Shantatapa, Śāntatāpa, Shanta-tapa: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Śāntatāpa can be transliterated into English as Santatapa or Shantatapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Śāntatāpa (शान्तताप) refers to “showing tempered heat” and is mentioned in verse 3.6 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] the southern course (of the sun comprises) the seasons monsoon, etc. and (is named) ‘liberation’ as it liberates strength (in man) ; for the moon (is) strong then because of its being soma-like, (while) the sun declines, the surface of the earth showing heat tempered [viz., śāntatāpa] by cool clouds, rains, and winds”.

Note: Śāntatāpa (“showing tempered heat”) has been interchanged with mahītala (“surface of the earth”) and resolved into thsa-ba źi-ba (“tempered in its heat”) The locative absolute, which still belongs to what precedes, has been rendered by a temporal clause and joined to the next sentence so as to keep the original word-order intact.—The spelling sa-steṅs (CD) is rare though not unique; it recurs, for example, in Bodh. 5 36 (D) and in Mahāvyutpatti 3423.

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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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