Darshapurnamasa, Darśapūrṇamāsa, Darsha-purnamasa: 3 definitions

Introduction

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.

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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 geogprahy

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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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