Astracarya, Astrācārya: 1 definition

Introduction

Astracarya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Astracharya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Astrācārya (अस्त्राचार्य).—The teacher of weapons of warfare: 4 kinds are mentioned; throwing by machines, by hands, thrown simply, and taking back after throwing away.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 215. 41.
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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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