Vaidyashastra, Vaidyaśāstra, Vaidya-shastra: 3 definitions



Vaidyashastra 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.

The Sanskrit term Vaidyaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Vaidyasastra or Vaidyashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vaidyashastra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vaidyaśāstra (वैद्यशास्त्र) refers to the “medical lore”, as explained in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.23. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on hearing the enquiry of Satī Śiva was delighted and He narrated them with pleasure in their entirety for raising the worldly creatures. [...] The duties of sons, wives etc. and their greatness, the imperishable system of Varṇas and Āśramas, the medical lore (viz., vaidyaśāstra), and the astral lore, all beneficent to worldly creatures were explained by him”.

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaidyashastra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaidyaśāstra (वैद्यशास्त्र):—[=vaidya-śāstra] [from vaidya] n. a text-book for physicians, treatise on the preparation of medicines, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Vaidyaśāstra (वैद्यशास्त्र):—n. ein Lehrbuch für Aerzte, Heilmittellehre [Oxforder Handschriften 40,a, Nalopākhyāna 2.]

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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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