Viracintamani, aka: Vīracintāmaṇī; 1 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Virachintamani.

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Vīracintāmaṇī (वीरचिन्तामणी) is the name of a Sanskrit work (printed in Śārṅgadharapaddhati) on the subject of Dhanurveda (theory of warfare) written by Śārṅgadhara. It was mentioned by Sri E.D. Kulkarni in his article “The Dhanurveda and its contribution to lexicography” (Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute Vol. 3, 1952).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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