Vishishta, aka: Viśiṣṭa; 6 Definition(s)
Vishishta 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 Viśiṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Visista or Vishishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)
Sanskrit noun (mfn.): distinguished, distinct, particular, peculiar.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—a S Endowed or invested with some distinguishing and particularizing property or adjunct; having as an attribute or accident and standing distinguished by it. 2 Possessed of or having generally; having as inherent, appertaining, appended, attached &c. Ex. ghaṭaviśiṣṭabhūtala, jalavi- śiṣṭapātra, antaḥkaraṇaviśiṣṭacaitanya, hastapādādyavayavavi- śiṣṭadēha, śikhāviśiṣṭahindū; avāntara padāñcē artha samajalē mhaṇajē viśiṣṭavākyācā artha dhyānānta yētō. 3 Particular, singular, extraordinary.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—a Having as an attribute. Poss- essed of; particular.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—p. p.
1) Distinguished, distinct.
2) Particular, special, peculiar, distinctive.
3) Characterized by, endowed with, possessed of, having.
4) Superior, best (of all), eminent, excellent, choice; विविष्टानि स्वकर्मसु (viviṣṭāni svakarmasu) Ms.1.8; विशिष्टाया विशेषेण संगमो गुणवान् भवेत् (viśiṣṭāyā viśeṣeṇa saṃgamo guṇavān bhavet) Mb.
-ṣṭaḥ Name of Viṣṇu.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Viśiṣṭa (विशिष्ट).—(1) m. or nt., a high number: m. Mvy 7735; nt. Mvy 7863, cited from Gv 133.11; = Tibetan bstan (brtan) yas; in Gv 106.1 vimṛṣṭa (sya, gen.), by error (m for ś, graphic); (2) m., n. of a Bodhisattva: Gv 442.18.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. Relationship between prajñā and the other perfections < [Part 2 - Practicing the six perfections]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 21 - Śaila Śrīnivāsa < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 10 - Perception in the light of elucidation by the later members of the Rāmānuja School < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 22 - Raṅgācārya < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 10 - Ajñāna established by Perception and Inference < [Chapter X - The Śaṅkara School Of Vedānta]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - Nature of Knowledge < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]
Part 5 - Perception of ajñāna (ignorance) < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]
Part 4 - The Pramāṇas < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)