Castor: 2 definitions
Castor 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa
Castor (in Sanskrit: eraṇḍa) or the root thereof (eraṇḍamūla) is used in the Viśodhana (“washing off the wound’s impurities”) of wounds (vraṇa), according to Āyurveda sections in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—[...] After Viśodhana (wash off the ulcer's/wound's impurities by medicated decoction), the following formulations can be used for śodhana (purification) and ropaṇa (healing) externally:—[... e.g.,] The eraṇḍa-mūla (Castor root), two types of haridrā (Turmeric), Citraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Viśvabheṣaja (Zingiber officinale), Rasona (Allium sativum) and saindhava (rock salt) are ground well with takra (butter milk) or kāñjī (sour gruel). [...]
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Sanskrit and its kindred literatures Studies in comparative mythology
Castor and Pollux of Greek mythology:—Ushas was accompanied by the Aswins, twin horses; these are morning and evening, since the darkness comes at evening as well as at morning, and these are the originals of the twin brothers whom we meet in every literature like Castor and Pollux.
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Search found 43 books and stories containing Castor; (plurals include: Castors). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 13: Extinction of the congregation < [Chapter VII - Suvidhināthacaritra]
Part 16: Ṛṣabha’s nirvāṇa < [Chapter VI]
Part 15: Mahāvīra’s (Vīra’s) mokṣa (nirvāṇa, emancipation) < [Chapter XIII - Śrī Mahāvīra’s nirvāṇa]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.9.46 < [Chapter 9 - Nityānanda’s Childhood Pastimes and Travels to Holy Places]
Verse 1.13.45 < [Chapter 13 - Defeating Digvijayī]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Purification of Makshika < [Chapter II - Uparasa (2): Makshika (pyrites)]
Part 3 - Incineration of Makshika < [Chapter II - Uparasa (2): Makshika (pyrites)]
Part 1 - Characteristics of Gauripashana (arsenic stone) < [Chapter XVII - Uparasa (18): Gauripashana (arsenic stone)]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 295: Anta-jātaka < [Book III - Tika-Nipāta]
Jataka 109: Kuṇḍakapūva-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 474: Amba-jātaka < [Volume 4]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 10.7 - Illustration for the upward motion of the soul < [Chapter 10 - Liberation]
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