Catuhstambha, Catuḥstambha: 1 definition

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Catuhstambha 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chatuhstambha.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Catuḥstambha (चतुःस्तम्भ) refers to “four pillars” (supporting a plant), as prescribed by certain bio-organical recipes for plant mutagenesis, such as dwarfing a plant, according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “A plant grown in a pit supported with four pillars (catuḥstaṃbha) [catustaṃbhakṛtālaṃvo] erected close to the root, carefully sprinkled with milk grows into a dwarf variety”.

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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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