Bisa, Bisha: 4 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Bisa (बिस) refers to the “lotus stalks”, representing a type of vegetable according to the Ṛgveda VI. 61.2, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Among vegetables cucumber (urvāruka) and lotus stalks (bisa) were referred to in Ṛgveda. Atharvaveda refers to the usage of lotus roots (śāluka), bottle gourd (alabu) and Trapa bispinosa (śaphaka) in food articles.
Bisa or “lotus stalk” is mutually incompatible (viruddhāhāra) with Ānūpamāmṣa (the meat of animals living in marshy lands), according to the 17th century Bhojanakutūhala in the dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana, which contains the discussions on different food articles and their dietetic effects according to the prominent Ayurvedic treatises.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) The fibre of a lotus; धृतबिसवलयावलिर्वहन्ती (dhṛtabisavalayāvalirvahantī) Ki.1.24.
2) The fibrous stalk of a lotus; पाथेयमुत्सृज बिसं ग्रहणाय भूयः (pātheyamutsṛja bisaṃ grahaṇāya bhūyaḥ) V.4.15; बिसमलमशनाय स्वादु पानाय तोयम् (bisamalamaśanāya svādu pānāya toyam) Bh.3.22; Me.11; Ku.3.37;4.29.
3) The lotus plant; न लिप्यते कर्मफलैरनिष्टैः पत्रं बिसस्येव जलेन सिक्तम् (na lipyate karmaphalairaniṣṭaiḥ patraṃ bisasyeva jalena siktam) Mb.12.194.44.
Derivable forms: bisam (बिसम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bisa (बिस).—[neuter] the film or fibre of a lotus plant.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+7): Bisacheda, Bisachheda, Bisagranthi, Bisaguna, Bisaja, Bisakanthika, Bisakanthin, Bisakha, Bisakhadika, Bisakhapara, Bisakusuma, Bisala, Bisamrinala, Bisanabhi, Bisanasika, Bisani, Bisani Bekharci, Bisaprasuna, Bisapushpa, Bisashaluka.
Ends with: Akilbisha, Ambisa, Brahmakilbisha, Caurakilbisha, Devakilbisha, Hatakilbisha, Ilibisha, Katakibbisa, Kibbisa, Kilbisha, Nibbisa, Nikilbisha, Nitkilbisha, Padbisha, Patikibbisa, Ramakilbisha, Ribisa, Samshuddhakilbisha.
Full-text (+12): Bisila, Bisatantu, Bisaja, Bisanasika, Bisakhadika, Bisapushpa, Padbishashanku, Bisakha, Bisashaluka, Bhisem, Bisavartman, Bisamrinala, Bisaprasuna, Padbisha, Bisanabhi, Bisakanthika, Bisacheda, Bisakanthin, Bisaguna, Bisakusuma.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 5 - Two kinds of ksharas (liquid and solid) < [Chapter XXVIII - Kshara (akalis)]
Part 6 - Process of preparing Sarva-kshara < [Chapter XXVIII - Kshara (akalis)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - The sufferings of Śāriputra, Pilindavatsa and Lavaṇabhadrika < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 7 - Mercurial operations (5): Sublimation of Mercury (patana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 1 - Definitions of technical terms < [Chapter VII - Enumeration of technical terms]
Part 17 - Mercurial operations (15): Killing of mercury (marana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 14 - Purification rites and the Śrāddha ritual < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)