Drishtavat, Dṛṣṭavat, Drishta-vat: 3 definitions


Drishtavat 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 Dṛṣṭavat can be transliterated into English as Drstavat or Drishtavat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Drishtavat in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dṛṣṭavat (दृष्टवत्) (Cf. Dṛṣṭavatī) refers to “(having) seen (someone)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Viṣṇu spoke to the Gods and others: “[...] After praising the penance of Pārvatī whose body was achievement personified, the gods went to the place where the bull-bannered lord was present. After reaching there the gods sent you in, O sage, and stood at a distance from Śiva who had reduced Kāma to ashes. They were watching. O Nārada, you the fearless devotee of Śiva approached Śiva and saw [i.e., dṛṣṭavat] the lord extremely pleased. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dṛṣṭavat (दृष्टवत्):—[=dṛṣṭa-vat] [from dṛṣṭa > dṛś] mfn. having seen or beheld, [Mahābhārata]

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

Dṛṣṭavat (दृष्टवत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) p.] Having seen.

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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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