Bhumishaya, aka: Bhūmiśaya, Bhumi-shaya; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Bhūmiśaya can be transliterated into English as Bhumisaya or Bhumishaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Bhūmiśaya (भूमिशय) is the Sanskrit name for a group of animals referring to “animals who sleep in burrows in earth”, the meat of which is used as a medicinal substance. Bhūmiśaya is a sub-group of Māṃsavarga (“group of meat”). It is also known by the name Bhūśaya. It is a technical term used throughout Āyurveda. They were originally composed by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna XXVII.

The Bhūmiśaya group contains the following animals:

  1. Śvetakākulīmṛga (white python),
  2. Śyāmakākulīmṛga (blackish python),
  3. Citrapṛṣṭhakākulīmṛga (spotted python),
  4. Kālakakākulīmṛga (black python),
  5. Kūrcikā (hedgehog),
  6. Cillaṭa (musk shrew),
  7. Bheka (frog),
  8. Godhā (iguana),
  9. Śallaka (angolin),
  10. Gaṇḍaka (gecko),
  11. Kadali (marmet),
  12. Nakula (Bengal mongoose),
  13. Śvāvidh (porcupine).

Bhūmiśaya meat is heavy, hot and sweet in character. It promotes strength and development and acts as an aphrodisiac. It alleviates vāta but aggravata kapha and pitta. It is useful for the persons taking regular physical exercise and having strong digestive power.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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Bhūmiśaya (भूमिशय).—A king in ancient India. Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 166, verse 75 says that King Amūrtarayas gave a sword to Bhūmiśaya who gifted it to Bharata, the son of Duṣyanta.

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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Bhūmiśaya (भूमिशय).—a. sleeping on the ground. (-yaḥ) 1 a wild pigeon.

2) a child, boy.

3) any animal living in the earth.

4) Name of Viṣṇu; भूशयो भूषणो भूतिः (bhūśayo bhūṣaṇo bhūtiḥ) V. Sah.

Bhūmiśaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūmi and śaya (शय).

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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