Rudramsha, Rudra-amsha, Rudrāṃśa: 3 definitions


Rudramsha 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 Rudrāṃśa can be transliterated into English as Rudramsa or Rudramsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Rudramsha in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Rudrāṃśa (रुद्रांश):—1 / 11 th portion of price of medicine

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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)

[«previous next»] — Rudramsha in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Rudrāṃśa (रुद्रांश) refers to a “devotee of Rudra”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.5cd-6, while describing the purification process of the initiand]—“[...] All this is to be done with sacrificial offerings into fire with the root mantra, three, etc., times. The penance should have a homa of one-hundred offerings. At the end of that, he should then meditate on the achievement of becoming twice-born and [his place as a] devotee of Rudra (rudrāṃśa-āpatti). [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rudramsha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Rudrāṃśa (रुद्रांश) refers to a “a part of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.15 (“The birth of Jalandhara and his marriage”).—Accordingly, as Bṛhaspati said to the Gods: “O gods, run away, all of you. There is no trace of the great mountain Droṇa. Certainly it has been destroyed by the Asura, the son of the ocean. Jalandhara is a great Asura. He cannot be conquered since he is born of a part of Śiva (rudrāṃśa-saṃbhava). He will pound all the gods. His power has been understood by me as he is self-born. O gods, all of you remember the act of offence to Śiva perpetrated by Indra”.

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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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