Drishtadrishta, Dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa, Drishta-adrishta: 9 definitions


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

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Drishtadrishta in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dṛṣṭādṛṣta (दृष्टादृष्त) refers to “(all that is) seen and unseen”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “I salute Lord Bhairava, the treasury of many kinds of (divine) qualities, the one cause of (all that is) seen and unseen [i.e., dṛṣṭādṛṣta-ekahetu]. In the beginning the pure Kramakula came forth from him and there all things dissolve away. All the endless creation, beginning from the cause up to the fire (that burns the worlds), depends on him. He who has authority over all forms and pure, is the greatest of teachers, is the subtle, venerable Kulālīśa”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa (दृष्टादृष्ट) refers to “seen and unseen (aims)”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “For only the Court Officiant accomplishes for Kings all seen and unseen aims (dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa-artha-sādhaka), especially when this Deity is installed, worshipped and so on. Any defectiveness of his (i.e. of the King) is due to the faults of the Court Officiant, and similarly [every] excellence of the same King in [the performance of] rituals [depends on the Officiant], oh Master of the Earth!”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Drishtadrishta in India history glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dṛṣṭa-adṛṣṭa.—(IA 20), dimly seen. Note: dṛṣṭa-adṛṣṭa 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 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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa (दृष्टादृष्ट).—f (dṛṣṭa by redup.) A mutual sight, an interview.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa (दृष्टादृष्ट).—f A mutual sight, an interview.

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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»] — Drishtadrishta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa (दृष्टादृष्ट).—a.

1) seen for the first time.

2) scarcely or hardly seen.

3) relating to the present and future life; दृष्टादृष्टक्रियासिद्धिर्न् भवेत्तादृगन्यथा (dṛṣṭādṛṣṭakriyāsiddhirn bhavettādṛganyathā) Rāj. T.1. 13.

Dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛṣṭa and adṛṣṭa (अदृष्ट).

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

1) Dṛṣṭādṛṣṭa (दृष्टादृष्ट):—[from dṛṣṭa > dṛś] mfn. visible and invisible, relating to the present and future life, [Rājataraṅgiṇī i, 130]

2) [v.s. ...] dimly seen, [Inscriptions]

3) [v.s. ...] n. as [substantive] [Mahābhārata i, 6170; Pañcatantra iii, 242.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Drishtadrishta in German

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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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