Shastrika, Śastrikā, Sashtrika: 8 definitions


Shastrika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Śastrikā can be transliterated into English as Sastrika or Shastrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sastrīka (सस्त्रीक) refers to “(traveling) with womenfolk ”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] O celestial sage, listen to a detailed narration of the arrival of those mountains. [...] Krauñca the chief of mountains, came with a large army of attendants. He had articles of presentation with him. He was accompanied by his kinsmen and relatives. Puruṣottama mountain came with many presentation articles. He was highly honoured along with his followers. The mountain Nīla with plenty of wealth came along with his sons and womenfolk (sastrīka). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śastrikā (शस्त्रिका).—A knife, dagger.

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

Śastrika (शस्त्रिक).—[-śastrika], substituted for śastra, as latter part of a comp. adj., [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 189, 6 in kaṇṭha -nyasta-, Having put a knife to (his) throat, and 201, 10, a-lakṣya- (my) sword not being noticed (properly against grammar, which prescribes śastraka with a, but perhaps for śastrin + ka).

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

Śastrikā (शस्त्रिका).—v. 2 śastra.

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Sastrīka (सस्त्रीक).—[adjective] along with the wife or having a wife, married.

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

1) Śastrikā (शस्त्रिका):—[from śastraka > śas] f. a dagger, knife, [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) Śāstṛka (शास्तृक):—[from śās] mfn. coming from a teacher, [Pāṇini 4-2, 104], [vArttika] 15, [Patañjali]

3) Śāstrika (शास्त्रिक):—[from śās] mfn. versed in the Śāstras, [Śiva-purāṇa]

4) Sastrīka (सस्त्रीक):—[=sa-strīka] [from sa > sa-saṃrambha] mfn. attended by a wife, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] having a wife, married, [Kāvya literature]

6) Sāṣṭrika (साष्ट्रिक):—[wrong reading] for soṣṭ, [Mahābhārata]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śastrikā (शस्त्रिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Satthiā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shastrika 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shastrika in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sastrīka (सस्त्रीक):—(a) with one’s wife.

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