Pishacavat, Pishaca-vat, Piśācavat: 1 definition

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Pishacavat 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 Piśācavat can be transliterated into English as Pisacavat or Pishacavat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pishachavat.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Piśācavat (पिशाचवत्) refers to “having the demeanour of a Piśāca” and is a symptom of a snake-bite caused by the Piśācamaṇḍalī-snakes, according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—[Cf. asambaddhaṃ vaco'lpaṃ ca dāhaś ceṣṭā piśācavat ]

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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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