Skandagraha: 4 definitions
Skandagraha 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Skandagraha (स्कन्दग्रह).—An evil spirit which afflicts boys upto the age of sixteen. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 230, Stanza 43, that this spirit is also known by the name Mātṛkāgraha or Puruṣagraha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Skandagraha (स्कन्दग्रह).—An evil planet.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 159-60.
1b) Rākṣasas, fearful to children.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 191.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Skandagraha (स्कन्दग्रह):—[=skanda-graha] [from skanda > skand] m. the demon Skanda (causing disease), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Suśruta]
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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 6: Uttara-tantra (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter XXVIII - Therapeutics of an attack by Skanda-graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter XXX - Treatment of an attack by Shakuni-graha < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Chapter XXVII - Specific features of nine malignant Grahas < [Canto II - Kaumarabhritya-tantra (pediatrics, gynecology and pregnancy)]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CLXXVI - The Nidanam of diseases peculiar to peculiar to infant life < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)