A pandit or pundit (Devanagari: पण्डित) is a scholar, a teacher, particularly one skilled in Sanskrit and Hindu law, religion, music or philosophy. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language
In the original usage of the word, 'Pandit' refers to a Hindu, almost always a Brahmin, who has memorized a substantial portion of the Vedas, along with the corresponding rhythms and melodies for chanting or singing them. Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Brahmin ( Brāhmaṇa, sa ब्राह्मणः is the class of educators scholars and preachers in Brahminical Hinduism. In Psychology, memory is an organism's ability to store retain and subsequently retrieve information "Veda" redirects here For other uses see Veda (disambiguation.
Pundits or pujaris are hired to chant Vedic verses at yagyas and other events, both public and private. In Hinduism, Yajna ( Devanagari यज्ञ IAST yajña; also anglicized as Yagna, Yagya or Yadnya The chanting is meant to be listened to with a quiet mind for the purpose of spiritual development for the listener as well as enlivening of the atmosphere at an event. Most pundits are vegetarians for spiritual reasons. They are supposed to maintain purity of body and mind.
In India today, 'Pandit' is an honorific conferred on an expert of any subject or field, especially Indian classical music. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of Scriptures part of the Hindu tradition the Vedas. Its usage is confined to Hindu male exponents. A Hindu ( Devanagari: हिन्दू is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, a set of religious, Philosophical Muslim male musicians are bestowed with the title 'Ustad', and the terms 'Vidushi' and 'Begum' are used for Hindu and Muslim female exponents respectively. A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion Maestro means " Master " or " Teacher " in Italian. Begum, Begüm or Baigum ( Turkish: Begüm, Persian: بیگم is a Turkic title given to female family members of a
The term 'Pandit' (always capitalised) is prefixed to the person's name, similarly to the way the term 'Maestro' is used occasionally. Maestro means " Master " or " Teacher " in Italian. Examples include Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit D. V. Paluskar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, and Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur. Pandit Ravi Shankar ( রবি শংকর Devanagari: रविशंकर "Pandit" ( Sanskrit, "learned" is honorific born April Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi (ಪಂಡಿತ ಭೀಮಸೇನ ಗುರುರಾಜ ಜೋಷಿ born February 4 1922 is a renowned Hindustani classical Vocalist Pandit Jasraj ( January 28, 1930) is a famous Indian Classical Vocalist, and the foremost exponent of the Mewati Gharana in Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur ( Kannada:ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ ಮನ್ಸೂರ್ Devanagari:मल्लिकार्जुन मन्सूर
Pandits, or natives learned in the dharmasastra, were also employed as court advisors during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Dharmaśāstra is a genre of Sanskrit texts and refers to the śāstra, or Indic branch of learning pertaining to Hindu Dharma, religious Initially, British judges had very little knowledge of Hindu customs and oral traditions, and they could seek information from them on particular questions. The Supreme Court of India had a law officer styled the Pundit of the Supreme Court, who advised the English judges on points of Hindu law. The practice was abandoned by 1864, as judges had acquired some experience in dealing with Hindu law, and applied the increasing volume of case law that had developed. Further, the institution of the High Courts, two years earlier, in 1862 further diminished their official use.
This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. Original Kashmiri Pandit ( Hindi: hi कश्मीरी पण्डित refers to a person who belongs to a sect of Hindu Pandits who originate Chant (from Old French chanter) is the Rhythmic speaking or Singing of Words or Sounds often primarily on one or two Etymology The word is a Loanword from descendant languages of Proto-Celtic *bardos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gwerh2 The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911 is a 29-volume reference work that marked the beginning of the Encyclopædia Britannica The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone Vedic Pandits & Yagya