Vaidyaraja, Vaidyarāja, Vaidya-raja: 9 definitions



Vaidyaraja means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज) or Vaidyarājarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fifth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, Rajayakshma: phthisis). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., vaidyarāja-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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vaidyaraja in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज) is an epithet of the Buddha referring to the “king of physicians”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “the Buddha is like the king of physicians (vaidyarāja), the Dharma is like good medicine (bhaiṣajya) and the Community is like a nurse”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज).—m (S King of physicians.) A title or honorable appellation of physicians.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज).—m A title of physicians.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vaidyaraja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज).—name of a future Buddha: Gaṇḍavyūha 358.14.

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

Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज).—[masculine] king of physicians, [Epithet] of Dhanvantari.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Śārṅgadhara (Vaidyavallabha). Oxf. 318^b.

Vaidyarāja has the following synonyms: Devarāja.

2) Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज):—Rasakaṣāya. Rasapradīpa. Vaidyamahodadhi.

3) Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज):—son of Viśārada, son of Vaidyacintāmaṇi, son of Vaidyavācaspati, son of Yadunātha. He was a nephew of Ratnamaṇi. See Catal. Io. p. 942: Sukhabodha med. composed in 1568.

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

1) Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज):—[=vaidya-rāja] [from vaidya] m. ‘id.’, Name of Dhanvantari, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of the father of Śārṅga-dhara, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] of an author, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Vaidyarāja (वैद्यराज):—m.

1) Bez. Dhanvantari's [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 1, 46, 30.] —

2) Nomen proprium des Vaters von Śārṅgadhara [Oxforder Handschriften 318,b, No. 755.]

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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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