Hrishta, Hṛṣṭa, Hṛṣṭā: 12 definitions



Hrishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 terms Hṛṣṭa and Hṛṣṭā can be transliterated into English as Hrsta or Hrishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Hrasht.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Hṛṣṭā (हृष्टा, “joyful”) refers to a specific “glance” (dṛṣṭi), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. This is a type of glance that expresses the ‘dominant state’ (sthāyibhāva) of laughter (hāsa). There are a total thirty-six glances defined.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

A type of glance (or facial expression): Hṛṣṭa (merry): fluttering, pleasant, twinkling. Usage: laughter.

Source: Natya Shastra

Hṛṣtā (हृष्ता).—A type of glance (dṛṣṭi) expressing a dominant state (sthāyibhāva);—The Glance which is moving, slightly bent and in which eyeballs are not wholly visible (lit. entering), and there is winking, is called Hṛṣtā (joyful); it is used in laughter.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट) refers to one who is “delighted”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.17. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Dakṣa was worried with thoughts. But he became greatly delighted at my sight. He asked me the purpose of my visit. Dakṣa said:—‘ [...] O creator of worlds, is your visit prompted by your love for your son or for any special task that you have come to my hermitage? I am delighted (hṛṣṭa) on seeing you’”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट).—(Vidas)—those censuring the eternal principle.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 115.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट).—p Rejoiced, pleased.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट).—p. p. [hṛṣ-kta]

1) Pleased, rejoiced (= hṛṣita).

2) Bristling, erect, standing on end.

3) Rigid, stiff.

4) Blunted.

5) Surprised.

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

Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Pleased, glad, delighted. 2. Laughing, smiling. 3. Having the hair of the body erect with pleasure. 4. Astonished, surprised. 5. Disappointed. E. hṛṣ to be pleased, or to affirm falsely, aff. ktaḥ see hṛṣita .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट).—[adjective] standing on end, erect (hair); stiff, rigid; glad, merry.

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

1) Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट):—[from hṛṣ] mfn. thrilling with rapture, rejoiced, pleased, glad, merry, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] bristling, erect, standing on end (said of the hairs of the body), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] rigid, stiff, [Harivaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] blunted (cf. hṛṣita), [Patañjali]

5) [v.s. ...] surprised, astonished, [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट):—[(ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a.] Pleased, smiling; surprised, disappointed.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Hṛṣṭa (हृष्ट) [Also spelled hrasht]:—(a) glad, delighted, pleased; -[puṣṭa] stout, robust.

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