Agadatantra, Agada-tantra: 1 definition



Agadatantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: eScholarship: Gāruḍa Medicine

Agadatantra (अगदतन्त्र) refers to “treatise on antidotes” according to the Suśrutasaṃhitā regarding the topic of poisons.—The Suśrutasaṃhitā, which has its entire Kalpasthāna section devoted to the topic of poisons, does not know either word [viz., sarpavidyā and viṣavaidya] and rather uses the term viṣacikitsā (poison-medicine), agadatantra (treatise on antidotes), or viṣatantra (treatise on poisons). The latter two are perhaps the most broad and fitting. However, agadatantra is rarely used in other texts. Both agadatantra and viṣatantra nominally exclude topics covered in the Gāruḍa Tantras.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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