Dashtakarana, Daṣṭakāraṇa, Dashta-karana: 1 definition

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Dashtakarana 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 Daṣṭakāraṇa can be transliterated into English as Dastakarana or Dashtakarana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Daṣṭakāraṇa (दष्टकारण) [=daṣṭasya kāraṇaṃ] refers to the “cause” or “reasons” (of snake-bites), as taught in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The Kāśyapasaṃhitā cites eight reasons that cause snake-bites (daṣṭakāraṇa) which are—fear, intoxication, hunger, attack, pride, lack of dwelling, previous enmity and fate.

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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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