Samvahana, Saṃvāhana, Saṃvahana, Saṃvāhanā: 18 definitions


Samvahana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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 Samvahan.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन) refers to “massages”, mentioned in verse 4.13-14 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] (From the restraint) of sleep (result) stupor, heaviness of head and eyes, indolence, yawning, and rheumatism. In this case sleep and massages [viz., saṃvāhana] (are) desirable”.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन):—Pleasing touch or thumping with hands slowly.

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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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Kama-shastra (the science of Love-making)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (kama)

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन) refers to “shampooing” (the hair) and represents one of the “sixty four kinds of Art”, according to the Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa.—Indian tradition, basically includes sixty four Art forms are acknowledged. The references of sixty four kinds of kalā are found in the Bhāgavatapurāṇa, Śaiva-Tantras, Kāmasūtra of Vātsyāyaṇa etc.—Cf. “utsādane saṃvāhane keśamardane ca kauśalam”—“proficiency in pressing, shampooing and dressing hair”.

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Kamashastra (कामशास्त्र, kāmaśāstra) deals with ancient Indian science of love-making, passion, emotions and other related topics dealing with the pleasures of the senses.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samvāhana (सम्वाहन) refers to “massaging (one’s feet)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] She who delights her husband delights all the worlds. When she sees her husband coming home she shall hasten to serve him food and water, hand him betel and change of garments, and serve him by massaging his feet (pāda-samvāhana). By pleasing words she shall fascinate him and dispel his gloom. [...]”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Samvahana in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन) refers to “shampooing (one’s body)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting on horseback (āśvina) represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā). [...] The very life and soul of sexual enjeyment are pride, the self-importance, and pleasure. Therefore for one fatigued with hunting are prescribed, the plaster of sandal paste and other things, the shampooing (saṃvāhana) by the leaf-like soft hands of women, syrups, the five elixirs of life, and fanning with palm-leaves. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samvahana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

saṃvāhana (संवाहन).—n S Rubbing (as of the body): also kneading (of the limbs), shampooing. Ex. of comp. aṅgasaṃvāhana; pādasaṃvāhana, hastasaṃvāhana.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

saṃvāhana (संवाहन).—n Rubbing. Kneading. Shampooing.

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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»] — Samvahana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃvahana (संवहन).—

1) Guiding, conducting.

2) Showing, displaying.

Derivable forms: saṃvahanam (संवहनम्).

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Saṃvāhana (संवाहन) or Saṃvāhanā (संवाहना).—

1) Carrying or bearing a burden.

2) Shampooing; gentle rubbing; अशिथिलपरिरम्भैर्दत्तसंवाहनानि (aśithilaparirambhairdattasaṃvāhanāni) Uttararāmacarita 1.24.

3) Bearing along, propelling; पौरस्त्यो वा सुख- यति मरुत् साधुसंवाहनाभिः (paurastyo vā sukha- yati marut sādhusaṃvāhanābhiḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.25.

Derivable forms: saṃvāhanam (संवाहनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Rubbing the person, kneading the limbs. 2. Bearing, carrying. E. sam before vah to obtain or bear, (causal form,) aff. lyuṭ .

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

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन).—i. e. sam-vāh + ana, n. 1. Bearing, carrying, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 15, 15. 2. Rubbing and kneading the body, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 94; stroking, touching, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 150, 10. 3. Extortion, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 191.

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

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन).—[neuter] driving, driving out, moving along (clouds etc.); bearing, carrying (also [feminine]); stroking or rubbing with the hand, shampooing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Saṃvahana (संवहन):—[=saṃ-vahana] [from saṃ-vaha > saṃ-vah] n. guiding, conducting, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] showing, displaying, [Kuvalayānanda]

3) Saṃvāhana (संवाहन):—[=saṃ-vāhana] [from saṃ-vāha > saṃ-vah] n. ([from] idem) bearing, carrying, driving etc., [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] the moving along or passage (of clouds), [Mālatīmādhava]

5) [v.s. ...] rubbing the person, shampooing, [Suśruta; Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Saṃvāhana (संवाहन):—[saṃ-vāhana] (naṃ) 1. n. Rubbing the person; carrying.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Saṃvahana (संवहन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃvahaṇa, Saṃvāhaṇa, Saṃvāhaṇā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Saṃvahana (संवहन) [Also spelled samvahan]:—(nm) (the act or process of) conduction; carrying/bearing.

2) Saṃvāhana (संवाहन) [Also spelled samvahan]:—(nm) conduction; ~[] a conductor, that which conducts.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samvahana in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Saṃvahaṇa (संवहण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃvahana.

2) Saṃvāhaṇa (संवाहण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Saṃvāhana.

3) Saṃvāhaṇā (संवाहणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Saṃvāhanā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samvahana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃvahana (ಸಂವಹನ):—

1) [noun] a communicating, conveying information, an idea, thought, etc.

2) [noun] an expressing of a sentiment (as in a dance, drama, etc.).

3) [noun] the act of guiding, directing or leading; guidance; direction; leadership.

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Saṃvāhana (ಸಂವಾಹನ):—[noun] = ಸಂವಾಹ [samvaha]2 - 1, 2, & 5.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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