Citraprishthakakulimriga, aka: Citrapṛṣṭhakākulīmṛga, Citra-prishtha-kakulimriga; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Citrapṛṣṭhakākulīmṛga can be transliterated into English as Citraprsthakakulimrga or Citraprishthakakulimriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitraprishthakakulimriga.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[Citraprishthakakulimriga in Ayurveda glossaries]

Citrapṛṣṭhakākulīmṛga (चित्रपृष्ठकाकुलीमृग) is a Sanskrit word referring to the animal “blackish python”, it is a species of Kākulīmṛga (‘python’). The meat of this animal is part of the māṃsavarga (‘group of flesh’), which is used throughout Āyurvedic literature. The animal Citrapṛṣṭhakākulīmṛga is part of the sub-group named Bhūmiśaya, refering to animals “who sleep in burrows in earth”. It was classified by Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Āyurvedic work. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic properties of the substance. The word is composed of citrapṛṣṭha (‘having a speckled back’, composed of citra (‘spotted’) and pṛṣṭha (‘the back part of an animal’)) and kākulīmṛga (‘pyton’).

(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.

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