Siddhanta, Siddha-anta, Siddhānta: 13 definitions


Siddhanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nyāya

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त) refers to a “conclusion” (an established tenet). It is one of the sixteen categories of discussion (padārtha) according to the doctrine of the Nyāya-sūtras by Akṣapāda. The sixteen padārthas represent a method of intellectual analysis and categorize everything that is knowable and nameable.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त, “doctrine”) refers to the sixth of the sixteen padārthas (“categories”) in the first chapter of Gautama’s Nyāyasūtra (2nd century CE). The subject which is established through rule and pramāṇa is called Siddhānta (doctrine). According to Gautama, that is called siddhānta (doctrine) which is established on the authority of any system, on assumption or on implication. If an opinion is accepted as true after discussion, that is siddhānta (doctrine). As for example, according to Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika system there are four pramāṇas, it is a siddhānta (doctrine).

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).—Established tenet or principle or conclusion, in the standard works of the different Shastras.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).—Technical treatise; in particular, a comprehensive treatise on astronomy. Note: Siddha-anta is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त) refers to “conclusive truth; authoritative principle of scripture”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Siddhānta.—(CII 4), ‘an established doctrine’; sometimes used to indicate the Śaiva doctrine or religion (SITI). Cf. Lākula-siddhānta (EI 32), doctrine of the Śaiva teacher Lakula (Lakulīśa). Note: siddhānta 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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

siddhānta (सिद्धांत).—m (S) Demonstrated conclusion; established truth; the determination or result of investigation or discussion. 2 A common name of eighteen treatises upon astronomy, astrology, algebra, and other sciences; as sūryasiddhānta mārtaṇḍa- siddhānta, kēśavīsiddhānta &c. 3 In modern translations. Theorem.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

siddhānta (सिद्धांत).—m Established truth; theorem. A name for eighteen treatises upon different sciences.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).—

1) the established end.

2) the demonstrated conclusion of an argument, established view of any question, the true logical conclusion (following on the refutation of the Pūrvapakṣa).

3) a proved fact, established truth, dogma, settled doctrine.

4) any established text-book resting on conclusive evidence; मध्येसभं दैवविदः सर्वसिद्धान्त- पारगाः (madhyesabhaṃ daivavidaḥ sarvasiddhānta- pāragāḥ) Śiva B.6.8. °कोटिः (koṭiḥ) f. the point in an argument which is regarded as a logical conclusion. °कौमुदी (kaumudī) Name of a celebrated commentary on Pāṇini's grammar by भट्टोजी- दीक्षित (bhaṭṭojī- dīkṣita). °पक्षः (pakṣaḥ) the logically correct side of an argument.

Derivable forms: siddhāntaḥ (सिद्धान्तः).

Siddhānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siddha and anta (अन्त).

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

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) 1. Demonstrated conclusion, established truth: it may be either the result of an argument in which one opinion is refuted and another undeniably established; or the concurrent doctrine of all the authorities on any subject similarly interpreted. 2. Any fixed or established text-book resting on conclusive arguments. E. siddha completed, perfect, and anta end, conclusion.

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

Siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).—i. e. siddha-anta, m. Demonstrated conclusion, established truth, reliable doctrine; doctrine, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 90, 40.

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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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