Anuvasana, Anuvāsana: 10 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Anuvāsana (अनुवासन, “unctuous enema”):—One of the five pañcakarma (or ‘five measures’) which are employed for Śodhana, an Ayurvedic method for purification of the body by eliminating malas.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Anuvāsana (अनुवासन) or Anuvāsanabasti refers to “oil enema” and represents one of the five topics of the Pañcakarma section, and is dealt with in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—It describes Pañcakarma as one separate branch from Kāyacikitsā. This may be the only book which describes Pañcakarma as an independent branch. In Pañcakarma section, there is one stanza and preparation described for each Karma. [...] Two yogas for Anuvāsana Basti (oil enema) is described.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anuvāsana : (nt.) perfuming.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Anuvāsana, (nt.) (fr. anuvāseti) an oily enema, an injection Miln.353. (Page 42)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anuvāsana (अनुवासन).—

1) Perfuming or scenting (in general) with incense &c.

2) Perfuming clothes by dipping the ends.

3)naḥ also) A syringe, clyster-pipe (Mar. picakārī); an oily enema or the operation itself; असाध्यता विकाराणां स्यादेषामनुवासनात् (asādhyatā vikārāṇāṃ syādeṣāmanuvāsanāt) Suśr.; द्विधा बस्तिः परिज्ञेयो निरूहश्चानुवासनम् । कषायाद्यैर्निरूहः स्यात् स्नेहाद्यैरनुबासनम् (dvidhā bastiḥ parijñeyo nirūhaścānuvāsanam | kaṣāyādyairnirūhaḥ syāt snehādyairanubāsanam) || (anuvasati anuvāsaraṃ vā dīyate anuvasannapi na duṣyati anudivasaṃ vā dīyate iti anuvāsanaḥ)

Derivable forms: anuvāsanam (अनुवासनम्).

See also (synonyms): anuvāsa.

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

Anuvāsana (अनुवासन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Affection, attachment. 2. Perfuming the clothes, especially dipping the ends of the cloth in perfumes. 3. Perfuming, scenting in general. 4. An oily enema. 5. Administering oily enemata. E. anu after, vāsa to fumigate, and lyuṭ aff.

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

Anuvāsana (अनुवासन):—[=anu-vāsana] [from anu-vās] n. idem

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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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