Pakashastra, Pākaśāstra, Paka-shastra: 4 definitions

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Pakashastra 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 Pākaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Pakasastra or Pakashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Pākaśāstra (पाकशास्त्र) refers to the “science and art of cooking”, as explained in the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala, a work dealing with the ancient Indian principles of dietetics and culinary art.—Food assumes utmost importance among the three basic needs of human life, the other two being clothing and shelter. The role of food is evident in constituting growth and development of all living beings. The science upon the food substances is also equally important. Indians had realized this significant role of food in human life even in the early phases of their development. The concept of deification can be seen even in the annasūkta of Ṛgveda. The Sanskrit sources of ancient India indicate eminent contributions in the field of dietetics (pathyāpathya-nirṇaya) and in the science and art of cooking (Pākaśāstra and Pākakalā).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pākaśāstra (पाकशास्त्र).—the science of cooking.

Derivable forms: pākaśāstram (पाकशास्त्रम्).

Pākaśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāka and śāstra (शास्त्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Pākaśāstra (पाकशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—cookery, by Bhīmasena. Taylor. 1, 332.

Pākaśāstra has the following synonyms: Sūpaśāstra.

2) Pākaśāstra (पाकशास्त्र):—cookery, by Bhīmasena. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 49.

3) Pākaśāstra (पाकशास्त्र):—cookery. Bd. 983.

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

Pākaśāstra (पाकशास्त्र):—[=pāka-śāstra] [from pāka] n. the science of c°, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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. 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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