Dridhabala, Dṛḍhabala: 6 definitions


Dridhabala 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 Dṛḍhabala can be transliterated into English as Drdhabala or Dridhabala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: archive.org: The Caraka Saṃhitā Expounded by the Worshipful Ātreya Punarvasu

Dṛḍhabala (दृढबल) refers to the redactor of the Carakasaṃhitā and was a native of Pañcanadapura (Pancanada-pura).—It is this Kashmirian Pancanada which probably was the home of Dridhabala. This theory is supported by the fact that the early commentators Cakrapanidatta and Vijayaraksita often refer to the Kashmirian recession (Kashmira Pātha) when commenting, on passages of the earlier portion of the treatise.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Dṛḍhabala (दृढबल).—name of a king: Samādhirājasūtra p. 16 line 14; probably read so also Samādhirājasūtra p. 66, line 27, where text Dṛḍhavaro, of another king, father of a previous incarna- tion of Śākyamuni.The first part of p. 60 line 30 corruptly refers to the same person; read dṛḍhabalo (or m.c. dṛḍhā- balo) nāma pitāsya bhūṣi?

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Dṛḍhabala (दृढबल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a medical author. Quoted by Vācaspati Oxf. 314^b.

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

Dṛḍhabala (दृढबल):—[=dṛḍha-bala] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. ‘of firm strength’, Name of a medical author.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dridhabala in German

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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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