Andhatamasa, Andha-tamasa, Andhatāmasa, Amdhatamasa: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Andhatamasa in Ayurveda glossary

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Andhatamasa (अन्धतमस) refers to “darkness”, as described in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—According to the Kaśyapasaṃhita verse V.63, “Adorned with atripañcaka and the syllables with the sound of bindu, the goddess extirpates the Kālakūṭa poison just as the rising sun at dawn destroys darkness (andhatamasa) at dawn [bhānurandhatamasaṃ yathoṣasi]”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Andhatamasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Andhatamasa (अन्धतमस).—(P.V.4. 79.)

Derivable forms: andhatamasam (अन्धतमसम्).

Andhatamasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms andha and tamasa (तमस).

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Andhatāmasa (अन्धतामस).—deep or complete darkness; लोकमन्धतमसात्क्रमोदितौ (lokamandhatamasātkramoditau) R.11.24; अन्धतमसमिव प्रविशामि (andhatamasamiva praviśāmi) Uttararāmacarita 7 the gloom of hell; प्रध्वंसितान्धतमसस्तत्रोदाहरणं रविः (pradhvaṃsitāndhatamasastatrodāharaṇaṃ raviḥ) Śiśupālavadha 2.33.

- night.

Derivable forms: andhatāmasam (अन्धतामसम्).

Andhatāmasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms andha and tāmasa (तामस). See also (synonyms): andhandhātamasa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhatamasa (अन्धतमस).—n.

(-saṃ) Great darkness. E. andha to make blind, and tamasa darkness: also written andhatāmasaṃ, a being made long.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Andhatamasa (अन्धतमस):—[=andha-tamasa] [from andha > andh] n. great, thick, or intense darkness, [Pāṇini 5-4, 79; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) Andhatāmasa (अन्धतामस):—[=andha-tāmasa] [from andha > andh] n. = -tamasa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhatamasa (अन्धतमस):—[karmadharaya compound] n.

(-sam) Great darkness; lit. and figur.; e. g. praviśati ca (scil. manaḥ) mohāndhatamasam. See also andhatāmasa and andhātamasa. E. andha and tamas, samās. aff. ac.

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Andhatāmasa (अन्धतामस):—[karmadharaya compound] n.

(-sam) Great darkness. See andhatamasa. E. andha and tāmasa.

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Andhātamasa (अन्धातमस):—[karmadharaya compound] n.

(-sam) Great darkness. Comp. andhatamasa and andhatāmasa. [On this word a comm. observes: anyeṣāmapīti dīrghatvendhātamasamapīti śākaṭāyanīyā vṛttiriti nandiśabarasvāmimukuṭādayaḥ.] E. andha and tamasa with the lengthening of the middle a.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Andhatamasa (अन्धतमस):—[andha-tamasa] (saṃ) n. Great darkness.

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Andhatamasa in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Andhatamasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aṃdhatamasa (ಅಂಧತಮಸ):—

1) [noun] the state of being pitch dark; blinding darkness.

2) [noun] want of knowledge; ignorance; spiritual ignorance.

3) [noun] (myth.) a division of the second of the twenty one hells.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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