- any of the sacred books of Hinduism.
Origin of shastra
First recorded in 1620–30, shastra is from the Sanskrit word śāstra
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They import indigo from Shastra (or from India), by the Khurum river.Needlework As Art
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A shaster or shastra, from the Sanskrit root ças, to govern, relates to discipline.
After long study they returned, bringing the Chinese translation of this shastra into Japan.
This shastra was the work of a Hindu whose name means Lion-armor, and who lived about nine centuries after Gautama.
shaster (ˈʃɑːstə) or sastra
- any of the sacred writings of Hinduism
C17: from Sanskrit śāstra, from śās to teach
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