Durdarsha, aka: Durdarśa, Dur-darsha; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Durdarśa can be transliterated into English as Durdarsa or Durdarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Durdarśa (दुर्दर्श) is the name of a nāga chief, presiding over Rasātala, according to the Parākhyatantra 5.44-45. Rasātala refers to one of the seven pātālas (‘subterranean paradise’). The word pātāla in this tantra refers to subterranean paradises for seekers of otherworldly pleasures and each the seven pātālas is occupied by a regent of the daityas, nāgas and rākṣasas.

The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Durdarśa (दुर्दर्श) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Durdarśa] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

Source: archive.org: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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durdarśa (दुर्दर्श).—a S Difficult to be seen; invisible, obscure, dim.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

durdarśa (दुर्दर्श).—a Difficult to be seen; invisible, obscure, dim.

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

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Durdarśa (दुर्दर्श).—a.

1) difficult to be seen.

2) dazzling; सुदुर्दर्शमिदं रूपं दृष्टवानसि यन्मन (sudurdarśamidaṃ rūpaṃ dṛṣṭavānasi yanmana) Bg.11.52.

Durdarśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dur and darśa (दर्श).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Durdarśa (दुर्दर्श).—mfn.

(-rśaḥ-rśā-rśaṃ) Dazzling painful to the sight. 2. Difficult to be seen or met with. E. dur, and dṛśa seeing. duḥkhena dṛśyate asau dur + dṛśkarmaṇi khal .

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