Netrakshaya, Netrakṣaya, Netra-kshaya: 1 definition



Netrakshaya 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 Netrakṣaya can be transliterated into English as Netraksaya or Netrakshaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: A History of Indian Philosophy

Netrakṣaya (नेत्रक्षय, “netra-mala deficiency”).—The Sanskrit name for one of the eighteen types of bodily defiencies (kṣaya), as described by Vāgbhaṭa (6th-century). He was the auther of both the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha and the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā, both classics in Āyurveda literature. Netrakṣaya refers to the deficiency of the excrement (mala) of the eyes. Symptoms and signs include pain.

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