Shashti-tantra, Ṣaṣṭi-tantra, Shashtitantra, Ṣaṣṭitantra: 3 definitions

Introduction

Shashti-tantra 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 terms Ṣaṣṭi-tantra and Ṣaṣṭitantra can be transliterated into English as Sasti-tantra or Shashti-tantra or Sastitantra or Shashtitantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Digital Library of India: Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika

The name for a lost Sāṃkhya work of Vṛṣagaṇa.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṣaṣṭitantra (षष्टितन्त्र).—the doctrine of 6 conceptions (of the Sāṃkhya philosophy).

Derivable forms: ṣaṣṭitantram (षष्टितन्त्रम्).

Ṣaṣṭitantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ṣaṣṭi and tantra (तन्त्र).

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

Ṣaṣṭitantra (षष्टितन्त्र):—[=ṣaṣṭi-tantra] [from ṣaṣṭi > ṣaṣ] n. the doctrine of 60 conceptions or ideas (peculiar to the Sāṃkhya [philosophy]), [Sāṃkhyakārikā; Tattvasamāsa]

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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