Agnivesha, Agniveśa, Agni-vesha: 9 definitions
Agnivesha 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.
The Sanskrit term Agniveśa can be transliterated into English as Agnivesa or Agnivesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Agniveśa (अग्निवेश).—A Sage. He was the preceptor of Droṇa and Drupada. It is believed that he learned archery and the military arts from Sage Agastya. Droṇa had the greatest respect for this guru, Agniveśa. He was a master in the use of all weapons. There are references to this in Chapter 139, Ādi Parva of the Mahābhārata.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Agniveśa (अग्निवेश) is mentioned in verse 1.4 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “Brahman, having recalled medical science, taught (it) to Prajāpati; he, to the two Aśvins (Aśvinīputras); they, to the Thousand-eyed One; he, to the sages Atriputra etc. they, to Agniveśa etc. But they composed (their) works separately. (These) being too widely scattered, there is (now) made from them, as a collection for the most part of very essential (matter)”.
Note: Agniveśa has been Tibetanized as Me-bźin-’jug “he who enters like fire” (thus also Mahāvyutpatti 3471). This translation presupposes for Agniveśa the etymology “he whose entrance is like that of fire” (as against PW I 34 “he who has a fire-temple”), by which a Brahmin must be understood; cf. Vasiṣṭha’s Dharmaśāstra XI 13 [~Kaṭha-Upaniṣad 1.7]: vaiśvānaraḥ praviśaty atithir brāhmaṇo gṛham [gṛhān] “as fire enters a Brahmin guest the house [the houses]”.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Agniveśa (अग्निवेश).—[agnerveśa iva] Name of an ancient medical authority (caraka).
Derivable forms: agniveśaḥ (अग्निवेशः).
Agniveśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and veśa (वेश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agniveśa (अग्निवेश).—m. a proper name, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 1, 3.
Agniveśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and veśa (वेश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Agniveśa (अग्निवेश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted as a medical authority by Vāgbhaṭa Oxf. 303^b, by Miśrabhāva Oxf. 310^a, by Rudrabhaṭṭa Oxf. 317^b, by Tīsaṭa Oxf. 358^a: Añjananidāna (med.). Nidānasthāna (med.). Rāmacandracaritrasāra. Rāmāyaṇarahasya. Rāmāyaṇasāra or Śataśloki Rāmāyaṇa.
2) Agniveśa (अग्निवेश):—Carakasaṃhitāṭīkā. Sb. 284.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Agniveśa (अग्निवेश):—[=agni-veśa] [from agni] m. Name of an ancient medical authority
2) [v.s. ...] also of other persons.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agniveśa (अग्निवेश):—[bahuvrihi compound] m.
(-śaḥ) Name of one of the oldest medi-cal authorities in India. He is called also Hutāśaveśa and Bhadrakāpya. E. agni and veśa.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 10 - The Pupils of Atreya < [Part 1 - The History of Medicine in India]
Chapter 5 - The Story of Agnivesha < [Part 1 - The History of Medicine in India]
Chapter 8 - Caraka Samhita—A Redacted Treatise < [Part 1 - The History of Medicine in India]
Charaka Samhita (English translation) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 22 - Lightening (langhana) and Roborant (brimhana) Therapies < [Sutrasthana (Sutra Sthana) — General Principles]
Chapter 3 - The Measure of Depopulation through Epidemics (uddhvamsa-vimana) < [Vimanasthana (Vimana Sthana) — Section on Measure]
Chapter 7 - The Enumeration of the Parts of the Body (sharira-sankhya) < [Sharirasthana (Sharira Sthana) — Section on Human Embodiment]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CXLI < [Sambhava Parva]
Section CXXXI < [Sambhava Parva]
Section CXXXIII < [Sambhava Parva]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 220 - Importance of Gajacchāyā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 106 - Greatness of the Vanished Tīrthas < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 14 - Did Logic Originate in the Discussions of Āyurveda Physicians < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 18 - Āyurveda Literature < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
Part 1 - Āyurveda and the Atharva-veda < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]