Vaidyanatha, aka: Vaidya-natha, Vaidyanātha; 6 Definition(s)
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Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—A tīrtha sacred to Aroga and the Pitṛs.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 41; 22. 24.
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.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—Vaidyanatha Payagunde, a famous grammarian of the eighteenth century, who was one of the chief pupils of Nagesa and who prepared a line of pupils at Varanasi. He has written learned commentaries on standard works on grammar, the principal ones being the Prabha on the Sabdakaustubha, the Bhavaprakasika on the Brhaccabdendusekhara, the Cidasthimala on the Laghu-Sabdendusekhara, the Kasika or Gada on the Paribhasendusekhara and an independent short treatise named Rapratyaya-khandanaSource: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Pārvatīśaṅkara is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., vaidya-nātha-rasa): “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)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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.
India history and geogprahy
Vaidyanātha refers to the presiding deity (lord) of Darbhāvatī, according in the “Parel stone inscriptions of Aparāditya II”. Darbhāvatī is modern Ḍabhoī in the former Baroḍā State. The temple of Vaidyanātha situated there was well known in ancient times. Several grants made to the god are known. (also see Burgess and Cousens, Antiquities of Ḍabhāī (A.S.I. Report, Vol. II)
This stone inscription (mentioning Vaidyanātha) was found at the village Māhavalī near Kurlā in Greater Bombay. It records the grant by the Śilāhāra king Aparāditya (II) of twenty-four drammas, in favour of the divine Vaidyanātha of Darbhāvatī. It is dated on the Paurṇimā of Māgha in the Śaka year 1108, the cyclic year being Parābhava.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—m S One of the twelve lingams of Shiva.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
1) Name of Dhanvantari.
2) of Śiva.
3) Name of a country.
Derivable forms: vaidyanāthaḥ (वैद्यनाथः).
Vaidyanātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vaidya and nātha (नाथ).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Treatment of Udavarta and Anaha (1): Vaidyanatha-bhasita rasa < [Chapter VIII - Udavarta and Anaha]
Part 14 - Treatment of Udara-roga (11): Shri-Vaidyanathadesha rasa < [Chapter VI - Diseases affecting the belly (udara-roga)]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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