Vidya-sthana, Vidyā-sthāna, Vidyasthana: 5 definitions


Vidya-sthana 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Vidyāsthāna (विद्यास्थान) refers to “school § 5.10.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Religious Inclusivism in the Writings of an Early Modern Sanskrit Intellectual (nyaya)

Vidyāsthāna (विद्यास्थान) refers to “branches of knowledge” or “sciences”, according to Jayanta Bhaṭṭa (ninth–tenth century), the great Naiyāyika from Kashmir, who was a close reader of Kumārila’s work. Like him, he ascribes authority to branches of knowledge or ‘sciences’ (vidyā, vidyāsthāna) that derive from the Vedic tradition.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vidyā-sthāna.—(EI 2; SII 2; SITI), an educational insti- tution for higher studies; a college. Note: vidyā-sthāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vidyāsthāna (विद्यास्थान).—nt., ‘subject of knowledge’, one of the five ‘sciences classiques’ (Lévi): Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra) xi.60 and commentary; Mahāvyutpatti 1554—9, listed in the latter as śabda-, hetu-, adhyātma-, cikitsā-, śilpa(karma)-sthāna-(vidyā), and essentially so Asaṅga (Mahāyāna-sūtrālaṃkāra); referred to simply as sthāna 1, q.v., Mahāvyutpatti 4996 = Divyāvadāna 58.27; 100.13; 442.9; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.4.6—7 pañcasu (Divyāvadāna 442.9 pañca-)sthānesu kṛtāvī (saṃvṛttaḥ), with reference to the education of a prince.

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

Vidyāsthāna (विद्यास्थान):—[=vidyā-sthāna] [from vidyā > vid] n. a branch of kn°, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

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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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