Drishtavati, Dṛṣṭavatī: 1 definition


Drishtavati 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 Dṛṣṭavatī can be transliterated into English as Drstavati or Drishtavati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dṛṣṭavatī (दृष्टवती) (Cf. Dṛṣṭavat) 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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