Cirbhata, Cirbhaṭa: 6 definitions
Cirbhata 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 Chirbhata.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Cirbhaṭa (चिर्भट) is a Sanskrit word referring to Cucumis melo var momordica, a plant species in the Cucurbitaceae family. Certain plant parts of Cirbhaṭa are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. Cirbhaṭa is useful for purgation.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cirbhaṭa (चिर्भट).—[masculine] ī [feminine] a kind of cucumber.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cirbhaṭa (चिर्भट):—m. (cf. carbh) Cucumis utilissimus (also its fruit), [Caraka vi, 10]
[Sanskrit to German]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] the vine Cucumis melo (= C. aromatics, = C. utilissimus) of Cucurbitaceae family; the sweet or musk melon plant.
2) [noun] its sweet fruit; sweet melon; musk melon.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 111 - Greatness of Rāmeśvara Kṣetra (Rāma-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 220 - Importance of Gajacchāyā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 20 - Greatness of Bālamaṇḍana Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]