Sauviranjana, Sauvira-anjana, Sauvīrāñjana, Sauviramjana: 8 definitions


Sauviranjana 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Sauvīrāñjana (सौवीराञ्जन):—One of the five variations of Añjana (‘collyrium, galena’), which is part of the uparasa group of eight minerals, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. It has a smokey color and is useful for the Śodhana and Ropaṇa processes.

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6

Sauvīrāñjana is a variety of Añjana (“Collyrium”).—This Añjana is just like dhūma (smoke) in colour, pacifys pitta and aśadoṣa, cures vomiting, hicough and wounds. In eye diseases it may be used for the śodhana and ropaṇa purposes and it is also good for curing karṇa-rogas (ear diseases).

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Sauviranjana in Hinduism glossary
Source: Alois Payer - Amarakośa: Vaiśyavarga 100-106b

Sauvīrāñjana (सौवीराञ्जन) is said to be obtained from the mountains of Sauvīra, a country along the Indus, whence it derives its name. The article supplied under its vernacular name surmā is the sulphide of lead ore. Surmā is usually translated as sulphide of antimony, but I have not been able to obtain a single specimen of the antimonial ore from the shops of Calcutta and of some other towns. The sulphide of antimony occurs in fine streaky, fibrous, crystalline masses of a radiated texture. The lead ore on the contrary, occurs in cubic masses destitute of rays and is tabular in its crystalline arrangement.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sauviranjana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sauvīrāñjana (सौवीराञ्जन).—a kind of antimony or collyrium.

Derivable forms: sauvīrāñjanam (सौवीराञ्जनम्).

Sauvīrāñjana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sauvīra and añjana (अञ्जन).

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

Sauvīrāñjana (सौवीराञ्जन).—n.

(-naṃ) A kind of antimony or collyrium.

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

Sauvīrāñjana (सौवीराञ्जन):—[from sauvīra] n. a kind of antimony or collyrium, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sauviranjana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Sauvīrāṃjana (ಸೌವೀರಾಂಜನ):—[noun] a kind of collyrium made using antimony.

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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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