Rajayakshma, Rajan-yakshma, Rājayakṣma, Rājayakṣmā: 12 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Rajayakshma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 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)

[«previous next»] — Rajayakshma in Ayurveda glossary
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.

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Rajayakshma in Rasashastra glossary
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)”.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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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) Śi.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])

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म):—, später yakṣman m. eine best. lebensgefährliche Krankheit; bei Spätern Lungenschwindsucht (ein Wortspiel leitet die Benennung vom Mond ab) [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 463.] [Halāyudha 2, 447.] [Ṛgveda 1, 161, 1.] [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 11, 3, 39. 12, 5, 22.] [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 2, 3, 5, 2.] [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 13.] [Kāṭhaka-Recension 11, 3. 27, 3.] rājñaścandramaso yasmādabhūdeṣa kilāmayaḥ . tasmāttaṃ rājayakṣmeti kecidāhurmanīṣiṇaḥ .. [Suśruta.2,445,7. 20. 506,21.] [Harivaṃśa 1358. 1360.] [Śiśupālavadha.2,96.] [Oxforder Handschriften 305,b,33. 306,b,24. 312,b,22. 316,a, No. 751. 357,a, No. 849. fg.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 955. 967. 975. fgg.] rājayakṣmanāman m. Bez. eines best. allegorisch-mythischen Wesens, dem auf dem Baugrund eines Hauses eines best. Stelle zugewiesen wird, [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 53, 47.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Rājayakṣma (राजयक्ष्म):—und yakṣman m.

1) eine best. lebensgefährliche Krankheit ; bei Späteren Lungenschwindsucht.

2) yakṣman Nomen proprium eines Genus [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,652,7.655,4.] Auch yakṣmanāman.

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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 (even English!). 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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