Ayushman, Āyuṣmān: 4 definitions


Ayushman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Āyuṣmān can be transliterated into English as Ayusman or Ayushman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āyuṣmān (आयुष्मान्).—Kaśyapa, son of Marīci, got two sons, Hiraṇyākṣa and Hiraṇyakaśipu and a daughter Siṃhikā, of his wife Diti. Siṃhikā became the wife of Vipracitti. Of her were born the celebrated asuras, Saiṃhikeyas, of which Rāhu was one. Hiraṇyakaśipu had four brave sons, Anuvrāta, Vrāta, Prahlāda and Saṃhrāda. Of these Vrāta got a son Vrata, Saṃhrāda got Āyuṣmān, Śibi, and Bāṣkala and Prahlāda got a son, Virocana. Mahābali was the son of Virocana. (Chapter 19, Agni Purāṇa).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Āyuṣmān (आयुष्मान्) is another name for Jīvaka, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Microstylis wallichii Lindl., which is a synonym of Crepidium acuminatum (D.Don) Szlach. from the Orchidaceae or “orchid” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.11-13 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Āyuṣmān and Jīvaka, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āyuṣmān (आयुष्मान्).—a S (ṣmān-ṣmatī-ṣmat m f n) Long-lived. 2 Living.

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āyuṣmān (आयुष्मान्).—m S The third of the twenty-seven yōga.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āyuṣmān (ಆಯುಷ್ಮಾನ್):—

1) [noun] = ಆಯುಷ್ಮಂತ [ayushmamta].

2) [noun] (astrol.) one of twenty seven combinations of stars that occur every month.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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