Sarpavidya, Sarpavidyā, Sarpa-vidya: 2 definitions


Sarpavidya 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Sarpavidyā (सर्पविद्या, the ‘science of snakes’) is enumerated in the Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa among branches of learning. It must have been reduced to fixed rules, since a section (parvan) of it is referred to as studied. The Gopatha-brāhmaṇa has the form Sarpaveda.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sarpavidyā (सर्पविद्या).—Snakescience; सर्पदेवजनविद्यामेतद्भगवोऽध्येमि (sarpadevajanavidyāmetadbhagavo'dhyemi) Ch. Up.7.1.2.

Sarpavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarpa and vidyā (विद्या). See also (synonyms): sarpaveda.

context information

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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