Dishta, Diṣṭa: 15 definitions
Dishta 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 Diṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Dista or Dishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट):—One of the ten sons of Śrāddhadeva (current Manu) and Śraddhā. He had a son named Nābhāga. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa )Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट).—A son of Vaivasvata Manu and father of Nābhāga.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 2; IX. 1. 12; 2. 23; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 38. 31; III. 60. 3. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 7.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट, “description”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट, “apt description”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of diṣṭa: When any object or incident directly seen or not, is described in harmony with locality, time or from related to it, it becomes an instance of Apt Description (diṣṭa lit. “described”).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट) refers to “time”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 2.17; 11.120.—Malli quotes Viśvakoṣa “diṣṭaṃ bhāgye ca kāle ca”. Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita differs. See his gloss on 11.129.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Diṣṭa.—(IA 18), same as kāla, time. Note: diṣṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट).—p. p. [diś-karmaṇi-kta]
1) Shown, indicated, assigned, pointed out.
2) Described, referred to.
3) Fixed, settled.
4) Directed, ordered &c.
5) Destined (daivavihita); न दिष्टमर्थमत्येतुमीशो मर्त्यः कथंचन (na diṣṭamarthamatyetumīśo martyaḥ kathaṃcana) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.135.55.
-ṣṭam 1 Assignment, allotment
2) Fate, destiny, good or ill-luck; भो दिष्टम् (bho diṣṭam) Ś.2. यश्च दिष्टपरो लोके यश्चापि हठवादिकः । उभावपि शठावेतौ कर्मबुद्धिः प्रशस्यते (yaśca diṣṭaparo loke yaścāpi haṭhavādikaḥ | ubhāvapi śaṭhāvetau karmabuddhiḥ praśasyate) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.32.13.
3) Order, direction, command; सैनिका भयनाम्नो ये बर्हिष्मन् दिष्टकारिणः (sainikā bhayanāmno ye barhiṣman diṣṭakāriṇaḥ) Bhāgavata 4.28.1.
4) Aim, object.
5) An appointed place; तं प्रेतं दिष्टमितोऽग्नय एव हरन्ति (taṃ pretaṃ diṣṭamito'gnaya eva haranti) Ch. Up.5.9.2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Shown, pointed out. 2. Delineated, described. 3. Counselled, advised, enjoined. m.
(-ṣṭaḥ) 1. Time. 2. A sort of Curcuma: see dāruharidrā. n.
(-ṣṭaṃ) Fate, destiny, fortune, good or ill luck. E. diś to show, affix karmaṇi kta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट).—[adjective] pointed out, appointed, bidden, assigned, settled, decided. [neuter] appointed place; order, decree; destiny.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Diṣṭa (दिष्ट):—[from diś] mfn. shown, pointed out, appointed, assigned (diṣṭā gatis, ‘the appointed way’ id est. death, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 103, 8])
2) [v.s. ...] fixed, settled
3) [v.s. ...] directed, bidden, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] m. time, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] a sort of Curcuma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata, [Purāṇa]
7) [v.s. ...] n. appointed place, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad v, 9, 2]
8) [v.s. ...] aim, goal, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa ii, 4, 2, 2 etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] allotment, assignment, decree
10) [v.s. ...] fate, destiny, [Atharva-veda x, 3, 16; Mahābhārata]
11) [v.s. ...] direction, order, command, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 1, 11 etc.; Rājataraṅgiṇī iv, 121]
12) [v.s. ...] a description according to space and time (id est. of a natural phenomenon), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट):—[(ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) p.] Shewn; described; advised. 1. m. Time; kind of Curcuma. n. Fate, destiny.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Diṣṭa (दिष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Diṭṭha.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Diṣṭa (ದಿಷ್ಟ):—[adjective] shown; demonstrated; exhibited.
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1) [noun] a man who observes religious rites and moral principles strictly as per the rules.
2) [noun] something one intends to do or get; an intention; an aim.
3) [noun] an order; a command.
4) [noun] an act of appointing or commissioning.
5) [noun] the supposed power that determines what will happen to a person or thing; the destiny.
6) [noun] time; duration.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
Text 1.3 < [Chapter 1 - The Purpose of Poetry]
Text 10.189 < [Chapter 10 - Ornaments of Meaning]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Jainism in Odisha (Orissa) (by Ashis Ranjan Sahoo)
Jaina images at Chandesvara Siva Temple, Chandigola < [Chapter 3: Survey of Jaina Antiquities in Odisha]