Vedasamnyasika, aka: Vedasaṃnyāsika, Veda-samnyasika; 1 Definition(s)

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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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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