Shakhavata, Śākhāvāta, Shakha-vata: 5 definitions
Shakhavata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
The Sanskrit term Śākhāvāta can be transliterated into English as Sakhavata or Shakhavata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: archive.org: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)
Śākhāvāta (शाखावात) refers to “wind in the extremities”, as mentioned in verse 5.27-28 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] among the (different kinds of milk [viz., payas]), [...] however, (and) light (is) that of a solid-hoofed animal [viz., aikaśapha]; (it is) eliminative of wind in the extremities [viz., śākhāvāta], slightly sour and salt, (and) generative of numbness”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śākhāvāta (शाखावात).—pain in the limbs.
Derivable forms: śākhāvātaḥ (शाखावातः).
Śākhāvāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śākhā and vāta (वात).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śākhāvāta (शाखावात):—[=śākhā-vāta] [from śākhā > śākh] m. pain in the limbs, [Suśruta]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Sakhāvata (सखावत):—(nf) bounteousness, generosity, openhandedness.
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