Sarvaushadhi, Sarvauṣadhi, Sarva-aushadhi: 7 definitions


Sarvaushadhi means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Sarvauṣadhi can be transliterated into English as Sarvausadhi or Sarvaushadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 3: The Lower and middle worlds

Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि, “panacea”) refers to one of the eight types of extraordinary healing (auṣadhi), which itself is a subclass of the eight ṛddhis (extraordinary powers). These powers can be obtained by the Ārya (civilized people) in order to produce worldly miracles. The Āryas represent one of the two classes of human beings according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 3.46, the other being Mleccha (barbarians).

What is meant by extraordinary power to heal by panacea (sarvauṣadhi-riddhi)? It is the extraordinary power of the air which touches the body of an ascetic which cures a patient when it comes in contact with the body of the patient.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि).—f S A plant, Asparagus racemosus?

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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

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि).—name of a magically endowed being (physician, vaidyarāja 36.6), a previous incarnation of Śākyamuni: Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 36.5 ff.

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

Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि).—[feminine] sgl. [plural] all (sorts of) herbs.

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

1) Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि):—[from sarva] f. sg. or [plural] all (kinds of) herbs, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra] etc.

2) Sarvauṣadhī (सर्वौषधी):—[from sarvauṣadhi > sarva] f. [plural] Name of 10 different h°, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि):—[from sarva] m. a class of 10 [particular] h°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Savvosahi.

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Sarvaushadhi in German

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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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