Darshanamatra, Darshana-matra, Darśanamātra, Darśanamātṛ, Darsanamatri: 2 definitions


Darshanamatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Darśanamātra and Darśanamātṛ can be transliterated into English as Darsanamatra or Darshanamatra or Darsanamatr or Darshanamatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Darshanamatra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Darśanamātṛ (दर्शनमातृ) refers to the “Mother of (all) the systems”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(Kaula’s) will is the energy (śakti) that has come forth (from it) and is Kaulinī whose form is the sprout (of creation). She is the goddess Parā, the (female) Neuter who is the Mother of (all) the systems (darśanamātṛdarśanānāṃ ca mātā). She is the (ultimate) end of the path of liberation. She is (also) the supreme aggregate (of energies), which is (the condition) without (any ultimate) end (and is binding)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Darshanamatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Darśanamātra (दर्शनमात्र).—n. seeing only, [Pañcatantra] 128, 21. Dhyāta (vb. dhyai)-, n. only thought of, immediately after having been thought of, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 5, 45.

Darśanamātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms darśana and mātra (मात्र).

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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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