Dhanurvedaprakarana, Dhanurvedaprakaraṇa, Dhanurveda-prakarana: 3 definitions


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Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda

Dhanurvedaprakaraṇa (धनुर्वेदप्रकरण) (Vīreśvarīyam) is the name of a Sanskrit work (printed in Śārṅgadharapaddhati) on the subject of Dhanurveda (theory of warfare) written by Vikramāditya. The manuscripts belongs to Darbar Library, Nepal, No. 2(82). It was mentioned by Sri E.D. Kulkarni in his article “The Dhanurveda and its contribution to lexicography” (Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute Vol. 3, 1952).

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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dhanurvedaprakaraṇa (धनुर्वेदप्रकरण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—from Agnipurāṇa. Burnell. 187^a.

2) Dhanurvedaprakaraṇa (धनुर्वेदप्रकरण):—attributed to Vikramāditya. Rep. p. 9.

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

Dhanurvedaprakaraṇa (धनुर्वेदप्रकरण):—[=dhanur-veda-prakaraṇa] [from dhanur-veda > dhanur > dhanu] n. Name of [work]

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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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