Bijagarbha, Bījagarbha, Bija-garbha: 7 definitions

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Bijagarbha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Bījagarbha (बीजगर्भ, “the womb of the seed” or “womb of the elements of speech”):—One of the names of Sarasvatī, the Hindu goddess of speech, eloquence and all forms of knowledge.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bījagarbha (बीजगर्भ) is another name for Paṭola (Trichosanthes dioica, “pointed gourd”) according to the Bhāvaprakāśa, which is a 16th century medicinal thesaurus authored by Bhāvamiśra. The term is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. Certain plant parts of Paṭola are eaten as vegetables.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bījagarbha (बीजगर्भ) is another name for Paṭola, a medicinal plant identified with Trichosanthes dioica (pointed gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.22-24 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 Bījagarbha and Paṭola, there are a total of sixteen 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 dictionary

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

Bījagarbha (बीजगर्भ).—Trichosanthes Dioeca (Mar. paḍavaḷa).

Derivable forms: bījagarbhaḥ (बीजगर्भः).

Bījagarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bīja and garbha (गर्भ).

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

Bījagarbha (बीजगर्भ):—[=bīja-garbha] [from bīja] m. Trichosanthes Dioeca, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bījagarbha (बीजगर्भ):—[(bīja + garbha)] m. Trichosanthes dioeca Roxb. (paṭola) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bījagarbha (बीजगर्भ):—m. Trichosanthes dioeca [Rājan 3,11.]

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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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