Dushprekshya, Duṣprekṣya: 5 definitions


Dushprekshya 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 Duṣprekṣya can be transliterated into English as Duspreksya or Dushprekshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dushprekshya in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Duṣprekṣya (दुष्प्रेक्ष्य) refers to “that which is difficult to see”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Pūrṇagiri) is on the northern peak of Kailāśa and is full of countless flames. Brilliant like ten million suns, it is as if devouring the Three Worlds. It is brown and burning. Licking things up and destroying them, it is very terrible. O goddess, it is difficult for me to see it [i.e., duṣprekṣya]—what to say for others! It stands in the middle of the triangular city and is adorned with walls of lightning flashes. That divine city of the supreme Lord is made of pillars of adamantine. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dushprekshya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duṣprekṣya (दुष्प्रेक्ष्य).—[adjective] difficult or unpleasant to be looked at.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Duṣprekṣya (दुष्प्रेक्ष्य):—[=duṣ-prekṣya] [from duṣ > dur] mfn. difficult to be looked at, disagreeable to the sight, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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Dushprekshya in German

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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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