Drishtakarman, Dṛṣṭakarman, Drishta-karman: 5 definitions

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Drishtakarman 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 Dṛṣṭakarman can be transliterated into English as Drstakarman or Drishtakarman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Drishtakarman in Ayurveda glossary
Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Dṛṣṭakarman (दृष्टकर्मन्) refers to “one by whom practice has been seen”, and is mentioned in verse 1.26-27 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Dṛṣṭakarman is susceptible of two equally relevant interpretations: “one by whom practice has been seen” and “one whose practice is tried”. Its Tibetan counterpart las-rnams mthoṅ-źiṅ, too, can be understood either way. The reading mthoṅ-bźiṅ, offered by CD is less satisfactory inasmuch as a present participle would make little sense here.

Source: Shodhganga: The Caraka Saṃhitā and the Suśruta Saṃhitā

Dṛṣṭakarman (दृष्टकर्मन्) refers to “observation of surgeries”.—Excellence in knowledge comes from attending on preceptors and study of medical scriptures. Suśruta also emphasises on proficiency in theory and practical knowledge as essential requirements of the medical practitioner. Practical experience for a surgeon is gathered through observation of surgeries (dṛṣṭakarman) and having performed them himself (svayaṃkṛta).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Drishtakarman in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dṛṣṭakarman (दृष्टकर्मन्):—[=dṛṣṭa-karman] [from dṛṣṭa > dṛś] mfn. whose actions are seen or proved, tried by practice, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] who has seen the practice of others, [Suśruta; Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Dṛṣṭakarman (दृष्टकर्मन्):—(dṛṣṭa + ka) adj. dessen Thaten man kennen gelernt hat, in der Praxis erprobt [Mahābhārata 5, 7103.] [Suśruta 1, 123, 15.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 2, 118.]

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Dṛṣṭakarman (दृष्टकर्मन्):—, kāryeṣvadṛṣṭakarmā yaḥ śāstrajño pi sa muhyati [Spr. 2556.]

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

Dṛṣṭakarman (दृष्टकर्मन्):—Adj. —

1) dessen Thaten man kennen gelernt hat , in der Praxis erprobt.

2) der die Praxis (bei einem Andern) kennen gelernt hat [Suśruta (rotrh) 1,123,15.] [Bhāvaprakāśa 1,133.]

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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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