Sarvaushadhi, Sarvauṣadhi, Sarva-aushadhi: 9 definitions


Sarvaushadhi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि) refers to “all kinds of (medicinal) herbs”, according to 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 6.36cd-45, while describing rituals involving the śaśimaṇḍala]—“[...] Then, after [the Mantrin] has honored [Mṛtyujit], with a great and auspicious battle-cry, he anoints [the sick person] on the head, [with a substance from] from a pot with a spout that resembles a white lotus, filled with water that contains jewels, [and includes] all kinds of [medicinal] herbs (sarvauṣadhi-samanvita). [Originally] afflicted by various disease, he is [now] liberated, there is no doubt”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sarvauṣadhi (सर्वौषधि) refers to “all herbs”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān taught the great heart-dhāraṇī], “[...] All crops, all flowers and fruits, all possessions, grass, herbs [e.g., sarvauṣadhi] and so on should be protected and safeguarded in Jambudvīpa in the last time, in the last age. You should send down rain showers duly at the proper time. The great flowers, fruits and crops of the people of Jambudvīpa should be guarded like your own life. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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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

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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.

[Sanskrit to German]

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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