Ashtagandha, aka: Ashtan-gandha, Aṣṭagandha, Aṣṭagandhā; 3 Definition(s)


Ashtagandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Aṣṭagandha and Aṣṭagandhā can be transliterated into English as Astagandha or Ashtagandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Aṣṭagandha (अष्टगन्ध).—Akil (Eaglewood), Candana (Sandal), Guggulu (Indian Bdellium), Māñci (Jaṭāmaṃsī-Spikenard) Kuṅkuma(saffron), Koṭṭa (Kuṣṭṭa-bostus root), Rāmacca (Uśiram-Sweet rush), Iruveli (Vālaka). (Āyurveda)

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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aṣṭagandha (अष्टगंध).—n (S) A perfume composed of eight fragrant ingredients: viz. candana, agarūṛhībēra, dēvadāra, kōṣṭhakōliñjana, kusuma, śailaja, jaṭāmāṃsī, muragōrōcana.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Aṣṭagandhā (अष्टगन्धा).—Eight fragrant substances (Mar. candana, agaru, devadāra, koḷiṃjana, kusuma, śailaja, jaṭāmāṃsī, sura-gorocana).

Derivable forms: aṣṭagandhāḥ (अष्टगन्धाः).

Aṣṭagandhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and gandhā (गन्धा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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