Vishtabdhajirna, Viṣṭabdhājīrṇa, Vishtabdha-jirna: 2 definitions



Vishtabdhajirna 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 Viṣṭabdhājīrṇa can be transliterated into English as Vistabdhajirna or Vishtabdhajirna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Vishtabdhajirna in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Viṣṭabdhājīrṇa (विष्टब्धाजीर्ण) or simply Viṣṭabdhā refers to indigestion (ajīrṇa) attended with flatulence, as defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4).—Symptoms of vidagdhajīrṇa:—“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”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishtabdhajirna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viṣṭabdhājīrṇa (विष्टब्धाजीर्ण):—[=vi-ṣṭabdhājīrṇa] [from vi-ṣṭabdha > vi-ṣṭambh] n. indigestion arising from obstruction, [ib.]

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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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