Varṣā, aka: Varsha, Varṣa; 5 Definition(s)
1a) Varṣa (वर्ष).—A god of Sutāra group.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 89.
1b) The mind-born son of Brahmā in the 16th kalpa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 35.
1c) One of the ten branches of Supāra devas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 94.
2) Varṣā (वर्षा).—Of the Dhruva Maṇḍala.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 51. 11.
Varṣa (वर्ष) denotes primarily ‘rain’, then ‘rainy season’ and ‘year’.
1) Varṣā (मध्य, “rainy season”):—One of the six season of the year, comprising the months Śrāvaṇa and Bhādrapada.—This season takes place dusing visarga, when the moon is dominant, and releases nutrient essence to the living being. In these months, Vāyu-doṣa is aggrevated while Pitta-doṣa is accumulated. A skilled physician should moniter these conditions during the treatment of a patient. The Sanskrit word Varṣā is used throughout Āyurvedic (India medicine) literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā.
2) Varṣā (वर्षा) is another name for Bhāraṅgī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Clerodendrum serratum (beetle killer). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.149-150), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.
Varsha is the Hindu season corresponding to “monsoon” / “rainy season”. The rains or the rainy season is marked by two months called Nabhas and Nabhasya (Shravana and Bhadra). Plants and vegetables (Oshadhis) that grow or sprout during Varsha (the rainy season), are matured in course of time and ripen in their virtues and potency in the season of Hemanta.
Subsequently wind thus accumulated in the summer, is agitated by the rains and cold winds in the forepart of Varsha (Pravrit) when the ground is flooded with water and thus gives rise to diseases which are incidental to a deranged state of the bodily wind. Likewise the features, which specifically mark the different seasons of the year are observed to characterise the different parts of a complete day and night, [or in other words] the evening is marked by those of Varsha (the rainy season).
During Varsha (the rainy season), the rivers overflow their banks, tumbling down the trees which grow on them. Ponds and lakes are decked with the full-blown Kumud and Nilotpala flowers. The earth is covered with profuse vegetation. All distinction between dry lands and reservoirs of water becomes impossible, and the sun and the planets are enveloped in dark clouds that shower torrents of rain but do not roar.
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