Shivadi, Śivādi: 2 definitions


Shivadi 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 Śivādi can be transliterated into English as Sivadi or Shivadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Śivādi (शिवादि).—A big class of about ninety words headed by the word शिव (śiva) which have the tad. affix अ (a) (अण् (aṇ)) added to them in the sense of a descendant (अपत्य (apatya)) in spite of other affixes such as इञ्, ण्यत् (, ṇyat) and others prescribed by other rules, which sometimes do not take place, or do so optionally; e.g. शैवः (śaivaḥ); ताक्ष्णः, ताक्षण्यः (tākṣṇaḥ, tākṣaṇyaḥ); गाङ्गः गाङ्गेयः, गङ्गायनिः (gāṅgaḥ gāṅgeyaḥ, gaṅgāyaniḥ); cf. Kas. on P.IV.1.112. This class is looked upon as आकृति-गण (ākṛti-gaṇa) and a word is supposed to be . included in this class, when the; affix अ (a) is noticed in spite of some other affix being applicable by some other rule.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Śivādi (शिवादि) or Śivādilauha is the name of a Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 13, Pandu: anaemia and Kamala: jaundice). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., śivādi-lauha): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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