Agnijihva, Agnijihvā, Agnijiḥva, Agni-jihva: 7 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Agnijihvā (अग्निजिह्वा):—Another name for Mahābalā, the Sanskrit name for one of the twenty-four goddesses of the Sūryamaṇḍala, according to the Gorakṣa-saṃhitā and the kubjikāmata-tantra.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Agnijiḥva (अग्निजिःव).—A daitya in the fifth talam (Mahātalam).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 36; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 35.
1b) A Trayārṣeya.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 43.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Agnijihvā (अग्निजिह्वा) is another name for Kalikārī, a medicinal plant identified with Gloriosa superba Linn. (‘flame lily’) from the Colchicaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.128-130 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Agnijihvā and Kalikārī, there are a total of sixteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) having a fiery tongue.
2) one having fire for the tongue, epithet of a God or of Visṇu in the boar incarnation.
Agnijihva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and jihva (जिह्व).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-hvā) 1. A medicinal plant. See lāṅgalikī 2. A flame of fire. E. agni, and jihvā the tongue, growing like a flame of fire.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Agnijihva (अग्निजिह्व).—[adjective] fire-tongued.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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