Brihatphala, aka: Bṛhatphalā, Brihat-phala, Bṛhatphala; 7 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Bṛhatphalā and Bṛhatphala can be transliterated into English as Brhatphala or Brihatphala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Bṛhatphalā (बृहत्फला) is another name (synonym) for Kūṣmāṇḍa, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Benincasa hispida (ash gourd). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 7.160), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Kūṣmāṇḍa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), and it is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Bṛhatphalā (बृहत्फला) is another name for Kaṭutumbī, a medicinal plant identified with Lagenaria siceraria (calabash or bottle gourd or bitter gourd) from the Cucurbitaceae or “gourd family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.56-57 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 Bṛhatphalā and Kaṭutumbī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Bṛhatphala (बृहत्फल) is part of the group of Gods inhabiting the fourth dhyāna of the Rūpadhātu (or Brahmaloka): the second of the three worlds, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The gods of the form realm (rūpadhātu), having fallen from the pure abodes (śuddhāvāsa), will again conceive sensual desire and will abide in the impure spheres.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Bṛhatphala (बृहत्फल) refers to “great fruit” and represents one of the eighteen “gods of the form-realms” (rūpāvacaradeva) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., bṛhat-phala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
One of the Arupyadhatu Devas:
The Brhatphala devas remain in the tranquil state attained in the fourth dhyana.
See Brhatphala WorldsSource: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Languages of India and abroad
1) having or bearing large fruits.
2) yielding good fruit or reward.
-lā Name of various plants (Mar. kaḍū bhopaḷā, kohaḷā etc.).
Bṛhatphala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bṛhat and phala (फल).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bṛhatphala (बृहत्फल).—m. pl. (written vṛh° only Mv ii.349.1 and Mvy 3100; but = Pali vehapphala, which, if it really represents historically the BHS equivalent, that is if the latter is not a rationalizing hyper-Sanskritism, would seem to be a MIndic ‘vṛddhi’ form based on *vihap°; compare avṛha or abṛha(t) = Pali aviha; if not this, the origin of the Pali is obscure), having great fruition, one (the 3d, but in Mv and Pali 1st) of the classes of rūpāvacara gods in the 4th dhyānabhūmi; with or sc. deva, q.v.: LV 150.9; 396.16; Mv ii.314.8; 319.6; 349.1; 360.21; Mvy 3100; Dharmas 128; Divy 68.16; 138.23; 367.13; Bbh 62.5 (mis- printed bhṛh°); Gv 249.11; Av i.5.3, etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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