Shaddarshana, Ṣaḍdarśana: 6 definitions

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Shaddarshana 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 Ṣaḍdarśana can be transliterated into English as Saddarsana or Shaddarshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shaddarshana in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन).—Brāhmam, Śaivam, Vaiṣṇavam, Sauram, Śāktam and Ārhatam.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 16.
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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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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shaddarshana in Vedanta glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन) refers to “six views” or “six insights”.—Six classical philosophies distinguished among hundreds of Hindu darśanas known through history. Each was tersely formulated in sūtra form by its “founder” and elaborated in extensive commentaries by others. Elements of each form part of Hindu fabric today.

The six ṣaḍdarśanas are:—

  1. Nyāya: “system, rule; logic”;
  2. Vaiśeṣika: “differentiation” from viśeṣa, “differences”;
  3. Sānkya: “enumeration, reckoning”;
  4. Yoga: “yoking; joining”;
  5. Mīmāṃsa: “inquiry”;
  6. Vedānta: “end (or culmination) of the Vedās.
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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shaddarshana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन).—n.

(-naṃ) The six systems of philosophy taken together.

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

Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन).—1. [neuter] the six philosophical systems.

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Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन).—2. [adjective] familiar with the six philosophical systems.

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

1) Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन):—[=ṣaḍ-darśana] [from ṣaḍ > ṣaṣ] n. the six systems of philosophy, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha] ([Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 46])

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. one who is versed in the six systems of ph°, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन):—1. n. sg. die sechs philosophischen Systeme [SARVADARŚANAS. 98, 3.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 633.] vṛtti [HALL 64. 166.] samuccaya [64. 165.]

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Ṣaḍdarśana (षड्दर्शन):—2. adj. mit den sechs philosophischen Systemen vertraut [Vetālapañcaviṃśati] in [Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 24, 5.]

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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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