Guhashaya, Guhāśaya, Guha-shaya, Guhāsaya, Guha-asaya: 7 definitions


Guhashaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Guhāśaya can be transliterated into English as Guhasaya or Guhashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Animals such as

  • the lion,
  • tiger,
  • wolf,
  • hyena,
  • arboreal leopard (Vriksha-dipi),
  • cat,
  • jackal,
  • bear,
  • and Mriga(-ervaruka?) (a jackal-shaped, deer-eating species of tiger)

belong to the group of the Guhāśayas (cave-dwelling mammals).

The flesh of animals belonging to this family is sweet, heavy, demulcent and strength-giving. It subdues the deranged Vāyu. It is heat-making in its potency, and proves beneficial in diseases affecting the eyes and anus.

The Guhāśaya is a sub-group of the Jāṅghala group (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guhāśaya (गुहाशय).—

1) a mouse.

2) a tiger or lion.

3) the Supreme soul.

Derivable forms: guhāśayaḥ (गुहाशयः).

Guhāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guhā and śaya (शय).

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

Guhāśaya (गुहाशय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A tiger. 2. Any animal or man living in caverns. 3. A name of Vishnu. E. guhā a cave, and āśaya abode.

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

Guhāśaya (गुहाशय).—I. adj. 1. reposing in the heart, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 28, 19. 2. haunting caves, [Suśruta] 1, 200, 7. Ii. m. 1. a tiger. 2. Viṣṇu.

Guhāśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guhā and śaya (शय).

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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. 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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Guhāsaya refers to: hiding in the heart; or the shelter of the heart A.IV, 98 (maccupāso+); J.V, 367 (id.); Dh.37 (cittaṃ; see DhA.I, 304). (Page 253)

Note: guhāsaya is a Pali compound consisting of the words guhā and āsaya.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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