Vaidyanatha, Vaidyanātha, Vaidya-natha: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ) or Nāganātha refers to one of twelve Jyotirliṅgas, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.22 while explaining the importance of the partaking of the Naivedya of Śiva. Vaidyanātha is located at Deogarh Bengal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—A tīrtha sacred to Aroga and the Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 41; 22. 24.
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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.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of 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-khandana

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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.

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

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). However, as an ayurveda treatment, it should be taken twith caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., 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)

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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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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

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.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—m S One of the twelve lingams of Shiva.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—

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

Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—m.

(-thaḥ) 1. Siva. 2. Dhanwantari. E. vaidya a physician, nātha lord.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ).—[masculine] chief of physicians, a man’s name.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—guru of Caṇḍūpaṇḍita (Naiṣadhīyadīpikā 1456), contemporary of Narasiṃha and Munideva. Ba. 8.

2) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—father of Trilokanātha (Rādhāvinodaṭīkā). L. 1717.

3) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—father of Śālinātha (Rasamañjarī). Io. 96.

4) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—poet. Śp. p. 88.

5) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—astronomer. Mentioned by Bhūdhara in Śrīpatijātakapaddhatiṭīkā W. p. 259.

6) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Ārdhacandrikā (?).

7) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Kṛṣṇalīlā nāṭaka.

8) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—astronomer: Jātakapārijāta.
—[commentary] on Śrīpati’s Jyotiṣaratnamālā. Tārāvilāsa. Dhruvanāḍi. Pañcasvarāṭippaṇa. Bhāvacandrikā. Śukranāḍi. Sārasamuccaya.

9) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Tarkarahasya.

10) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Tithinirṇaya from his Camatkāracintāmaṇi.

11) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Dattavidhi.

12) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Paddhati Vs. Śrīsaṃsthā Vs.

13) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Paribhāṣārthasaṃgraha, vedānta (?).

14) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Prāyaścittamuktāvalī.

15) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Mithyācāraprahasana.

16) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—a Tamil Brahman of recent times: Rāmāyaṇadīpikā.

17) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Vaṅgasenaṭīkā med.

18) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Vṛttavārttika.

19) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Vaidyanāthabhaiṭ.

20) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Saurabha Nyāyakusumāñjalikārikāvyākhyāṭīkā.

21) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Smṛtisārasaṃgraha.

22) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—son of Divākara, son of Mahādeva, son of Bālakṛṣṇa: Anukramaṇikā to his father’s Dānahārāvalī.
—to his father’s Śrāddhacandrikā.

23) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—son of Veṅkaṭādri: Jātakapārijāta.

24) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Upākarmapaddhati.

25) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—son of Ratneśvara, grandson of Keśava: Saṃsthāpaddhati. Ulwar 214. Extr. 63.

26) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Karaṇaśiromaṇi.

27) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Bhaṭṭojikuṭṭana.

28) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—Śrīsūktaṭīkā.

29) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—son of Ratneśvara: Anvādhānīyeṣṭipaddhati and C.

30) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—son of Rāmacandra: Sūktiratnāvalī.

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

1) Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—[=vaidya-nātha] [from vaidya] m. lord of physicians, [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] a form of Śiva, [Inscriptions]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Dhanvantari, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] of various authors etc., [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a celebrated Liṅga and of the surrounding district, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaidyanātha (वैद्यनाथ):—[vaidya-nātha] (thaḥ) 1. m. A form of Shiva, presiding in hell; Dhanwantrī.

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Vaidyanatha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaidyanātha (ವೈದ್ಯನಾಥ):—

1) [noun] Śiva, who is regarded as the destroyer of sickness, diseases, etc.

2) [noun] an expert in medicine; a skilled doctor.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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