Sutrasthana, Sūtrasthāna, Sutra-sthana: 3 definitions

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Sūtrasthāna (सूत्रस्थान).—First book of the Purva-tantra (part of the Sushruta Samhita, an ayurvedic text).

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

1) Śūtrasthāna (शूत्रस्थान) refers to the first 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., śūtrasthāna]. Sūtrasthāna contains 30 chapters. Of them the first 28 chapters are divided into seven subsections namely catuṣakas viz. bheṣajacatuṣka, svāsthyacatuṣka, niraddeśacatuṣka, upakalpanācatuṣka, rogacatuṣka, yojanācatuṣka and annapānacatuṣka.

2) Śūtrasthāna (शूत्रस्थान) also refers to one of the six sections of the Suśrutasaṃhitā, another 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., sūtrasthāna]. Sūtrasthāna contains 46 chapters. Here the food and drinks are described on the basis of liquid and solid items.

3) Śūtrasthāna (शूत्रस्थान) 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 sūtrasthāna of Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya the chapters like dravadravyavijñānīya (liquid and solid food items), annasvarūpavijñānīya (innermost form of food) and annasaṃrakṣaṇīya (the and the protection of food items) discuss the topic food-science.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sūtrasthāna (सूत्रस्थान).—(in medic. works) the first general section (treating of the physician, disease, remedies &c).

Derivable forms: sūtrasthānam (सूत्रस्थानम्).

Sūtrasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūtra and sthāna (स्थान).

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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. 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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