shastra

noun, often capitalized
shas·​tra
variants: or sastra \ ˈshästrə \
plural -s

Definition of shastra

: the sacred scriptures of Hinduism consisting of four categories of text, the sruti, smriti, purana, and tantra

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Other Words from shastra

shastraic \ (ˈ)shä¦strāik \ adjective, often capitalized

History and Etymology for shastra

Sanskrit śāstra, literally, instruction, from śāsti he punishes, instructs; akin to Avestan sāsti he teaches

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“Shastra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shastra. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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