Vidhanatas, Vidhānataḥ, Vidhānatas, Vidhana-tas, Vidhānatah: 2 definitions


Vidhanatas 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»] — Vidhanatas in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vidhānatas (विधानतस्) means “in accordance with the rules”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.53 (“Description of Śiva’s return journey”).—Accordingly, after the Gods spoke to the Lord of Mountains (Himavat): “Then the mountain took leave of the lord of gods and went home. He made arrangements for a joyous feast with all paraphernalia in accordance with the rules (vidhānatas). He brought the lord with all his attendants and followers for the feast. He was very enthusiastic. [...]”.

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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»] — Vidhanatas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidhānatas (विधानतस्):—[=vi-dhāna-tas] [from vi-dhāna > vi-dhā] ind., according to rule or precept

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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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