Sharirasthana, Śārīrasthāna, Sharira-sthana, Śarīrasthāna: 4 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Śārīrasthāna and Śarīrasthāna can be transliterated into English as Sarirasthana or Sharirasthana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śārīrasthāna (शारीरस्थान).—Third book of the Purva-tantra (part of the Sushruta Samhita, an ayurvedic text). It covers the rudiments of embryology and human anatomy, along with instructions for venesection, the positioning of the patient for each vein, and the protection of vital structures (marma).

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

1) Śarīrasthāna (शरीरस्थान) refers to the fourth of the eight sections of the Carakasaṃhitā which enjoys a prime position among Ayurvedic treatises and is written in the form of advices of the sage Ātreya to the sage Agniveśa. The Carakasaṃhitā contains eight sections [viz., śarīrasthāna]. Sūtrasthāna contains 30 chapters.

2) Śarīrasthāna (शरीरस्थान) refers to one of the six sections of the Suśrutasaṃhitā, an important Ayurvedic treatise. The discourses of the teacher Divodasa are believed to be summarised by his disciple Suśruta, who wrote the work Suśrutasaṃhitā in 4th century CE. Suśrutasaṃhitā contains six sections [viz., śarīrasthāna].

3) Śarīrasthāna (शरीरस्थान) also refers to one of the five sections of the 5th century Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya by Vāgbhaṭa. Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya is divided into two—pūrvatantra and uttaratantra. In the pūrvatantra there are five divisions which go by the names sūtrasthāna, nidānasthāna, śarīrasthāna, cikitsāsthāna and kalpasthāna. [...] In Śarīrasthāna of Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya, the first two chapters deal with the types of food suitable for the pregnancy and post pregnancy periods.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śarīrasthāna (शरीरस्थान).—the doctrine about the human body.

Derivable forms: śarīrasthānam (शरीरस्थानम्).

Śarīrasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śarīra and sthāna (स्थान).

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

1) Śarīrasthāna (शरीरस्थान):—[=śarīra-sthāna] [from śarīra] n. the doctrine about the human b°, [Catalogue(s)]

2) Śārīrasthāna (शारीरस्थान):—[=śārīra-sthāna] [from śārīra] n. See vāgbhaṭa-śārīra-sth.

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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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