Vajikarana, Vājīkaraṇa: 10 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Research Gate: Internal applications of Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox wall)

Vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण) refers to “aphrodisiac”. Vatsanābha (Aconitum ferox), although categorized as sthāvara-viṣa (vegetable poisons), has been extensively used in ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण) refers to “aphrodisiac”, and is dealt with in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs. It describes only those formulations (viz., Vājīkaraṇa) which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

Yaṣṭimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.) powder with honey and ghee with Anupāna of cow milk is indicated for Vājīkaraṇa (aphrodisiac).

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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: Ancient Science of Life: Critical Review of Rasaratna Samuccaya

Vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण) or Vājīkaraṇacikitsā refers to “aphrodisiac therapy”, and mentioned in the Rasaratnasamuccaya: a 13th century C.E. alchemical treatise, authored by Vāgbhaṭa, is a useful compilation related to preparation and properties of drugs of mineral and metallic origin.—The 26th and 27th chapters are devoted to jararoga (geriatric diseases), rasāyana (rejuvenation) and vājīkaraṇacikitsā (aphrodisiac therapy) respectively, through the use of both herbal and herbo-mineral formulations.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण).—n S (Making a horse.) Excitement of amorous desires by medicines, charms &c. 2 A medicine or charm of exciting virtue, an aphrodisiac.

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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

Vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण).—Stimulating or exciting desire by aphrodisiacs; यद् द्रव्यं पुरुषं कुर्याद् वाजिवत्सुरतक्षमम् । तद्वाजीकरणं ख्यातम् (yad dravyaṃ puruṣaṃ kuryād vājivatsuratakṣamam | tadvājīkaraṇaṃ khyātam) Suśr.

Derivable forms: vājīkaraṇam (वाजीकरणम्).

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

Vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Stimulus or excitement of amorous desires by aphrodisiacs, &c. E. vāji a horse, karaṇa making, and cvi augment.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—aphrodisiacs. Oxf. 319^b. Burnell. 69^b.

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

1) Vājīkaraṇa (वाजीकरण):—[=vājī-karaṇa] [from vājī > vāja] mf(ī)n. = [preceding] (also n.), [ib.; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work]

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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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