Vaidika: 19 definitions


Vaidika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vaidik.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vaidika (वैदिक) refers to the “Vedas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “O lord of mountains, listen to my words in every respect conducive to your welfare; they are not against virtue. They are true and shall bring about your joy here and hereafter. Statements, in ordinary language and in the Vedas (vaidika), are of three forms. A scholar knowing all lores understands them by means of his pure vision of knowledge. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaidika (वैदिक).—On the other side of the Vindhyas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 133.
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vaidika (वैदिक).—Found in Vedic Literature; the term is used in contrast with लौकिक (laukika) which means ’found in common use'; cf. यथा लौकिकवैदिकेषु (yathā laukikavaidikeṣu) M. Bh. Ahnika 1. kaiyata explains वैदिक (vaidika) as श्रुत्युपनिबद्ध (śrutyupanibaddha).

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Vaidika (वैदिक) refers to “that which is prescribed in the Vedas” and represents one of the three classifications of Arcana (“deity worship”), according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—By performing arcana of Bhagavān, one soon feels an immense pleasure within oneself, which is the cause of all varieties of perfections, or auspicious desires. Without performing arcana, it is not possible for a person attached to material enjoyment to break free from bad association and so forth.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Vaidika (वैदिक) refers to a “Vedic mantra”, according to the Yogayājñvalkya 6.12, 16-6.19ab.—Accordingly, while discussing that yoga was practised by all four castes and women: “In [the practice of] Prāṇāyāma, a learned Brahmin should repeat thrice the Gāyatrī mantra with [an equal number of] oṃs and the [names of the first three of the seven] worlds (i.e., bhūr, bhuvar and svar). He should do thus again thrice at the three junctures [of the day] (trisandhi). Otherwise, the wise Brahmin can always practise with a Vedic [i.e., vaidika] or non-Vedic mantra, and he should repeat it forty times in Prāṇāyāma. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Alexis Sanderson: The Śaiva Literature

Vaidika (वैदिक).—One of the five levels of religious injunctions relevant to Śaivas;—Vaidika refers to the vedadharma of the four disciplines (āśrama) of the Veda-student, the married householder, the hermit, and the renouncer, aiming not only at heaven but also, through the fourth discipline, at liberation,

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (h)

Vaidika (वैदिक) or Vaidikāgama are those Āgamas which recognise and accept the authority of the Vedas. Vaidika Āgamas are basically of three kinds viz. Śaiva, Śākta and Vaiṣṇava Āgamas , which enjoin the exclusive worship of Śiva, Śakti and Viṣṇu respectively.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaidika (वैदिक).—a (S) Relating to the Vedas; derived from or conformable with the Vedas; well-versed in or professing knowledge of the Vedas. ēkāpēkṣāṃ ēka vaidika Each savant excels his predecessor. A phrase used in reviling a crew of wiseacres.

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

vaidika (वैदिक).—a Relation to the vēda, well-versed in vēda.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaidika (वैदिक).—a. (- f.) [वेदं-वेत्त्यधीते वा ठञ् वेदेषु विहितः ठक् वा (vedaṃ-vettyadhīte vā ṭhañ vedeṣu vihitaḥ ṭhak vā)]

1) Derived from or conformable to the Vedas, Vedic.

2) Sacred, scriptural, holy; अपेक्ष्यते साधुजनेन वैदिकी श्मशान- शूलस्य न यूपसत्क्रिया (apekṣyate sādhujanena vaidikī śmaśāna- śūlasya na yūpasatkriyā) Kumārasambhava 5.73.

-kaḥ A Brāhmaṇa wellversed in the Vedas.

-kam A Vedic passage; अमेध्ये वा पतेन्मत्तो वैदिकं वाप्युदाहरेत् (amedhye vā patenmatto vaidikaṃ vāpyudāharet) Manusmṛti 11.96.

2) A Vedic precept; Mb.

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

Vaidika (वैदिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī or kā-kaṃ) Scriptural, derived from or conformable to the Vedas. m.

(-kaḥ) A Brahman well-versed in the Vedas. E. veda, and ṭhañ or jiṭh aff.

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

Vaidika (वैदिक).—i. e. veda + ika, I. adj., f. . 1. Relating to the Vedas, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 117. 2. Scriptural, 2, 15. 3. Recommended, ordained in the Vedas, 2, 2; 84; 8, 190. Ii. m. A Brāhmaṇa well versed in the Vedas.

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

Vaidika (वैदिक).—[feminine] ī Vedic, scriptural, sacred.

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

1) Vaidika (वैदिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] veda) relating to the Veda, derived from or conformable to the V°, prescribed in the V°, Vedic, knowing the V°, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) m. a Brāhman versed in the V°, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) n. a Vedic passage, [Manu-smṛti xi, 96]

4) a Vedic precept, [Mahābhārata; Kaṇāda’s Vaiśeṣika-sūtra]

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

Vaidika (वैदिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kā-kaṃ) m.] A brāhman well versed in the Vedas. a. According with the Vedas.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vaidika (वैदिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Veia.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vaidika (वैदिक) [Also spelled vaidik]:—(a) pertaining or belonging to or related with the Vedas; of the Vedas, Vedic; —[yuga] the Vedic age; —[saṃskṛta] the Sanskrit used in Vedic literature as distinct from that used in later times (and known as [laukika saṃskṛta] or just [saṃskṛta]); also called [vaidikī].

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaidika (ವೈದಿಕ):—

1) [adjective] relating to, derived from, conformable to or prescribed in the vedas.

2) [adjective] learned in the vedas.

3) [adjective] sacred; holy.

4) [adjective] following the tradition, custom blindly, without rational thinking or analysis.

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Vaidika (ವೈದಿಕ):—

1) [noun] the vedas.

2) [noun] that which is prescribed in, conformable to the vedas.

3) [noun] a brāhmaṇa learned in the vedas; a vidic scholar.

4) [noun] a man who adheres religiously to tradition.

5) [noun] a man who has excessive attachment to tradition and is not sophisticated.

6) [noun] the annual rites of offering food and propiations to one’s deceased ancestor.

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Vaidīka (ವೈದೀಕ):—[adjective] = ವೈದಿಕ [vaidika]1.

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Vaidīka (ವೈದೀಕ):—[noun] = ವೈದಿಕ [vaidika]2 - 3, 4 & 6.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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