Dashapushpa, Daśapuṣpa, Dasha-pushpa: 3 definitions


Dashapushpa 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 Daśapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Dasapuspa or Dashapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Dashapushpa in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ancient Science of Life: Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam

Daśapuṣpa (दशपुष्प) refers to a group of ten medicinal flowers, which are employed in the treatment of maṇḍaliviṣa (viperine snake-bite poison), according to the 20th century Prayogasamuccaya (one of the most popular and widely practised book in toxicology in Malayalam).—The third chapter covers maṇḍali (viperine) snake treatment. [...] Management of complications in maṇḍali-viṣa also has been explained. [...] In the ulcer at the maṇḍali bite site, Daśapuṣpa, Svarasa (juice) or Pārantyadi-taila can be used.

The ten medicinal flowers (daśapuṣpa) are as follows:

  1. Bhadrā, Aerva lanata (L.) Juss.ex.Schult.; Parts used: ‘whole plant’,
  2. Viparītalajjālu, Biophytum sensitivum (L.) DC; Parts used: ‘whole plant’,
  3. Indravallī, Cardiospermum halicacabum L.; Parts used: ‘shoot, leaves’,
  4. Musalī, Curculiogo orchioides Gaertn.; Parts used: ‘tuber’,
  5. Dūrvāor Kārukā, Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.; Parts used: ‘leaves’,
  6. Bhṛṅgarāja/Bhṛṅgarājā, Eclipta alba (L.)Mant; Parts used: ‘shoots, leaves’,
  7. Ākhukarṇī, Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC; Parts used: ‘shoots, leaves’,
  8. Harikrāntā or Viṣṇukrānti, Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.var.alsinoides; Parts used: ‘whole plant’,
  9. Lakṣmaṇā, Ipomea sepiaria Koen. ex Roxb.; Parts used: ‘whole plant’,
  10. Sahadevī, Vernonia cinerea (L.)Less.; Parts used: ‘whole plant’,
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dashapushpa in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Daśapuṣpa (दशपुष्प) refers to “ten holy flowers”:—

  1. Pūvaṅkuruntal
  2. Muyalcceviyan (Sutaśreṇi—Anthericum tuberosum)
  3. Karuka (Anantā—Bent grass)
  4. Nilappana (Tālamūlika—Curculigo orchioides)
  5. Kayyanya (Bhṛṅgarāja—Trailing eclipta)
  6. Viṣṇukrānti (Kṛṣṇakrānti—Clikoria ternatea)
  7. Cherupūla (Illecobrum lanatum)
  8. Tirutāli (Śrīhastinī—Asparagus racemosus)
  9. Uliñja (The smoothleaved heart-pea "Cardiopermum halicacabum")
  10. Mukkūṭṭi (Gaṇḍakāli—Sensitive plant).
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dashapushpa in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Acintyaviśvasādākhya

Daśapuṣpa (दशपुष्प) refers to “ten flowers” according to the 10th-century Acintyaviśvasādākhya, which is an Agamic manual and one of the Saiddhāntika scriptures (i.e., Siddhāntatantras) cited in the Saubhāgyacandrātapa.

The ten flowers (daśapuṣpa) are defined as follows:

  1. Indravallī,
  2. Bhṛṅgī,
  3. Viṣṇukrānti,
  4. Sūkarī,
  5. Kṛtāñjali,
  6. Śrīdevī,
  7. Sabhā,
  8. Lakṣmī,
  9. Sadābhadrā.
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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