Divyaushadhi, aka: Divyauṣadhi, Divya-aushadhi, Divyshadhi, Divyṣadhi, Divya-oshadhi; 4 Definition(s)
Divyaushadhi 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 terms Divyauṣadhi and Divyṣadhi can be transliterated into English as Divyausadhi or Divyaushadhi or Divysadhi or Divyshadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Divyauṣadhi (दिव्यौषधि).—A son of Uttama Manu.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 39.
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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Divyauṣadhi (दिव्यौषधि):—These are sixty four in numbers and considered best for Rasa-Bandhana-karma. The names of Divyauṣadhis are:
These sixty four powerful drugs are known as Divyauṣadhis. Of these the juice of even single drug may prove helpful in doing the bandhana (solidfication) of Rasa (mercury). What to say that if and when two, three or more drugs are mixed together and the mercury treated with these drugs (made baddha) may become useful in destroying jara–(ageing process/old age) and dāridrya (poverty).
These have been described with their characteristics by Śrī Somadeva.Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 9
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Divyauṣadhi (दिव्यौषधि):—Sanskrit word which means “heavenly medicinal plants”.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Divyṣadhi (दिव्य्षधि).—f. a herb of great supernatural efficacy, i. e. curing snake-poison; हिमवति दिव्यौषधयः (himavati divyauṣadhayaḥ) Mu.1.23.
Derivable forms: divyṣadhiḥ (दिव्य्षधिः).
Divyṣadhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms divya and oṣadhi (ओषधि).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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