Visadrisha, Visadṛśa: 7 definitions


Visadrisha 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 Visadṛśa can be transliterated into English as Visadrsa or Visadrisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Visadrisha in Samkhya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy

Visadṛśa (विसदृश, “heterogeneous”) refers to one of the two types of pariṇāma (change) according to the Sāṃkhya theory of evolution. It is also known as virūpa. Visadṛśa-pariṇāma begins when prakṛti (matter) and puruṣa (consciousness) come in contact with each other resulting in the cessation of the equipoise state of the guṇas and beginning of the establishment of dominance of one guṇa over the other two guṇas.

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Visadrisha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Visadṛśa (विसदृश).—a. Unlike, dissimilar.

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

Visadṛśa (विसदृश):—[=vi-sadṛśa] [from vi] mf(ā or ī)n. (vi-) unlike, dissimilar different, not corresponding, unequal, [Ṛg-veda; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]] etc.

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

Visadṛśa (विसदृश):—[vi-sadṛśa] (śaḥ-śā-śaṃ) a. Various.

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

Visadṛśa (विसदृश) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Visarisa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Visadrisha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Visadrisha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Visadṛśa (ವಿಸದೃಶ):—[adjective] not similar or alike; different; dissimilar.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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