Shaundika, Śauṇḍika: 6 definitions


Shaundika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Śauṇḍika can be transliterated into English as Saundika or Shaundika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Śauṇḍika (शौण्डिक) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “liquor-seller”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.216)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Śauṇḍika (शौण्डिक) refers to a variety of prāsāda (upper storey of any building), according to the Śilparatna (32.7), the Mayamata (18.14), the Kamikāgama (57.8) and the Īśānaśiva (32.70).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Śauṇḍika (शौण्डिक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.48.15) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śauṇḍika) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śauṇḍika.—(IE 8-5), vintner. Note: śauṇḍika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śauṇḍika (शौण्डिक).—m. [śuṇḍā surā paṇyamasya ṭhak ini vā] A distiller and seller of spirtuous liquors, a vintner.

-kī, -nī A female vintner; पयोऽपि शौण्डिकीहस्ते वारुणीत्यभि धीयते (payo'pi śauṇḍikīhaste vāruṇītyabhi dhīyate) H.3.11.

Derivable forms: śauṇḍikaḥ (शौण्डिकः).

See also (synonyms): śauṇḍin.

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

Śauṇḍika (शौण्डिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A distiller and vender of spirituous liquors. f. (-kī) A female keeper of a tavern or dram-shop. E. śuṇḍā spirits, ṭhañ aff.

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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. 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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