Carushka, Cāruṣka: 2 definitions

Introduction

Carushka 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.

The Sanskrit term Cāruṣka can be transliterated into English as Caruska or Carushka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Charushka.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Cāruṣka (चारुष्क) is a Sanskrit word referring to a kind of deer. The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Ayurvedic literature. The animal Cāruṣka is part of the sub-group named Jāṅgalamṛga, refering to “animals living in forests”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Cāruṣka (चारुष्क) or Cāruṣkara (चारुष्कर)—Sanskrit word which could refer to “gazelle” or “deer family”. This animal is from the group called Jaṅghāla (large-kneed). Jaṅghāla itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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