Vayaviyakshetra, Vāyavīyakṣetra, Vayaviya-kshetra: 1 definition

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Vayaviyakshetra 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 Vāyavīyakṣetra can be transliterated into English as Vayaviyaksetra or Vayaviyakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Vāyavīyakṣetra (वायवीयक्षेत्र) or simply Vāyavīya refers to “bright land” and represents one of the five classifications of “land” (kṣetra), as defined in the first chapter (ānūpādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Anūpādi-varga covers some 16 major topics regarding land (e.g., Vāyavīya-kṣetra) and vegetations.

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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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