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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह) or Yogasārasaṅgraha is a Keralite work on Āyurveda by one Vāsudeva. It is an unpublished but complete work in the form of manuscript. As the name indicates it is a compendium of the entire recipe in the route of administration. Hence it may come under the purview of pharmacy (bhaiṣajyakalpanā-vijñāna), which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa-vijñāna). The work comprises eight chapters, division of which is based on the pharmaceutical forms of drugs.

The eight chapters are

  1. kaṣāyakhaṇḍa,
  2. khalakhaṇḍa,
  3. tailakhaṇḍa,
  4. lepakhaṇḍa,
  5. ghṛtakhaṇḍa,
  6. cūrṇakhaṇḍa,
  7. gulikākhaṇḍa,
  8. lehakhaṇḍa.

In total Yogasārasaṃgraha possesses about 880 recipes.

Kasṣāyakhaṇḍa, the chapter on decoction, is the first chapter of Yogasārasaṃgraha. This chapter starts with an invocation verse which praises Lord Gaṇapati, the trouble shooter, and who desires fresh stalks of sugarcane the most. In the second verse the author mentions the name of the work as ‘Yogasārasaṃgraha’, i.e, compendium of the entire recipe in the route of administration and his name Vāsudeva, who desires the course of treatment. According to the author, physicians are specialized in administering special forms of drugs like kaṣāya (decoction), khala, taila (medicated oil), ghṛta (medicated ghee), cūrṇa (powder), vasti (clyster) and so on. Some others are famous for treating with Siddha medicine, gems, mystic spells, rejuvenators etc. Thus by implicitly indicating why division of the chapters has been done in such a manner, the author directly enters into the description of the combinations.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali with Bhoja Vritti

Yogasārasaṅgraha (योगसारसङ्ग्रह) [yoga-sāra-saṅgraha] is the name of a work dealing with the Yoga system of Philosophy. It deals with—A manual of Yoga practice. By Vijñāna Bhikṣu. Cf. North Western Provinces Catalogue. I., Cf. Hall’s Contributions, Cf. Kielhorn’s Central Provinces Catalogue.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Yogasārasaṅgraha (योगसारसङ्ग्रह) represents an 18th-century text dealing with Yoga.—The Yogasārasaṅgraha undoubtedly postdates the Haṭhapradīpikā and the Śivayogapradīpikā. The latter was probably composed in the late fifteenth century. However, the Yogasārasaṅgraha may post-date the Haṭharatnāvalī (seventeenth century), as it shares a verse on bhujaṅgīkaraṇa, a technique that is only taught in the Haṭharatnāvalī (2.31), as far as I am aware (cf. Yogasārasaṅgraha p. 28, lines 4–5).

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga. Rādh. 17. Oppert. 2973.
—by Kṛṣṇa Śukla. NW. 436.

2) Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह):—a brief exposition of the Yoga system, by Vijñānabhikṣu. Oxf. 232^a. Hall. p. 12. K. 138. Ben. 67. NW. 422.

3) Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह):—med. by Tulasīdāsa. Peters. 3, 399.

4) Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह):—based on Bhavadeva's Yogasaṃgraha, by Harisevaka Miśra. L. 864.

Yogasārasaṃgraha has the following synonyms: Yogasārasamuccaya.

5) Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह):—yoga. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 73.

6) Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह):—med. by Bhoja. Ulwar 1673.
—Yogasūtrabhāṣya, by Bhoja. Ulwar 753.

Yogasārasaṃgraha has the following synonyms: Rājamārtaṇḍa.

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

Yogasārasaṃgraha (योगसारसंग्रह):—[=yoga-sāra-saṃgraha] [from yoga-sāra > yoga] m. 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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