Kalyanakaghrita, Kalyāṇakaghṛta, Kalyanaka-ghrita: 2 definitions


Kalyanakaghrita 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 Kalyāṇakaghṛta can be transliterated into English as Kalyanakaghrta or Kalyanakaghrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Kalyāṇakaghṛta refers to a medicinal recipe mentioned in the Ghṛtakhaṇḍa (verse 5.1) of the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Ghṛtakhaṇḍa [mentioning kalyāṇakaghṛta] refers to recipes based on medicated ghees (ghṛta), which are also administered as rejuvenators besides as curative medicine. They treat patients suffering from conditions such as seizure, fever, different skin diseases, lack of semen, lack of remembrance, etc.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Kalyāṇakaghṛta (कल्याणकघृत):—[=kalyāṇaka-ghṛta] [from kalyāṇaka > kalya] n. a kind of clarified butter, [Suśruta]

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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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