Ashtangasamgraha, Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha, Aṣṭāṅgasaṅgraha, Ashtanga-samgraha, Ashtanga-sangraha, Ashtangasangraha: 3 definitions

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Ashtangasamgraha 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 terms Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha and Aṣṭāṅgasaṅgraha can be transliterated into English as Astangasamgraha or Ashtangasamgraha or Astangasangraha or Ashtangasangraha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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

Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha (अष्टाङ्गसंग्रह) (“compendium of the octopartite (science)”) refers to one of the three great works of Vāgbhaṭa.—The Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha is the only work in which the traditional division of medicine into eight parts is fully implemented. The mixture in the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha of prose and verse reminds one of Caraka and Suśruta, while the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā consists only of verses.

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha (अष्टाङ्गसंग्रह) and Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya are considered later treatises as compared to the early Saṃhitas. Vāgbhaṭa, the author of these two texts lived on 5th century CE. The author first wrote Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha which is a compendium of eight different sections of treatment which are śalya, śālākya, kāya, bhūta, agada, kaumārabhṛtya, rasāyana and vājīkaraṇa. Though the earlier texts on Ayurveda have discussed these topics, they are not presented in a systematic or in a comprehensive manner. Vāgbhaṭa compiled the earlier conceptions and presented the subject very systematically in the text, Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha. He felt that the text has become a voluminous text which is unapproachable for the beginners and wrote another one which is the summary of the former text. The new work is known as Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya.

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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

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha (अष्टाङ्गसंग्रह) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. Quoted by Aruṇadatta.

2) Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha (अष्टाङ्गसंग्रह):—med. by Vṛddha-Vāgbhaṭa. Bl. 222-227.

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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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