Vaidikakosha, Vaidikakośa, Vaidika-kosha: 2 definitions

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Vaidikakosha 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.

The Sanskrit term Vaidikakośa can be transliterated into English as Vaidikakosa or Vaidikakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)

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Source: Shodhganga: Technical study of the dictionaries published in Sanskrit language since 1800 AD

Vaidikakośa (वैदिककोश) of Bhāskarāraya (about the 19th C.A.D.) is a very small lexicon on some vedic words. The lexicon is divided into seven sections.

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Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Vaidikakośa (वैदिककोश) is the name of a work on the topic of Vedas ascribed to Bhāskararāya (C. 1685-1775 C.E.), a polymath of who composed around forty works covering the subjects of vedānta, mīmāṃsā, vyākaraṇa, nyāya, prosody, kāvya, smṛti, mantraśāstra, Vedic literature. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XVII. pp. 133-135.

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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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