Darshapurnamasa, Darśapūrṇamāsa, Darsha-purnamasa: 8 definitions


Darshapurnamasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Darśapūrṇamāsa can be transliterated into English as Darsapurnamasa or Darshapurnamasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास).—A sacrifice performed by Bharata.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 7. 5.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास) refers to the “new and full-moon sacrifices” according to the Āpastamba-yajña-paribhāṣā-sūtras.—“the Darśapūrṇamāsa, the new and full-moon sacrifices, are prescribed by the Ṛg-veda and the Yajur-veda”.

Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास) refers to one of the seven Haviḥsaṃsthās or Haviryajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Darśapūrṇamāsa] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)

Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास) refers to a “sacrifice performed on the new moon and full moon days” and represents one of the various rituals mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Darśapūrṇamāsa is one of the seven haviryajñas.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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India history and geography

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Darśapūrṇamāsa.—(CII 4), name of a Vedic sacrifice. Note: darśapūrṇamāsa 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 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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास).—[masculine] [dual] new and full moon.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—śr. K. 10. Kh. 59. Rādh. 1. Taylor. 1, 282. Oppert. Ii, 5333.
—[commentary] Oppert. Ii, 5207. 7384. Proceed. Asb. 1869, 138.
—Āpast. Paris. (D 149). B. 1, 146. 148. Oppert. Ii, 2333. 2827. 3163. 5678. 7856. 10139.
—[commentary] B. 1, 148.
—Āśval. Oppert. Ii, 1759. 1932. 8643.
—[commentary] by Vidyāraṇya. B. 1, 154.
—Baudh. Peters. 2, 177.
—[commentary] Subodhinī. B. 1, 184. Np. Viii, 4.
—[commentary] by Bhavasvāmin. B. 1, 184.
—[commentary] by Vidyāraṇya. Ben. 7. Np. Vii, 6. Viii, 4.
—Mānava. B. 1, 188.

2) Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास):—Āpast. read 7586 instead of 7856.
—Āśval. add Oppert. Ii, 2130.

3) Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास):—śr. Āpast. Rgb. 86. 87.
—Baudh. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 67.
—[commentary] by Vidyāraṇya. Rgb. 77.

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

Darśapūrṇamāsa (दर्शपूर्णमास):—[=darśa-pūrṇamāsa] [from darśa] m. [dual number] (the days of) new and full moon, ceremonies on these days (preceding all other ceremonies), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā i f.; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa ii; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa i f.; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

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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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