Darshaniya, Darśanīya: 17 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Darśanīya can be transliterated into English as Darsaniya or Darshaniya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Darshaniy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय) refers to “being worthy of being seen”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.32 (“The seven celestial sages arrive”).—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himācala) said to the Seven Sages: “I am blessed. I am contented. My life is fruitful. I am the best person worthy of being seen (darśanīya) in the three worlds. I am as pure as any of the holy centres. All this is because you, verily in lord Viṣṇu’s forms, have come to my abode. Perfect ones such as you, what special purpose can there be in visiting poor persons like me? Still I am your servant. Some task there may be to be entrusted to me. Mercifully may it be spoken out. May my life be fruitful”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय).—A Yakṣa; son of Puṇyajanī and Maṇibhadra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 125.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Darshaniya in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय) refers to “that which is beautiful to behold”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “The great vehicle (mahāyāna) is made with four wheels (cakra), namely with the means of attraction, the spokes (ara) are well fitted as the roots of good have been transformed with intention, [...] it is applied with practical knowledge and wisdom (vidyājñāna), it is driven by an autopilot, all buddhas in ten directions think of it, it is well adorned with a lion’s throne (siṃhāsana), is praised by all the gods (deva), the king of the gods (śakra), and the highest god (brahman), has good visual form that one never be satisfied with looking at (atṛpta-darśana), is beautiful to behold (darśanīya), [...]”.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

darśanīya (दर्शनीय).—a (S) Worthy or fit to be seen; beautiful, handsome, of elegant or agreeable appearance.

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

darśanīya (दर्शनीय).—a Worthy or fit to be seen, beau- tiful, handsome, of elegant or agree- able appearance.

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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

[«previous next»] — Darshaniya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय).—pot. p. [dṛś-anīyar]

1) To be seen, visible, observable, perceptible.

2) Fit to be seen, good-looking, handsome, beautiful; अहो दर्शनीयान्यक्षराणि (aho darśanīyānyakṣarāṇi) Mu.1; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4.38.

3) To be produced in a court of justice; cf. Manusmṛti 8.158; Kull.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Darśaniya (दर्शनिय).—adj. (§ 3.42), beautiful: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 313.13; Lalitavistara 240.11 (em., mss. °nīya, unmetrical(ly)).

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

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) 1. Beautiful, handsome, agreeable. 2. Visible, to be seen. E. darśa looking, and cha affix; or dṛś to see, and anīyar aff.

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

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय).—[adjective] = darśata + to be shown, to be made to appear (in court).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] See Dorlatikādarśanīya.
—a son of Prakāśavarṣa, poet. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

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

1) Darśanīya (दर्शनीय):—[from darśa] mfn. visible, [Rāmāyaṇa i, v]

2) [v.s. ...] worthy of being seen, good-looking, beautiful, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā ii, 7, 9; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiii; ṢaḍvBr.; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc. (superl. -tama, [ii; Rāmāyaṇa iii; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv])

3) [v.s. ...] to be shown, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxi, 20]

4) [v.s. ...] to be made to appear (before the judge), [Manu-smṛti viii, 158; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Asclepias gigantea, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

6) [v.s. ...] cf. a-.

7) Darśanīyā (दर्शनीया):—[from darśa] f. of ya.

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

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय):—[(yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a.] Beautiful, worth seeing; visible.

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

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Daṃsaṇijja, Daṃsaṇīa, Darisaṇijja.

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Darshaniya 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Darśanīya (दर्शनीय) [Also spelled darshaniy]:—(a) worth-seeing; beautiful; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Darshaniya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Darśanīya (ದರ್ಶನೀಯ):—

1) [adjective] that can be seen.

2) [adjective] worthy of being seen.

3) [adjective] beautiful; pleasing.

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Darśanīya (ದರ್ಶನೀಯ):—[noun] that which is pleasant to look at.

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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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