Shastravid, Śāstravid, Shastra-vid: 8 definitions


Shastravid 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 Śāstravid can be transliterated into English as Sastravid or Shastravid, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shastravid in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śāstravid (शास्त्रविद्) refers to “those well-versed in a particular science”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] When danger was imminent at the hands of a Brahmin, the chief of kings, Anaraṇya, saved his entire asset by giving his daughter to him. When he was threatened by the curse of Brahmin his preceptors, wise kinsmen and people well-versed in the science of polity (nīti-śāstravid) advised him hastily. O king of mountains, you too save your kinsmen by giving your daughter to Śiva. You can claim thus the gods too to your side”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shastravid in Shaivism glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Shaivism)

Śāstravid (शास्त्रविद्) refers to the “those who know the scriptures (of Sāṅkhya)”, according to the Dakṣiṇāmūrti (Dakṣiṇāmūrtistotrabhāvārthavārttika), otherwise known as the Mānasollāsa and attributed to a Sureśvarācārya.—Accordingly, while discussing the thirty-six Tattvas of Śaivism: “Those who know the scriptures of Sāṅkhya [i.e., sāṅkhya-śāstravid] know twenty-four Tattvas. Those versed in the Purāṇas teach thirty Tattvas [which are] Mahat, Kāla, Pradhāna, Māyā, Vidyā and Pūruṣa along with the [twenty-four of Sāṅkhya]. Experts on the Śaivāgamas speak of thirty-six, [the six additional ones being,] Bindu, Nāda, Śakti, Śiva, Śānta and finally Atīta”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śāstravid (शास्त्रविद्).—a.

1) well-versed in the Śāstras.

2) a mere theorist.

Śāstravid is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāstra and vid (विद्). See also (synonyms): śāstrajña, śāstradarśin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śāstravid (शास्त्रविद्).—mfn. (-vid) Understanding or conversant with the scriptures, skilled in sacred science. E. śāstra a Shastra, vid who knows.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śāstravid (शास्त्रविद्).—[adjective] = śāstrajña.

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

1) Śāstravid (शास्त्रविद्):—[=śāstra-vid] [from śāstra > śās] mfn. = -jñā, [Manu-smṛti; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]

2) [v.s. ...] one who has studied the Āyur-veda, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śāstravid (शास्त्रविद्):—[śāstra-vid] (d) a. Knowing the shāstras.

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Shastravid 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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