Ayurvedaprakasha, Āyurvedaprakāśa, Ayurveda-prakasha: 3 definitions



Ayurvedaprakasha 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 Āyurvedaprakāśa can be transliterated into English as Ayurvedaprakasa or Ayurvedaprakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: eScholarship: Gāruḍa Medicine

Āyurvedaprakāśa (आयुर्वेदप्रकाश).—The Āyurvedaprakāśa of Mādhava, dating to the second half of the seventeenth century, is “a comprehensive treatise on alchemy in the service of medicine”. Its fourteenth and final chapter is entitled “chapter on mastering poisons and upaviṣas”. It provides an account of the origin of poison from churning the ocean. Subsequently several texts are quoted on various subjects such as alchemical uses of poison.

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Indian National Science Academy: Annual Report 2015-16 (rasashastra)

Āyurvedaprakāśa (आयुर्वेदप्रकाश) is an exclusive text on Rasaśāstra the pharmaceutical wing of Ayurveda that concentrates on preparation of herbo-mineral medicaments, written in 17th Century AD by Mādhava Upādhyaya, a resident of Sourāstra (Gujarat). The book is considered to be one of the practical and authoritative books of Rasaśāstra. The text contains six chapters with total of 1693 verses. The first chapter alone contains 597 verses. The first 200 verses of first chapter relating to the importance of the text, importance of mercury, it’s various methods of purification and special processes called saṃskaras to make it therapeutically efficacious have been translated.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Āyurvedaprakāśa (आयुर्वेदप्रकाश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. Rādh. 44. Oudh. Xv, 140.
—by Mādhava Upādhyāya. Io. 1703. K. 218. Kāṭm. 14. Bhr. 364.
—by Vāmana. Np. Vii, 44.
—by Suśruta q.v. Āyurvedaprakāśe Kāmaśāstra. Np. Vii, 44.

2) Āyurvedaprakāśa (आयुर्वेदप्रकाश):—by Mādhava. add Sb. 290.

3) Āyurvedaprakāśa (आयुर्वेदप्रकाश):—med. by Mādhava. Bl. 228. Io. 1703 ([fragmentary]). 2478 ([fragmentary]). Stein 181.

4) Āyurvedaprakāśa (आयुर्वेदप्रकाश):—by Mādhava Upādhyāya. Ulwar 1619.

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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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