Shalyatantra, aka: Śalyatantra, Shalya-tantra; 3 Definition(s)
Shalyatantra 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.
The Sanskrit term Śalyatantra can be transliterated into English as Salyatantra or Shalyatantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
The Shalya-Tantras (surgical works) written or propagated by Aupadhenava, Aurabhra, Sushruta and Paushkalávata, are the bases of the works or Tantras written by others (Karavirya, Gopura-rakshita, etc.).Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume I
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Śalyatantra (शल्यतन्त्र) is the name of an Āgama or Tantra mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.5-7.—“At a previous time, when Pārvatī asked him, Śaṅkara told of the attainments of vidyā in the wide worldly life, in various ways. I observed each teaching taught also by the troops of Gods, Siddhas (those who have attained supernatural power), Munis (saints), Deśikas (spiritual teachers), and Sādhakas (tantric practicioners). They are [, for example]: Śalyatantra... I shall carefully extract all the above-mentioned āgamas, which are transmitted from mouth to mouth, like butter extracted from coagulated milk”.Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
As war was a major cause of injury, the name Salya-tantra for this branch of medical learning is derived from Salya, the arrow of the enemy, which in fights used to be lodged in the body of the soldiers. He emphasises that removal of foreign bodies is fraught with certain complications if the seat of the Salya be a marma.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Search found 1699 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Śalya (शल्य) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as men...
Tantra (तन्त्र) refers to a type of ritualistic worship, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.10. T...
Paratantra (परतन्त्र).—mfn. (-ntraḥ-ntrā-ntraṃ) Subservient, obedient, dependant. E. para anoth...
Svatantra (स्वतन्त्र).—a. 1) self-dependent, uncontrolled, independent, self-willed. 2) of age,...
Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र).—Name of a supplementary section in the medical work of Suśruta. Der...
Mantratantra (मन्त्रतन्त्र).—see अमन्त्र (amantra). Mantratantra is a Sanskrit compound consist...
Śalyaśāstra (शल्यशास्त्र).—n. (-straṃ) That part of Surgery which treats of the extraction of e...
Bhūtatantra (भूततन्त्र) refers to one of the four classifications of Tantras belonging to the Ś...
Vātulatantra (वातुलतन्त्र) is the name of an Āgama or Tantra mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatan...
Sarvatantra (सर्वतन्त्र) or Sarvvatantra.—m. (-ntraḥ) A man who has studied the Tantra-Shastras...
The Svacchanda-tantra (Śrīsvacchandatantram) is the official book title of the Svacchanda Ta...
Śalyakriyā (शल्यक्रिया).—f. (-yā) The extraction of extraneous substances lodged in the body. E...
Kṛṣṇayamāritantra (कृष्णयमारितन्त्र), which is categorized in the Yogottaratantra category, mos...
Śalyāri (शल्यारि).—m. (-riḥ) Yudhist'Hira. E. śalya the prince, and ari an enemy.
Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र).—n. (-ntraṃ) Midwifery, care of a lying-in woman and her child. E. bāla ...
Search found 3 books and stories containing Shalyatantra, Śalyatantra or Shalya-tantra. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sushruta Samhita, volume 1: Sutrasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 3: Sharirasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)