Champa, Champā: 3 definitions

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Champa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, biology. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Champa has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Campa. It further has the optional forms Champā, Chaṃpā and Chāmpa.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Champa [চম্পা] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Magnolia champaca (L.) Baill. ex Pierre from the Magnoliaceae (Magnolia) family having the following synonyms: Michelia champaca, Michelia rheedei, Champaca michelia. For the possible medicinal usage of champa, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Champa [चम्पा] in the Hindi language, ibid. previous identification.

Champa [چمپا] in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.

Champa [चम्पा] in the Nepali language, ibid. previous identification.

Champa [चम्पा, गुलाचिन] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Plumeria rubra Plumeria rubra L. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Plumeria acutifolia, Plumeria rubra var. acutifolia.

Champa [চম্পা] in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Magnolia x alba (DC.) Figlar from the Magnoliaceae (Magnolia) family having the following synonyms: Michelia alba.

Champa [चम्पा] in the Hindi language, ibid. previous identification.

Champa in the Marathi language, ibid. previous identification.

Champa [چمپا] in the Urdu language, ibid. previous identification.

Champa [चम्पा] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Plumeria obtusa L. from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family having the following synonyms: Plumeria nivea, Plumeria emarginata.

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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: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Champā (चम्‍पा): A city on banks of the Ganges river where Karna found as a babe by Adhiratha and Rādhā

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: New look on the kushan bengali

Champa, near Bhagalpur in Bihar is situated on the confluence of river the Ganga and the Champa. The excavation here has brought to light interesting evidence regarding the antiquity of this city which goes back to 3rd century B.C or much earlier (IAR 1971- 72). Due to limited nature of excavations, details are not available but whatever material has been brought to light suggest it to be a flourishing town during the Kushan period. Brick structures, red wares, terracotta and stone beads were unearthed from the Kushan levels here. (Sinha, 1979)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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