Svarashastra, Svaraśāstra, Svara-shastra: 6 definitions


Svarashastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Svaraśāstra can be transliterated into English as Svarasastra or Svarashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र):—A science dealing with the mantic interpretation of breathing. Svara in the context of breathing can also mean the circulation of breath.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र).—n (S) A Shastra or treatise which interprets the indications and premonitions of the air as it proceeds through the nostrils.

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

svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र).—n A treatise which interprets the indications &c. of the air as it proceeds to the nostrils.

context information

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

Svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र).—

1) the science of the modulation of sounds.

2) the science of the passage of the air through the nostrils (as bearing on the prognostication of future events).

Derivable forms: svaraśāstram (स्वरशास्त्रम्).

Svaraśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svara and śāstra (शास्त्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—on vaidic accents. Oppert. Ii, 3301. 5090.

2) Svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र):—the general name of works containing a prognostication of future events, especially in warfare, these being ascertained by regulated breathings through the nose, stellar combinations, peculiar arrangements of the alphabet in mystic circles, and similar sage means. Oppert. Ii, 2146. Quoted in Mārtaṇḍavallabhā. See Narapatijayacaryā, Yuddhajayopāya, Samarasāra, Svarodaya.

3) Svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र):—Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 112 (and—[commentary]).

4) Svaraśāstra (स्वरशास्त्र):—astrol. L.. 1163 ([fragmentary]).

context information

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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