (In Algebra) Index or exponent.

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

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Darśaka (दर्शक).—&c. See under दृश् (dṛś).

See also (synonyms): darśa, darśana.

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Darśaka (दर्शक).—a. (- or -rśikā f.) [दृश्-णिच् ण्वुल् (dṛś-ṇic ṇvul)]

1) Seeing, observing &c.

2) Showing, pointing out; विधिप्रयुक्त- सत्कारैः स्वयं मार्गस्य दर्शकः (vidhiprayukta- satkāraiḥ svayaṃ mārgasya darśakaḥ) Ku.6.52.

3) Examining, looking out for.

4) Explaining, making clear, elucidating

-kaḥ 1 One who shows or exhibits.

2) A door-keeper, warder.

3) A skilful man, one proficient in any art or science.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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