Shivavidya, Śivāvidyā, Shiva-vidya: 3 definitions


Shivavidya 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 Śivāvidyā can be transliterated into English as Sivavidya or Shivavidya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śivāvidyā (शिवाविद्या).—divination by the cries of jackals; Buddh.

Śivāvidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śivā and vidyā (विद्या).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śivāvidyā (शिवाविद्या).—‘jackal-science’, divination from cries of jackals: aṅgavidyā vā vastra-(read vastu-, see Pali below) vidyā vā śi° vā śakunividyā vā tvayādhītā Divyāvadāna 630.22; compare Pali Dīghanikāya (Pali) i.9.7 aṅga-vijjā vatthu-v° khatta-(v.l. khetta-) v° siva-v°…sakuṇa-v°; commentary i.93.19 sivavijjā ti susāne parivasitvā santikaraṇavijjā; sigālarūtavijjā ti pi vadanti (Divyāvadāna proves the latter right, with its śivā; śiva, m., also jackal in Sanskrit, tho rarer).

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

Śivāvidyā (शिवाविद्या):—[=śivā-vidyā] [from śivā > śiva] f. ‘jackal-science’, divination by the cries of jackals, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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