Definition of shastra
: the sacred scriptures of Hinduism consisting of four categories of text, the sruti, smriti, purana, and tantra
shastraic\(ˈ)shä¦strāik\ adjective, often capitalized
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Origin and Etymology of shastra
Sanskrit śāstra, literally, instruction, from śāsti he punishes, instructs; akin to Avestan sāsti he teaches
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