Cakragaja, aka: Cakra-gaja; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Cakragaja 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakragaja.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Cakragaja (चक्रगज) is another name for Avalguja (Psoralea corylifolia “Malaysian scurfpea”). The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature.

(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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cakragaja (चक्रगज).—the plant Cassia Tora.

Derivable forms: cakragajaḥ (चक्रगजः).

Cakragaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cakra and gaja (गज).

(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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