Bahava: 11 definitions


Bahava means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bahav.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bahava (बहव).—(Anavarma, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa); son of Cakora.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 26.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bahava (बहव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.48) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bahava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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)

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

Bahāvā in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal tree “Cassia fistula L.”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Fruits”. Instructions for using the tree named Bahāvā: Decoction of the fruit pulp 5g—once in a day for 2-3 days.

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bahava [बहावा] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Cassia fistula Cassia fistula L. from the Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family. For the possible medicinal usage of bahava, 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.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Bahava in India is the name of a plant defined with Cassia fistula in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cathartocarpus rhombifolius G. Don (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1993)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1825)
· Hortus Bengalensis (1814)
· Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1982)
· Flora of West Pakistan (1973)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bahava, for example extract dosage, pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bahāvā (बहावा).—See under bāha.

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bāhavā (बाहवा).—m A plant, Cassia fistula.

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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 dictionary

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

Bāhava (बाहव).—[masculine] arm.

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

1) Bāhava (बाहव):—[from bāha] 1. bāhava m. ([Pāṇini 7-1, 39], [vArttika] 1, [Patañjali]) = bāhu 1, the arm (also n., [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa])

2) 2. bāhava n. ([from] bahu) [gana] pṛthvādi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bahava 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Bahāva (बहाव) [Also spelled bahav]:—(nm) flow; flush, flux; outflow.

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