Aṣṭādaśavidya, aka: Ashtadashavidya; 1 Definition(s)
Aṣṭādaśavidya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.
The Sanskrit term Aṣṭādaśavidya can be transliterated into English as Ashtadashavidya or Astadasavidya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Aṣṭādaśavidya (अष्टादशविद्य).—The 14 vidyas besides āyurveda, dhanurveda, gandharva and arthaśāstra The fourteen vidyas are the six vedāṅgas, four vedas, mīmāṃsā, nyāya, dharmaśāstras and purāṇas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 78-79.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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