Bhutavidya, Bhūtavidyā, Bhuta-vidya: 8 definitions


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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Google Books: Cultural Leaders of India - Scientists (Ayurveda)

Bhūtavidyā (भूतविद्या) or Grahacikitsā refers to “psychiatry” and represents one of the eight divisions (aṣṭāṅga) of Āyurveda as divided by Dhanvantari.—Accordingly, Dhanvantari became a pupil of sage Bhāradvāja who taught him Āyurveda and Bheṣakriyā. Later, Dhanvantari is stated to have divided the entire range of Āyurveda into eight divisions (the Aṣṭāṅgas), each division representing a speciality. These specialities are [viz., 3. Bhūtavidyā or Grahacikitsā (psychiatry), ...]. In his turn, he is stated to have imparted the knowledge of these specialities to his pupils.

Source: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)

Bhūtavidyā (भूतविद्या) refers to one of the eight topics (aṣṭāṅga) dealt with in the .—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 and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries. Bhūtavidyā-adhikāra and other topics from the Parahitasaṃhitā deal with medicine in many sections (kāṇḍas) comprising the eight topics (aṣṭāṅga) of Vāgbhaṭa’s 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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[«previous next»] — Bhutavidya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhūtavidyā (भूतविद्या).—demonology (bhūtavidyā); Ch. Up.7.1.2.

Bhūtavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and vidyā (विद्या). See also (synonyms): bhūtavijñāna.

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

Bhūtavidyā (भूतविद्या).—n.

(-dyā) Demonology.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhūtavidyā (भूतविद्या).—[feminine] the knowledge of (evil) beings.

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

Bhūtavidyā (भूतविद्या):—[=bhūta-vidyā] [from bhūta > bhū] f. = -vijñāna, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; 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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