Ashadhara, Āśādhara: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Āśādhara can be transliterated into English as Asadhara or Ashadhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Ashadhara in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Āśādhara (आशाधर) (1178-1243 C.E.), the famous Jain author also contributed to Sanskrit prosody through his text entitled Vṛttaprakāśa. He belongs to Sapādalakṣa country where Śākambharī is situated. He was born to Sallakṣaṇa and Śrītatnī at the fort town called Maṇḍalakara in the Vyāghreravāla Vaiśya family. When Sapādalakṣa was occupied by Mlecchas (Shahhabuddin Ghori), he came to Dhārā in Malwa where he studied under one Mahāvīra. He was patronized by Arjuna Varman, king of Malwa and his successors,. Later he also settled at Nalakacchapura in the territory of Malwa.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Ashadhara in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Āśādhara (आशाधर) is the author of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayoddyota or Uddyota: a commentary on the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā: one of the three great works of Vāgbhaṭa.—The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā consists only of verses. The eight-fold division is observed in the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā too, though not as strictly as in the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha. Numerous commentaries on the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā [viz., Āśādhara’s Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayoddyota], many of them unedited so far, can be traced in manuscripts, catalogues, publishers’ lists, etc.

The Jaina teacher Āśādhara (the son of Sallakṣaṇa and father of Chāhaḍa) lived about 1236 A.D., and is said to have written, besides the Uddyota, 17 more books, not all of which, however, are likely to be his. According to a valuable eulogy attached to his Dharmāmṛta, he hailed from Sapādalakṣaya (the vicinity of Jaipur) and, as his country was overrun by a barbarian king, fled to Mālava, taking refuge at Dhārā, where he was enthusiastically received by Bilhaṇa, the chief minister of King Vijayavarman.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashadhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Āśādhara (आशाधर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—of the Vyāghreravāla vaṃśa, a Jaina author, son of Sallakṣaṇa, father of Chāhaḍa. His Triṣaṣṭismṛtiśāstra is dated in 1236: Advaitaviveka. P. 12. Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayoddyota. Kāvyālaṃkāraṭīkā. Peters. 2, 85. Kuvalayānandakārikāṭīkā. Grahagaṇita jy. B. 4, 124. Kovidānanda. Quoted in Triveṇikā. Triveṇikā or Śabdatriveṇikā. This last work as well as the Advaitaviveka and the Kovidānanda belong most likely to a later Āśādhara, as in the Triveṇikā not only Mallinātha but also the Siddhānatakaumudī are mentioned.

2) Āśādhara (आशाधर):—the author of the Kuvalayāndakārikāṭīkā was a son of Rāmajī and pupil of Dharaṇīdhara. Bl. 141. Io. 2185. The same is the author of Kovidānanda and its
—[commentary] Kādambinī. Bl. 140.

3) Āśādhara (आशाधर):—son of Rihluka (Bohittha), son of Vatsa, son of Viṣṇu, son of Bhānu: Grahajñāna. Grahagaṇita.

4) Āśādhara (आशाधर):—Saṃskṛtamālā.

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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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