Vandhyatva: 3 definitions

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

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

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Vandhyatva (वन्ध्यत्व) refers to “sterility” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning vandhyatva] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Vandhyatva (वन्ध्यत्व):—[=vandhya-tva] [from vandhya] n. barrenness, sterility, uselessness, deficiency, lack of ([locative case] or [compound]), [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) Vandhyātva (वन्ध्यात्व):—[=vandhyā-tva] [from vandhyā > vandhya] n. the barrenness of a woman, [Suśruta; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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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