Vishtabdha, Viṣṭabdha, Viṣhṭabdhā: 7 definitions



Vishtabdha 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 terms Viṣṭabdha and Viṣhṭabdhā can be transliterated into English as Vistabdha or Vishtabdha or Vishhtabdha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Viṣṭabdhā (विष्टब्धा) or Viṣṭabdhājīrṇa refers to indigestion (ajīrṇa) attended with flatulence, as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Symptoms of vidagdha-jīrṇa:—“colic, flatulence, all sorts of pain in the stomach, due to the derangement of vāyu, constipation, and non-discharge of wind from the stomach, loss of consciousness, and pain in the limbs. [...] The three kinds of indigestion, viz. āmā, viṣṭabdhā, and vidagdha, give rise to visūcī, alasaka, and vilambikā respectively”.

Rasashastra book cover
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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Viṣṭabdha (विष्टब्ध) in Sanskrit is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Cf. Prakrit thambh.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishtabdha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣṭabdha (विष्टब्ध).—p. p.

1) Fixed firmly; well supported.

2) Propped up, supported.

3) Obstructed, hindered.

4) Paralysed, made motionless.

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

Viṣṭabdha (विष्टब्ध).—mfn.

(-bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) 1. Hindered, obstructed. 2. Stayed, fixed, firm, well-supported. 3. Placed in or upon. 4. Paralysed, made stiff or motionless. E. vi before stabhi to stop, kta aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viṣṭabdha (विष्टब्ध).—[adjective] fixed, firm (also viṣṭabhita); supported, stayed, stopped, hindered; stiff, rigid, motionless.

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

1) Viṣṭabdha (विष्टब्ध):—[=vi-ṣṭabdha] [from vi-ṣṭambh] mfn. firmly set or bound, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] rigid, stiff, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] checked, stopped, restrained, arrested, obstructed, paralysed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] propped, supported, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] filled, stuffed, [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] undigested, [Suśruta]

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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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