Pindasveda, aka: Piṇḍasveda, Pinda-sveda; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Piṇḍasveda (or Navara-kiẓi) is one of the most important of the special forms of treatment in vogue in Kerala. It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally, in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag.

Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: Memoirs of Vaidyas (3)
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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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Piṇḍasveda (पिण्डस्वेद).—a hot poultice.

Derivable forms: piṇḍasvedaḥ (पिण्डस्वेदः).

Piṇḍasveda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṇḍa and sveda (स्वेद).

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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