Asthapana, Āsthāpana: 4 definitions

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Asthapana 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Āsthāpana (आस्थापन, “non-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. More specifically, it refers to any non-oily enema (an injection of liquid to motivate evacuation). The literal translation of Āsthāpana corresponds to “causing to stay or remain” or “placing, fixing”. It is composed of the prefix Ā and sthāpana (“maintaining, causing to stand”).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āsthāpana (आस्थापन).—

1) Placing, fixing, causing to stay or remain.

2) A strengthening remedy.

3) An enema of oil or ghee.

Derivable forms: āsthāpanam (आस्थापनम्).

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

Āsthāpana (आस्थापन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Placing, fixing, causing to stay or remain. 2. An enema of oil, ghee, &c. E. āṅ before sthā to stay, causal form. lyuṭ aff.

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

1) Āsthāpana (आस्थापन):—[=ā-sthāpana] [from ā-sthā] n. placing, fixing, causing to stay or remain

2) [v.s. ...] a strengthening remedy

3) [v.s. ...] an enema of oil, ghee, etc., [Suśruta]

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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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