Kurcashiras, Kūrcaśiras, Kurca-shiras: 6 definitions

Introduction:

Kurcashiras 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 Kūrcaśiras can be transliterated into English as Kurcasiras or Kurcashiras, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kurchashiras.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Kurcashiras in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kūrcaśiras (कूर्चशिरस्) is the name of a specific marma (vital points) of the human body, according to the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya-saṃhitā. When affected severely, these marmas causes death. The commonly accepted number of marmas in the human body, as described in the Suśruta-saṃhita, is 107 divided into 5 categories: the muscular, vascular, ligament, bone and joints.

The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya-saṃhitā by Vāgbhaṭa is a classical Sanskrit treatise dealing with Āyurveda dating from the 6th-century. Together with the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhita, it is considered one of the three main Indian medical classics

Ayurveda book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of kurcashiras or kurcasiras in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kurcashiras in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kūrcaśiras (कूर्चशिरस्).—n. the upper part of the palm of the hand and foot.

Kūrcaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kūrca and śiras (शिरस्).

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

Kūrcaśiras (कूर्चशिरस्).—n. the upper part of the palm and ball of the foot, [Suśruta] 1, 345, 9.

Kūrcaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kūrca and śiras (शिरस्).

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

Kūrcaśiras (कूर्चशिरस्):—[=kūrca-śiras] [from kūrca] n. the upper part of the palm of the hand and foot, [Suśruta]

[Sanskrit to German]

Kurcashiras in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of kurcashiras or kurcasiras in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: