Rajayakshma, Rajan-yakshma, Rājayakṣma, Rājayakṣmā: 9 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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)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: 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.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
rājayakṣmā (राजयक्ष्मा).—m S Pulmonary consumption.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: 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) Śi.2.96; (for explanation of the word see Malli. thereon, as well as on Śi. 13.29).
Derivable forms: rājayakṣmaḥ (राजयक्ष्मः).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])
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Rajayakshman.
Ends with: Palatha Rajayakshma.
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The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CLII - The Nidanam of pulmonary consumption < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter XLVI - Adoration of the deity presiding over homesteads (Vastu) < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter CXLIX - The Nidanam of Cough < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XLI - Symptoms and Treatment of Phthisis (Shosha) < [Canto III - Kaya-chikitsa-tantra (internal medicine)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)