Arkapushpa, Arkapuṣpa, Arka-pushpa: 7 definitions


Arkapushpa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 Arkapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Arkapuspa or Arkapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Arkapushpa in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Arkapuṣpa (अर्कपुष्प) refers to “flowers of the Arka plant”, which are used in the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] worldly pleasures (bhuktimukti) and salvation will be secured by a person who worships with Tulasī. Great valour (pratāpa) can be secured by worshipping with Arka or Kubjakalhāra flowers (puṣpa)”.

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Arkapushpa in Ayurveda glossary

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Arkapuṣpa (अर्कपुष्प) refers to the “Arka flower”, and  is an ingredient used in the treatment (cikitsā) of rat poison (ākhu-viṣa), according to the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—Kāśyapa has recommended a slew of generic formulae that successfully neutralise rat poison.—According to Kāśyapasaṃhitā (verse 11.63-65): “Washing with Uśīra, powdered Yava and puffed rice also serve the purpose. A paste of the powder of Arka flower (arkapuṣpa), bark of Śirīṣa, cotton, petals of Kapittha and Aṅkola, mixed with water or milk, must be applied on the wound”.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Arkapushpa in Biology glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Arkapushpa [ಅರ್ಕಪುಷ್ಪ] in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Helianthus annuus Helianthus annuus L. from the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family. For the possible medicinal usage of arkapushpa, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Arkapushpa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arkapuṣpa (अर्कपुष्प).—a flower of arka

Derivable forms: arkapuṣpam (अर्कपुष्पम्).

Arkapuṣpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms arka and puṣpa (पुष्प).

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Arkapushpa in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Arkapushpa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arkapuṣpa (ಅರ್ಕಪುಷ್ಪ):—

1) [noun] the flower of Calotropis gigantica.

2) [noun] the plant Helianthus annuus.

3) [noun] its flower.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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