Bahuphala, Bahuphalā, Bāhuphala, Bahu-phala: 5 definitions

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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Bāhuphala (बाहुफल).—Correction due to the mandocca or śigrocca of a planet. Note: Bāhu-phala is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

1) Bahuphalā (बहुफला) is another name for Māṣaparṇī, a medicinal plant identified with Teramnus labialis from the Fabaceae, or “pea family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.30-33 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Bahuphalā and Māṣaparṇī, there are a total of twenty-one Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

2) Bahuphalā (बहुफला) is also mentioned as a synonym for Sarpatanu, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 4.26-27. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Bahuphalā and Sarpatanu, there are a total of five Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

3) Bahuphalā (बहुफला) is also mentioned as a synonym for Kākamācī, a medicinal plant identified with Solanum nigrum Linn. (or ‘black nightshade’) Solanaceae or “nightshades” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.133-135. Together with the names Bahuphalā and Kākamācī, there are a total of eighteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bahuphala (बहुफल).—a. rich in fruits.

-laḥ the Kadamba tree.

- the opposite-leaved fig-tree.

Bahuphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bahu and phala (फल). See also (synonyms): bahīphala.

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Bāhuphala (बाहुफल).—

1) (in geom.) the result for the base sine.

2) (in astro.) the sine of an arc of a circle of position contained between the sun and the prime verticle.

Derivable forms: bāhuphalam (बाहुफलम्).

Bāhuphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāhu and phala (फल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bahuphala (बहुफल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) Fertile, fruitful. m.

(-laḥ) The Kadamba tree, (Nauclea kadamba.) f. (-lī) The opposite-leaved fig-tree. E. bahu much, phala fruit.

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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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