Ajamodika, Ajamodikā, Aja-modika: 6 definitions



Ajamodika 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Ajamodikā (अजमोदिका):—One of the sixty-seven Mahauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs are useful for processing mercury (rasa), such as the alchemical processes known as sūta-bandhana and māraṇa.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ajamodikā (अजमोदिका).—[ajasya moda iva modo gandho yasyāḥ, ajaṃ modayatīti vā] Name of a very useful medicinal plant, Common Carroway; the species called Apium Involucratum or Ligusticum Ajowan (Mar. oṃvā). अजमोदां च बाह्लीकं जीरकं लोध्रकं तथा (ajamodāṃ ca bāhlīkaṃ jīrakaṃ lodhrakaṃ tathā) | Śiva. B.3.18

Ajamodikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and modikā (मोदिका). See also (synonyms): ajamodā.

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

Ajamodikā (अजमोदिका):—[=aja-modikā] [from aja > aj] f. ‘goat’s delight’, Name of various plants, common Carroway, the species called Ajwaen (Ligusticum Ajwaen), a species of Parsley, Apium Involucratum.

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

Ajamodikā (अजमोदिका):—f.

(-kā) The name of a plant (Ligusticum Ajwaen). E. The former, taddh. aff. kan.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ajamodikā (अजमोदिका):—(von ajamodā) f. Name einer Pflanze, Ligusticum Ajowan (yavānī) [Vaidyaka im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ajamodikā (अजमोदिका):—f. Ligusticum Ajowan.

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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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