Shukragni, aka: Śukrāgni, Shukra-agni, Shukra-Agni; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shukragni 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 Śukrāgni can be transliterated into English as Sukragni or Shukragni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Śukrāgni (शुक्राग्नि, “semen-fire”):—One of the seven tissue fires (Dhatvagni).—A Sanskrit technical term from Āyurveda (Indian medicine) and used in literature such the Carakasaṃhitā and the Suśrutasaṃhitā. This ‘fire’, or, agnī, is related to śukra (semen’) and is responsible for converting the atomic portion of nervous tissue (majjadhatu) into reproductive tissue called Śukradhātu.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śukrāgni (शुक्राग्नि).—The second son of Gārhapatya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 11.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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