Samjivana, Saṃjīvana: 5 definitions


Samjivana 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra

Saṃjīvana (संजीवन).—The Suśrutasaṇhitā explains a prescription named Saṃjīvana that can revive a person who is in a state of suspended animation caused by a fatal snakebite. (see Suśrutasaṇhitā Kalpasthāna 5.73-75)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃjīvana (संजीवन).—1 Living together.

2) Bringing to life, life-restoring, reanimation, resuscitation.

3) Name of one of the 21 hells; see Ms.4.89.

4) A group of four houses, quadrangle.

-nī 1 A kind of elixir (said to restore the dead to life).

2) Making alive, restoring life

3) Food.

4) Name of Mallinātha's commentaries on Ku., R. and Me.

Derivable forms: saṃjīvanam (संजीवनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃjīvana (संजीवन).—[feminine] ī animating; [masculine] a cert. hell; [neuter] living or coming to life again.

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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. 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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