Drishtartha, Dṛṣṭārtha, Drishta-artha: 9 definitions


Drishtartha 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 Dṛṣṭārtha can be transliterated into English as Drstartha or Drishtartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Dṛṣṭārtha (दृष्टार्थ) refers to “seen 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 (dṛṣṭārthadṛṣṭādṛṣṭārthasādhakaḥ), 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!”.

Pancaratra book cover
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dṛṣṭārtha (दृष्टार्थ) refers to “visible things”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.5 (“The Tripuras are fascinated).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “Narrating his opinions to the leader of the Tripuras, the ascetic addressed the citizens with great zeal. He referred to things which gave credence, being visible (dṛṣṭārtha), which brought happiness to the body, which are indicated in Buddhistic theology and which are consistent with the Vedic passages”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

dṛṣṭārtha (दृष्टार्थ).—m (S) An object of sight. 2 Any object of one's enjoyment or experience in the present life. 3 as ad For the sake of present reward.

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

dṛṣṭārtha (दृष्टार्थ).—m An object of sight. ad For the sake of present reward.

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

Dṛṣṭārtha (दृष्टार्थ).—a.

1) having the object or meaning obvious or quite apparent.

2) practical.

3) having a clear idea about anything. °āpattiḥ (see arthāpattiḥ).

Dṛṣṭārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛṣṭa and artha (अर्थ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛṣṭārtha (दृष्टार्थ).—[adjective] whose aim is apparent, also = [preceding] [adjective]

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

1) Dṛṣṭārtha (दृष्टार्थ):—[from dṛṣṭa > dṛś] mfn. having the aim or object apparent, obvious, practical (opp. to a-d, transcendental), [Śaṃkarācārya] serving for a pattern or standard, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

2) [v.s. ...] knowing the matter or the real nature of anything, [Rāmāyaṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

[Sanskrit to German]

Drishtartha 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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