Vedavidya, Vedavidyā: 4 definitions


Vedavidya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vedavidya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vedavidyā (वेदविद्या) refers to the “Vedic lore”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.4 (“The Tripuras are initiated).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to the Lord of the Three Cities: “A certain sage, very virtuous and excellent master of lores has arrived here. He possesses complete knowledge of the Vedic lore (vedavidyā-parānvita). Many cults have been observed by me but none of them is like his. Seeing the eternal virtue in this cult we have got ourselves initiated into it. O great king, O excellent Asuras, if you have any interest in that cult, you shall get yourself initiated into it”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vedavidya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vedavidyā (वेदविद्या).—[feminine] the knowledge of the Veda.

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

Vedavidyā (वेदविद्या):—[=veda-vidyā] [from veda] f. knowledge of the V°

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Vedavidya in German

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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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