Urograha, Uras-graha: 9 definitions



Urograha 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Urograha (उरोग्रह) translates to “chest-seizure” and refers to the enlargement of the region between the spleen and the liver.

Source: Google Books: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases in Āyurveda

Urograha (उरोग्रह) refers to “stiffness in the sides of the chest and abdomen”.—By the intake of excessively abhiṣyandi (which obstructs channels of circulation) and heavy food, and dry as well as putrefied meat, the fat and muscle tissue of liver and spleen get increased suddenly which causes urograha because of the affliction of the lumber regions by the aggravated kapha and vāyu.

Signs and symptoms of Urograha.—Stiffness, acute pain, ununctuousness, tenderness, heaviness, ādhmāna (abdominal distension), dryness of lumber and cardiac regions, obstruction to the passage of flatus, stool and urine, drowsiness, anorexia and colic pain—these are signs and symptoms of urograha.

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Urograha (उरोग्रह) refers to “enlargement of the region between the spleen and the liver” according to the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 7). Accordingly, “the flesh and the intestine in the region situated between the spleen and the liver are enlarged [i.e., urograha] owing to the eating of articles of food-stuff increasing an excess of phlegm and dirt, heavy food, and dry or stale meat. This disease is due to abnormal excess of phlegm and wind. It has sometimes the appearance of a bifurcated mass and some times that of a tortoise. Symptoms of this disease:—weakness, dullness of the digesting heat, emaciation, lust for meat, and blackness or yellowishness of the skin. At advanced stages of this disease, there are fever, aversion to food, thirst, and swelling”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Urograha (उरोग्रह).—a disease of the chest, pleurisy.

Derivable forms: urograhaḥ (उरोग्रहः).

Urograha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uras and graha (ग्रह). See also (synonyms): uroghāta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Urograha (उरोग्रह).—m.

(-haḥ) Pain of the chest, pleurisy. E. uras and graha what seizes.

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

Urograha (उरोग्रह):—[=uro-graha] [from uro > uras] m. ‘chest-seizure’, pleurisy, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Urograha (उरोग्रह):—(uras + graha) m. pain of the chest, pleurisy [Wilson’s Wörterbuch]

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Urograha (उरोग्रह):—[Oxforder Handschriften 316,b,1.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Urograha (उरोग्रह):—m. Brustfellentzündung [Śārṅgadhara’s Saṃhitā 1] [7,37.]

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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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