Jvara; 8 Definition(s)


Jvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Jvara (ज्वर) refers to “fever”. Medicinal formulations in the management of this condition include 382 references of Vatsanābha usages. Guṭikā is maximum (288) dosage form in the management of Jvara. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Jvara (ज्वर) refers to “fever” and represents a type of Ādhyātmika pain of the bodily (śārīra) type, according to the Viṣṇu-purāṇa 6.5.1-6. Accordingly, “the wise man having investigated the three kinds of worldly pain, or mental and bodily affliction and the like, and having acquired true wisdom, and detachment from human objects, obtains final dissolution.”

Ādhyātmika and its subdivisions (eg., jvara) represents one of the three types of worldly pain (the other two being ādhibhautika and ādhidaivika) and correspond to three kinds of affliction described in the Sāṃkhyakārikā.

The Viṣṇupurāṇa is one of the eighteen Mahāpurāṇas which, according to tradition was composed of over 23,000 metrical verses dating from at least the 1st-millennium BCE. There are six chapters (aṃśas) containing typical puranic literature but the contents primarily revolve around Viṣṇu and his avatars.

Source: Wisdom Library: Viṣṇu-purāṇa

Jvara (ज्वर).—(Jvaram) (Fever). General information. A fearful being. It is stated in the Purāṇas that living beings catch fever owing to the activities of this monster. (See full article at Story of Jvara from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Jvara (ज्वर).—The effulgence of Maheśvara, as divided among created beings.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 298-305.

1b) One of the 11 Rudras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 69.

1c) 2 different kinds of, Vaiṣṇava, Māheśvara.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 33. 14-18.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Jvara (fever) is a Sanskrit term used in Ayurveda.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

jvara (ज्वर).—m (S) Fever. Upon the following words both the variety of general apprehension and the disagreement amongst physicians are so great that it has been judged advisable to insert them here, and to explain them together. Of aikāhikajvara the acceptations are 1st, Fever returning daily, quotidian; 2nd, Fever having alternate increase and remission, remittent: of dvayāhika jvara-1st, Fever having two days of intermission; 2nd, Fever having two daily exacerbations; 3d, Fever returning the second day after, i. e. having one day of intermission: of tryāhikajvara-1st, Fever returning on the third day, exclusively of the fever-day, i. e. that leaves two days free; 2nd, Fever recurring every third day, tertian; 3rd, Fever continuing three days: of cāturthikajvara-Fever returning every fourth day, quartan. Much inquiry, and amongst the learned, has discovered the above: consultation of the mādhavanidāna (a work of authority) has determined what follows. aikāhikajvara is remittent fever: dvayā0 is fever recurring the second day, the day after the intermitting day--tertian fever: tryā0 is fever recurring after two days of intermission--quartan fever: cā0 is, with full agreement of Shastra, the learned, and the people, quartan. Further, distinction is made (both by mādhavanidāna and by usus popular and learned) betwixt satatajvara & santatajvara. The former is Remittent fever; the latter, Unremitting or Continued fever. anyēdyu: m (A high word but in use.) Quotidian fever.

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jvāra (ज्वार) [or ज्वारी, jvārī].—f ( H) A plant and its grain, Holcus sorghum.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jvāra (ज्वार) [or jvārī, or ज्वारी].—f A plant and its grain, Holcus sorghum.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jvara (ज्वर).—a. [jvar bhāve tha]

1) Heated, feverish.

2) Excited, inflamed.

-raḥ 1 Fever, feverish heat (in medicine); स्वेद्यमानज्वरं प्राज्ञः कोऽम्भसा परिषिञ्चति (svedyamānajvaraṃ prājñaḥ ko'mbhasā pariṣiñcati) Śi.2.54; also used fig.; दर्पज्वरः, मदनज्वरः, मदज्वरः (darpajvaraḥ, madanajvaraḥ, madajvaraḥ) &c.

2) Fever of the soul, mental pain, affliction, distress, grief, sorrow; व्येतु ते मनसो ज्वरः (vyetu te manaso jvaraḥ) Rām.; मनसस्तदुपस्थिते ज्वरे (manasastadupasthite jvare) R.8.84; Bg.3. 3.

-rā Fever.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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