Simavivada, Sīmāvivāda, Sima-vivada: 9 definitions
Simavivada 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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Sīmāvivāda (सीमाविवाद) refers to “boundary disputes”, and is commonly classified as one of the eighteen vyavahārapada, or “law titles” in the ancient Dharmaśāstras. These vyavahārapadas are categories of ‘legal procedures’ and define a major type of crime for which a person may be tried. The term is derived from vyavahāra (“lawsuits” or “case”) which defines the case between the plaintiff and the defendant, which is often related to social and commercial transactions.
Sīmāvivāda is mentioned in the following sources as one of the eighteen vyavahārapadas: the Manusmṛti (8.4-7).
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.
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)
Sīmāvivāda (सीमाविवाद) or Kṣetrajavivāda refers to disputes related to the fields. Nārada defines it as a dispute with regard to land in which the virtue of the nature of embarkments, the boundaries of the fields, ploughed land and fallow lands have to be decided. Kātyāyana describes six causes of land disputes viz., claiming more land, claim that a person is entitled more than he possess, claim to share, denial of share, seizing possession where previously there was none and boundary. In all these cases boundaries have directly or indirectly to be settled and therefore all those are included under the topic of sīmāvivādas.
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
India history and geography
Sīmā-vivāda.—cf. Tamil śīmai-vivādam (SITI), a boundary dispute. Note: sīmā-vivāda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sīmāvivāda (सीमाविवाद).—litigation about boundaries. °धर्मः (dharmaḥ) the law regarding disputes about boundaries.
Derivable forms: sīmāvivādaḥ (सीमाविवादः).
Sīmāvivāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīmā and vivāda (विवाद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ) Litigation or dispute respecting boundaries. E. sīmā and vivāda dispute.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sīmāvivāda (सीमाविवाद).—m. a litigation respecting boundaries, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 6.
Sīmāvivāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sīmā and vivāda (विवाद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sīmāvivāda (सीमाविवाद).—[masculine] dispute about boundaries.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sīmāvivāda (सीमाविवाद):—[=sīmā-vivāda] [from sīmā > sīman] m. litigation about bound°, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sīmāvivāda (सीमाविवाद):—[sīmā-vivāda] (daḥ) 1. m. Dispute about boundary.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Vivada, Sima.
Starts with: Simavivadadharma.
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Yajnavalkya-smriti (Vyavaharadhyaya)—Critical study (by Kalita Nabanita)
Chapter 5.7 - Laws Relating to Boundary Dispute (sīmāvivāda) < [Chapter 5 - Vyavahārādhyāya and the Modern Indian Laws]
Chapter 2.2a - The Vyavahārapadas Enumerated in the Vyavahārādhyāya < [Chapter 2 - The Vyavahārādhyāya of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)