upaveda उपवेद

Definition: m. "secondary knowledge", Name of a class of writings subordinate or appended to the four veda-s (viz. the āyur-veda-,or science of medicine, to the ṛg-- veda-;the dhanurveda-or science of archery, to the yajur-veda-;the gāndharva-veda-or science of music, to the sāmaveda-;and the śastra-śāstra-or science of arms, to the atharva-- veda-;this is according to the caraṇavyūha-, but and the make the āyur-veda- belong to the atharva-- veda-;according to others, the sthāpatya-veda-or science of architecture, and śilpa-śāstra-or knowledge of arts, are reckoned as the fourth upa-veda-).


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