Shastradrishti, Śāstradṛṣṭi, Shastra-drishti: 4 definitions

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Shastradrishti 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 Śāstradṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Sastradrsti or Shastradrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shastradrishti in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śāstradṛṣṭi (शास्त्रदृष्टि) refers to the “perception which comes from scripture”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Abundance, knowledge of the transmission, the perception (which comes from) scripture [i.e., śāstradṛṣṭi], unflinching strength, union (saṃgama), increase in wealth; (all this) is on the plane free of thought”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shastradrishti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śāstradṛṣṭi (शास्त्रदृष्टि).—f. scriptural point of view. -m. an astrologer.

Derivable forms: śāstradṛṣṭiḥ (शास्त्रदृष्टिः).

Śāstradṛṣṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāstra and dṛṣṭi (दृष्टि).

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

1) Śāstradṛṣṭi (शास्त्रदृष्टि):—[=śāstra-dṛṣṭi] [from śāstra > śās] f. scriptural point of view, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. = -cakṣus, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. an astrologer, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] (cf. -tattva-jña).

[Sanskrit to German]

Shastradrishti in German

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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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