Ashtapariksha, Ashtan-pariksha, Aṣṭaparīkṣā: 2 definitions


Ashtapariksha 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 term Aṣṭaparīkṣā can be transliterated into English as Astapariksa or Ashtapariksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Ashtapariksha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)

Aṣṭaparīkṣā (अष्टपरीक्षा) is a small work on medicine giving the details of the eight-fold method of diagnosing a disease (parīkṣā). It also deals with the seasonal effects of tridoṣas—The work is mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts [e.g., the Aṣṭaparīkṣā] and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.

Source book references:

Bom. Univ. [Devasthali, G.V.] — 187 BMC. 11.13, 11 Dn.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Tessitori Collection I (yoga)

Aṣṭaparīkṣā (अष्टपरीक्षा) is the name of a work by Gorakhnāth classified as Medieval Hindi literature.—The Aṣṭaparīkṣā (in Sanskrit) is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—There are eight tests, each defined with four terms, hence the alternate titles. the ms. and the edition also differ slightly in the sequence of the eight ‘tests’: gyāna, vicāra, bameka, saṃtoṣa, nirabala, sahaja, sīla, suṃni (ed.). The terms defining sahaja in the manuscript are those defining nirabala (corresponding heading here nivira) in edition. In edition the poem finishes with a verse stating that this ‘eight-fold Yoga test is a defining mark of bhakti’.

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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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