Rajayakshma, Rajan-yakshma, Rājayakṣma, Rājayakṣmā: 16 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Rājayakṣma and Rājayakṣmā can be transliterated into English as Rajayaksma or Rajayakshma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म).—Smitten by this, Soma was relieved by his father, Atri.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 65. 46-8.

2) Rājayakṣmā (राजयक्ष्मा).—To be worshipped in house-building.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 253. 30, 42; 268. 23.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म) refers to “phthisis” or “consumption” according to the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2). Accordingly, “this disease (rajayakshma) is due to waste, caused by an excess of loss of semen, grief, senility, physical exercise, diseases affecting the belly, carbuncles or boils, suppression of calls of nature, rupture or wound in the lungs, and fool-hardiness. In this disease, the passages through which the chyle passes, are blocked by the three dosas, dominated by phlegm, with the result that the dhatus or the constituent parts of the body undergo waste (sometimes slowly and sometimes rapidly)”.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Google Books: Ṣoḍaśāṅgahṛdayam: Essentials of Ayurveda

Rājayakṣmā (राजयक्ष्मा, “consumption”) is produced by tridoṣa vitiated by suppression of urges, loss of dhātus, excessive exertion and irregular diet. In this vāta produces hoarseness of voice, contraction and pain in chest and shoulder; pitta gives rise to burning sensation, fever, diarrhoea and haemorrhage and kapha contributes to heaviness in head, anorexia, cough and choking of throat. Thus all these symptoms collectively characterize rājayakṣmā.

Source: archive.org: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)

Rājayakṣmā (राजयक्ष्मा) refers to “phthisis” and is one of the various diseases dealt with in the Dhanvantarīyapathyāpathya, as is mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.—The Dhanvantarīyapathyāpathya deals with the treatment of various diseases [e.g., Rājayakṣmā]. The word pathyāpathya classifies those elements as either beneficial or hurtful in disease.

Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Rājayakṣmā (राजयक्ष्मा) refers to “tuberculosis” (an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis). Medicinal formulations in the management of this condition include 49 references of Vatsanābha usages. Guṭikā is maximum (28) dosage form in the management of Rājayakṣmā. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Google books: Genesis and Development of Tantra

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म) refers to “(concord) against consumption” and represents one of the various objectives expected of the Kāmyeṣṭis (“Vedic rituals following the basic pattern of the new and full-moon sacrifice”).—There is a certain group of Vedic rituals which are referred to as “kāmya”. Those which are performed following the basic pattern of the new and full-moon sacrifice are called kāmyeṣṭi. [...] According to the analysis of W. Caland, the objectives expected of the kāmyeṣṭis are: [e.g., (concord) against consumption (rājayakṣma)] [...], etc. (Cf. Caland 1908: VI–VII). Although Vedic rituals were a reliable way for the people of ancient India to fulfill their objectives, Tantric rites too claim to bring about the attainment of wishes.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म, “royal sickness”) is mentioned in the Rigveda and several times later on. Zimmer identifies it with consumption: this identification seems certain, being supported by the later view of the disease. Bloomfield suggests “king’s evil”, or syphilis, as the sense, but this is not probable.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajayakshma in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

rājayakṣmā (राजयक्ष्मा).—m S Pulmonary consumption.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म).—m. 'consumption of the moon', pulmonary consumption, consumption in general; राजयक्ष्मपरिहानिराययौ कामयानसमवस्थया तुलाम् (rājayakṣmaparihānirāyayau kāmayānasamavasthayā tulām) R.19.5; राजयक्ष्मेव रोगाणां समूहः स महीभृताम् (rājayakṣmeva rogāṇāṃ samūhaḥ sa mahībhṛtām) Śiśupālavadha 2.96; (for explanation of the word see Malli. thereon, as well as on Śi. 13.29).

Derivable forms: rājayakṣmaḥ (राजयक्ष्मः).

Rājayakṣma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and yakṣma (यक्ष्म). See also (synonyms): rājayakṣman.

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

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म).—m. the same.

Rājayakṣma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rājan and yakṣma (यक्ष्म).

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

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म).—[masculine] a kind of disease.

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

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म):—[=rāja-yakṣma] [from rāja > rāj] m. a [particular] kind of dangerous disease (later ‘pulmonary consumption, a trophy’), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (-yakṣman, also ‘Name of a divine being’ [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi])

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Rajayakshma in German

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rajayakshma in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Rājayakṣma (ರಾಜಯಕ್ಷ್ಮ):—[noun] a kind of highly infectious disease of lungs; a dangerous pulmonary consumption.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Tamil dictionary

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Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Rājayakṣmā (ராஜயக்ஷ்மா) [rāja-yakṣmā] noun < idem. + yakṣmā. See ராஜநோய். [rajanoy.]

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