Definition of shastra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːstrə/
(also sastra)


(In Hinduism and some forms of Buddhism) a work of sacred scripture.
Example sentences
  • The dharma shastras discuss at some length the issue of unworthy or even dangerous guests, yet advising that no matter what the circumstances, the visitor should at least receive food.
  • Neither shastras nor smritis suggest that there exists an immutable, universal moral doctrine.
  • The Vedas and shastras are many, but life is very short.


From Sanskrit śāstra.

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