Vedasamnyasika, Vedasaṃnyāsika, Veda-samnyasika: 3 definitions
Vedasamnyasika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Vedasaṃnyāsika (वेदसंन्यासिक) refers to a “renouncer of the Veda”. More specifically, it refers to a Brāhmaṇa in the fourth period of his life who has discontinued all practices regarding the Vedas. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 6.86)
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.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vedasaṃnyāsika (वेदसंन्यासिक).—[adjective] who has gone through and gives up the study and ritual of the Veda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vedasaṃnyāsika (वेदसंन्यासिक):—[=veda-saṃnyāsika] [from veda] ([Manu-smṛti vi, 86]) ([Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on ib. 95]) m. a Brāhman in the fourth period of his life who has discontinued all recitation of the V° and performance of Vedic rites.
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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Section VIII - The Renouncer of the Veda (vedasaṃnyāsika) < [Discourse VI - Duties of the Hermit and the Renunciate]