Kidrisha, Kīdṛśa: 10 definitions


Kidrisha 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 Kīdṛśa can be transliterated into English as Kidrsa or Kidrisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Kīdṛśa (कीदृश) refers to the “resemblance (of mantras)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.1]—“O Deva, what are mantras composed of? What are their characteristics? What do they look like (kīdṛśamantrāḥ ... kiṃsvarūpāś ca kīdṛśāḥ)? What power [do they] possess? What makes them powerful? How are they able [to be effective] and who impels them [to be productive]?”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kīdṛśa (कीदृश).—a S Like to whom? like to what?

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

kīdṛśa (कीदृश).—a Like to whom? Like to what?

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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

Kīdṛśa (कीदृश).—(-śī f.), kīdṛkṣa (-kṣī f.) Of what kind or sort, of what nature; तद्भोः कीदृगसौ विवेकविभवः कीदृक् प्रबोधोदयः (tadbhoḥ kīdṛgasau vivekavibhavaḥ kīdṛk prabodhodayaḥ) Prab.1; N.1.137.

See also (synonyms): kīdṛś.

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

Kīdṛśa (कीदृश).—i. e. kim-dṛś + a, adj., f. śī, Who or what like, of what kind? [Pañcatantra] 130, 10.

— Cf.

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

Kīdṛśa (कीदृश).—[feminine] ī = [preceding], also good for what, i.e. useless.

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

1) Kīdṛśa (कीदृश):—[from kīdṛkṣa] mf(ī [grammar])n. ([Pāṇini 6-3, 90]) of what kind? what like? [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] of what use? id est. useless, [Bhartṛhari]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kīdṛśa (कीदृश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kīisa, Kīsa, Kerisa.

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Kidrisha 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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