Arogya, Ārogya: 24 definitions

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Arogya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Arogy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ārogya (आरोग्य) refers to “health”, mentioned as one of the potential rewards of Śiva-worship, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.12:—“[...] those who desire magnificent buildings, beautiful ornaments, beautiful women, wealth to satiety, sons and grandsons, health (ārogya), splendid body, extraordinary status, heavenly happiness and final salvation or profound devotion to the great lord shall duly worship Śiva by virtue of their merit accumulated by them. Sure success will be his who regularly worships Śiva liṅga with great devotion. He will never be afflicted by sins”.

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Ārogya (आरोग्य) refers to “health” (i.e., “non-disease”) and is mentioned in verse 2.48 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] having one’s awareness fixed constantly on this (idea), one does not become participant in distress.—Such (is), in short, the conduct (during the day); observing (it), one attains long life, health [viz., ārogya], power, fame, and the eternal worlds”.

Note: Ārogya has been metaphrased by nad-med, both words properly signifying “non-disease”.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ārogya (आरोग्य):—Literal meaning is disease free state; health, lightness of body, efficiency of limb and that which brings about happiness. Happiness which arises from an equilibrium of the body constituents. Health is extolled as necessary for achievement of all the four objectives of life viz virtue, wealth, pleasure and Salvation (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Arogya (अरोग्य) refers to “one who is not sick”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is a Siddha: “[...] (Such a man) does not feel fear (even if) there is terrible cold or heat outside or he suffers a bad accident. He is very intelligent and his accomplishment is close at hand. He is not greedy or sick [i.e., arogya] and is forbearing. (His) urine is good and sweet smelling and (he passes) little stool. (He possesses) a serene beauty and the first sign of success in Yoga (that he displays) is its fine profundity. [??] and (instead of criticizing, he) praises the good qualities (of people) when they are out of sight”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ārogya (आरोग्य) refers to “one’s health”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the Moon (candra) should be eclipsed by Ketu she will destroy prosperity, health [i.e., ārogya] and plenty. Artisans will perish and thieves will suffer greatly. If while the moon is eclipsed, she be crossed by the fall of a meteor, that prince will die in the star of whose nativity the moon then happens to be”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Ārogya (आरोग्य) refers to “freedom from diseases”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “The King shall obtain territory, victory, wealth, a long life and freedom from diseases (ārogya). A King who regularly worships shall conquer this whole earth, with her seven divisions and her garment of seas”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Ārogya (आरोग्य) refers to “freedom from disease”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.101cd-105ab, while describing the ritual that protect the king and his kingdom]—“[...] [The Mantrin] should worship [Amṛteśa] to benefit Brahmins, cows, his own protection, and [the king’s] own people, offering abundant oblations at home on the ninth day [of the light half of the month] Mahānavamī. As said before, [this brings] long life, freedom from disease, and perfect health (āyus-ārogya-saṃpada)”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Arogya (अरोग्य) refers to “freedom from illness”, and represents one of the various signs and paranormal powers (siddhi) experienced by the Yoga practicioner, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise (presented in the form of a dialogue between Īśvara and Vāmadeva).—The last fifty-two verses of the Amanaska’s first chapter describe a temporal sequence of psychosomatic signs and paranormal powers (siddhi) brought about by absorption (laya). [...] It informs practitioners of the initial experiences they may have while immersed in absorption [e.g., Freedom from illness (arogya)], and thus provides them with some idea of their progress in the practice, [...]. On freedom from illness (arogya), Haṭhapradīpikā 1.19, 2.20; Śivasaṃhitā 5.91; Yogasāramañjarī (quoted in the Yogasārasaṅgraha p. 27); Śivayogadīpikā 1.34; Yogacūḍāmaṇyupaniṣat 99; Yogamārgaprakāśikā 3.36, etc.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Ārogya (आरोग्य) refers to “health”, according to the purification (śodhana) of the Pañcagavya (five cow products) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Compassionate Nandā, Bhadrā, Jayā, Saumyā and Kapilā, Accomplish great wealth, long life, health (āyus-ārogya) and success”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ārogya : (nt.) health.

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

Ārogya, (nt.) (abstr. fr. aroga, i.e. ā (= a2) + roga + ya) absence of illness, health D. I, 11; III, 220 (°mada), 235 (°sampadā); M. I, 451 (T. ārūgya, v. l. ārogya), 508, 509; S. II, 109; A. I, 146 (°mada); II, 143; III, 72; V, 135 sq. ; Sn. 749, 257 = Dh. 204 = J. III, 196; Nd1 160; Vism. 77 (°mada pride of health); PvA. 129, 198; Sdhp. 234. (Page 108)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ārōgya (आरोग्य).—n (S) Freedom from sickness; healthy state; health.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ārōgya (आरोग्य).—n Healthy state; health.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arogya (अरोग्य).—a. Healthy.

See also (synonyms): arogin.

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Ārogya (आरोग्य).—(अरोगस्य भावः ष्यञ् (arogasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ)] Freedom from disease, good health; लघुत्वमारोग्यमलोलुपत्वम् (laghutvamārogyamalolupatvam) Śvet.2.13.

Derivable forms: ārogyam (आरोग्यम्).

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

Ārogya (आरोग्य).—n.

(-gyaṃ) Health. E. āṅ reverse, ruj to be sick, yañ aff.

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

Ārogya (आरोग्य).—i. e. a-roga + ya, n. Health, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 15, 13.

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

Ārogya (आरोग्य).—[adjective] healthy; [neuter] health.

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

1) Arogya (अरोग्य):—[=a-rogya] [from a-roga] mfn. healthy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Ārogya (आरोग्य):—n. ([from] a-roga), freedom from disease, health, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta; Manu-smṛti; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra]

3) a particular ceremony

4) Ārogyā (आरोग्या):—[from ārogya] f. Name of Dākṣāyaṇī

5) Ārogya (आरोग्य):—mfn. healthy

6) giving health, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ārogya (आरोग्य):—[ā-rogya] (gyaṃ) 1. n. Health.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ārogya (आरोग्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ārogga, Āroya.

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Arogya 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ārogya (आरोग्य) [Also spelled arogy]:—(nm) freedom from disease, health; -[nivāsa] sanitorium; ~[prada] hygienic; salubrious; -[lābha] convalescence; •[karanā] to convalesce; ~[śālā] a sanitorium; nursing home; -[śāstra] Hygiene.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ārōgya (ಆರೋಗ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] absence of sickness or disease; sound bodily or mental condition; the condition of wholesomeness; health.

2) [noun] ಆರೋಗ್ಯವೇ ಭಾಗ್ಯ [arogyave bhagya] ārōgyavē bhāgya (saying) good health is wealth, while poor health is poverty.

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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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