Drishtipata, Dṛṣṭipāta, Drishti-pata: 3 definitions


Drishtipata 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 Dṛṣṭipāta can be transliterated into English as Drstipata or Drishtipata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dṛṣṭipāta (दृष्टिपात).—m (S) The falling or alighting of the sight; the incidence of vision: also ocular observation or seeing. Ex. vākyēviṇa aṇīkavidha jō dṛṣṭi- pātādhika vēdhya tō navhē svarūpabōdha aisēṃ jāṇa ||. 2 The falling (upon) of an evil eye.

context information

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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dṛṣṭipāta (दृष्टिपात).—

1) a look, glance; मार्गे मृगप्रेक्षिणि दृष्टिपातं कुरुष्व (mārge mṛgaprekṣiṇi dṛṣṭipātaṃ kuruṣva) R.13.18; Bh.1.11,94;3.66.

2) act of seeing, function of the eye; रजःकणैर्विघ्नितदृष्टिपाताः (rajaḥkaṇairvighnitadṛṣṭipātāḥ) Ku.3.31 (Malli. interprets-- unnecessarily in our opinion-pāta by prabhā).

Derivable forms: dṛṣṭipātaḥ (दृष्टिपातः).

Dṛṣṭipāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛṣṭi and pāta (पात).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛṣṭipāta (दृष्टिपात).—m.

(-taḥ) A look, a glance. E. dṛṣṭi, and pāta falling.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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