Vajikaranatantra, Vājīkaraṇatantra, Vajikarana-tantra, Vajikaranatamtra: 4 definitions


Vajikaranatantra 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Google Books: Cultural Leaders of India - Scientists (Ayurveda)

Vājīkaraṇatantra (वाजीकरणतन्त्र) refers to “therapy for male sterility, impotency and the promotion of virility” and represents one of the eight divisions (aṣṭāṅga) of Āyurveda as divided by Dhanvantari.—Accordingly, Dhanvantari became a pupil of sage Bhāradvāja who taught him Āyurveda and Bheṣakriyā. Later, Dhanvantari is stated to have divided the entire range of Āyurveda into eight divisions (the Aṣṭāṅgas), each division representing a speciality. These specialities are [viz., 8. Vājīkaraṇatantra (therapy for male sterility), ...]. In his turn, he is stated to have imparted the knowledge of these specialities to his pupils.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajikaranatantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vājīkaraṇatantra (वाजीकरणतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—B. 4, 240.

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

Vājīkaraṇatantra (वाजीकरणतन्त्र):—[=vājī-karaṇa-tantra] [from vājī-karaṇa > vājī > vāja] n. 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajikaranatantra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vājīkaraṇataṃtra (ವಾಜೀಕರಣತಂತ್ರ):—[noun] = ವಾಜೀಕರಣ - [vajikarana -] 3.

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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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