Drishtivisha, Dṛṣṭiviṣa, Drishti-visha: 10 definitions
Drishtivisha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Dṛṣṭiviṣa can be transliterated into English as Drstivisa or Drishtivisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds
Dṛṣṭiviṣa (दृष्टिविष) refers to “removal of poison” one of the eight types of extraordinary healing (auṣadhi), which itself is a subclass of the eight ṛddhis (extraordinary powers). These powers can be obtained by the Ārya (civilized people) in order to produce worldly miracles. The Āryas represent one of the two classes of human beings according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46, the other being Mleccha (barbarians).
What is meant by extraordinary power to heal by removing poison (dṛṣṭiviṣa-riddhi)? It is the extraordinary power of an ascetic’s sight which neutralizes the poison (inflicted by a snake or other poisonous creatures) in the body of the patient.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dṛṣṭiviṣa (दृष्टिविष).—a serpent.
Derivable forms: dṛṣṭiviṣaḥ (दृष्टिविषः).
Dṛṣṭiviṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛṣṭi and viṣa (विष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Dṛṣṭiviṣa (दृष्टिविष).—(subst.; in Sanskrit as adj. with nouns for snake, so also here, Lalitavistara 317.8, prose), having poison in the glance, a snake (perhaps a particular kind of snake?): na siṃhavṛn- daṃ…dṛṣṭīviṣāṇāṃ (°ṭī° m.c.) api nāsti vṛndaṃ Lalitavistara 314.1 (verse); āśīviṣā bhujaga dṛṣṭiviṣāś ca ghorāḥ 339.2 (verse; is this a noun, distinct from āśīviṣā and bhujaga? so the ca seems to suggest).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ) A snake. E. dṛṣṭi, and viṣa poison, venomous in his look.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dṛṣṭiviṣa (दृष्टिविष).—m. a snake, [Kirātārjunīya] 14, 25.
Dṛṣṭiviṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛṣṭi and viṣa (विष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dṛṣṭiviṣa (दृष्टिविष):—[=dṛṣṭi-viṣa] [from dṛṣṭi > dṛś] mfn. (also ṣṭī-) ‘having poison in the eyes’, poisoning by the mere look, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a snake, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. dṛg-).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dṛṣṭiviṣa (दृष्टिविष):—[dṛṣṭi-viṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. A snake.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Dṛṣṭiviṣa (ದೃಷ್ಟಿವಿಷ):—[adjective] having venomous look.
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1) [noun] an evil look that has malicious effect on the object or person looked at.
2) [noun] its effect.
3) [noun] a kind of snake, Śaṃkapāla, supposed to kill its prey by staring at.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Ends with: Nagadrishtivisha.
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