Shvasakuthara, Śvāsakuṭhāra, Shvasa-kuthara: 5 definitions


Shvasakuthara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śvāsakuṭhāra can be transliterated into English as Svasakuthara or Shvasakuthara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Shvasakuthara in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Śvāsakuṭhāra (श्वासकुठार) or Śvāsakuṭhārarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4, Hikkā: hiccough and Śvāsa: asthma). 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., śvāsakuṭhāra-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)

Rasashastra book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shvasakuthara in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śvāsakuṭhāra (श्वासकुठार).—m S A particular medicinal preparation.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shvasakuthara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śvāsakuṭhāra (श्वासकुठार).—a drug used to cure asthma.

Derivable forms: śvāsakuṭhāraḥ (श्वासकुठारः).

Śvāsakuṭhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śvāsa and kuṭhāra (कुठार).

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

Śvāsakuṭhāra (श्वासकुठार):—[=śvāsa-kuṭhāra] [from śvāsa > śvas] m. Name of a drug used as a remedy for asthma, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shvasakuthara in German

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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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