Drashtritva, Draṣṭṛtva: 6 definitions



Drashtritva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Draṣṭṛtva can be transliterated into English as Drastrtva or Drashtritva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Drashtritva in Samkhya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review

Draṣṭṛtva (द्रष्टृत्व, “spectator-hood”).—That which is not conscious, can not be a spectator. Puruṣa is draṣṭā (spectator), because it is conscious. That means the spectator-hood (draṣṭṛtva) of the puruṣa can be inferred, from its characteristic—consciousness (cetanava), through a vyātireki type of inference. Characterizing puruṣa by draṣṭṛtva, it is signified that by the grace of consciousness, the guṇas of the nature of pleasure, pain and indifference constitue bodies as causes and effects, and accordingly, the neutral puruṣa experiences these, owing to proximity, being ascribed with agency of experience.

context information

Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Drashtritva in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

draṣṭṛtva (द्रष्टृत्व).—n S The faculty or power of seeing. 2 Preeminent power of vision.

context information

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»] — Drashtritva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Draṣṭṛtva (द्रष्टृत्व).—[draṣṭṛ + tva], n. The faculty of seeing, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 31, 46.

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

Draṣṭṛtva (द्रष्टृत्व):—[=draṣṭṛ-tva] [from draṣṭṛ > draṣṭavya] n. the faculty of seeing, [Kapila; Sāṃkhyakārikā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Draṣṭṛtva (द्रष्टृत्व):—n. nom. abstr. von draṣṭar [Kapila 2, 29.] [SĀṂKHYAK. 19.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 31, 46.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Draṣṭṛtva (द्रष्टृत्व):—n. Nom.abstr. zu draṣṭar 1).

context information

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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