Dishas, Diśas: 7 definitions
Dishas 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 term Diśas can be transliterated into English as Disas or Dishas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Wisdom Library: Āraṇyaka
Diśas (दिशस्, “main quarters”) refers to one of the lokapañcaka (fivefold worlds), defined in the Taittirīya-āraṇyaka 7.7.1. The lokapañcaka, and other such fivefold divisions, are associated with the elemental aspect (adhibhūta) of the three-fold division of reality (adhibhūta, adhidaiva and adhyātma) which attempts to explain the phenomenal nature of the universe. Adhibhūta denotes all that belongs to the material or elemental creation.
The Taittirīya-āraṇyaka is associated with the Kṛṣṇa-yajurveda and dates from at least the 6th century BCE. It is composed of 10 chapters and discusses vedic rituals and sacrifices (such as the mahāyajña) but also includes the Taittirīya-upaniṣad and the Mahānārāyaṇa-upaniṣad.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Diśas (दिशस्).—f. (= diś).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-śāḥ) Region, quarter. E. diś, and kasun affix: see the preceding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Diśas (दिशस्):—[from diś] f. region, quarter etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Diśas (दिशस्):—(śāḥ) 5. f. Idem.
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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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)