Salilashrama, aka: Salilaśrama, Salila-shrama; 1 Definition(s)


Salilashrama 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 Salilaśrama can be transliterated into English as Salilasrama or Salilashrama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Salilaśrama (सलिलश्रम) refers to a type of training exercise in preparation of ancient Indian martial arts (dhanurveda), as defined in the 11th century Manasollāsa written by Someśvara III.—Apart from wrestling (mallayudha) there were other exercises that were recommended in order to increase physical strength as a preparation to the mastering of martial arts. These exercises were, for example salilaśrama or “swimming in a tank, lake or river”.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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