Ramanujacarya, Rāmānujācārya: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Ramanujacarya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ramanujacharya.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Ramanujacarya in Ayurveda glossary
Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Rāmānujācārya (रामानुजाचार्य) is the author of a commentary on the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā: one of the three great works of Vāgbhaṭa.—The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā consists only of verses. The eight-fold division is observed in the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā too, though not as strictly as in the Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha. Numerous commentaries on the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā [viz., Rāmānujācārya’s commentary (in Telugu)], many of them unedited so far, can be traced in manuscripts, catalogues, publishers’ lists, etc.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Rāmānujācārya (रामानुजाचार्य) refers to “Ācārya of the Śrī sampradāya and propounder of qualified monism (viśiṣṭādvaita-vāda) which states that although all of the energies of God are one, each maintain its speciality (vaiśiṣṭya)”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

(Śrī) Rāmānujācārya; Another name for (Śrī) Ramanuja (a theologian, philosopher, and scriptural exegete).

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